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“Lived up to its reputation.”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 149 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 40
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 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 the harbor afterwards.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We chose the Harbor Grill because of it's high TripAdvisor rating. It is close to the harbor ships with plenty of parking and and opportunities for pleasant strolls along the harbor. We liked the unassuming decor, quiet and cozy on a Monday evening. Service was friendly and attentive. Four of us enjoyed well prepared seafood dishes, scallops, swordfish and salmon, all juicy and tender.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We changed tables, due to the fact the patio chairs were quite uncomfortable. The waitress was so gracious and our new waitress was wonderful. This restaurant had excellent clam chowder, not the best but excellent, we had the seafood cobb salad it was very nice.
I like the fact that a lot of locals seemed to be there too. The char grill in the kitchen is worth seeing...very impressive to see fresh fish being cooked on it.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Ray K
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Enjoyed a good seafood dinner on a busy night when the Xmas lights sparkled.
Even if the setting was touristy, the evening was great fun.Despite large crowds you could talk to friends and service was attentive.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank Judy M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is a location only Restaraunt with average food at best (crabmeat cocktail was not good). Inside had drab dated decor, dirty silverware with a staff that was giving a lackluster effort - pass on this place.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Bill H
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