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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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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at a loose end for lunch while in Dana Point and stumbled across the Harbor Grill. The food was Good as was the service.

Thank Denis P
Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My cousins took me to Harbor Grill for my belated birthday lunch and what a great lunch it was! Two of us had the Caribbean spiced sea bass tacos with rice pilaf. My other cousin had soup and a salad. I think we had the better choice! The fish was hot, crispy and very flavorful. I hesitated on the chipotle... More 

Thank DrConni
Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely restaurant in the harbor with no view, but a nice outdoor patio. Service was very good and friendly. A full bar, with a very nice wine list and a piano player. Our salads were very good as were the main courses. I had the seafood gumbo with rice which had plenty of flavor and a good amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on a Friday night without reservations. It was around 8:15. We had a drink at the bar while waiting, and after maybe 15 mins our table was ready. I had the sea bass cerveche as an appetizer and it was fantastic! We each has Pacific swordfish, but prepared differently. Again, very good. Server ( Aubrey) was very... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabolous food - the grilled swordfish could not be better cooked: grilled all through but still juicy (which isn't all easy). Very nice, friendly and relaxed service even for an up-market and not cheap restaurant but it was worth every dollar!

Thank Peoskaris
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner with the family here after spending the day at Baby Beach. The service was great and the food was delicious. We enjoyed the fish brochettes and the grilled scallops! The mojito was also outstanding!

Thank s_taitt
Dana Point, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite dishes is the tempura shrimp, plump, juicy and comes with a wonderful dipping sauce. I also enjoy their shrimp/crab Louie salad which can be hard to find. Great location too.

Thank capowilson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dana Point's Harbor Grill has become an institution in the seaside community by delivering delicious food and attentive service year after year. The premise of a grill sounds straightforward. It's consistent excellence that distinguishes the Harbor Grill. Mesquite-grilled swordfish comes just so; the grilling complements the taste of the fish rather than overpowers it. Ditto the grilled shrimp. The mahi... More 

Thank Richard R
Medina, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner one night during our stay in Newport Beach. The calamari appetizer and crawfish etouffe entree were both excellent. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Gary M
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was looking forward to fish and chips by the ocean. Harbor Grill did not disappoint! Good food and a nice little outside dining area.

Thank Mike84604

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Gluten Free, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups
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, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?