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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

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150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They where great. Food was awesome and staff was amazing. The view was also another feature that was amazing. Was just a little pricey. But other than that it was amazing

Thank daisy3535
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined on July 4 and the waitress did the best she could considering the demands on her time. But what I must talk about was the fried oysters. I was trying to get something simple that could not be hard to fix. You know, you take a fresh oyster, you dust it with flour, you dip... More 

Thank Laura m
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of travel, my husband and I had a wonderful dinner. We were warmly welcomed and had terrific, friendly service. Drinks were brought promptly. The grilled halibut was very fresh. No complaints at all. Our second floor table overlooked the harbor. Pretty view .

Thank CMUParent
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They are closed most of the time. Open maybe 2 days a week. Don't know what's going on maybe remodeling or something. There was a for sale sign posted. Did with there ounces was very expencive, for what you got. I would rather 31st somewhere elce.

Thank Brian M
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view of the coast. Poor quality food; and even worse service. This is the second time we've eaten here; first time was a number of years ago (in 2010) and then the food was HIDDEOUS but the service was okay. Decided to give them another try (in June 2016) and the food wasn't as awful as years ago, but... More 

Thank RamblinUSA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We seen the bad reviews on this place and thought it can'be that bad we were so wrong prime rib was so dry it looked like leather. Steak was so dry three bites was all i could do. i would NOT recommend this place to anyone..... I will never doubt a review again lesson learned.......

Thank Kim D
Beaverton, Oregon, Usa
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden off 101 between trailer parks and close to the marina. Currently being remodeled on the lower level. Restaurant and bar are on second level with some view of the ocean. I had the halibut and chips. Wife had clams. She was very pleased with her dinner. Mine was ok. Not as firm as I would expect fresh quality halibut... More 

Thank Wayne E
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch around 1 PM. The place was practically empty so you would think that the server would be able to handle it. She finally came over to our table we ordered our food and a couple of drinks and waited. And waited. And waited. And finally she brought out the food the only problem was she never... More 

Thank David T
Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our server was very nice and the view from inside the restaurant was something that was unexpected. Even though the food was a bit overpriced in my opinion, there was a lot of food that came with each dish. The chowder was a very unique taste that was refreshing. Fish tasted fresh and the scallops were also delicious. I was... More 

Thank Garrett B
Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Eight of us were in Crescent City as a half-way point on our way to San Francisco. We tried to eat at one restaurant, but they had an hour wait. Harbor View Grotto is a little off the beaten path (a bit closer to the water), and it seems a bit seedy when you first go in, but our waiter... More 

Thank torijoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: 707-464-3815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?