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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (55 reviews)
“burger” (138 reviews)
“fries” (54 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fast casual place to enjoy a broad menu selection. Burgers, and tacos are great. Indoor and outdoor tables. Try it, you’ll be back. Also one in San Clemente, on El Camino Real.

Thank wcshepherd2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admit it. We all know it anyway: fries are one of life's favorite guilty pleasures and THIS place delivers a unique and delicious version. My husband enjoyed a chicken dinner while this island chick went for a sandwich by the same name. It had me...More

Thank Palmtreesinmyblood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend a Sunday in Dana Point. Love the sliders and the long board beer is a favorite. Was full at 1:30 but did manage to have a seat at the bar

Thank gal8Pool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time coming here. Food is very good. We had salads which were wonderful, but the fries were over done and not something we really liked. Overall a very good experience and we will go back.

Thank theclelandagency
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Shwack!! It is our go to place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great, healthy food that is reasonably priced too!

Thank cindylynnportrait
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

While taking a coastal drive, we realized a little too late that we were hungry for lunch. We pulled over to check TripAdvisor for restaurants nearby, and decided on The Schwack Beach Grill. The restaurant is walk-up and order, find a table, if possible, and...More

Thank Seabreeze48
Reviewed 23 May 2018

So what is a “Shwack.” Surfers say a shwack is a term often used to describe the sound of a surfboard hitting the wave. Urban dictionary definition of shwack is “a large number or amount of something.” Well, for this restaurant I am going for the...More

Thank caneguy
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great burgers and fries. Family atmosphere. Good times! Great beers and full soda bar. Friendly help.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on way through. Surfer eclectic feel. Ordered eggs Benedict. And eggs sausage hash browns. Both very good. Sausage was not a pre made patty. Had great spicy flavor. Portions were decent. Pricing is that of any place in California. Self serve soda....More

Thank lbridgeman
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Went down on a beautiful Saturday early afternoon based on trip advisor reviews. I asked which was better - the onion soup or rockin fish chowder. They responded that we are known for our chowder so that's what I ordered. The chowder was very soupy...More

Thank rocknrollal
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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, Highchairs Available
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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