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Harbor House Cafe

American, Diner, Mexican
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34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
+1 949-496-9270
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Laguna Beach, California
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174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to Harbor House for over 40 years now, going back to college days with my friends on late night drives from Long Beach. The food is and has always been awesome from burgers to omelettes, coffee is always good and hot, good beer and wine selection and soft, old time music to bring back good memories. One of... More 

Thank OC-ChargerFan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're about 35 miles from Dana point but we drive here 4-5 times, we both agree it's our favorite restaurant. Plenty of other seafood restraints around however this is still our favorite. Great brunch on Sunday, serves lunch and dinner daily. Their seared scallops over angel hair pasta is amazing, very spicy and addicting, This gem sits right on the... More 

Thank trixienisperosi
Orange County, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a place that transports you back in time a few years. It's been there for "Ever" and is a great place for breakfast (24 hrs. a day) lunch or dinner. Easy to find and pleanty of off street parking.

Thank Roger B
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I frequented this restaurant many times when we lived in Laguna Beach. Today, we enjoyed breakfast on our visit to the area. Harbor House has excellent food, with ample portions and great service. My wife loves breakfast while I like lunch even in the morning. Their specials are excellent, especially pancakes and waffles. Try this iconic spot... More 

Thank BooBooskip
La Puente, California
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180 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We've been here before and it was charming and good food but sadly that has changed. It's still a lovely classic diner with great décor, but walls do not change. The food we had was horrible. Deep fried zucchini sticks that were "nuclear", had to wait a half hour before being able to consider eating them after burning our mouths... More 

Thank Diana C
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We made a point of trying the Harbor House for lunch but were very disappointed. The prices are very high for what they serve. There is only one bathroom for each gender. The Chili Size was big but that was it...just mediocre. Could have been out of a can. Hoping for something special, I ordered the Roast Beef Ortega Sandwich... More 

Thank jmsandieg0
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I never eat beef burgers anywhere else except here, it is top of my restaurants to visit when on holiday near Dana Point. The burgers are juicy and beautifully cooked and the service is excellent. It is the sort of place you can sit eat and chat in a friendly atmosphere. At any time of the day or night! It... More 

Thank Ann W
Rancho Mirage, California
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is one of the best in Dana Point, if all you want is good food and no frills. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, the food is well cooked and ample. A great family dining place

Thank Y9999QLsusanm
Dana Point, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is my "go to" place when I want a good meal and time to chat with friends. You will love the service and reasonably priced. I always get Cobb salad or a classic burger.

Thank Crystal-0919
Capistrano Beach, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place has been a staple of ours for 30 years. Great coffee shop atmosphere, good food and BIG food. Easy to share. Great malts, sandwiches, and breakfast all day is a specialty. Service is always good and fast. You won't be disappointed here.

Thank shallbru

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Mexican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-9270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?