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$15 - $40
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Sponsored by: Harbor Grill Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Oysters All Day. Everyday!
1. Oysters All Day. Everyday!
"The oysters are always fresh, expertly shucked"
hunterflys
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2. A wonderful dinner!
2. A wonderful dinner!
"This is the place to go for fresh seafood."
CaliFlower57
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3. Great seafood !
3. Great seafood !
"best bouillabaisse, it has a lobster tail, couple crab claws, shrimps"
Mimi L
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Reviewed March 29, 2021

Ate Lunch here. The service was great and the food was also great. Was seated right away. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 3, 2021

We went whale watching last Sunday and then had reservations here for lunch. We arrived a few minutes early but they had our table ready and we were immediately greeted by the warm staff. We had a table on the sidewalk near the shops but...it still felt private and set aside but the water and boats right in front of us. They have markings on the menu of GF options which was really helpful. I had the mahi-mahi tacos and they were amazing! The sauce had a little kick and made the meal. Others in our group had the shrimp and fruit and the trout. I noticed they had mimosas and brunch items that day that people around us seemed to really be enjoying. Our server was attentive and so kind, always one step ahead of anything we needed. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 29, 2021

We stopped by for lunch to enjoy actually dining at a restaurant in the midst of the pandemic-and we guarantee that we will be back. The fried oysters and the calamari were about as good as it gets. The service was sensational. And the ambience...was very much appreciated after not dining for some time! Well done!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2020

I ate in The Habour Grill earlier this week with my family. The restaurant is nice and the food tasty. This evening we went back, we took ribs for the starter; it came black, looking more like charcoal and the inside part of the meat...was totally dry. We told the waiter right away, who spoke to his manager, and he came back sayin that it's lean meat and that's why its like that. We had other lean meats tonight and a few days ago and they were NOT dryedout, let alone totally burnt. At the end of the meal when we got the bill we asked to speak to the manager (said his name was Jason) we told him about the ribs; he was extremely rude and aggressive and shouting, it was shocking!! We've been to restaurants around the world NEVER had we come across such behaviour towards a costumer, nor did our uncle and wife who were there with us. Never before did I right a negative review on a restaurant, but this was severely extreme behaviour, hence the one star!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2020 via mobile

I got the sea bass and it was delicious. It was cooked in some soy sauce which my friend didn't particularly care for. The menu offers a nice selection. The wine list is ok. I've been twice since Covid and both times they checked my...temperature. However, my male friends both said that they were not checked on the exact same night that I was there. Maybe because they're blonde??? I hope not. Any how that has nothing to do with the food.. but still it was weird.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2020

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here! We both had a Sea Bass dish. I had the Pan Seared Cajun Blackened Seabass and my wife had the Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass. Both dishes were cooked to perfection! The service was also excellent! Highly recommend this...eating establishment!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

The atmosphere was great. The wait staff was ok. Never came to the table between food being served and the check.The food was half. My wife's lobster ravioli was very good. My fish and chips was grease. Soggy grease. So I was disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

After a long day walking ,,we decided to drop in at the Harbor grill for lunch ,it is not your five stars fancy seafood restaurant , decor just like family run clean diner ., very big ,the lunch hours very full , we only wait...not more them 15 mins ,hostess very nice got us a lovely outdoor seating , good views of the marina , menu excellent ,lot to choice from ,steak to seafood , lucky day for me ,just find out they have the Special OYSTER all day for $10.95 ! you can not go wrong with this deal ,so we order the Rockefeller , and Fried Oyster , .it is nor to shabby at all ,very good size ,taste fresh not frozen at all ,also the Calamar is crispy outside juicy inside , better them Greek ! we share the Cobb salad very fresh and lot of crab meat , over all ,the quality of the food and service is excellent ! must eat place in Dana Point ! truly recommenced it ! ** This reviews is in March 2020 **More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

We’ve been having meals here for over 30 years. Love the location, the fresh fish choices and the staff. You can’t go wrong with the choice you make everything is good. Fresh halibut /the salmon ,and the shrimp or fish tacos are my go to....My mom loves the scallops, and husband now gets the fish brochette with a sample of different fresh fish...they have done a great job during this pandemic keeping you safe and extending patio out to accommodate guests under current regulations (the whole marina area is masks required). Enjoy!!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

We sat in the back patio and enjoyed the view of the marina. The fish and chips was the best I have eaten for years. My wife ordered the fried calamari which was also excellent.

Date of visit: September 2020
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I’ve never had brunch there, but should be good, try for a table with view
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  • Harbor Grill Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4