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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 #10 of 113 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very good experience, started with clam chowder, was delicious. The grilled shrimp Caesar was flavorful. The Mrs enjoyed her fish tacos. Attentive service in a pleasant atmosphere. Lunch with dessert 50 bucks so overall a decent value!

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Valencia, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a pleasant surprise! Normally we shy away from harbor restaurants, usually they're touristy and not very good. Harbor Grill was a pleasant exception! It seemed to be full of locals in a warm inviting atmosphere. We've eaten at Harbor Grill twice and had a nice experience both times. The service is friendly and accommodating. The fish is fresh and... More

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Consistently very good food and service. The owner is usually on site and his pride of ownership shows. If you ask a local what his favorite restaurant is, chances are the reply is Harbor Grill.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful views of the harbor and marina - delicious seafood and caring service all add up to a super lunch or dinner!

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Mission Viejo, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Harbor Grill is a perennial standby at Dana Point Harbor and rightly so. Although the portions were a little small for my taste the quality was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable, patient, and attentive. It was overall a very enjoyable meal. I had the distinct feeling that anything on their varied seafood menu would be excellent. We had... More

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Carlsbad, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a great time. The escargot was great. My steak was fantasic, but the best the my party had was the pesto salmon.

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Pensacola, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A relaxing place near the Pacific Ocean. Sitting outside was perfect, the weather couldn't have been better. The food was delicious with several light fare options offered, such as salads, soups, and sandwiches. Although it is mainly seafood, there are options for the non-seafood palate. The service was slow, but who is in a hurry to leave the scenery.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very consistent restaurant. Nice live piano music that adds to the casual/classy atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here. Outdoor patio available also. Enjoy your meal then walk around the harbor, beautiful!

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went based on Trip Advisor reviews and to be honest we found the food and experience to be nothing special. Nice piano music and the wine we had was lovely, but we found the atmosphere, service and food to be nothing special. But it was packed so other people must like it, maybe it was an off night .

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant is like family to us. When we want to relax, listen to a live piano player and have a great drink and dinner......this is where we always know we will be happy. Maybe it is because they have had the same Chef Angel for over 20 years and many of the same servers! The tempura prawns are to... More

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