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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
+1 949-661-7799
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

SALT CREEK GRILLE, Dana Point, CA! My Husband and I moved down to Dana Pt, back in 1997, and have been coming back to this place for over 20 years, it's still a Very Special 💑Date Night Spot! We ❀Chillin’ on the patio in front...More

Thank LagunaBch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our Go to place when we don't feel like driving a lot to get a decent meal. The food, service, atmosphere and management are all very good. We highly recommend it.

Thank jewel52
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Fun and lively bar. Food menu is just ok. I suggest you go for drinks and fun. If you order food, it won't be great, but it won't be bad either.

Thank yannis63
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had our annual Christmas meal at the Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point, there were only three of us, but the food was delicious, the service very good, and the atmosphere inviting. I'll come back here. I appreciate it when I ask the wait...More

Thank PudensWilliams
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A very nice venue. Courteous, friendly staff. The portions are large and taste wonderful. It was a by chance stop, and glad that we made it!

Thank 954jme
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The place was very busy and we had reservations...only way to go. Our service was quick considering the crowd. The servers were very good, helpful and attentive. The food was traditional holiday food..the turkey was very moist and I am not a white meat guy,...More

Thank CaptPJ
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here on a Friday night. It was crowded. No room at the bar. Luckily we were seated in about 20 minutes. Food was delicious but pricey.

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We go to Salt creek grill often for happy hour. Best in area.Wine is good, and the small bites are wonderful.

Thank Marietta B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Salt Creek Grill is tight on the corner of PCH and Crown Valley. They have a excellent menu, with a wide selection. The menu has salads, sandwichs, chicken , seafood, ribs (yum yum), steaks and other choices. Comfortable setting, and even have an outdoor...More

Thank R G B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went their mid week for dinner. Place is very dark on the inside - bar dominates one side of the restaurant the other side is stuffed with dark booths - very reminiscent of a Dennys. Typical bar type food - attempts to make it sound...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, 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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Our culinary approach follows the time-honored tradition of grilling meats over hot, mesquite embers. With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, the food at Salt Creek Grille is crafted with the freshest meats, poultry, fish, and produce available. Enjoy our handcrafted menu items paired with unique wines from boutique vineyards and well-known cellars, catering to both the connoisseur and casual diner.
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