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“Great ambiance.”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 148 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
Description: You'll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant. We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails. For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day! Once you've enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie. The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant. Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You'll discover we're both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner on a quiet Sunday night. Service was awesome as our server offered suggestions based on our tastes. She hit the nail on the head! The scallops with serrano cream sauce over angel hair pasta & the swordfish prepared Japanese style were perfect. And all the while we enjoyed a live piano player. Great for a romantic dinner.

Thank Nordiegyrl
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

Good food! lovely view in the harbour , just a good place to eat at, relatively clean washrooms, not sure

Thank Yvonnecanuck
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

Great old style Greasy Spoon with bad food and high prices and lots of Hollywood Star Nostalgia.
I paid $18 for a grilled cheese sandwich made with velveta cheese, onion rings that were inedible and hot water with lemon.
If you love the taste of an old fashioned rip off, check this place out!

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Thank Libi K
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Keegan H, Owner at Harbor Grill Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2016

HI Libi,
I was sorting through my reviews and noticed yours from a while back. We don't serve grilled cheese sandwiches or onion rings. Maybe you were at another restaurant? Would you mind taking down your review.... I would appreciated it.
Thank You,
Keegan Hicks
The Harbor Grill

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Reviewed February 27, 2016

I just wanted a nice little lunch bite, and was delighted by this restaurant. I got the tuna salad and it was quite good. My only complaint is that the hostess seated a table of four LOUD patrons next to me. Since I had already been served, I couldn't ask to be moved. The women were loud and said that they knew the hostess seated them in that corner because they were so noisy, but why did I have to suffer? There were plenty of other empty tables when they arrived.

Thank ANashTraveler
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Reviewed February 23, 2016

Good food clean place and excellent service seafood fresh and tasty. We were seated quickly and served a great lunch

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Thank Colby R
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