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Harbor House Restaurant

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Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood
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831 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (Seaport Village)
(619) 232-1141
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium...
The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers. We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views. Walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center, we are an ideal spot for banquets and private events.
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    Very good
  • 95
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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OK Food, Service Needs Work

I took my mom for dinner on Mother's Day weekend. The restaurant was very close to our hotel and looked like a nice place to eat. The food was OK. Nothing spectacular. But, the part I was not impressed with was the service. We made reservations, yet we got a horrible table next to the outside... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I took my mom for dinner on Mother's Day weekend. The restaurant was very close to our hotel and looked like a nice place to eat. The food was OK. Nothing spectacular. But, the part I was not impressed with was the service. We made reservations, yet we got a horrible table next to the outside area which made for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were casting about for something new. The usual places are great but it was tome for something new. This place has been an old standby but we hadn't been there for several years. It was well worth the effort and price. Excellent service, wonderful food and a stunning vista.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous views, good service, excellent fresh seafood! Would recommend to others, and go back myself! The desserts are to die for!!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I liked the fact we could see the view of the Bay and enjoy our food at the same time. The food was good.

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

they organised a table with a view next to the window for 6, as it was a monday and not too busy. shrimp and calamari were very good, seafood risotto was very good, we had no room for deserts, service was attentive and not intrusive, good evening, not a lot for our vegetarian, he had a vegetarian risotto and there... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate here 4 times during the week we stayed here, I think that tells you everything. Beautiful setting on the harbour side, the restaurant looks like Swiss family Robinson house! Recommend making a reservation as it is very popular. The enclosed patio area is a real treat to sit and eat.

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Galveston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Typical tourist joint which is fine but I can't emphasize enough how our server Todd was so incredibly slow and it wasn't that busy. We had to flag down other servers to help him. When my food finally did come the order was wrong so I had to send it back. He kept trying to crack jokes and talk about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here. I had the seafood risotto and it was delicious. The oysters were very good. I do recommend this restaurant. Be sure to make reservations for upstairs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We looked at many restaurants for lunch in San Diago. After we chose this place because of the view. very good seafood restaurant is excellent. we ate with beautiful ocean views. Fast service and friendly waiters. a place to go once more. Love it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great View of the harbor ... super service from our waiter .. typical seafood fare slightly expensive... nobody in our party was impressed with the food... most common remark was that there was no flavor... But .. the desserts were actually pretty good and with the view and the atmosphere we had an Ok time there.

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Additional Information about Harbor House Restaurant

Address: 831 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 232-1141
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 831 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
    (Seaport Village)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 232-1141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers. We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views. Walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center, we are an ideal spot for banquets and private events.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?