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“Great food and atmosphere”

Harbor Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 147 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 15 - USD 40
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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 11 February 2018

To start off the waitress and entire staff were friendly and prompt. The bread was amazing. The fresh fish and side dishes perfectly prepared and seasoned. This was a coastal treat to be sure. I would go here again and again when in Dana Point.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We had a really wonderful meal here and would definitely come again. There were 7 people and we all had great meals. My personal meal was one of the house specials- tempura shrimp- recommended by the waitress. I added a salad that was very good and quite substantial. The varied menu offers something for all tastes.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We called to make sure they had a table, and 10 minutes later we had an excellent table for two. Reserve in advance. It was Friday night, and they had a piano player - nice vibe. We shared the Mahi-Mahi with garlic mashed potatoes, and it was delicious comfort food. A good wine list - we chose a glass of Babich Sauvi and a Ferraro Carrano Fume - reasonable prices ($12). Great service - we recommend the Harbor Grill.

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Thank 8Peter
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We went here with family from out of state. The food, as usual, was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service is wonderful as well. This is my favorite restaurant in the harbor!

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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 the harbor afterwards.

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Thank Tom S
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