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Harbor Grill Restaurant

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34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
949-240-1416
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We love this great seafood restaurant.

The Harbor Grill, specializing in seafood, has long been located in the heart of the Dana Point harbor restaurant area. The extensive seafood menu provides something for every taste, including choices for non seafood lovers. My choice this time was the lunch portion of grilled scallops in red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Bill H
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Port Ludlow, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Ludlow, Washington
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Harbor Grill, specializing in seafood, has long been located in the heart of the Dana Point harbor restaurant area. The extensive seafood menu provides something for every taste, including choices for non seafood lovers. My choice this time was the lunch portion of grilled scallops in red Thai curry sauce - which was a choice to die for! The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The fish at Harbor Grill is excellent! Always delicious. They do it all right; salads are excellent, steaks are cooked to perfection, and burgers.yum! Whenever we get to CA we do not miss this spot.

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Marquette, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We both enjoyed our meal. Everything on the menu looked good. We had very good service. It was a clean place. Kind of pricey, but considering the area...

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Anaheim, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place had a great staff, good wine selection and very good scallops and fish and chips. People who recommended this place go every week.

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Lavista
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So, being in the area for a Holiday Bowl trip, I checked out the Dana Point Harbor area and Harbor Grill. From the get-go, Travis and his staff did not disappoint. The waitress took excellent care in seating me with a nice water view, explaining the menu, and offering me her personal menu favorite, when asked. I subsequently choose the... More 

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Dana Point, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Plan on an appetizer and cocktail to start the meal. We start with oysters on the half shell and calamari. The martinis are the best. Then we have one of the many salads offered and a dinner. We like to follow up with cheese cake and coffee. The servers do not rush your dining experience.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We met our family at this restaurant a couple of weeks ago and we were a bit disappointed. It is smaller than we expected and the tables were very crowded. Luckily we were able to sit outside because the weather was nice. The service was ok, and the food was ok too, but nothing to be excited about. I would... More 

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Albany, New York
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183 reviews 183 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We met some friends for an excellent dock-side lunch at this place in Dana Point. All the entres were excellent. Around the table were a well-done fish and chips; a shrimp gumbo; a Dungeness crab Louie, a local sword fish; grilled sea scallops in a red Thai curry sauce, and Pacific swordfish with baby bok choy and a Madras curry... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went here for Valentines day. It was ok and our food was ok. Nothing to write home about. The pianist playing metallica was a nice touch, although I would guess that most didn't know it.

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Gympie, Australia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Driving along the PCH we could find an easy location for lunch, our sat nav took us to closed restaurants, but fortunately chanced upon Dana Point which serves lunch until 4:30pm & has a special lunch menu. Service could have been a bit sharper but the food, fish, was most acceptable & not overpricedg

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-240-1416

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?