Wonderful seafood restaurant on Dana Point. Fresh fish and friendly staff.
We return here once a week to every other week for Friday - Night - date - nite. Harbor Grill is our favorite for the food, quality, people and service & hospitality with great piano background and on the harbor for sunset dining on the patio. So much to enjoy again and again.
Thanks Keegan, Beverly, Victor and fine staff from chef to bus- team and fabulous servers.
Jack n Paul
Delicious fresh fish served piping hot and cooked to perfection!
Great looking menu, but food was a disappointment. Not real flavorful and fish was terribly over cooked in the bouillabaisse.
Piano music and player was excellent along with good food - fresh off the grill - all fish items were done nicely - went to this place twice in a week - a great find among other tourist traps in Dana Point Harbor
The decades we have dined at the Harbor Grill have been consistently the same: outstanding service and communication from ALL the staff, plus excellent food presentation and taste!
Fidel is fantastic, along with the rest of the crew. Always a pleasure to dine at the bar & catch up with Fidel.
Reliable and consistent quality food and service.
We are there every week!!!
Super! Seared Ahi on excellent greens. Always go to Harbor Grill every time I visit S CA.
Consistently great food , drinks and service- moved to area six years ago try different restaurants weekly and this is our staple-by far the best- every item on the menu is great- lunch- dinner- light dining or a multi course meal and can’t say enough about the mud pie- YUM!!!
One of the things I love about the Harbor Grill is that it has a more diverse menu than many restaurants. I love their "Grilled Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta in Serrano Chile Sauce." It has an awesome spiciness. Also, they serve oysters several ways. My friend had the beef short rib (which he let me taste) which was delicious. It's not as close to the water as some Dana Point
harbor restaurants but I think it may have the best food.
Salmon was perfection! Everything was a wonderful experience!
We had just had a graveside service for our dad. He always walked the harbor. Our server was sensitive to us. The next server over knew our family very well and it was so wonderful to connect again with her. The meal was delicious and Our vegan was most satisfied.
Restaurant too hot and noisy party of 8 sat beside us
Great experience from the moment we walked in. We were able to check in early and go to the bar before our reservation time. The front desk personnel was fantastic. We were seated right away at our reservation time. Great service!! We weren’t rushed and we didn’t have to wait long for the food or check. The food was good and had great presentation. All in all, a great experience and a restaurant I would recommend.
Great food and always great and friendly service
Haven't been in years. I used to like. I should have saved the memory and not gone back
We always enjoy Harbor Grill. I especially like the Thai scallops. The staff is attentive, and the restaurant accommodates food allergies or special orders. Every meal I have had has been delicious. One caveat: Don't try to share the chocolate decadent cake - - you'll end up fighting over it.
Awesome burger 🍔 great service and a beautiful harbor to explore after lunch.
This is my husband's favorite restaurant! He loves the pasta with scallops and serrano chili sauce. I love the salmon with basil pesto. We tend to order the same thing since we love those dishes so much! Wish they would be a bit more flexible on the three course meal with the wine offerings, would love to have a pinot grigio with my meal.
Have been enjoying the food and atmosphere for a decade.
One suggestion...Upgrade to a variety of table breads!
Everything else is perfect!!
They are experts at cooking seafood. Their scallops and pasta dish is amazing.
We had a wonderful evening. The dinner and the service were great!
If you like oysters, Thursday All Day Oysters is a must! $9.95 for 1/2 dozen, prepared several different ways. At that price we made that our dinner, trying several ways. Were pleased with each choice. All meals looked fresh and appetizing. Staff friendly and attentive.
We’ve been to Harbor Grill many times - we find it consistently wonderful. Great food and service, wonderful setting and the piano music is always very pleasant.
My wife and I had the swordfish. It was fantastic. Mine was blackened and hers was with lemon butter. Large portion of fish and tasted fresh. Food, music and service was great.
We live in Richmond, VA and found this place on Yelp. It was awesome. The food, the waitstaff (Sasha) and what can I say other than it was a great find. We were celebrating our Anniversary and this place was amazing.
The crab fried rice is to die for. I would go back just for that.
Thank you for an amazing dinner, Sasha...WE will be back
As always, the overall dining experience at Harbor Grill was outstanding!
We've been coming here for our anniversary for several years. It has always been a bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion. I asked for a quiet table and wound up on the patio. this would not have been my first choice but OK. Service to the patio is a little slow. Both of us ordered small cesaer salad. Both salads were wet (waitperson removed salads from check... Her suggestion). Other food was fine as usual. Next time I'll be more specific for seating.
Overall OK but not the usual great evening.
This is always a great experience. Great food and service. They nicely adapted our meals to suit dietary needs. The setting is nice, quaint - not noisy and bustling like so many restaurants. No, they're not 'right on the water' but everything else makes up for it -- you can walk the harbor AFTER you eat!
Been here many times over the years. The TEMPURA PRAWNS are a favorite for our family.
Harbor Grill consistently has great seafood! When we want fresh seafood it is one of my top 2 choices. My favorite is the swordfish Japanese style, which is very flavorful:) They say it hot, but it isn't, just packed full of flavor. They also serve one of the best gazpacho soups we have had. It's a great place for a seafood dinner, just wish they had an ocean view, but great service and food! On the weekends there is a piano player which adds a nice touch.
Have never had a bad meal at Harbor Grill!!!! It's our favorite restaurant.
Confortable and cozy. Waitresses and staff were very professional and pleasant. Food was delicious and drinks were tasty. A little pricey but worth it overall!
The oysters on a half shell were exceptionally wonderful. My wife and I have eaten oysters in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, as well as on both America's East and West Coasts and in the South, and have never had better. The Lobster was delicious and very enjoyable. If I wanted to quibble, It could have been taken off the grill about 30 seconds earlier, but it was delicious. The entire staff at Harbor Grill are efficient, friendly, and give very nice service without being obtrusive. It's our go-to place for seafood in Dana Point.
The Harbor Grill never disappoints to say the least. Great food and service made a special day that much better. Thanks to all at the Harbor Grill.
I love this restaurant!! The food is always delicious. The staff is professional and friendly.
They have a piano player most nights that makes the atmosphere even better. It is an all occasion type of place. I highly recommend Harbor Grill.
Amy was wonderful as mixologist and server! Super fresh oysters, shrimp, and halibut.
The food was very good and our server was very nice and did a nice job. I don't think I would recommend it for a special occasion. There is no view nor ambience in the restaurant.
Scollops were the best I ever had. Waitress was nice and we relaxed and enjoyed the nice atmosphere and food.