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“Harbor Grill Is Wonderful!”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 146 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 September 2, 2014

Wonderful views of the harbor and marina - delicious seafood and caring service all add up to a super lunch or dinner!

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Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Harbor Grill is a perennial standby at Dana Point Harbor and rightly so. Although the portions were a little small for my taste the quality was excellent. The server was very knowledgeable, patient, and attentive. It was overall a very enjoyable meal. I had the distinct feeling that anything on their varied seafood menu would be excellent. We had Craw-fish Etouffee and Cajun Blackened Sea bass. Yummy.

It is a nice place for an upscale family outing. The outdoor seating area is particularly kid friendly.

The harbor is 200 yards away and the breezes are cool. It would be a romantic evening dinner destination followed a nice after dinner stroll.

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Thank SOCGAC
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a great time. The escargot was great. My steak was fantasic, but the best the my party had was the pesto salmon.

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Thank TheBigFishHead
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Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

A relaxing place near the Pacific Ocean. Sitting outside was perfect, the weather couldn't have been better.
The food was delicious with several light fare options offered, such as salads, soups, and sandwiches. Although it is mainly seafood, there are options for the non-seafood palate.
The service was slow, but who is in a hurry to leave the scenery.

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very consistent restaurant. Nice live piano music that adds to the casual/classy atmosphere. Never had a bad meal here. Outdoor patio available also. Enjoy your meal then walk around the harbor, beautiful!

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Thank MJcatlvr
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