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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, Reservations
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a mistake....

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.... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Michael M
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Corvallis, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Corvallis, Oregon
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155 reviews 155 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Oceanside, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have been coming here every 6 months for the last 3 years. Not anything to look at but the food was always good. This time very thing except the carrots seemed to be frozen food. Service was very poor and food was equally as poor.

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Pacific Grove, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well, yes, there's a bit of a harbor view. If you look over the RV parking lot or the many warehouses, you'll get a glimpse of water, boats and islands. Food and service were indifferent. It's hard to find and not worth the effort. Definitely not to be repeated.

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice relaxed atmosphere located on a pier. Sea Lions right outside the windows. Lots of food for your money. Only problem is they over fried the fish.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went here based on recommendation from motel clerk. We were not disappointed. It was an easy walk from where we were staying. The fish we ordered was very fresh and well prepared. Not gourmet dining by any means, just good food with a view of the water. Service was fine even on a busy evening. I would definitely return next... More 

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse
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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