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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    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
great place for breakfast

Loved having a diner type restaurant to go to on our vacation. Great place for breakfast. Loved the omelets, fresh fruit bowl, cereals etc. Right by the wharf for a stroll by the ocean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
angie54
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westport, ct.
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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westport, ct.
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Loved having a diner type restaurant to go to on our vacation. Great place for breakfast. Loved the omelets, fresh fruit bowl, cereals etc. Right by the wharf for a stroll by the ocean.

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Orange County, California
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Diner style food with good size portions. Menu has everything you could want at anytime of the day or the night. I have never had them say no we don't have that and I have been here at all hours of the day and night at least 50 times. Staff, servers everyone very friendly. Super busy all the time but... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch after dolphin and whale watching in the harbor. Wished we came sooner! Amazing food, service and atmosphere. We had fresh oysters, smoked halibut, grilled mahi mahi and a cobb salad with crab. Our server, Barbara, was the BEST! She was knowledgable, but also quick and efficient and didn't miss any details.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was our last evening in the US after a 2 week vacation and we wanted to relax and enjoy. We booked for 630 and got a nice table. But this is when it started to go wrong. I ordered a margarita and my wife a mohito. We made the mistake of ordering our food at the same time. My... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My waitress was awesome and did a great job of dealing with my humor. She gets 10 stars for that. Food was good and wait was not long. Drinks were strong and the dessert amazing! I don't think that you can go wrong with anything you order here.

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Laguna Hills, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

First, I am a local so we go here often. what I love is the seafood is always fresh and simply prepared. Not to say that they don't have some really good dishes like the sea bass with smoky tomato broth. But I always come for the halibut...delicious! My husband loves their clam chowder, and scallops with pasta and green... More 

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Murrieta, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We LOVE this place. It is consistently awesome. A little old school, lots of locals, but usually pretty busy. Nice live piano music but never too loud....you can still converse easily. Great bar. But the grilled fish is always SOOOOOOO delicious and cooked to perfection. I usually get the grilled salmon with pesto, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. The... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The harbor Grill in Dana Point Harbor is a local eatery with very little atmosphere. The food more than makes up for that. The Smoked Halibut app is not to be believed. the fish is fresh and John's Mesquite Grilled Fish Burger is great with Dijon mustard.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Harbor Grill is a tourist restaurant with average food at prices higher than they should be. Don't get me wrong, the food is OK, but the value is not there.

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San Clemente, California
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Harbor Grill is delicious. The prix fix lunch deal is the best option on the menu. For $25 you get your choice of 3 courses. You can even substitute a course with a glass of wine of beer. My husband had delicious clam chowder and cobb salad with dungenous crab with a great Belgian ale. The clam chowder was... More 

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Additional Information about Harbor Grill Restaurant

Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: 949-240-1416
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?