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25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr. F120, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 218-5757
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little gem for breakfast

May have to wait for a table, but we found it worth the wait. Generous portions of hash browns with the egg orders. Eggs Benedict were done perfectly, according to my spouse, who is a tough critic of EB. Coffee refills were constant, all the orders came out at once and the food was hot. What more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
lovestoroam78
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Grayslake, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Laguna Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Nice small place, owner was actively present had a nice little chat with him. We had the cinnamon French toast and the egg white scramble which we shared both were wonderful and prompted to make sure we returned to try the lunch menu. The owner did say it was busy on the weekend. I have to say it would be... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is Dana Point's #1 breakfast choice. RJ has been at it for a number of years. We find his Huavos Rancheros the best ever. My wife loves his Chorizo and Eggs. She has a hard time finding good quality Chorizo. Try the Kickin Ketsup on your potatoes for a treat. RJ's is behind a new restaurant on the corner... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Awful ...... Terrible food made us sick ! Nasty waitress .... If you are traveling as a tourist .... Don't believe the good reviews. This place has terrible food ! We were told to come back and they would make it right ... Instead we came back ... To another terrible meal and they made us pay for it !... More 

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Dana Point, California
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I have know RJ personally from growing up in Shorecliffs, San Clemente. He was always cooking then, now he has one of the best restaurants in the Harbor. Go there for a great breakfast or lunch. Eat outside in the beautiful garden area. I highly suggest it!

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We live here in town and this is by far the best breakfast in town! I go here once a week! You can sit outside and bring your dogs! They even have water bowls for your pups!

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Grayslake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

May have to wait for a table, but we found it worth the wait. Generous portions of hash browns with the egg orders. Eggs Benedict were done perfectly, according to my spouse, who is a tough critic of EB. Coffee refills were constant, all the orders came out at once and the food was hot. What more can you ask... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Come here once a month for breakfast. This visit I was with my father and a friend that came into town. Understand that this restaurant is always busy on weekend mornings. Not a problem - they expect that kind of traffic. This visit however was dismal at best. We were seated within 15 minutes inside. Order was taken within 15... More 

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California
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Food was unexpectedly great. Atmosphere was laid back and people and servers were great. Expected the place to be overcrowded on a beautiful day in the Harbor but it was perfect, we got right in. Mexican omelette was the best dish at our table. Would recommend for a great breakfast spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Super service and great food. Their menu is interesting and their specials always offer some intriguing choices. It's definitely the best breakfast choice in Dana Point.

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Dana Point, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Arrive hungry. I love breakfast and this place has all the basics, and creative specials, as well. The bacon is meaty and flavorful, and the French toast is just about perfect. The cooks know what they are doing with eggs, too. If you like bacon medium well done, but eggs soft, then you will get exactly what you ordered. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr. F120, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: (949) 218-5757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?