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Salt Creek Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422 (Crown Valley Pkwy)
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great Sunday Brunch at Salt Creek and loved the unlimited house champagne so much we tracked it down and bought a case for the house--Wycliffe Brute. Outdoor seating was lovely. Super good server and excellent food. Look forward to a return visit.

Thank Ellen D
Dana Point, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We go here at least twice a month and are always satisfied with the food and service. Coffee encrusted steak and Cubano sandwich are two of our favorite dishes. Very reliable go to spot.

Thank sukiewest
Boerne, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great restaurant. Our daughter raved about it, so we went and we were very glad we did. Great service and great food. My wife had the pork chop which was huge and she loved it and I had the Stroganoff and it was very good. We will go back.

Thank Tac0kid
Kismet, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted some basic good food. Burgers were great. Fries amazing as was the corn bread. The aucoustic guitar players were wonderful. To bad I won't be back..

Thank Kismetrud
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109 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here for lunch. The service was excellent and the waitress was very attentive. They accommodated gluten-free needs, corrected a small error in the order immediately (had delivered only a part of a full short rib order). The short ribs were well-prepared and quite tasty.

Thank Spartan58
Irvine, California
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I don't think I have ever written about just one item on a restaurant's menu, but this time I must. I have enjoyed dinner at this restaurant, liked the atmosphere, felt the servers did a great job. All that is still true. However, Saturday while my daughter and I were running errands, we stopped in for some lunch. My Oh... More 

Thank JoaninFrance
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Love the atmosphere and the service is very good. We just wanted a quick bite to eat and loves it. We will be back.

Thank Bryce S
Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

By far, the highlight of our trip from a food perspective. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food great and the service was exceptional. Wonderful fish but other choices also available. I would love to go back and sit outside for a drink by their fire table. Wonderful and relaxing. Nice wine selection.

Thank Shorelvr
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

My wife & I had taken our Nephew and our two great Nieces to Salt Creek Beach for the day. It's our favorite beach in Southern California. At around 5:30 pm we left and were deciding what and where to eat. My wife and I have frequented Salt Creek Grille about 5 times already this year, even though we live... More 

Thank HangingwithMrCooper
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We didn't have reservations for early evening and the restaurant wasn't busy. We ask if we could be seated outside and were told we could only sit in one area( not the area with tablecloths) yet there were few customers for a Saturday night. The outside area wasn't that well kept.We did eat outside, however, the service wasn't great. We... More 

Thank Ronda O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: 949-661-7799

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