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Wind & Sea Restaurant

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34699 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2989 (Dana Point Harbor Dr)
949-496-6500
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food, located on the yacht club, good service

Generally, I do not always expect great food at a restaurant that has a nice view or location. But in this case, this rule did not work out. We went with my wife and kids and everything was excellent. The restaurant is nicely located, most of the tables are at the windows or have good view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Colesterol
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Generally, I do not always expect great food at a restaurant that has a nice view or location. But in this case, this rule did not work out. We went with my wife and kids and everything was excellent. The restaurant is nicely located, most of the tables are at the windows or have good view of the marinas. The... More 

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Chicago, IL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Good lunch but a bit on the expensive side. Had the fish and chips. Great location with view of the harbor. Very friendly service. All in all, a nice place for lunch after the morning Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari trip (which was excellent).

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

WE had a group of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids. The food was very good and the service excellent. The portions are large. My husband and I split the fish and chips which was very good. The kids had the chicken tenders which must have been good, since their plates were empty. My daughter-in-law had the salmon which looked... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Watched four seals on the dock across the harbor get the attention from the paddle boarders, kayakers, and passersby. Entertainment and great food and drink all in one lovely place at Dana Point. Every time we visit relatives out in the area, it is a must stop for nachos and drinks at Wind and Sea! This was the first time... More 

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Aliso Viejo, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Usually eat on the bar side, but had a party of nine this visit. We were seated by the window and had the pleasure of watching six sea lions playing on the dock across! So fun! Love the nachos at Wind & Sea - best nachos available in Orange County, CA, and probably the entire world!

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Dana Point, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Ate here 3 times thisyear. Consistant...right on water inside harbor, but view only good in daylight. sashimi is surprisingly good. Fish and chips and fried shrimp are good. salads are hit and miss, ok winelist, personally I'd like to see Sauvignion Blancs offered. Everyone at table for 6 this week including wheelchair accommodation were very pleased. No steak was ordered... More 

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Dana Point, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On the Wharf in Dana Point Harbor wher boats etc. pass in and out . Food is good and prices are right. Has an upper deck for large parties. Lots of T.V. for watching football

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Tripadvisor reviews are accurate. This place has good food, excellent drinks, and all tables have a first class view of the harbor. The service is also excellent. The shrimp dishes are really among the best. Tim the waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and local area. Definitely recommended.

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Fishers, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great place to have good food, service, and a great view. Perfect setting outside with a view of the water and boats. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgable.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Every time we come to Dana Point we stop at Wind and Sea. The location is right on the water, and the food is very good. The best part is the mixed drinks. No watered down drinks here. You will definitely feel a Long Island Ice Tea here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34699 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2989
    (Dana Point Harbor Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-496-6500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?