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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (54 reviews)
“clam chowder” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here for dinner and we had an absolutely delicious meal. We shared the tuna poke and the smoked whitefish as appetizers and they didn't disappoint. For entrees, I had a snapper dish and my husband had the bouillabaisse. Both dishes...More

Thank ALK2013
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This restaurant has delicious food and a very pleasant ambiance, including a nice enclosed patio for dining outdoors. Each time I have been there, the service has been excellent, the cocktails delicious (especially the lemon drop martini) and the seafood has been fresh. The menu...More

Thank jaxgrls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for good seafood. Some place on the quiet side so we could talk. Good service but not pretentious nor intrusive. Harbor Grill fit the bill! Shrimp for mom, blacken sea bass for me...cooked to perfection. Service was quick, not rushed, attentive but...More

Thank BenDillow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to hit the best restaurants in Dana point and this was up there for seafood. Party of 3, we were seated quickly in the enclosed patio. Food was served quickly and was pretty good, albeit overpriced.

Thank Sogi616
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to eat sushi based on reccomendation from a boat rental company. We very happy with the food and service. We ordered some sushi and grilled trigger fish. The meals were excellent. A little pricey but should be expected for quality food in tourist area.

Thank Just4relaxing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, FRESH seafood. Went there recently on a Thursday night only to find the place was packed! Turns out Thursday's are the night for fresh oyster specials. I'm not a huge fan of them, but these were GREAT and would definitely order again. Was there...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't been there in years. Since they were conveniently open early for dinner on Sunday we welcomed the chance. Our two entrees, the spicy Gumbo and Swordfish were perfect. Our server Quinn was a outstanding and the entire experience was wonderful. We definitely won't...More

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Harbor Grill several times in the last ten years. We go there for two things perfectly cooked fish and Sunday brunches. This restaurant is a prime example of the way a restaurant should operate the staff is professional but very friendly,...More

Thank 333greenman
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

First time to this restaurant but a frequent guest at the shopping center. Overall the whole center needs updating - old restaurants, ticky tacky tourist shops, and dead landscaping. Even the view of the boats is disappointing. So I guess this restaurant fits in -...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Friends and I stopped here on the way to San Diego from LA. As we walked in there was a sign that read "voted best Clam Chowder in 2017". I LOVE good clam chowder so I thought give it a try. I travel to Maine...More

Thank obcine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
  • E-mail
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.
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