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Harbor House Cafe

34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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Ranked #49 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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English first
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184 reviews 184 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Harbor house cafe has a casual movie memorabilia look inside. The food and service are just average but the selection is good, portion size is large and the price is just about right.

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Laguna Beach, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Yes, its open late, and that's probably the best thing you can say about it. Hamburgers and other basic menu items are safe choices, but don't try to get creative and order anything that tilts toward non-diner fare - overall, the food is really average at best. If you go late, especially on weekends, there is always a chance you... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited Harbour House Cafe for a late nite dinner with the family. This is not fine dining - just great simple food and lots of it. The teenagers were very full and happy!

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A recent family dinner brought back old memories of the Harbor House, years ago our go-to cafe. We had stopped going there, the quality had slipped, but I am happy to report it is once again very good. We had burgers and fries, all great, and an order of the best onion rings i've ever eaten. The service was good,... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Finished the night in Laguna, around midnight, everything shut, all of us were craving ice cream or frozen yoghurt. Ended up here, with a mahousive banana split. Great!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely, cool movie posters. Variety. We had the Mediterranean salad, California omelette. Good food.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is a cornerstone of Dana Point. The 60's diner atmosphere is casual and inviting on mornings. There is an extensive list of food on the menu along with diner coffee. I take family from out of town here just for the fun atmosphere, the food and always good service.

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Orange, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 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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Additional Information about Harbor House Cafe

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: American, Chinese, Mexican

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