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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The young General Manager is the grandson of a co-worker and friend in LaVista, Nebr.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jeffrey L
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Lavista
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lavista
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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SoCal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service and food. Try the bouillabaisse, its amazing. We were a group of 10 with a reservation, they had our table ready and our servers were awesome.

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Dana Point, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I dine at the Harbor Grill often because we love the warm setting with a more mature crowd of mostly Dana Point locals. We always start with grapefruit martinis and love the smoked halibut appetizer. My favorite dinner is the miso glazed Chilean sea bass. The mixed fish brochette, rainbow trout or the simply prepared grilled scallops... More 

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Dana Point, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will not find a more enjoyable evening than here in Dana Point harbor with a big helping of Seafood Gumbo at Harbor Grill...

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

My family and I have been enjoying lunches and dinners here for many years and we expect to continue to do so as long as the quality and service remain at such high levels.

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