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Harbor House Cafe

34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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Ranked #41 of 111 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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Orange, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Harbor House Café is a great fifties-style diner in an early 20th century building located on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point. It is not far from the harbor and definitely has a comfortable, beachy feel. The menu is HUGE! We were a family of eight, including two little ones, and there was something for everyone on the menu. Because... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you LOVE an old fashioned diner type menu and breakfast 24/7 this is the place for you. I am from back East and we have many of these types of diners so it was so welcoming to find one in Dana Point too. I was w/my friend who lives in DP, and she took me here after a very... More

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Dana Point, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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126 reviews 126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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