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
Cup of New England Clam Chowder
Grilled Sea Scallops
with Red Thai Curry Sauce
with Basil Cream Sauce
Our service waitress was fabulous! The menu was excellent, and perfectly prepared. Of course the location in Dana Point harbor was spectacular.
What a great place to enjoy a delicious meal by the ocean. We sat on the patio with a view of the harbor (arrive early to get those seats!) Our waitress was wonderful and friendly. Our Crab Louis salad and Maine Lobster Roll was delicious. After lunch, we wandered through the shops and admired the boats in the harbor. It felt like a mini vacation.
This is always an enjoyable destination! Perfect table, excellent value, and a special "free appetizer" sent to us through Open Table made for a great meal. We will be back again and again.
Overall, the food was just ok. We had expected better. Vegetable offering with the main course was worthy of a three star restaurant at best. The seafood itself was good, but the sauce accompanying the scallops was not a good curry, despite the recommendation from our server.
Great location. Service was excellent and the food delicious!
Always our choice for taking friends and visitors to local staple restaurant with quality, ambiance and hospitality. We love it there! The piano player is such a nice touch and look forward to it every time.
Great service and great food!
Birthday dinner. Great food and better staff. Always a great experience. Aubrey is an outstanding food service person. She has the best attitude and is really efficient.
One of our favorite places to dine! We had the spiny lobster and it was delicious! We also had the steamed clams and they were delicious!
Great location on the Dana Point harbor. Even better food and service.
Great patio seating. Thank you Beverly, the manager. Nice menu options.
Well on a day trip over a year ago, my family had lunch at the Harbor Grill. It was amazing! Very delicious and we loved it.
This time around, we made reservations and were greatly disappoited. The service was great, our waitress was very attentive.
But the food has fallen in quality. The steak had no seasoning, and was bland. The rice tasted store bought, and the side of fruit was not something I would have expected from this restaurant. The drinks were also overly strong. Honestly, night and day from what we remembered.
Tasty food, friendly and efficient service. Everything tasted great. Sourdough bread, calamari, clams, mahi-mahi sandwich were all very, very good. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.
Very very good tasty food. Generous portions, well prepared. Best fish & chips in the area.
Audrey was great and so was the food
The table we had was on the back patio and I would not recommend it again for seating
Wonderful dining experience. We were here for brunch and loved it. We sat on the patio. I enjoyed the unlimited champagne too!
Great food and wine.
Delicious fresh food and terrific service.
Been going here for years, had an amazing new server last night, he was very attentive to detail. Simply stated, best seafood in the area - I know - after many years we have tried them all. NOTHING compares. I recommend this restaurant to everyone I know and meet, it is so consistent!
The restaurant was very nice and it was quiet. Food was great and the staff and waitress were very friendly and attentive.
We love HG always consistently good service and food. Martinis are the best! Large and shaken well! Their lobster louie and dressing are my favorites. Brunch is excellent with free-flowing champagne and an expanded menu. Service has been exceptional.
Bread especially good. All food, clam chowder and calamari very tasty. Service excellent and attentive.
Do not order the ribeye steak. It is thin and tasteless. I was able to send it back and ordered the chiliean sea bass, which was delicious.
My Wife and I have been going to Harbor Grill for over 30 years. It never disappoints!
A long time favorite of ours. Can't go wrong here!
Wedding Anniversary Celebration. The service was superb! Will be back again soon. Thank you so much. Steve Tobey
Great as always.
Nice lunch to celebrate my friend’s birthday.
Birthday dinner. Amazing as always
Food was not great. Noisy from the bar and server was very short didn’t offer specials or desserts
Delicious food and excellent service
It was a lovely lunch. We had a table outside. It was perfect, it’s not the best place to go for a view even though it’s right next to the marina and everything else was just right
We were celebrating a birthday. Harbor Grill was able to change our reservation from 4 to 5 easily.
Best food best service
Plans to tear down the water front buildings and rebuild soon underway. That said. this simple in design interior serves up the freshest seafood and at great prices . Outdoor seating is available and popular for lunch especially. Service very good ..Highly recommend.
We found it mostly sub standard compared to other visits we’ve had.
We celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at Harbor Grill. We sat on the patio and it was very comfortable. Our server, Aubrey, was absolutely wonderful! We highly recommend the Harbor Grill based on service, ambience and an extremely diverse menu.
Great oysters, fresh fish and a great bouillabaisse! Great evening!
The food was fabulous and fresh!
Harbor Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2304 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.