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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-3815
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Ranked #28 of 45 restaurants in Crescent City
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Crescent City, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just got back about an hour ago from the Harbor View Grotto and want to forewarn anyone else about to dine there. We stopped there after a ten hour drive because the AAA book raved about the place. What a disappointment! My girlfriend got the grilled salmon and I got the prawns and scallops. This is our take on... More

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Mesa
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22 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had fresh snapper caught the same day and it was fabulous and the onion rings may have been the best I have ever had. My husband had fish & chips and he is a connoisseur of those. He said they were "above average." Service was quite good, views of campground were a negative.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped for a quick lunch after not finding much else. Our "quick" lunch turned into 1 1/2 hours... The service was extremely slow!! They would disappear for 10 minutes when they were just going to get something we had asked for and in the end we ended up walking up to the counter to pay our check because it... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Chart Room was recommended by locals and had good reviews so that is where we went to eat but they were closed on Mondays and it was our last night in town. So the Grotto was our 2nd choice for seafood. thought it would be a little fancier than it was. It was very disappointing. 1. The food was... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This second floor restaurant, as advertised, has a great view of the harbor and kite flying and a less than great view of a trailer park. From the seafood-oriented menu we selected a lunch special of half a sandwich and soup...crab meat and chowder. Both were delicious. The tuna salad sandwich was very good and came with onion rings, as... More

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Richland, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were hoping to get a good seafood meal. Almost every seafood entree was fried so we passed on the seafood. The prime-rib was good as well as the accompanying dishes. Nothing was extraordinary, but it was a good satisfying meal. The service was good but the view was disappointing. The view was of a light industrial area. If you... More

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Redding, California
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have to admit, I had not visited the Harbor View Grotto in Crescent City for a long time. Had memories from the past, new places coming onto town, just lack of desire. Had dinner date with Shanna. We had an excellent meal. Service was fantastic from Lori, of Glenn's Bakery fame, and picture perfect day to view the ocean... More

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Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We also ate here after a day of hiking in the redwoods and along the coast. There were only 2 other people in the restaurant on a Sunday evening. The waitress was friendly but the service was slow and the food just average. There are marvelous windows around the dining area but a lot of the view is of harbor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I enjoyed my sole dinner after a long day hiking in the redwoods. I especially liked the second floor vistas from three sides. There are views of the water, boats and harbor. I liked the fact that it was not upscale or touristy.

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Crescent City, California
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Food and service were excellent. The restaurant was clean and the seafood dishes were fresh and well prepared. As a new resident of Crescent City I am trying all of the restaurants and I will certainly come back here. There is a great view of the harbor. Live music would be great!

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