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American, Bar, Pub
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34683 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
+1 949-496-9028
07:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turk was a 'B' movie strongman who opened up this pub on the Dana Point marina. It is loaded with old photos of Turk himself in a variety of roles as well as many other Hollywood legends. It is an old time pub with cheap beer and decent eats. It is very casual inside. There is a marina outside where... More 

Thank david m
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The were several references in the reviews regarding "locals only". I can see why people feel this way as we were met with many "you must be tourists" stares as we entered. However, the service from our waitress made us feel at home. The food was nothing special but it was decent and there were fairly large portions. Very dive... More 

Thank Kevin R
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Interesting little place. Seems to be mostly locals and boaters from the marina. Everyone was friendly and the couple snacks we had were good.

Thank bclg
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The egg Benedict is super good. They only have it on weekends though. So, be sure that if you want to have a taste of it, it's the weekend. I love how the hollandaise sauce not too sour and just nice. Their ham is the best with the English muffin. You can order half of it if you think the... More 

Thank Jessica P
New Vernon, New Jersey
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446 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My first time in Dana Point and I met a local couple at lunch who recommended Turk's if I wanted to see where the locals ate and drank. I was staying at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott so it was a 20 minute. It's not a big place but the bar is fairly long and inviting. I arrived with work colleagues... More 

1 Thank Dan P
San Diego, California
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87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Really like this place. The food is outstanding and drinks nicely poured. It is positioned with a harbor view without the touristy prices. The Bar/Restaurant has tons of movie memorabilia on the walls b/c the owner was in films as well as a bit of a local personality. I will stop here each time I am in Dana Point going... More 

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Rustic decor, very casual dining, friendly service. The fish and chips are excellent, and enough for two hungry diners.

Thank StrayPup
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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275 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Love the decor and atmosphere of this very charming local bar that has very friendly staff. When we visit Dana Point we always make a stop by Turk's for some Bloody Mary's while enjoying the view of the marina out the window. My wife and I have never eaten at Turks's but we have friends who have and said the... More 

Thank radman143
Green Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I have been going to Turk's for over 30+ years and always make it my first stop when I arrive. Love the local fare and bartenders who remember you the minute you walk in the door. A must go to.

Thank mwalker57
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Crisp, light beer battered Alaskan whitefish, sweet-potatoe fries, and succulent onion rings. Delish! Pub located right on the wharf.

1 Thank Cheryl W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34683 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-9028

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?