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 Angel Hair Pasta in Serrano Chile Sauce
Cajun Seafood Gumbo
Cajun Style with Smoked Andouille Sausage, Crabmeat, Shrimp, Oyster & Fresh Fish
Marinated Japanese Style
Even during our Governor's attempt to close many businesses, the Harbor Grill has been doing a great job staying open, if only outside. Their food is always great and the service is fantastic. Eager to return again and again.
I had lunch with my best friend , and we truly enjoyed sitting outside ( socially distanced )Table . The service was exceptional , and we were able to sit and feel uncrushed. Cant wait to go back.
Patio dining only, but the excellent pianist could be heard easily, which helps mute some of the conversations of people walking by. Heaters were plentiful. For was delicious, although my husband's portion of mahi mahi was a little small. Our server was training another young woman so we were well cared for.
Food and service at Harbor Grill are consistently great.
Our favorite Dana Point restaurant for tasty fish dinners. We got the "Fixed Price" dinners, and as usual the shrimp and salmon entrees were great. Also the soup and salads are very good as well. The Creme Brulet (sp?) is our favorite dessert. Service at the outside table was excellent and the live piano player can be easily heard, which my wife and I always enjoy. An awesome restaurant even during this pandemic.
great food, good service. tables spaced nicely. great wine list
I sat at the bar. Service was excellent. All employees that I encountered were friendly. The lobster roll was delicious! Nice selection of wines by the glass.
My boyfriend and I took a random trip down to SD and had already had this place in mind. There was indoor and outdoor seating which was a plus for us because it was cold. Social distance between tables was perfect. The food was AMAZING. We ordered the fries calamari, DELICIOUS. I order the grilled salon that comes with veggies & choice of side order (I got fries). My boyfriend got the rib eye steak and it was mouth watering. I definitely recommend this place. Cozy home vibes with mellow music playing in the background. I also ordered some red wine and let’s say, I can’t finish it but it was good ✨
Always excellent always always satisfied. The best variety of fresh fish around! It’s obvious why this restaurant has been a favorite with locals. The attention to consistency and top quality is apparent.
Always fantastic food and service, our favorite restaurant
Harbor Grill has been operating for years and years---and there's a good reason. It's the consistency of the high quality of ingredients, preparation and serving of an excellent menu. I always look forward to dining there and have not been disappointed. In fact, always delighted!
Nice see food, somewhat expense. Still chefs there are pretty good. Also they have life music couple time a week.
My husband loved his Cajun mahi mahi tacos. My lunch combo with clam chowder and lobster roll was just ok. My food was cold and overpriced.
Lobster tail and crab cobb salad very delicious. Service.always goid!
Harbor grill is my favorite place to eat:) the staff and food are Amazing 🤩
The food was great and you could see the chefs making the food through glass windows! Everything was so fresh and the live piano player was fantastic. Great experience thank you!
It was a rainy evening and the restaurant is set up to support COVID rules. The service was great and the food was excellent. The clam chowder soup was the best I have had in a long time.
We were visiting the Dana Point/San Clemente area for our 22nd wedding anniversary. It was one of the first raining nights during the COVID era, but the HG staff managed to keep a all the customers socially distanced and dry. At times, the rain was very loud, but created a very romantic atmosphere, and we enjoyed a delicious dinner of salmon and filet minon. Thumbs up!
The best seafood around. Great service right at the harbor, leave time for walking around after!
Excellent food and service. Thank you for offering safe dining.
Favorite restaurant ever!!!
The oysters nights are a good value but the raw are not as good as they were pre Covid-19
Very delicious, great service and relaxing
This was our first time dining at Harbor Grill and we will be back! Scallops with angel hair pasta in Serrano chili cream sauce were outstanding. And the spiny lobster was so so delicious. Great wine list. We are so happy to have found Harbor Grill.
Historically a favorite but the oysters were just mediocre, normally a favorite. Not gone off or I would have sent them back but were watery, not firm and not succulent. The waitress has no control or authority so she was still well tipped.
Great meal the Mahi Mahi was cooked perfectly. Scallops were very good.
They are doing well with COVID issues. Food is always good and the service is very good. Been going there a long time and will continue to do so!
Excellent food and service. Best seafood restaurant in this area. Had the sea bass in miso sauce and it was close to perfect. Will be back soon. Thank you.
Fantastic as always! We had courteous staff and the food was really good.
My husband and I eat here twice a week. Excellent food and service, delicious cocktails
I love Harbor Grill. It’s been a part of the Dana Point Harbor dining community for many years. I have dined here many times over the years and never been disappointed in the food, service or ambiance. The chilean sea bass is excellent! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place to dine.
The food and presentation was fabulous. Service was excellent despite COVID-19 restraints. Have been going here for more than a decade and have never been disappointed. Look forward to return with friends.
Our favorite restaurant, food quality and service Excellent!
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!
Harbor Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1909 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.