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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

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150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-3815
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 18
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Forgettable

There was only one couple in the entire restaurant at seven pm on a week day. For the chowder bowl. It was alright. Tried the fried fish and it was good. Kinda expensive. No ambiance. Nice servers and service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Daniel L
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Midland, Michigan
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anderson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Was pretty disappointed, very nice inside, a lot of seating but mostly empty and we realized why when our food came. The fish and chips were frankly terrible. Had a taste of old burned cooking oil and the place smelled the same way. The batter on the fish was flat with a strong taste of baking soda. The portions were... More 

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Tucson
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After the restaurant we wanted was closed this one was in sight so off we went . First there is a full flight of stairs to get up to restaurant level but I will give them they have a view. Waitress approached fairly quickly but really did not have a good knowledge basis of their menu. ie the difference between... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The Grotto .. I stay in Crescent City once a week and walked over to the Grotto for Dinner had a nice selection on the menu . I ordered the prime rib and fried prawns I ordered the prime rib medium rare . It was over cooked very little pink at all tough so I asked for another piece as... More 

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Madison
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We've eaten at the Grotto many times over the years and it's been a little hit and miss. However, our group of 4 had a really wonderful dinner there last night. I had clam chowder to start and it was very good. My 3 companions had salad and said it was fine, esp. with blue cheese dressing. My charbroiled halibut... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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180 reviews 180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is the type of place that if it were not for the tourist season, would not be in business. We came here as a third options because our first was closed and the second one had too long of a wait. We ate at the bar since the it was not busy at all and we wanted a drink.... More 

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Crescent City, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

beautiful seaside view and I ordered steamed clams which came in a great broth, hubby ordered Halibut which was excellent. I would recomment. Service was also good.

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Midland, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There was only one couple in the entire restaurant at seven pm on a week day. For the chowder bowl. It was alright. Tried the fried fish and it was good. Kinda expensive. No ambiance. Nice servers and service.

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Alturas, California, Usa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have it eaten traditionally (once a year) at this restaurant for probably over a decade. Unfortunately, the food has gone downhill the last two years. My seafood sampler was mediocre, as was my husband's seafood, our friends' steaks were not acceptable. (cut extra thin, were not tender, overcooked, etc.) We all know better to complain at a restaurant (who... More 

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Cottage grove oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Food was not that for the price. Service was marginal and service was slow. Not a good representation of a dinner restarant with a veiw of broken down and boats in a state of repair

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Florence, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Staff are nice, ambiance great but dinner less than average and expensive...don't think I'll be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: 707-464-3815

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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