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Located in the heart of beautiful Dana Point Marina, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the award-winning Harbor Grill Restaurant has enjoyed a reputation for the freshness and variety of its seafood and the warmth of its atmosphere.
Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast, The Harbor Grill features Certified Angus Beef as well as a daily selection of fresh seafood cooked in delicious inventive styles, including Southwestern, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Cajun and Mediterranean.
With its reasonably priced menu, premium cocktails, and extensive wine list, The Harbor Grill has become a favorite with locals and a popular destination for visitors who are made to feel like "regulars" on their first visit.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
with Basil Cream Sauce
with Angel Hair Pasta in Serrano Chile Sauce
Marinated Japanese Style
Experience was great! Outdoor evening ambience.. little wall candles and comfortable with ceiling heaters, across the parking lot from harbor so once dark, no water views. Live piano player but could use a step it up in tune.. all kinda low key and sounds the same. Pick up the beat and liven it up a bit. Very delicious food, great variety to pick from and good full with an experienced bartender! Great service, No complaints!
Our server Kristin was excellent!!!
Always the best brunch in the harbor...!
Keegan does a wonderful job
As usual the food was wonderful, the weather was perfect, wonderful time.
We always love our visits to Harbor Grill. From the quality of the food to the amazing service, everything is spot on which entices us to keep coming back. My husband absolutely loves the Caribbean Spiced Mahi Mahi. This visit I had their Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta, which was absolutely delightful.
We arrived for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our server was friendly and our food arrived in a short time. Both of our dishes were delicious!
Best place to get fish! Have been dining here for over 25 years....never disappoints!
The food and service at the Harbor Grill was nothing short of amazing. Our waiter Chris also provided exceptional customer service!
Had the local lobster and it was great! Best martinis in Dana Point!
Our first meal out since March, so we returned to an old favorite for brunch. Well spaced out tables, staff wearing face masks and obvious cleaning protocols, made us feel secure. The Crabacado toast was new to us and exceptional, the fish was fresh and mesquite grilled to perfection. We closed with the key lime pie - an indulgence that had us smiling from ear to ear.
For 30 years this has been one of our favorites, somehow it stays the same but still feels fresh.
Wonderful as always. Great food and extremely good service. Love it!
Food and service were excellent. We decided to try this restaurant due to the nice outdoor seating and loved every minute. The server was attentive and friendly.
The location of the place is great! Made a reservation and was seated promptly upon arrival. I ordered the scallops with thai curry and it was great!
Food was over priced and not very good. Clam chowder was not good and the crackers with the soup were stale.
The food is great at Harbor Grill. We always look forward to being here.
Excellent seafood as always. We love this place. I can't get enough of the scallops and pasta with serrano chili sauce.
Pretty great!! Special spot! Great would go again tonite!
Very friendly staff
We enjoyed the live music .. it was the most exciting part.
Did not enjoy food at all ...
ceviche was tasteless and same grilled sea bass
Carrot cake was a highlight of our dinner
I can't believe I missed this place for years. I love Creole food and the gumbo I had knocked my socks off. My wife had ceviche as a main course and it was excellent, too. The desert was great and even the bread was super.
We're already trying to figure out when to return.
Coming here for 35 years and never disappoints! Brunch on Sundays is awesome! Whatever you pick you will be more than happy! Lunch and dinner the same! We have never had a bad experience! Love the live pianist who is there everyday for dinner and on Sunday for brunch.
Wonderful! Food was excellent as usual.
Fantastic food, great service, perfect atmosphere in this hyper weird environment.
Went to harbor grill for our 20th wedding anniversary dinner. Straight up the restuarant meal I have ever had
Great per usual - gazpacho soup, salad, cilantro lime shrimp and swordfish. A bit overpriced but you are by the marina and eating fresh fish, and everything seems to be overpriced these days.
Great food. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. We try to eat here at least once a month.
Very nice restaurant, wecarecrepeat customers
Amazing food, amazing service. We have loved this restaurant for many years and never have felt disappointed.
One of my favorites! The food is always good and the drinks Excellent! Servers are always professional.
Thank you Keegan & Michelle! Excellent service & the best place for seafood & steak in Dana Point.
Harbor Grill is a local family owned gem. Their focus is fresh seafood. My husband loves their fried oysters appetizer, our friend loves their salmon spinach salad and my favorite is their crab louie salad. You won't be disappointed with whatever you chose from their menu. It is all good.
Bouillabaisse was bland and lobster tail in it overcooked. Martinis yummy, whisky cocktail so so, halibut on bok choi decent. You pay to be at the harbor more than the actual food. Service however was excellent
Especially love the swordfish!
Harbor Grill is always wonderful.
Food is fresh and delicious—- always.
The food was delicious other than the french fries were not hot, just warm and cooled off quickly. The service was also excellent. My friends and I will definitely return.
I have been coming here for 30 years and all I can say is consistent! The food is always fresh, excellent and perfectly cooked!
Food wax excellent as always. Service was ever present and very good. Better than in the past.
My husband & I frequently have an early dinner on Wednesday’s & so chose Harbor Grill this particular afternoon. The waitress was pleasant & attentive. We ordered cocktails (I’m sure it was 5:00 somewhere) ... I ordered the Cucumber Basil Martini. I was served ICE COLD. I had a fine layer or ice floating in the top. Super yummy. We both ordered the blackened Chilean Sea Bass. Perfectly prepared. All in all the Harbor Grill is a perfect choice anytime you want a nice meal out!
My wife and I have been patrons of Harbor Grill for years. We have never been disappointed with food or service. We just celebrated our 49 wedding anniversary here and enjoyed everything
No suggestion at this time, understand COVID has an impact on the overall look at the restaurant .
They advertise themselves as having an harbor view. They forgot to mention that there are buildings in the way!
The food was good, but not memorable.
The service was outstanding!
Harbor Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1876 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.