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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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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (8 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked good on TripAdvisor, so we took a chance and were not disappointed. Great food, good drinks and wine list, reasonably priced. Best part was the service: Aubrey was our server and made us feel very special.

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food but poor service left the impression that we were in the way mains served while starters were still being eaten

Thank Dadtraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here two nights in a row because the price was right and the food good. Seemed to be filled with locals and few tourists. I would definitely return here in the future.

Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in a center in Dana Point. There is a big parking lot, so parking was no problem. We did make a reservation and we were seated immediately when we arrived. The service was very good...and our food was very good! I...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG! How could I forget to review this place?? So... We have all been there: Vacation by the beach, it's time to go out to dinner, and since we're by the water, you think, "why not sea food, since we're by the ocean it should...More

Thank Olif_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

View was nice and nice ambiance in the evening but the food was just ok for the price . Their clam chowder was very good but their lobster roll and cesar salad with grilled shrimp were not great. I think it was the most bland...More

Thank Vicki K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife and I live in Dana Point, and we we have gone to the Harbor Grill once or twice a year for many years. Our favorite is the halibut, which my wife had this time. I had a new short rib special. Both were...More

Thank CAK45
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Harbor Grill was highly recommended but did not quite live up to expectations. The venue is a low ceiling, dark, tightly-packed eating room where you cannot hear the person across the table speak. The overly loud piano (musicians don't seem to understand the concept...More

1  Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 23 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.

Thank ontheroadforgci
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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