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Harbor House Cafe

34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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Ranked #39 of 113 restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Dana Point, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This a very old restaurant including the bldg., but they are open 24/7 and serve a good breakfast. There mikshakes and malts are like back when we were kids-thick,bodacoius and served in the old style metal container-the one that it is brewed in. The hamburgers are huge but not that tasty--you will like it--try it. Too it is only a... More

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Poway, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

One a recent 2-night visit to Dana Point, we stopped by the quaint Harbor House Café. Inside was a step back in time. Built in 1939, the décor is the original with hundreds of vintage photos and posters of actors and movies. But, the star was the wonderful breakfast served by a most excellent waiter. I had a custom-built white... More

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Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had planned to eat elsewhere nearby, but that place was crowded, noisy, and hot. We'd seen this place on the way to that one, and decided to come here instead. Great decision! The menu is extensive, with choices including breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, Mexican, stir fry, quiche, and much more. All four of us liked the food we ordered, though... More

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Dana Point, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is one of our favorite breakfast places. My husband loves the omelets and my favorite is the blueberry pancakes.

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Southern Cal
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a locals place not a tourist oriented restaurant. Yeah, sometimes your waitress ducks out for a smoke or has a hangover. Have you ever been to a 24 hour, 365 day a year work schedule that has great service....? A great menu you can bring anyone here and they'll find something they love. Vegetarian, Steak lover, Fish, deserts,... More

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Came in at 9:30am, Thursday. Place was about half full. Lot's of road construction outside. Sat at a booth, waited for over 5 minutes for a menu, that the bus boy asked me if I wanted one. Sure( I don't have it memorized yet!), then he brought me water! Hey, heard about the drought?! Then another 5 minutes, no service,... More

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Orange County, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A great menu that is available 24 hours a day. We were up at 4am after travel from Europe and found this great place for an early breakfast. The omelettes were very good. I really like that you get the option of steamed rice with breakfast. The waiter was very nice and extremely helpful. Be advised the portions are quite... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My whole family loves the Harbor House Restaurant and insists we eat there whenever we visit Dana Point. The food is excellent, plentiful (maybe too much), and my kids love it that they server breakfast all the time. My husband and I like perusing all of the old movie posters and photos. It isn't fancy, but it's always open and... More

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Dana Point, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Used to eat here twice a month at least. Always-HAD great onion rings, breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches etc. Our last few visits the food was not up to the old quality. Onion rings now look and taste like boxed frozen rings thrown into fryer. The beef for philly-type sandwich dry and chewy. service has been mediocre, though water is always instantly... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We ate here recently on a vacation to Orange County and were very happy with the quantity of food for the price! Great value, the view of the beach was magnificent and the staff was very friendly and helpful! Will definitive year there again!

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