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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-240-1416
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Ranked #8 of 110 restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $50
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
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English first
Galesburg, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Good food, pleasant music (Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run on background piano music was a highlight).

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had the lunch special after a walk around scenic Dana Point Marina. The selection was excellent as one would expect from a restaurant specializing in seafood. The outdoor seating was nice with a view over the marina. The entrees were prepared well. My only criticisms are the excess use of salt and the paucity of veggies to go with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

An enjoyable but quite expensive dinner, small shrimps from Mexico but overwhelmed by tomato and horseradish sauce, good clam chowder and excellent Canadian scallops.

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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I don't mind paying good money for good food, but the Harbor Grill is way over the top in their pricing. The food is good but their prices are way out of line. The Harbor Grill is also extremely noisy. I don't want noise when I'm trying to enjoy my meal with friends. Conversation is pretty much impossible at the... More

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Southern Cal
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a good but not great seafood place with no view and a crowded ambiance. It's ok but nobody raves that knows good fish. Unfortunately the view restaurants in the harbor aren't great and while this one has slightly better food it is way over priced.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Harbor Grill is the best local restaurant for oysters by far. Thursday nights-great deals on beautiful oysters, totally worth a trip if you live inland or even if you don't. They have an extensive menu of fish dishes and their bar has an exceptional line-up of wines. The red grapefruit martini is one of my favorite summer treats. We... More

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Dana Point, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Outstanding in all aspects! Owned by a local couple for at least 15 years. Great fish and steaks of all kinds. Try it you'll like it.

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This very busy restaurant is just the spot for a great breakfast. Wide menu of choices will make you happy. I had the eggs with chorizo, bacon, home fries, and short stack of pancakes. Yum! I wobbled away very happy with enough leftover to make another breakfast at home the next day.

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madison, wi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Aside from the Harbor Grill being a bit on the pricey side, we had a very good meal meal. Our waitress was very cheerful and helpful and made our dinner more enjoyable. the main dishes, while not exceptional, were prepared very well and the wine list was very reasonable. While the prices may be inflated due to its location near... More

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Burbank, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I had the Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass. Yum, Yum. My partner had the Blackened Seabass, which he also enjoyed. The service was great.

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