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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (65 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in from out of town and picked the Harbor for lunch with friends. Was a great choice. They have a varied lunch menu with a lot of choices and a very good set of prix fixe choices that are a very good deal....More

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

We sat outside and had a wonderful waitress. She offered to turn on the heat for us. The food was very good overall. The favorite here was the Southwestern Chilean sea bass, which was perfectly cooked. It is a great location for a walk at...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Very good food and service. Great menu. Good location and plenty of parking. Excellent service and varied menu.

Thank james b
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Good food, seems popular with the locals. I was confused at first where the restaurant was located, as several are on Golden Lantern, and all the streets in Dana Point seem to have Lantern. Scallops were delicious.

Thank quasimoto559
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Love the food was excellent and I would recommend this spot and was very good and friendly service love it.

Thank larry1patty
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The seafood was extraordinary! The restaurant has inside and outside seating. Strongly suggest reservations. A pianist provided us with a relaxing and peaceful background.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

In 20 years, I have always been impressed with the food at Harbor Grill. All the locals know, its one of the best meals in the city. Mid to higher price range, but worth every bit. Great sea food although I always defer to the...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The swordfish with lemon butter was perfect— moist, and tender, not fishy. The clam chowder was loaded with clams and potatoes and had wonderful flavor. The gazpacho soup was thin, but flavorful. The scallops isn’t wow us, but had nice flavor and were well presented....More

Thank Marge H
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Tucked away in Dana Point Harbor, this family owned and operated eatery is one of the best around. Mesquite grilled before you eyes; steak, fish, foul doesn’t matter, you will love it.

Thank wcshepherd2
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The Harbor Grill is the locals #1 spot to go to for grilled fish. This is a long established restaurant that serves a wonderful variety of seafood options. Also, their open for lunch. The owners are Top Notch and some of the staff have been...More

Thank adoc4u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
You'll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant. We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails. For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day! Once you've enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie. The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant. Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You'll discover we're both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.
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