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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
+1 949-661-7799
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I do not mind spending good money on good food but it won't happen here. Menu and food were marginal and uninspiring for the price. Just average with above average price.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't super hungry, so I got a house salad (which ended up being quite large) with shrimp on it. Our family got the Creek Burger, the Cheese Burger and the kids' chicken strip meal. All of us liked our entrees, the service was very...More

Thank ESS_lover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow the bar is hopping here! Great live music most nights and weekends. The wine selection was outstanding and wait staff knowledgeable. Food simply is over the top ! Worth every penny but certainly not cheap. Love the outside patio and seating areas. Lots of...More

Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Everyone talks about this place and with the crowded parking lot and dining room, you know it cannot be bad. The night we visited there was a high school reunion outside, but the service was still up to par. Enjoyed the tortilla soup and the...More

Thank Jose F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We enjoy coming here. The food is always good, and the servers are great. There is a wonderful fireplace near the entrance - a cute place to hang out and have a cocktail. We usually eat on the patio when the weather permits.

Thank EileenBudandDude
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It is a cute and cozy setting with delicious food and great service. The ribs and watermelon salad are fabulous.

Thank travel4fun111
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Food and service very good. The eggs Benedict were excellent. Location vey good as it's very close to the ocean.

Thank John C
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Food ok service ok choices ok, ambience ok nothing special. Easy parking. away from the crowds- easy weekend access,

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My GF and I went here because we got hundgry out doing errands. I'd been a couple of times before but it has been awhile. It was super hot out so looking forward to AC and a nice bite. Well, we sat inside (we were...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food was below average and cold. The waiter brought the prime rib out with an Ove' Glove on saying the plate was extremely hot. The glove protected his hand from frost bite! The place was extremely noisy. The only good thing was it was...More

Thank Wrightway4010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799
  • E-mail
Our culinary approach follows 
the time-honored tradition 
of grilling meats over hot, mesquite embers. 
With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, 
the food at Salt Creek Grille is crafted
with the freshest meats, 
poultry, fish, and produce available. 
Enjoy our handcrafted menu items paired
with unique wines from boutique vineyards 
and well-known cellars, catering 
to both the connoisseur and casual diner.
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