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Harbor House Cafe

34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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Ranked #38 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
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
50 helpful votes 50 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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9 reviews 9 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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