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“Maybe the tsumani moved the harbor” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge
150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
707-464-3815
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Ranked #32 of 46 Restaurants in Crescent City
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Glide, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Maybe the tsumani moved the harbor”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is not on the water if that's what you are looking for. It''s in the middle of a bunch of boat repair yards. The harbor is visible...just.

Had the battered cod, pretty good. Cole slaw was - to put it kindly - uninspired. Fries - needs word. Not much better than Denny's IMO. Tourist type place with big tourist shop downstairs. Doubt I will return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Trinidad, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always go for a nice cheap prime rib dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Waitresses are great, food is good, and I never feel weird eating alone there. Really surprisingly decent wine list.

Visited May 2012
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

They had a fair price, food was very good and I was stuffed when we left. Our waitress was friendly and even gave us some good suggestions on a few hiking trails we would not have known about just viewing maps.

Visited June 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Adequate but mind the house wine.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Friendly looking restaurant with nice harbor view and kind personnel. The portions - being in Crescent City we ordered fish - were adequate and the quality was OK, except for the vegetables which lacked taste.
We ordered the rose house wine and this proved to be sweet water with a faint orange-pink color, however when tasted blind most clients would probably have great difficulty concluding this drink is wine.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Calamari Steak Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Excellent service and a nice atmosphere. The restaurant is upstairs and has a great view of the port where the commercial boats are moored. Suggest you make reservations if you have dinner after 5:00 PM. We were there at 4:30 PM on a Tuesday and managed to get a table by the window.

Visited June 2012
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