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Salt Creek Grille

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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422 (Crown Valley Pkwy)
949-661-7799
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good, nice, cozy Restaurant

Good, clean well run restaurant in Dana. I have driven by this place dozens of time on trips to Laguna. I'm from San Diego so only went on intuition rather than any reviews. Was pleasantly pleased at our dinner. My son ordered the short rib/noodle dinner and I had a grilled romaine cesear salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
d c
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san diego
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seattle WA
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter remarked as we drove away this evening that she'd had too many so-so meals at this restaurant to go back again, and although it was only my first time, I'm with her. First impressions mean a lot, right? And when the waiter appears wearing a tie considerably untightened and then you see that wine offerings by the glass... More 

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san diego
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, clean well run restaurant in Dana. I have driven by this place dozens of time on trips to Laguna. I'm from San Diego so only went on intuition rather than any reviews. Was pleasantly pleased at our dinner. My son ordered the short rib/noodle dinner and I had a grilled romaine cesear salad. Salad was a bit heavy on... More 

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Thank d c
Brea, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No wait, friendly staff, good food. They brought us a free dessert for our anniversary. Was very thoughtful.

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Thank ViequesDan
Irvine, CA
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had simple meals, Caesar Salad, Chicken Breast and desserts (Warm choc cake and Cheesecake brulee. Everything was better than I expected.

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Thank lapsrus
Dana Point, California
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65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A wonderful place to dine and enjoy happy hour M-F. Drinks and food are very good-absolutely no complaints. If you want to complain don't go there. Drinks and food are very good.The service is the best.And MGMT is par excellance. Always willing to assist and greet you---go there-you will love the ambiance as well.

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Thank Jack R
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled across the salt creek on the way down to san diego, had a wonderful mimosa and yummy eggs benedict, friendly wait staff. Heard its also good in the evenings so will aim to stop for dinner on the way back.

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Thank dlouis77
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Excellent with great price point and ambiance. Will definitely come back when we return to stay in this area.

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Thank Eiszel L
Laguna Beach, California
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137 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Salt Creek Grill is a good to very good steak house-type restaurant, with a lively bar scene and live music on weekend nights. The food is quite good and reasonably-priced. The patio is a fun place for Sunday brunches with mimosas, and for dining under the stars on warm summer evenings. We do not go there often, but we have... More 

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Thank James J
Laguna Beach, California
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The food was good, the location excellent, the servers very pleasant -- what more could you want? There were a bunch of us and the waiter was ever so patient -- waiting for us to finally be ready to order. The food came promptly, the orders were all correct and the food was delicious! Enjoyable evening out!

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Thank EquineDoc
tucson az
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

You can tell that the people who work here take pride in what they do. The wedding reception we attended was on their patio. The day turned rainy and windy but the staff had set up an shelter enclosed with plastic sides for our comfort. The tables were well appointed. Those of us who arrived early were invited to sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-661-7799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?