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Harbor House Cafe

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34157 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2811
949-496-9270
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Dana Point, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Harbor House is a quintissential diner with great food morning till night, no matter what you order. High-quality and delicious, not greasy, big portions. For a diner, they have quite a few healthy options if you are on a diet, i.e. egg whites with turkey patty a great breakfast. They have amazing, UN-greasy chorizo and eggs that is better than... More 

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Thank mmmincalif
orange county
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go here after going out sometimes at night and it is also a great place to go for morning breakfast

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Thank mickeytravler
Stewartsville, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When in town we stop here for breakfast. Never disappointed in the food or servers. Atmosphere is nice and relaxing and a great place to start your day!

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Thank lmkollitz
Casa Grande, Arizona
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to agree with many recent reviewers. This cafe was simply a place to eat. There wasn't anything on the menu that was original. If you want a basic breakfast place with eggs and bacon then I suppose this would be the place for you to try.

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Thank LumberDevil
Dana Point, California
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217 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is right !!.. when there are no other options at 1 am and one must eat something, go here. Just about everything on the menu is below average to poor.. The place gets mobbed by high school kids and their parents (not sure why!) on certain nights. Cramped place, not much parking. Service is friendly, menu is rather unimaginative,... More 

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Thank PG13LA
laguna beach, ca
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This old time favorite has lasted so long for a reason. It's funky appearance should not put you off. Step inside and you will find walls and ceilings covered with old movie posters and photos of film legends. ( some autographed ). The vast menu covers classic American favorites, and can take 20 minutes to read fully! I am sure... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Wow. I live in Dana Point and have been coming to this place for more than 20 years and it is TERRIBLE now! I don't know why they have gone completely cheap but DO NOT EAT HERE anymore! The dressing is the crap you would get in a packet. The chicken tenders are worse than McDonalds and the clam chowder... More 

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Thank Cyndi W
Santa Clarita, California
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

If you drive down Pacific Coast Highway, past Laguna Beach, and then into Dana Point, you'll see the Harbor House Café on PCH. If you're looking for fair pricing, and good food, this is certainly one of your options.

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Thank Kent S
Dana Point, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

My wife had a $12/Hot Dog that was TERRIBLE!! I had the grilled Mahi Mahi that I thought was really good..cole slaw I didn't touch, the fries were typical frozen fries...the onion rings were hard to describe(bad). The "chilli" was NOT "made with steak" as advertised, but really watered down pork and beans. The waiteress was OK. We will not... More 

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Irvine, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

As you read my reviews,you will notice that I enjoy good fish and chips and why not? We are at the beach. Traveling back from a project in Newport Beach,I stopped for lunch at the Harbor House Cafe on PCH in Dana Point. I will give good revuews on places that have great service even if the food is just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: 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?