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Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

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34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Pacific Coast Highway)
PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
949-493-1183
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to...
From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to unparalleled cuisine, Chart House is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Savor a seamless blend of fine seafood & steaks, while you enjoy the elegant atmosphere & impeccable service. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as New Wave Sur & Turf, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 22
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour menu, stay for sunset, main plates & dessert...and oh yes, about that view....

Astounding sunsets, happy hour menu, superb bar..and wow -- that view!! Menu is extensive, surf, turf, variety of side dishes. And those famous Chart House desserts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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St. Thomas
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

the people that work there very nice chowder was good so was shrimp taco p[ace was clean and looked like a boat inside really just so friendly

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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Astounding sunsets, happy hour menu, superb bar..and wow -- that view!! Menu is extensive, surf, turf, variety of side dishes. And those famous Chart House desserts.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Coconut shrimp appetizer was great; house wine was OK. After that, everything went downhill. It took over 45 minutes to bring the main course. The halibut entree was way overcooked; to the point of being shoe leather. It had to be cut with a knife. The dungeness crab was squishy and smelly; untouchable We didn't feel like sending it... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Ask for a window table to enjoy the view. They have a salad bar that I usually pass on since I find that the food served is plenty. I usually get seafood which is always fresh and cooked as seafood should. Not well done and dry. The vegetables are good too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The view, the view, the VIEW!!! This Chart House really lives up to the corporate billing (unlike some of the others I've been to). Located at the peak of Dana Point, overlooking the ocean and harbor, I could have spent a lot more time just soaking in the view. As an added bonus, there were rabbits grazing on the terrace... More 

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Dana Point, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One of the better views on the coast, but no sunset on this side of the bluff. We love the Chart house and have been eating here 1 - 2 times a year for the past 20 years. I'm just not dazzled anymore. I hate to say it, but there are better choices for less money in town. The food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To begin with it probably has one of the best views sitting on the bluff overlooking the harbor. Food was excellent and the service was bery good considering they were packed. If you are in Dana Point great place to go.

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Orange, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My friend suggested we meet for happy hour at the Chart House Restaurant in Dana Point. We sat outside with a spectacular view of Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. I had the best margarita! We shared the prime rib sliders and the chicken lettuce wraps. I liked the sliders but there was a spice in the chicken lettuce... More 

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Dana Point, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Go to dinner at the Chart House and you won't be disappointed! The food is wonderful and the service great. Not to mention the view of the harbor is beautiful.

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Dana Point, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have been to the Dana Point Chart House on several occasions. The location/views are terrific and the service has always been very good. However, on my last visit, my prime rib was the absolute worst I've ever had. Completely overdone. It will be a very long time before I ever visit the Chart House again.

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Additional Information about Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point

Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: 949-493-1183
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34442 St. of the Green Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: PCH/Blue Lantern - bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-493-1183

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

From amazing views of the Pacific Ocean & Dana Point Harbor to unparalleled cuisine, Chart House is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Savor a seamless blend of fine seafood & steaks, while you enjoy the elegant atmosphere & impeccable service. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 30 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From top-of-the-catch seafood to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as New Wave Sur & Turf, Macadamia Crusted Mahi & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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