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Harbor House
Harbor House

Harbor House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harborhousesd.com
  • Email: manager@harborhousesd.com
  • Phone: (619) 232-1141
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ken Cooke, C.E.C.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have banquet rooms that accommodate all size groups. Please call to speak with a manager about your needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaport Village
  • Public Transit: There is a Trolley stop nearby - it's the Seaport Village stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking at Seaport Village: Enjoy 2 hours for $3 with any purchase and $2 every 30 minutes after. Non-validated parking is $8 per hour.

A word from Harbor House
The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers.
We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views. Walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center, we are an ideal spot for banquets and private events.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was mediocre but location and space was good for groups."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Lunch prices are equivalent to dinner prices elsewhere. Cut the humongous portions in half and cut the prices in half. The fish in the fish tacos was watery and tasteless. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I went to Harbor House about 20 years ago and enjoyed it then, and this trip was also good. Our server was very nice and efficient. The property was well maintained, and the food was good, solid seaside fare. I had the calamari appetizer which was delicious and large enough to be an entree. The 3 others in the party had an assortment of fried and grilled seafood which was all very good. The view of the water and the activities along the harbor walk all added to the enjoyment of the evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We felt the value was less than expected because the food was just ok. For the price we expected the food to be much better. Service was good, staff was friendly, but we can find other restaurants with better food more reasonably priced."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Thought this would be a nice place to get some quality seafood. Portions were small and tasteless and expensive - $60 for me and my daughter with no drinks or appetizers. You can get a better seafood meal next store at Cheesecake Factory for less. I cannot recommend this restaurant. More of a tourist trap than anything else."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I was surprised that not once we were offered refills, we noticed many people had bread and candles on their table we were never once offered these. The food was good but the service not do great, for the price I would not return."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "So disappointed in the food, both of our lunches were maybe a 4 out of 10."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Pleasant dinner but expensive for atmosphere and food similar to a Red Snapper"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Excellent dinner enjoyed by our group of 9. Fish was fresh and served hot."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderful location and view of the harbor if you are in the Seaport Village area. Service was very gracious and the menu had a great selection of seafood. I enjoyed the Maui chicken, and the key lime pie was excellent. Parking was rough--but this isn't the fault of the restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was great. The food was not and the price for the quality of food was way over priced. We payed almost $8 on Mac and cheese that tasted and looked just like Kraft Mac and cheese. My fish was very dry."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. We had a very nice meal in a quiet, scenic restaurant. Just what the doctor ordered."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I ate the dinner with my business associate. All said "good foods and ambience." We enjoyed the meal. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very impressive looking, inside and out. Nautical, weather worn look consistent with the look of the shops around it. Food sub par. Service adequate. Prices, outrageous for what you get. Disappointing."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We were seated at a table in the middle of a walkway. we asked to be seated at one of the 3 empty tables against the glass, but we were told there were for a bigger party. Then during the meal, 3 other couples were seated at those tables-separately. The hostesses were kinda rude and basically lied to my wife and I. Other than that, it was a pleasurable experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice place with great food. My waiter messed up my order and I had to eat a bit behind the others at my table but it was an honest mistake and they did there best to get my dinner. Overall good food and nice place."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were at the restaurant for hour an half mostly waiting on our server to bring us our drinks, food & etc.. He forgot what we ordered. Never refilled our drinks, wee had to ask several times for him to bring us our check."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend on a dinner date to this place, because it has a lot of character and it has an amazing view of the bay and Coronado Island. In my Open Table reservation I made a request about where I wanted to be seated and when I reminded the hostess, she gave me an answer basically saying that she wasn't going to try that and ignored it. Then we were offered to seat in a very high traffic area having other tables available in more desirable locations. The service from the waitress it was excellent. My girlfriend ordered a risotto with chicken and the chicken tasted like fish, it was sent back and got another one without the chicken and my girlfriend still didn't like it. The manager came over and apologized, that was nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "the food was phenomenal outstanding taste and delicious dessert. our waiter, Ray, was by far the highlight of our experience. he was friendly in a positive mood the whole time and just a pleasant guy. overall the night was greatly enjoyed by my date and myself. i will recommend this establishment to friends family and anyone else looking for a night out. and i will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were seated on the covered and heated outdoor patio. The view is great, and as long as you can get someone to light your overhead heater, the temperature is also great in February. The pace of the dinner reminded me of a lazy evening in France or Italy. It took us nearly 3 hours after being sat to get our drinks from the bar, then order our appetizers, receive and eat out appetizers, then order our entrees, receive and eat our entrees, have our table cleared and leftovers packed, get the dessert tray to the table, order dessert and finally receive and eat dessert. We never even reordered bar drinks. Our waiter was doing a stellar job despite the fact that he had 9 tables. The delay was only welcome because we had no other plans."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was a last minute decision because one of the other board walk restaurants messed up our reservations. I was able to make this reservation in 2 minutes and was accommodated for a party of 8 within 20 minutes. Amazing speed and cordial service. The food was delicious. Even my picky kids loved the food. The salmon that I ordered was moist and my friend ordered the salmon burger and raved about it. And the restaurant was soooo quiet! My friend noticed how there wasn't loud music or a loud tv blaring the entire time. Loved it!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "i had been to this resturant about 4 years ago and absolutly loved it, so when I came to town I thought i should go here again. It wasnt the same. It wasnt very good and that was dissapointing to me."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Took friends from out of town. We sat upstairs. A fun atmosphere! Good food"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food portions were small and prices were large !!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, terrible service. We were there over 2 hours due to crazy wait time for bread, appetizers, main course, and dessert. The server took a long time to come back for everything and never apologized or even told us they were behind or whatever; when she came back at the end she asked if we wanted dessert, my husband already had ordered dessert from her!? Not sure if the server was new or just was not meant to be a food server. The place was not very busy and so many people were waiting for the same server we had. We have been here before and had good service (lunch time though)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ate here for a special night and it was great. Good food, pretty view and busy but not crowded."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Location of harbor house was magnificent (SD bay view), however the service that day seemed to be a bit overwhelmed that that particular day. Location: A- Food quality: C+ Service: D+"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Big restaurant has somewhat too much noise. BUT the food preparation was excellent, particularly the shrimp and scallop fetticinni. Prices are moderate but not excessive. Service was absolutely outstanding, attentive and server was knowledgeable. Will return from time to time.."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very nice place to eat for lunch or dinner. Went there for Valentines and every thing was delicious"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We make it a point to stop by for a meal there every time we travel down that way. It is our feel good spot in San Diego!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of the Go To places when you want to just spend your evening with the one you love. The full and delicious food, ocean scenery, and prepared and friendly service, start off your night with a wonderful evening at Seaport Village."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time here and it won't be my last. Great view, wonderful service and delicious food. Love this place."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My wife and I were only in town for one night and I wanted to surprise her by locating some friends we had not seen for over 20 years. I was able to track them down and made a reservation for dinner. With so many great options I took a shot in the dark and booked the Harbor House. They did not disappoint. Dinner was perfect, drinks and service were on point. Very scenic, casual to dressy but not stuffy. The Kitchen service was Super Fast and everything was hot, flavorful and portions sizes were just right. Thank You to the staff for making this very special night one to remember. Take a Bow! Cheers. We'll see you again soon. The Navarro's"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. Because it was Super-Bowl Sunday, we were almost the only people there! We therefore got the best table in the house with an excellent view and we were out of the high-traffic areas. The food was pretty good, some things better than others. We each had a seafood entree and appetizer. For the price, we were expecting the food to be excellent, so it was a bit disappointing, and we were surprised that the service was on the slow side given that there were only a handful of tables occupied. Nevertheless, it was very pleasant and we will probably go back sometime."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "We had a party of six (4 adults and 2 children); Server was prompt and friendly; food was brought in a timely manner. I do not like when the main course arrives and you have not finished the appetizers--not the case here food quality was good and portions were good,"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Historically I have thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and have used to entertain out of town guests. Our visit on Saturday, the food was as always outstanding. However our server Jonathan was mediocre at best. Usually it is a very pleasant dining experience however his lack of motivation and professional ruined our dining experience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very loud, had to ask to be moved t o another area of tor restaurant. Waiter was nice but not very energetic. Food was okay not inspiring. Plenty of other places to go in the area."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Wonderful view of the bay and off in the distance are the aircraft carriers. Great location, easy to get to."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I was extremely pleased with my dining experience at Harbor House from the moment I walked in the door. I had asked for a table by a window and I could not have had a better view. The food was incredible. The service top-notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a great time at Harbor House. I ordered "Paella" and my husband had sea bass. My entree was good, but my husband's entree was not good. He found a piece of aluminum foil on his plate. We told our server about this, they took it off our bill. Our server was excellent. He was very apologetic and we appreciated that."
    Dined on 1/8/2014