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“Nice atmosphere and good food”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 145 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$40
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 31 October 2017

We visited this restaurant with a group and found the service to be very good, accommodating to our diners' needs, and the food was fine. Although it was quite crowded, we weren't rushed at all. The night we were there the special was oysters and two diners took advantage of the different oyster dishes. Several of us had calamari, which was chewy (too chewy for some) but I thought good! The live piano music was great, and made for a nice background to conversation.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Enjoyed a dinner with business colleagues; it was spot on perfect. A bit more casual than I had anticipated, but very comfortable. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Four different entrees and each was delicious.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with family and enjoyed the ambiance and being really close to the docks. The clam chowder was amazing - not overly salty or savory, a good balance of cream, clam, potatoes. We also enjoyed the fish and chips. The fish was slightly greasy and the fries were a bit under done. The staff didnt entice us of any specials or hits of the menu, so we gravitated towards the fish and chips.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Staying nearby and visited for lunch. Given the name we’d hoped to find a spot with an ocean view but such was not the case. Guess some diners seated on the back side do have a view of the marina across the parking lot. We were seated on the side with a view of an adjacent shop and could have been in any shopping strip. We were served water immediately and some bread and then when he came to fill our glasses a second time about 15 min later, my husband inquired if we had a server. He said oh, sorry, I’ll check. She came a few min. later apologizing. She’d been by our table delivering drinks to another table when we first arrived. Guess maybe she was both a waitress and a bartender and got busy though we saw few people inside. I had their gazpacho and my husband the clam chowder and both were good. I had a fresh grapefruit martini which was good. We shared a blackened sea bass which was supposed to come with hand cut fries. The fish was very tasty and nicely prepared but the fries were frozen, not fresh, not hand cut and barely warm. So, all in all, a somewhat disappointing visit.

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1  Thank skm4444
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Calamari and Clam Chowder was awesome. The Service was great too. Very clean and a nice atmosphere. First time here, we will be back.

Thank Esther T
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