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The Shwack Beach Grill

24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
+1 949-218-2731
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (54 reviews)
“burger” (81 reviews)
“fries” (49 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to grab a light lunch and snack here while visiting family in the area. It has a large n varied menu so something for everyone. We all ordered different things and we all enjoyed our meals. Would go again!

Thank kblackman623
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular low key eatery. Great hamburgers, salads and tacos. Nice outside patio where you can bring your dogs. Reasonable prices.

Thank sukiewest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down one of my DP favorites!!!We are here at least 3 times a month! We bike and walk here ( dog friendly patio and we have 3 pups). Great and inexpensive breakfast but ends too early ( 11 am I think- I’m just thinking...More

Thank bushnell_traveler
Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I were in the mood for a burger and the Shwack Beach Grill looked appealing. The service was quick and the burgers were excellent. Next time I hope to give the ribs a try.

Thank William H
Reviewed 3 January 2018

You order at the counter and they bring your lunch to your table.Place was packed with families and beachgoers and had a party feel.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

For a quick bite to eat and not a greasy fast food burger this place is great! They also have great tacos and kids plates. No complaints.

Thank JamieCB
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I need to admit that the only reason we came here was the name. My buddy and I were early for a business meeting and I loaded up TripAdvisor and I said out loud "The Shwack". After that, we kept saying Shwack and then had...More

Thank psudino
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I didn’t want a full dinner and happened upon Shwack’s while walking around. It was crowded and lively with a menu on a blackboard. You order at the counter and get a table if you can. I had fish tacos on corn...More

Thank claudine53
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I wanted to explore another beach city south of HB, so my friend directed me to Shwack. Its on Del Prado & Amber Lantern, in the Lantern section of Dana Point. I ordered a bloody mary ($6.50) and the Shwack combo omelette ($7.95 | 3...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We were initially going to eat here but because there was a car show there was absolutely nowhere to sit. However we did end up coming back later. This is a great place for drinks and for food. I only had a soft drink but...More

Thank iloveloveseaotters
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4 December 2016|
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Response from TeresaT T | Reviewed this property |
I eat anything, including street and alley food, so I did not notice. If you need gluten free, call them. It's quite big menu for such a small place, so certainly there is something you can have.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-2731
  • E-mail
The Shwack Beach Grill is a fast-casual American Restaurant featuring a unique menu of fresh California-inspired food at an affordable price, served quickly for both dine in and take out. Our core menu focuses on burgers, chicken sands, tacos, salads and spuds. We serve breakfast daily from 8am-11am and dinner specials from 4pm-close. We feature 12 Craft Beers on Draft and 7 hand selected wines. The Shwack is the perfect spot to grab some grub after a Surf-sesh or for a Fun dinner with the Fam! We love locals and tourists alike and hope to remind all of our guests that Life is Good...Shwack it!
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