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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Ranked #20 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Crown Valley Pkwy
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113 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a lively bar and a nice restaurant. Very casual, also outdoor patio. Food was very good, would definitely go back again. Has something that would appeal to almost anyone.Make a reservation to sit on the deck, it looked really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We loved all our meals. So pleased to have gluten free options. The kale and quinoa salad was wonderful and very flavorful. Pork chop was moist and tasty with delicious sides. A lovely vacation dinner. Highly recommended.

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West Hollywood, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Positive: Our waitress Katelyn, a hard-working, cheerful lady. We started with the beignets, the waitress warned us they were not the French-style or New Orleans-Style (I was expecting something like you would find here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/french-quarter-beignets-recipe.html The beignet's here were more like hush puppies: (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hushpuppy). One or two were undercooked, our waitress, upon seeing this, took them back, asked if we... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The atmosphere is woodsy and plenty of seating inside and out. We ate inside while a private patio party was taking up outside. We were seated right away early Sunday evening in the bar area probably because we had no reservation. Greeted by Tony who checked on us enough to be pleased. We ordered wedge salads, one with shrimp and... More

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Pound, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The only reason I didn't rate this restaurant a five is that the calamari was chewy and the service, though friendly and informative, was slow. I loved everything else about it. We had dinner on the patio while listening to live acoustic music. There are ample heat lamps on the patio so it is quite comfortable sitting outside even on... More

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The wedge salad is phenomenal. the burger was smoky and wonderful. the service was even better than the food.

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Dana Point, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have wrote a reveiw on "The Grill" before--nothing has changed it is still great in all aspects. Try it you'll love it.

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So Dannie and I had to meet our financial consultants, Alexis and Richi, to get ready for that next step in my life. I won't get into the details of dinero brokering that we had with these really smart people, but I will get into the great food and atmosphere Dannie, Cora and I were subject of. The special was... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sat down during shift change so waited about 15 minutes for any service but then Carol showed up. Super sweet and attentive. Food was quick and really good. Of all things I actually ordered a cheeseburger on her recommendation which was VERY good. Compared to a Houston's or Hillstone burger. My husband had a Thai salad chicken salad that was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times. The atmosphere is very inviting (inside and out). However food is not consistent; barbecue chicken salad drenched in sauce and ahi appetizer seemed almost artificial...maybe bad catch. If you sit at bar be prepared for a moody bartender. Sometimes nice other times not so welcoming. May be tired of his job.... Burnt... More

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