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Harbor House Cafe

Mexican, Chinese, American
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34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 22
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the atmosphere not the food

Atmosphere is great, food is average, service not so great. If you want breakfast or dinner at midnight, it a good stop.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Philip K
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Dana Point, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Atmosphere is great, food is average, service not so great. If you want breakfast or dinner at midnight, it a good stop.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Busy server was the only reason this visit was not 5 stars. He was great when with us and apologized far more than was needed. Not a big deal; it was more like he was covering for someone who didn't show up. Food portions are huge so I recommend sharing. 4 plate size pancakes, omelets have to weigh a pound... More 

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San Clemente, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As a local I have been eating here for years, staff is always friendly. Breakfast is the best in Dana Point/San Clemente area hands down.

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Costa Rica
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It used to be a neighborhood favorite. Not lately - poor service, poor food (had to return a hamburger that was bad and the waitress argued) and not very clean. It is the only late night place to get food in the area. It's too bad cause the breakfast's used to be super and a favorite for Sunday mornings.

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Coto De Caza
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

stopped in for a quick lunch. the soup and salad were good. service was nice. the place is clean and the parking was no problem

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've been coming here for years. The food and service can range from poor to outstanding. It does have a fun atmosphere and is convenient which is my draw.

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Not much to look at. Plastic chairs and tables. Went for lunch and floor was dirty and our tables was sticky. BUT food was very good and huge portions at great price.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Was suggested by a local in Dana Point, excellent selection of food. Wife is a picky eater and found a bunch of stuff she could eat. the omlettes are a great choice. We are planning a summer trip with our kids and the love to eat. It will be on the list to stop

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Five in our party for Mothers Day. Good hostess, avg. waitress, food not good. Do NOT have the hot crab sanwhiches--canned old tasting, very fishy. Awful. Mom had fajitas and those were good. Mother-in-law had huge cold turkey sandwhich and she enjoyed it. I had an omlete... It was average. I asked for country gravy in potatoes. The gravy is... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A real oild style diner that knows how to please. The breakfast menu is huge and the food was delicious! The portions are bigger than I usuall eat but i did my best. I can't wait to go back the next time I am in the area.

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Address: 34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
Phone Number: 949-496-9270
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-496-9270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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