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Harbor Grill Restaurant

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34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Dana Point, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has delicious food and a very pleasant ambiance, including a nice enclosed patio for dining outdoors. Each time I have been there, the service has been excellent, the cocktails delicious (especially the lemon drop martini) and the seafood has been fresh. The menu offers a wide variety of food and the presentation is always delightful. It is suitable... More 

Thank jaxgrls
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have dined at this restaurant on several occasions over the past 28 years and it never fails us! From the excellent bar service (Eddie, Michelle & Videl), to the excellent servers (too many to name) and outstanding Executive Chef Angel Fabian and his staff, the Harbor Grill is a wonderful place to share that special celebration, weeknight dinner, or... More 

Thank jwalk327
Lake Forest, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a beautiful day, the food was delicious, but I thought this place had a view of the water! Not. The tasty Mojito assuaged my disappointment a bit. I enjoyed the crab cakes with savory red sauce and the grilled shrimp tacos with guacamole -- very flavorful. Friendly and attentive waitress.

Thank JaneDeLo
Indianapolis, Indiana
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599 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were not impressed with the loud piano music.....we were seated just over the half wall from the player who was positioned just inside the entry door....difficult for conversation. We were not impressed with the prices charged for what was served.....expensive. There was interesting body language by the waitress when we told her we were not ordering any alcoholic beverage.....and... More 

Thank gold-vintner
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff who looked after our scooters at the hostess station. wonderful menu options for little bites to big appetites. The coconut shrimp was excellent! we enjoyed the seating and the sunset.

Thank lisajmccleney
Oceanside, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ambiance is not the best.. unless you can get a seat on the patio, but the food is excellent, good value, and friendly staff. I highly recommend it.

Thank Julie F
Miami, Florida
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many places close their kitchen early out in California that it's really nice to find a place that stays open even a little later than the 9:00 PM norm. This place serves up the seafood in style. Dana Point sure is pretty.

Thank Papa G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Harbor Grill in Dana Point for dinner on Wednesday, 10/05/16. It seems to be an off season time of year, but Harbor Grill was still busy. That's because of the food and atmosphere. We sat close enough to the large window into the kitchen so we were happy to see the chef grilling the seafood. They had a piano... More 

Thank Terri H
Estacada, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect small, not pretentious seafood restaurant. No water views but the food was wonderful, perfectly prepared and our server was absolutely THE best. Minimal menu but I would definitely eat there again.

Thank Lynne G
Monrovia, California
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

As crew for one of the boats at the Toshiba Tall Ship Festival our days ran rather late. Later than we like to eat. However, the gentleman at the Marina Inn suggested Harbor Grill as it would still be open for another forty-five minutes. Susan was our waitress. Very nice gal. We had a couple of questions, assured my husband... More 

Thank Anna Marie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, 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: 19492401416
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?