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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
+1 949-661-7799
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
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All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

First time visit here! I can see why this restaurant has such great local reviews.. dinner last night was a fantastic experience! Our awesome waiter "Derrick" complemented our dinner which was cooked to perfection. This place know how to run an efficient restaurant! Even the...More

Thank SteveTraveler
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were in the Dana Point area and decided to try out a new place. After reading some good reviews about Salt Creek Grille, we gave it a try and were not disappointed. We started out with the bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp and wedge salad...More

Thank RichK_San
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We 6 had dinner here and thought it was very good. There's something for everyone from vegetarian to baby back ribs. Very solid menu, nice ambiance with booths for 4 & 6. Our group loved the ribs, garlic fries, Mary's rotisserie chicken, salads...all good.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere the Friday evening we went to dinner. The steak was an excellent choice of my companion and the chicken that I had was wonderful. Would definitely return.

Thank faelia007
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stopped in for a final drink and desert. Had the buttercake desert with strawberries and whipped cream. Tasty AND sweet (and I mean REALLY sweet). First few bites took some adjustment, but after that finished it. I think I gained back the 8 pounds I...More

Thank Burton K
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have dined here many times. The food is good and the prices are not outrageous. It is also family friendly and we have included our kids in brunches and dinners here for many years. This visit, however, was superior due to the great service...More

Thank dcacciapaglia
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was our first visit - we met friends to listen to the singer/guitarist. Our dinners (one fish, one sandwich) were delicious and the atmosphere/decor is very nice.... though I'm not a fan of mandatory valet parking!

Thank jim710W
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My daughter remarked as we drove away this evening that she'd had too many so-so meals at this restaurant to go back again, and although it was only my first time, I'm with her. First impressions mean a lot, right? And when the waiter appears...More

Thank kooikermom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Good, clean well run restaurant in Dana. I have driven by this place dozens of time on trips to Laguna. I'm from San Diego so only went on intuition rather than any reviews. Was pleasantly pleased at our dinner. My son ordered the short rib/noodle...More

Thank d c
Reviewed 11 January 2016

No wait, friendly staff, good food. They brought us a free dessert for our anniversary. Was very thoughtful.

Thank ViequesDan
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Barbara C
Can you substitute another vegetable for the one that comes with your chosen entree?
10 March 2017|
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Response from OC-RaiderFan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely my wife does it all the time!
By the glass Happy hour How much is Pinot Noir la Crema
28 January 2017|
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Response from JeffConline | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799
  • E-mail