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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner at eight.

Fresh seafood, well prepared, was excellent. Service very slow. Miss former building and location. Beautiful sunset.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Joseph O
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fresh seafood, well prepared, was excellent. Service very slow. Miss former building and location. Beautiful sunset.

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A bit pricey, but it was the only restaurant open at 8 pm! We had two wonderful seafood meals and a great waitress!

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We tried this restaurant because everything else was closed by 8pm. We were seated right away but it wasn't busy. The waitress was pleasant. The food was just average. I was really excited by the menu saying the clam chowder was a family recipe so had to try it. Was kind of bland and boring so I wasn't impressed at... More 

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Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Waitress was new, but she should tone down her enthusiasm and use of talcum powder, both were over done. Clam chowder which arrived 25 minutes after being ordered was wallpaper paste. My sautéed prawns with white wine were nasty. Ordered rice with meal, expecting a plain white rice, instead was served a rather unpleasant unattractive mismosh. I left most of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The seafood ok. The waitress was overheard many times apologizing because she was busy, we were 1 of maybe 5 occupied tables. As soon as they seat you, they close the blinds, even though the sun is not shining in. We came for the view! Re-opened them ourselves. Overall it was an ok view from the table but expected higher... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food, the service, and the ambience are all about a three. We made it there for the sunset and sat by the window. The sun setting over the harbor at that time was great. Food and service was adequate, so if you don't expect more, you won't be disappointed.

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Fishkill, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was sadly disappointed with the food here. The fish was frozen and not fresh. The location was great and the ambiance very nice but not the place for dinner

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anderson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone Number: 707-464-3815
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $20
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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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 to $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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