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“Fantastic Food and Pet Friendly!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brig Restaurant

Brig Restaurant
34461 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
949-496-9046
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Ranked #50 of 115 Restaurants in Dana Point
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Mission Viejo, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Pet Friendly!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been going to the Brig Restaurant for years. Mostly, we eat inside. But recently, we have noticed how many people eat outside with their canine friends, so recently, we decided to bring our little canine family member out to dinner with us. At their outside dining area, not only do they have heaters as most outside establishments have, but they also have dog bowls for their canine guests. But wait!!! It doesn't stop there!!! They also have a big plastic container filled with doggie treats for the dogs. Our Rusty-dog loved being here, getting lots of attention from other guests and the waitstaff. He definately wants to go again....soon!! Ok...now that we've covered how much our dog loves this place, let me tell you about how we humans love it. Fantastic food!!! Fantastic service!!! Fantastic experience all around. From breakfast, through lunch and into the night with dinner, it is an all around wonderful dining experience. And what better location than Dana Point? After your meal, go for a walk at the harbor or shop in any one of the many stores or walk over near the Ocean Institute and watch the sun set or set up a date to go whale watching or deep sea fishing. But whatever you do...you must try the Brig!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dana Point, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Greasy spoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have memories as a kid coming here and though it's old the food is still good and it's great if you have kids.

Visited November 2012
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San Clemente, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fish is Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

My wife and I go to the Brig for fish. It is hard to find a general service restaurant that serves good fish. She orders the Macadamia Mahi Mahi and I stick with the Red Snapper. Both are excellent and come with a baked potato (after 4:00) and steamed veggies of broccoli, carrots,
and cauliflower as well as sour dough rolls. We usually have a coupon as they send them out every week for $9 off but even at full price the meal is good value. We take one of the baked
potato's home and are stuffed after eating the meal. A nice walk around the harbor can follow the meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
“Good food, service and prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The Brig is a family style restaurant. There are booths, tables, a few counter seats and an outdoor patio. This is a comfortable place and you can even grab a patio table near the railing and have your dog nearby. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. They are quick to seat you- even at weekend breakfast, which is always busy. The breakfast menu has something for everyone and they have great omelettes and a tasty egg and croissant that comes with fruit. They are always happy to prepare items as you like, no attitude! We have been coming here for years and you can see the staff/owners want to make your experience a good one. The lunch and dinner items offer a good variety. I have family members who rave about the liver (yes), chowder and the fish and chips. The portions are hearty and we have never had a disappointing meal. The cobblers are good, if any are left after you have dinner. They usually offer a Matchbox car or Oreo's to the kids.
To be honest, I was going to write this review years ago but I usually just like to share this place with friends and family.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good service and great spaghetti!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

The spaghetti and meatballs were so tasty! The waitress was friendly although didn't ask if we wanted dessert and just gave us the cheque as soon as we finished! Very good value for money and a wide range of food.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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