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“Relaxed with a lovely harbor view”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 145 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dana Point Harbor Drive
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.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

It was a bit difficult to find, but well worth the hunting. Had a nice view of the harbor. The food was excellent - menu primarily seafood. The fried calamari was delicate and cooked to perfection - a rarity in the U.S.

Thank kmcbUsa
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I more or less stumbled on this restaurant when coming to this beautiful
part of southern california.
I love coming to Dana Point because for me it is a massive jewel in this
amazing state,
For anybody who enjoys no nonsense attentive service with very well prepared
food you cannot go wrong. Yes it is not cheap but you do get what you pay for
in this instance. You also if you dine in the inside of the restaurant a terrific view
of the chefs at work, something that I really appreciate having owned my own high
class restaurant in the UK,
I think in this day and age to find a restaurant that serves good food with excellent
service is a major bonus because from experience it can be difficult to keep a team happy and motivated.
This something they do very well.
All that remains for me to say please enjoy, you will not be disapointed.
Peter Miller.
From the UK

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Thank Peter M
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

The food is good if you enjoy seafood. The waitstaff is friendly. It wasn't very busy when we went as it was a Monday evening. The price point was a bit higher than I would have expected. There are a few under $20 entrees if you search them out.

Thank johnruda
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Whenever we find ourselves in Dana Point, we always stop by at Harbor Grill to have some fresh grilled fish. It is a casual and laid back place by Dana Point Harbor. Their prices are affordable and very reasonable considering that they serve freshly caught fish ~~ never frozen.

Thank VegasPinay
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I go here often and its always very good , but it is expensive so we don't bring kids or friends . That being said the quality of the food is top notch and the service is good . The place is in Dana piont harbor so walk before or after dinner can be pleasant . The piano player here is sneaky and slips in some zepplin or eagles now and then . We always enjoy this place but its not really large so make reservation

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