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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

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150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-3815
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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 38
    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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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Firstly, there was only one other table when we went for an early dinner after a stroll on the beach. It was 4:10 pm and just myself and 5 year old granddaughter. I ordered water for us and never got anything to drink. the salad was brownish swimming in something that was supposed to be blue cheese. That was ordered... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here. We all got seafood and it was prepared great with good service to boot. Highly recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times on special occasions. valentines day was super romantic we sat and watched the sunset over the harbor and sipped some wine.. Food was great too I had the steak. Service was exceptional.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My salmon was rubbery and way over seasoned and the vegetable they served was chopped carrots barely cooked with a ton of raw garlic slapped on them. The green salad had canned beets. It was just awful! And all while our waitress could care less about our needs. I will never go back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We thought it would amazing because of the location. We were extremely disappointed! The server was nice and friendly. My husband ordered a prime rib medium rare. As soon as she brought it out you could tell it was over cooked and after cutting into it it was clear it was well done. When we told the server she just... More 

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Anderson, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Restaurant was almost empty for dinner time. Party of 4 took 15 minutes just to get the waitress to come get our drink order. another 10 minutes or more for drinks to arrive, high priced and so small you could almost have served them in a shot glass. Ordered oyster appetizers and mozarella sticks took forever to get them. Finally... More 

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Gladstone, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ordered medium cooked steak and fried prawns with baked potato. Steak was well done and potato would not even melt the butter and skin was hard on it. Sent back meat and potato. We drank our beer and still no steak and potato so ate our cold shrimp and so we left. Went to pay and our bill was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We just checked into our room and the clerk said this would be a good place within walking distance for seafood. We spoke with people outside the restaurant who were leaving and they said it was a great restaurant and they were coming here for years. Without going into too much detail, I will say that we were extremely disappointed!... More 

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Oakley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Awful. Clam chowder was barely warm. Tasted awful. Fish was ok and way over priced. Baked potato was cold. Would not even melt butter. Waitress went to warm up the potatoes (microwave for 2 minutes?) Comes back 20 minutes later...dinner was over with 2 potatoes started over from scratch. Hello!! My guy never complains and his halibut was awful. $40... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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