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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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4:00 pm - 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Wood-Grilled Burgers are Dependable

It had been a while since I'd been here, but the Mrs. was craving a good burger and fries, both of which I remember SCG doing well. I again confirmed that to be the case because although I had the Wedge Salad with Salmon, there's always a "Dad Tax," meaning- I want a bite. I also sampled one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Hutchonthego
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San Clemente, California
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Scottsdale, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We celebrated a birthday party at the Salt Creek, we have been there for dinner before & always enjoyed the food & service. This time we had a separate room, beautifully set up for over 20 people, the appetizers were delicious, our dinners were excellent & most of all the service was great as it always is! I wish we... More 

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Oceanside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I took my Mom and Wife here for Sunday Brunch because the Ritz-Carlton was booked solid. It has a solid atmosphere and interior with a great patio area. When we arrived the entrance had a nice fire which was pleasant, but the front patio was booked for a private party, so we sat inside. My Mom and I had the... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Everything from the time we walked in the door was perfect. Upon arrival we were seated quickly at a nice table by the window. We ordered the cinnamon toast crunch martini, which is run chata and fireball mixed with cinnamon. It was easily one of the best drinks I've ever had. Our server... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was by far, the best restaurant we dined at while on vacation in Dana Point. It is frequented by the locals and that's a plus. Their food was very good. I recommend the home made potato chips and the BBQ ribs were dynamite! The ambiance was a little noisy, but that's partly due to the live music in the... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Was there for Mother's Day. Our waiter, Steve, was very attentive, never rushed us to get out (and we had 3 large tables). Bloody Mary's were WONDERFUL! Food was very good. Would definitely go there again.

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San Clemente, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It had been a while since I'd been here, but the Mrs. was craving a good burger and fries, both of which I remember SCG doing well. I again confirmed that to be the case because although I had the Wedge Salad with Salmon, there's always a "Dad Tax," meaning- I want a bite. I also sampled one of my... More 

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San Francisco
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108 reviews 108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Three generations of our family recently visited for dinner. We had no trouble getting a table on a week night but have heard it's more difficult on the weekend. There's is something on the menu for every taste. The scallops seafood special was excellent. Prime rib quite tender although maybe it was slightly bland. Our waiter, Conner, was excellent and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Mr. Romantic & I had an early dinner here on 04/15/15. Our waitress was attentive, polite & personable. The restaurant interior was lovely with nice seating arrangements offered outside also. We opted to eat indoors. Ordered the bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp appetizer our waitress recommended. They looked good upon arrival, & we hadn't eaten since breakfast, before boarding our flight... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visited Salt Creek Grille for my birthday, and the food and staff were amazing! The service was fast, and we were delighted by beautiful food decorations and designs. The food was delicious, and the staff was helpful and tended to our every need. Definitely earned the five stars!

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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

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