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Salt Creek Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422 (Crown Valley Pkwy)
+1 949-661-7799
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Clemente, California, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a difficult diner to impress and can usually find the flaw in any restaurant's operation. Partly because I know the food service business inside out and partly because I just expect perfection in my high end dining. Last night my wife and I went to Salt Creek Grille for an early (pre-celebration) dinner. It was our wedding anniversary.... More 

Thank Bruce C
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here recently with a friend for brunch. I ordered the Salt Creek burger, and it was spectacular. Very unique bacon and onion jam on top of aged cheddar cheese melted into a medium cooked burger!! Ate it very slowly, did not want it to end! Great, friendly service! Will definitely return soon!

Thank smf0621
Laguna Niguel, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Food was delicious, service excellent, a few over priced menu items and it is just a little loud. There were lots of people, It busy Friday night and had private Christmas parties going on too, but the service was still fast. I did not care for there parking set up. They had Valet Parking that reserves all parking near the... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Westminster, CA
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We have eaten here numerous times. The food is always great and the service is wonderful. I want to mention the great service we had with Monique White. She made our visit extra special.

Thank RhinestoneLady
Los Angeles
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

big fun place with good service and food - a bit noisy at time. We had a family of 8 seating was good and the service smooth.

Thank Amos803
San Clemente Ca.
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had dinner here with family that we couldn't make it to Thanksgiving.....so it was a family celebration. It wasn't special on any level.The food was good. The service was curious. We had a server, who seemed like a seasoned professional. We all had to question his attitude though. Very snarky. Almost like he was doing us a favor instead... More 

Thank Victoria L
Laguna Beach, California
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215 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice high end fast food at the bar. We've eaten there many times, excellent prime rib and steaks, eat in or out, especially with many months of great weather. They offer special occasion fixed menu brunches like Mother's Day which are really nice. But when you are hungry and don't want to wait, go to the bar and order,... More 

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Columbia, South Carolina
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I took a small group to this restaurant after a seminar. The food was good. The service was great. The noise level was low so that we could talk. Plus, it was half price wine night!!!!!!

Thank smitty237
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Dana Point for two nights, and really researched dinner places before making reservations. The food was very good, and we would return, but there were a few issues. I ordered the sea bass, and it was cooked to perfection! We also got a few appetizers (corn bread included), and would order it all again. Our waiter, however, disappeared... More 

Thank SEBlosangeles
Birmingham, Alabama
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233 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious lunch. Try the Creek Burger and French Dip Sandwiches. Salads were delicious as well as Chicken Tortilla Soup. Highly recommend! Loved the bottomless mimosas!

Thank luvtotravel0330

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799

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