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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great generous view - not so generous on the oyster appetizer

To be fair -- my daughter and I were here to have a glass of wine and an appetizer during happy hour special -- before we went else where for dinner. We ordered the oysters on the half shell. They were the tiniest oysters I have ever seen. To their credit when I mentioned it to the waitress she... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Laguna Woods, CA
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Laguna Woods, CA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

To be fair -- my daughter and I were here to have a glass of wine and an appetizer during happy hour special -- before we went else where for dinner. We ordered the oysters on the half shell. They were the tiniest oysters I have ever seen. To their credit when I mentioned it to the waitress she brought... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We could not have been more pleased with the variety and preparation of delicious food offered at Harbor House's Easter brunch. Excellent service for such a busy time. We'll certainly return!

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Henderson, Nevada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Everytime I'm in San Diego I eat at Harbor House, but last week was the last time I will do so! The staff was unfriendly, the place was overrun by noisy families, and the food quality has definitely taken a turn for the worse! Great location and views; disappointing food and service. And since when can you not order a... More 

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Illinois
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148 reviews 148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stopped for a meal - was greeted and served quickly (seated outside). Our family of 3 ordered crab won tons (appetizer), pasta (hubby doesn't remember what it was and thought it was nothing special), cheese burger + fries, grilled salmon salad for entrees. Everything was tasty and service was good. We were already stuffed, but were delighted that dessert... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Such a tourist trap...so sad, since they command a nice view of the bay and super-convenient location inside Seaport Village. Dinner for four (two adults, two older kids) with one glass of wine was over $150. Service was alright, but the fish wasn't fresh, the filet mignon was gristly, fatty and tasted off and even the fish fry had a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Six of us enjoyed our meals. Coconut shrimp, fish tacos, risotto - all great. The staff let us stay long after everyone else had left as they prepared for the next day. Great place close to the Marriott Marquis and Marina.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The title says it all. Tremendous views down onto the dock and award winning clam chowder. The rest of our dishes were so-so.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved the Mahi with grilled yucca salsa and micro greens it was served with. The Maiti's were good too

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California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The location of this restaurant is great after walking around Seaport Village. Great place to rest your feet and be treated as special. The selection of food is very good. Something for everyone. The food came out hot and so delicious. The staff is very nice and efficient. A very nice place to re-charge then go back to shopping.

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Quincy
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15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Since the Harbor House opened many years ago, this has been a favorite dinner spot. The Lobster bisque is amazing, excellent beverage choices and very unique seafood selections. This time I had a cedar planked citrus salmon. It was outstanding. The service is always exceptional, and the view is the best in San Diego county. We don't live in the... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?