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About Harbor Grill
Since 1984 proprietors John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have welcomed guests and taken special pride in the sincere, friendly attitude of the staff and quality of the food.
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.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Seafood, Steak, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dana Point Harbor Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every evening for your listening and dining enjoyment, our pianist performs classic American and international favorites.
No catering outside of the restaurant
Valet Parking on Friday nights. Self parking available in parking lot adjacent to our restaurant.
OCTA bus stop at Golden Lantern and Dana Point Harbor Drive
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Oyster Thursday every Thursday. Enjoy our delicious oyster preparations for only $9.95 for 1/2 dozen oysters. All day! All night!
Harbor Grill Ratings and Reviews
We got seated right away on the outside patio, which was great to watch the sunset. The server took quite a while to attend to us after bringing the initial bread and waters. We almost went up to the hostess station to see if we had been forgotten. The oysters are priced by the 1/2 dozen which could be a little more prominently stated on the menu. I had the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly at medium rare. The steak had no flavor though. It tasted like there was zero seasoning on it. Alcoholic drinks were stout so we didn't need more than one each.
As always, the Harbor Grill served excellent seafood, well-prepared and the service was outstanding. The Chilean Sea Bass and Pacific Swordfish, Japanese style are 2 of our favorites and we weren't disappointed. We continue to rate Harbor Grill as our go-to restaurant in Dana Point and South OC.
I’ve been eating at Harbor Grill for over 20 years and some how never ordered the TEMPURA PRAWNS! OMG what is wrong with me, how did I overlook this item!!! Let me just say it’s the stuff you dream about! Crunchy on the outside, moist tender prawns on the inside, and the sauce ohhh the sweet and sour sauce! Soooo good!!! You can get it as an appetizer or entree. A must get!!!! Fantastic!
A+ - Harbor Grill is always SO good - in all categories ! It is our Go To Restaurant for any occasion - special or otherwise. This time it was family in town and a birthday too, and it did not disappoint. It is a wonderful dining experience, and I can't stop myself from ordering the Miso Sea Bass in porcine broth (see photo) - Doesn't get any better than that - Oh, can't forget to mention the margaritas (made with their own homemade mix) - Thank you HG, We will be back, of course, to enjoy our favorite Neighborhood Gem!
This was the first time I have been to this restaurant and overall it was excellent. At first it was hard to locate in the Dana Point marina area but, once it was found, the service and food selection was outstanding. Although in a older building and a bit far from the marina, the patio was a refreshing place to sit an enjoy the cool breezes and the company of friends.
Harbor Grill has a number of oyster dishes and on Thursday nights they are half price. Awesome. We made a meal of only eating different types of oysters including baked, fried, Rockefeller, etc. Our server Aubrey was tremendous! She has served us before and is one of the most friendly and efficient servers we've ever had. Kudos to this restaurant. We'll certainly be back.
Food was excellent. Both Sea Bass and Salmon entrees were very well prepared and tasty. Service was good but restaurant decor and seating is a bit dated. I would say it was a bit pricey for the level of food, service and ambiance. $220.00 check for party of 4 with no alcohol.
The food is good, but there is no ambience. No water view. Inside is very crowded, but we sat outside and there was no atmosphere there either. You go there for the seafood and to wander the shops and look at boats in marina after you eat. Still, all said, it is very popular with waits for weekend dinners.
We've been to Harbor Grill multiple times and have always enjoyed our meal. This time was no different. We were a party of 4 and everyone raved about their meal. We brought friends who hadn't been before, and the only unfortunate thing was it was unbearably hot inside the restaurant. No fans, just a humid stillness and we were all sweating, as were people at neighboring tables. I wish I had thought to call ahead to ask if they had A/C, as if I had known they didn't I likely would've changed our plans since it was extremely hot and humid that day. So, I take responsibility for our experience too, and it changes nothing about our future intentions to dine at Harbor Grill. We will absolutely return. Also, our server was one of the most outstanding we've ever had there, 5 stars for her alone!
Our favorite restaurant in Dana Point. We don't go out often but when we do we always know we can count on a wonderful experience when visiting our local Restaurant. The staff is very attentive and the grilled seafood is always so delicious. Thank you Harbor Grill for being the best restaurant in Dana Point Harbor.
We hadn't visited this local restaurant in years due to our less than stellar previous experiences, but we decided to give it another go. Unfortunately, not much has changed...except the prices. The atmosphere is still nice and inviting with live music and a cozy outside patio. But, regrettably, it's they're still serving up quite ordinary fare at high end pricing. I ordered the shrimp plate , and it was perhaps the blandest shrimp on the planet...served with a non-descript dipping sauce and veggies. I Passed on the garlic mashed potatoes and substituted spinach. Both the veggies and the spinach were passable, but I'm convinced that a bag of 'Green Giant' veggies and spinach would have been much tastier (and cheaper). My wife's steak was like a rubber tire...tough as nails. We won't be back.
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