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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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10:30 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale Casual Dining

We visited on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy. It attracts families and couples. This restaurant has a corporate feel to it and it is one of 5 that operate under this name (3 in California and 2 in NJ). Menu features sandwiches, salads, fish, chicken, and steak. The service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Z-FamilySD
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buena Vista, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We had finished hiking in a national park and showed up in shorts and t-shirts at 3 in the afternoon. We were met by a great looking staff in suits and thought we might be a bit underdressed. The welcomed us in and seated us immediately. Our waiter, Roman, was extremely attentive and did a great job. The fish tacos... More 

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Des Moines Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This eatery is a bit hidden and is close to a shopping mall, so you might think it is a risk. Fear not… you have entered a tropical oasis that can seem like a hut with fire pits (outdoors) to an upscale beach restaurant bar (inside). Great service, wine list, entries! If it is crowded it is worth the wait.

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Capistrano Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this is a good place when there isn't live music drowning out your conversation. the food is good. the porkchop is excellent.

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was busy. It attracts families and couples. This restaurant has a corporate feel to it and it is one of 5 that operate under this name (3 in California and 2 in NJ). Menu features sandwiches, salads, fish, chicken, and steak. The service was excellent and staff were attentive. I enjoyed the... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Enjoyed a great birthday dinner and a first time for us a Salt Creek Grill! Our dinner was very good and the service was excellent. My pork chop was excellent as well as the sides like garlic mashed potatoes. We will be back to listen to some live music sometime as they have a huge outdoor area with a fireplace.

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Marine City, Michigan
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138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went to the Salt Creek Grille because my adult daughter thought it "looked neat". I admit I was ambivalent but she wanted to try it so we stopped in. I am so glad we did. The decor is California casual and very pleasant. There is a nice fire pit on a patio. we sat in the bar area because... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is our second visit to salt creek and it was wonderful. Steven R. Was our waiter and you couldn't ask for better service. Everything was so tasty and fresh. If you are in dana point you must put this restaurant on you to eat list.

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Dana Point, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

THE place to be for great food, atmosphere and service! You have to try the pork chop! The fire pit is great for an after dinner drink and fellowship...

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Irvine, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My Aunt Tillie and I went for dinner in honor of her 92nd birthday, and we were treated like royalty. We started with the bacon-wrapped stuffed jumbo shrimp with a honey glaze--a fantastic, totally addictive treat! Succulent, crispy outside, and perfectly cooked. I was even munching on the crispy tails! Next, my aunt had the caesar salad with edge-charred romaine... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food was fantastic coupled with exceptional service. For parking the real only option was valet. It seemed like a excellent date location.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?