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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4476
+1 707-464-3815
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
$$ - $$$
150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4476
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had the fish and chips, it was so greasy I couldn't stand it. Then person we spoke with said they don't buy their fish straight from the local fishermen because it isn't dependable. I say, take your chances and serve better food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 585janar
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We each had a nice dinner that we shared along with a bottle of wine and a drink for our daughter. Try to get a table on the north side which I imagine does not overlook the RV park.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Barry A
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I was very Leary about trying the calamari steak. So often calamari is over cooked to the point of a rubber like texture that feels like your chewing on the soles of shoes. Not here, it was moist and tender and really tasted like an...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank inngirl79
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Our friends took us here for drinks when we were visiting the area. We had eaten earlier so opted to just try the chowder, it was alright but not the best on our trip. Took a bite of their fish and chips and it was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Food here was really good. You can't beat it and the service was excellent. I would go there for dinner.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mightymarenco
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Stopped at Crescent City on the way north for something to eat. Walked round the harbour which is intersting then saw this restaurant. Upstairs restaurant, decor a bit faded, cutlery a bit old but the food was really good. Prawns are recommended. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank gam8le
Reviewed 9 May 2018

OK, this is an interesting place. The dinning room is upstairs and you can see the ocean and bay, but you also see the parking lot, RV park, and old boats. If this place where closer to the water it would be much better, but...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank paulcE3081NI
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We were halfway through a long driving trip and decided to find a place to have lunch. We chose the Grotto out of convenience. After climbing the stairs to get in, we entered and walked into a very large restaurant. We had the place to...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank greenspratley
Reviewed 16 March 2018

out of business.... for sale maybe a new investor. nice building with a great view. Not sure where and investor can check out this property. It is close to hotels. we need your business.More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank CalBredTB
Katherine C, Manager at Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Hello! I am sorry you stopped by and we were closed. We reopened this weekend after our usual winter off-season closure for repairs and carpet cleaning. I am sorry we missed you. I hope you can visit us again soon! We will be open through...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

This restaurant is diner atmosphere. Our greatest pleasure was watching the seals out in the harbor. We were able to get an outside window and watched the seals dive and play in the water. The food was good and they allowed some substitutions when we...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Pam E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4476
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: +1 707-464-3815
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