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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
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 100 year old mom and I ate lunch outside and split crab cakes, swordfish in tarragon butter and key lime pie. Even though her taste buds aren’t as sharp as they used to be, she was delighted with everything as was I. We would...return .More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

We very much enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner at Harbour House. My wife always look for a place for swordfish when we visit Southern California. She found their Japanese Marinade swordfish to be excellent. I couldn’t decide on all the great sounding choices for seafood...entrees. The waitress suggested the scallops on Angel hair pasta with green curry sauce. “You’ll love it!” she said. I certainly did. The Ahi Tuna poke appetizer was also really good. We are doing a bit of travelling around for the last week. This is by far the best meal we have hadMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

Good food. A bit gourmet, so portions not large. Bread was good to start, my scallops over pasta were fine, gumbo solid too. Service was good. All in all a fine experience, a bit pricey but good

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022

Loved the seafood here, but I heard the waitress talking about the restaurant closing sometime in the near future. Decent prices. They had the best ranch dressing I've ever had too!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

Simply put, the smoked halibut appetizer is utter perfection! It is one of the finest composed dishes I have ever had in my life. Luscious chunks of smoked halibut sit on subtly-dressed greens topped with shaved slices of shallot, accompanied by a gorgeous tarragon mayo,...and grilled lemon. Each of these components is stunning, and and delicious in their own right, but combine them all, as this brilliant dish does, and you have perfection, utter, world class, stunning, mind-boggling perfection! Rarely in my travels have I had a dish as amazing as this one. In addition, the restaurant ambience is wonderful and the staff terrifically attentive and friendly (especially if you’re lucky enough to get Lisa H. 😀).More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

Been coming here for years. Consistently good seafood. Good wines. Everything is reasonably priced. Service is top notch. Highly recommend!!!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

My friend and I had lunch at the Harbor Grill Restaurant in Dana Point. Great location on the harbor! We both opted for the Fish and Chips which we thoroughly enjoyed. If you are craving seafood, I would recommend a visit to the Harbor Grill...Restaurant. Extensive menu. Service was great. Food $$$$. After your meal, you can take a nice stroll around the harbor!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

Our favorite restaurant while visiting SoCal. We ate at Harbor Grill after our whale watching tour nearby. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. Service was wonderful. Cocktails were incredible—especially the Cadillac Margs & Keoke Coffee! Still thinking about the scrumptious lobster tail. Appetizers, entrees, and...desserts all presented beautifully. Love the vibe and the atmosphere. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed this restaurant thoroughly! Would recommend to anyone wanting some delicious seafood, drinks, and views in fabulous Dana Point!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2021 via mobile

One word. Amazing. Casual but top notch. Talented chef. Everything perfect. Seasoning, temperature, creativity, on snd on. A must go to.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 23, 2021

Entering as a gentle electric piano played nicely at the entrance. so folks outside and in could enjoy. Wait staff and hosts also very nice in causual manner made for a low key or dress up for the marina kind of dinner; walking distance from...hotel and on marina. Clam chowder, fries, beer and wine good. but didn't enjoy our meal as much as the location. We had fish and chips and salmon salad. Nice place to sit on patio and have cocktails and appetizers I would think.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

This is the third time we visited this restaurant and we’ve never been disappointed! Crab cakes are delicious. Seafood entrees generous and wait staff attentive and extremely courteous!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

The fried oysters are delicious. The fried calamari was average however, the tartar sauce was excellent. The Japanese style swordfish was good but normally Japanese style does not have chili peppers so beware if you do not like chili peppers. The halibut seemed previously frozen...but was not bad. Our server was excellentMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021

We enjoyed excellent food, good location, plenty of parking. This was our first dinner of a 5 night vacation and did not disappoint.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021 via mobile

We are on vacation in Dana Point for the week trying to find some good restaurants and we landed on a good one with The Harbor Grill! We did make reservations online so that made it easy to start with no waiting. Service was great...through the whole meal and atmosphere was nice. We ended up seated inside which was nice but we were hoping for some better views or outside seating which they do have. We started with some wine, local beer and appetizers. They were all great. For the appetizers we got calamari and Brussel sprouts. Delicious as highly recommend them. For our main courses we got the BBQ Shrimp, Lobster Ravioli, Blackened Bass and Scallop Serrano with a side of gumbo. All were delicious and well prepared. We definitely would not have an issue ordering any of those dishes again. It was so good we are considering going back again before we leave. Over all a great experience and meal. We would recommend this as a stop if you are looking for some good seafood. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021

We took a road trip & this was one of our stops -my husband met a friend from high school. Had a nice brunch & nice conversation. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. I would visit again if in the area.

Date of visit: May 2021
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No, super casual if you want; we had just come from whale watching. But if it’s a date night you could dress up too, either way. That’s what’s fun about the beach. Enjoy!
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I’ve never had brunch there, but should be good, try for a table with view
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4