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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)
+1 949-240-1416
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another fine visit with wonderful views. The wait staff was 100% dead on as was the food quality,Had the swordfish special as well as a lobster roll both knocked it out of the park Get a window seat at sunset. Recommend!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an amazing Fresh Fish lunch. Everyone's meal was very tasty. I have enjoyed coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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Bedford, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent atmosphere!! I had the same waitress two nights in a row (yes, it was THAT good!) and she was great! The food was delicious. I travel for work and you never know what you'll get while out in new areas... I was extremely pleased with this restaurant

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Corona del Mar, California
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fish meals... We keep coming back because the meals are so good. If you have never had Crawfish Étouffée... you have to try it. The Tempura Prawns and the grilled scallops are also TOPS

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the kind of dark, dingy place that you walk in and wish you were somewhere else. It does not appear to have been redecorated in fifty years. We sat out on the veranda, which was slightly less depressing. The waitress was wonderful, however, and gave us good advice on menu selections, and the food was out of this... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

able to seat group of 12 inside; mahi-mahi to ribeye; considered for larger (30) group dinner…not very hungry for business

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Dana Point, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 

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California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 

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Lake Forest, California
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?