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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Marina View and Dinner

We were seated on the "porch" overlooking the Marina, They had glass protecting you from the wind, and allowing you to over look the Marina and ocean, yet you could feel the cool breeze of the Pacific as the area was not totally enclosed. We were celebrating a birthday, and so we went all out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Debbie D
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Goodyear, Arizona
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I think this place is a mix of some reviews I read. The food was above ave but not by much. At times our service was excellent and other times poor and yes from the same waiter. The place is quite dated but has good views. I had the Mexican prawns and while the dish was very good make sure... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a classic tourist trap. Apparently, they take little pride in the dining experience being offered. The interior is outdated, the wine list is overpriced, and the food, although fresh, had little creativity in it's preparation. The pesto sauce was light green...too much cream? I don't know, but I haven't seen that since the 80's. Time to get contemporary,... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were seated on the "porch" overlooking the Marina, They had glass protecting you from the wind, and allowing you to over look the Marina and ocean, yet you could feel the cool breeze of the Pacific as the area was not totally enclosed. We were celebrating a birthday, and so we went all out from appetizers through desserts. Our... More 

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San Diego
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Casual atmosphere, good service, excellent fish and steaks! I'd recommend for couples or family anytime!

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San Diego, California, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Finally got a chance to try this restaurant on a recent trip up to Dana Point. We sat outside on the patio because it was a very balmy night. My husband had the Calamari, and I had the Louisiana Barbecue Shrimp. Both entries were really good! We also had good service. I definitely would come back, because they have a... More 

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laguna niguel caalifornia, USA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of our go-to places for dinner and lunch. We can always expect good food and good service. Their menu is not a trip to the moon, but the food is reliable.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food was good. Loved the "bottomless champagne"! Service good. Thought the view would be better, but wasn't bad. Not too noisy which we liked.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It is difficult to find a bad seafood restaurant in Homer, AK. Unfortunately, I found one. Although the fish & chips were good as expected, the shrimp fajitas were terrible. The shrimp was chewy, the vegetables were so big they didn't fit into the cold tortillas. The rice & black beans were barely warm. When the waiter asked how the... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice atmosphere, good food and service....would go back again. Ocean view seating, reservation during summer months recommended. Good for large groups, and families.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There are many restaurants at DP Harbor but the Harbor Grill is a cut above. The dining room is nice and the "outdoor" seating is enclosed but you can people watch. The fish is mesquite grilled and excellently prepared. This is the place to come if you enjoy well prepared fish. There is a wide selection of fish, scallops, shrimp... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
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?