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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (9 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a spot for dinner and honestly chose this spot because we could get in quickly on a Friday night. Because we were last minute diners, our only option was downstairs with no view. There is upstairs view seating but on a...More

Thank KellyC1231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt like a crowded party rather than a seaside grill. I was hoping for more Harbor than tables and walls. Noisy. Location is great, nice to walk around before and after dinner - and Christmas time is exquisite for a visit. Food was not quite...More

Thank TeresaT T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the "Miso Glazed Chilean Seabass", and from that description, one would make the logical leap that the fish was "miso glazed", right? Wrong. My fish arrived sitting on top of a blob of mashed potatoes (I asked for rice) and in a BOWL of...More

Thank none P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and a crab cocktail. The wine was good, the crab was not great...sort of stringy. Would not return. Dana Point has better.

Thank HudsongrlChicago
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I had lunch with a group and thought that the food I ordered was very good: clam chowder, salmon and creme brûlée. Service was on the slow side, possibly because it was a group. Atmosphere is more like a diner, so it doesn't necessarily match...More

Thank jsh44320
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Very pleasant place. Food was very good. House wine was also very good. Had short ribs special which was excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The menu is varied and the food is always hot and delicious. The staff is friendly and service is good. The daily catch is always special.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We love this family owned restaurant which is located at the Dana Point Harbor. You are always greeted with a big smile, while listening to the pianist playing familiar music. The quality of the food is always fresh. The food is cooked on hot coals...More

Thank jewel52
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.

Thank soarinval12
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...More

Thank kblackman623
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
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.
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