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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (60 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We came in early at 6;00 with no reservation and was seated immediately by a friendly hostess. I noticed on Friday night, there were a lot of seniors enjoying their meal. We ordered our food and had a delicious glass of Reisling. There was no...More

Thank normaredk
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We sat outside and had a wonderful waitress. She offered to turn on the heat for us. The food was very good overall. The favorite here was the Southwestern Chilean sea bass, which was perfectly cooked. It is a great location for a walk at...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, unpretentious local seafood spot. Not fancy, just warm and friendly with good fish. We enjoyed a nice dinner for two on a weekend trip to Dana Point. Service was excellent and all the food quite good. Definitely suggest reservations on a weekend as it...More

Thank mrg128
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight I had the opportunity to dine at this fine establishment. I brought with me my daughter and one of her friends from law school. It was special occasion as they were entering into their final year. The meal from start to finish was nothing...More

Thank Icantdrive65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted seafood and this worked out for us very nicely. We walked in on a Wednesday and were seated immediately. We had sea bass with black bean sauce, Chicken pasta with a basil cream sauce (my wife doesn't do seafood, so they made this...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat inside upstairs but there is also outside seating. Very good menu and they are willing to make substitutions. We all had sea food which were excellent. Good service also

Thank MenifeeHelen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

unpretentious. Nice sized portions. Nice view of the harbor. Attentive wait staff. Key lime pie was delicious

Thank HenryJ586
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of restaurants on Dana point harbor but we chose this one....Delicious food, great service and great staff! The fish and chips were delicious and the burgers were delicious too along with the fries, The staff was wonderful, very friendly.quick service as well!

Thank cjp03
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy the Harbor Grill. We know the food will be good & so will the service. Menu could be a little updated, but then again why change something that works!

Thank MonicaNikki
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I always enjoy the fish dinners at Harbor grill. I travel a lot and the fish is served here is on par with the best restaurant that I have been too. The only knock I have is that the prices have gone up to the...More

Thank Diego821
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
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.
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