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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Ranked #21 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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105 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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Encinitas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here for happy hour and a quick meal. We sat outside and enjoyed the pita bread fries. If you order this app, you can find the feta at the bottom of the container that the fries are in. They were delicious. We also had the Thai chicken salad which had many great flavors of avocado, tomatoes, noodles, chicken,... More

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Long Beach, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food was so delicious and cooked perfectly! Our server was extremely friendly, knowledgeable of their wine selection and food! The entire meal was amazing (including desert!)!!! We had a fantastic time!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We went there on a long weekend and wanted to listen to music and have a small dinner. Prices are pretty high for the quality of the food, but the music was nice and we had a above average experience for the area.

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wonderful place to meet and eat.The Mgmt is always there to assist and help on orders,etc. There is a great "happy hour" and many,many locals attend.Personality plus Bartenders.Too, prices are right.The menu is all incompassing and delectable.Try the thick cut pork chop or prime rib. Bar and dining areas are very comfortable.The place is neat, clean and decorated just... More

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South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is hands down one the best places I have ever dined. I have been here twice in a month and I live on the east coast. Cannot wait to be back. It is one of the restaurants you always think about going to. The Sea Bass is truly unbelievable. This place is everything you could want and is immaculately... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Mid-week meant the restaurant was not busy, yet we were not given a choice of sitting in a window. Privacy is good at the booths but they are rather dark. Service was good - attentive waitress and everything arrived promptly. Food was fairly standard, although I am not a burger/ribs person and I believe that type of food is their... More

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San Diego CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly hostess and promptly seated. We had a reservation. The service was very good as was the food. I had the ahi stack off the appetizer menu. My husband had the ribs which were excellent and a very generous portion. We will return on our next visit.

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Fountain Valley, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

On 3/17/2014, we called to set an appointment to visit the restaurant for our son's Rehearsal Dinner. We told the coordinating assistant that we were planning to have 40-50 guests on Thursday, 8/14/2014. She suggested we use the Monarch room or patio since they were available on that date. She said the soonest we could meet with Helen the Coordinator... More

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