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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 24
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  • 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
Great breakfast stop

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Lakeway, Texas
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We were coming back to Dana Point after the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach and needed a late night bite. We wondered in here and were impressed that a late night diner would have a great menu and the service staff be friendly and quick.

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Modesto, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The wait staff was awesome, the food was good and the portion sizes were fantastic! We had a large party of 35 (a water polo team, coaches and families) and their wait staff were great about dealing with all of us. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast and our waitstaff.

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 17 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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224 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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 41 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
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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 9 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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