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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
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Ranked #31 of 46 Restaurants in Crescent City
Price range: $6 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Crescent City, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Emphasis is on quantity of food, not quality. Wine is cheap but not much choice. Very busy and most guests seems happy.

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New England
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

We chose this over the Chart House since we did not know that is the better place. Food was fine, nothing fancy. Right near the beach.

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Puyallup, Washington, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It took a while for the waitress to make her way to us and with four tired and restless kids it was not a good start. But the waitress was sweet and the service turned out awesome. Kids calmed down after they food in their tummies. I had the fish and chips and they tasted so fresh like the restaurant... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had to ask three times for Tabasco sauce for my husband's clam chowder, which took over 15 min. Then we waited almost an hour for the rest of our meal. Over priced for the quality and quantity of food.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a glorified fish and chips place trying to behave like a fine dining restaurant, based solely on it's ocean view. The cod was fine but overpriced. My son seemed to like his prime rib however but it looked small and fatty to me. The vegetables were frozen/boiled but the fries were fine. If it were a fish shack... More

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Crescent City, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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