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About Harbor House

The Harbor House opened in 1980, and serves fresh fish, shellfish, premium steaks and local draft beers.
We offer informal dining upstairs and on the outside decks as well as tablecloth/quiet dining downstairs. Come and enjoy our great city and harbor views. Walking distance from the San Diego Convention Center, we are an ideal spot for banquets and private events.

831 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner

Cross Street:
Seaport Village

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 232-1141

Website:
http://www.harborhousesd.com/

Parking Details:
Validated Parking at Seaport Village: Enjoy 2 hours for $3 with any purchase and $2 every 30 minutes after. Non-validated parking is $8 per hour.

Public Transit:
There is a Trolley stop nearby - it's the Seaport Village stop.

Executive Chef:
Ken Cooke, C.E.C.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have banquet rooms that accommodate all size groups. Please call to speak with a manager about your needs.

Private Dining

The Harbor House Restaurant offers private dining for groups from 20-600. We have several private and semi-private rooms, overlooking San Diego Bay and Coronado Island. We have over 30 years experience hosting events from casual luncheons to upscale corporate parties and extravagant weddings.

Harbor House Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Waterfront (36)
Special Occasion (19)
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Casual (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful meal, wonderful service, a great time!

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was a great evening. We had our staff Christmas Dinner there and was able to have a table on the window to watch the Parade of lights. The service was great and so was the food.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

My 84 year old mother is visiting from New Jersey and we wanted her to see the Parade of Lights boat show. We had a great table with a perfect view of the bay. The food was so good - I had a seafood risotto that was delicious! My Mom had the crab cakes and raved over the jalapeño roumalade that was served with it - she loves spicy! We will be back!

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Got an awesome table to watch the Boat parade of lights!!!
We had a wonderful time Thank you very much.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

I would truly recommend it to anyone for a date night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good for everything

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Restaurant was great. But the parking was too pricey. We had our ticket validated by our waitress. And we gave to attendant and he advised we owed $11 for the 2 hours we were there. I thought that a validated ticket would be free and attendant said it would've been a lot more without it. That was disappointing for us. Is this something the restaurant can do anything about? Thank you

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Because the service was SO good we would go again. The view of the bay is beautiful.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The pear salad was excellent, the salmon with crab was outstanding, and we also liked the sea bass. The only thing we didn’t like was the quinoa- salty and too wet.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Casual atmosphere with upscale food. Noisy but pleasant

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was very disappointed! We went there for a non -traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I called ahead to ask if they would have lobster on that day, because that's what I specifically wanted. They told me yes they would be serving lobster. I also asked if we could have a water view with our reservations. When we got there, the place was half empty, but they still tried to sit us in the middle of the restaurant. I had to have a conversation in front of my family about getting a water view, because it was part of a surprise. Then they had no lobster! I only splurge for this kind of meal once or twice a year. I was really looking forward to the lobster! Drinks were way to strong, had to send them back and have a coke. After the salad, had to wait forever for our food to come out!! Lady serving us came over once to see how things were ,but stood right next to our table waiting for her tip! I'll never go there again! !

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food as usual. Our server Kayla was great as well! Thank you.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was just okay, nothing we ate was too great. But, the complimentary bread (sourdough) was amazing, it was the best sourdough I have ever had! The bread with butter was considerably tasty. The scenery was to die for, the view of the water was both beautiful and breathtaking. The service was good, the waitress checked up on us often, constantly checking if we needed more water or bread. Overall, the food was fair, and the service and location is great.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrated Thanksgiving with friends and family at the Harbor House. We were very disappointed with the whole experience, service was slow, even though the restaurant was not even half full. As for the food I can only comment on their Thanksgiving preselected menu, I would compare our meal to something we would expect from Denny's, not unpalatable, but very bland.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came to town to spend thanksgiving with our daughter wanted to have a nice thanksgiving meal but was wrong with this place food portions were small for price pie was store bought frozen kind

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner there with family. They saved us a lovely table with views on both sides. Service was excellent. Food was great. Good craft beers on tap.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went on a date. They have previously asked if it was a special occasion. They greeted me warmly and offered me a great table for a nice view and intimate conversation. Service was excellent and the food superb. Great date night!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (El Paso)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We felt the dinner was over priced, although the fresh swordfish was great and the salad was very good. The service was slow and our waiter seemed to forget what he was doing at times. I'd say he had way too many tables that he was responsible for.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Had grilled fish tacos - my favorite place to eat them and we tried to desserts and divided them up with the group - choc cake and the Key Lime Pie - Key Lime one the best but the choc cake was delicious too. My husband loved the fish tacos and since they were grilled it was a plus for him - he is trying to eat healthy! They are served in soft taco fashion and are quit filing. Can't beat the view.We might have gotten a new waiter but other waiters really kicked in to refill our glasses several times and make sure we got what we needed once I asked for something. Normally service is very good here. It can be packed at lunch hour even during the week so get reservations just to be safe.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Healthy
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great place, amazing food. Quick, friendly service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Looking for a decent seafood dinner, restaurant is located in a tourist area, so should have taken that into consideration. Restaurant was on par with a venue catering to tourists, nice location, more expensive than the quality justified.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a great place to bring out of town guests for the view, especially if you are bringing children. The food at best is average. Service was very good. Prices are reasonable, as are the portions. There are better view restaurants, but they are more expensive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I brought my wife here for our anniversary dinner. Having always walked by, I finally took the initiative to make reservations and I was not disappointed. It was very good. I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Our meal was great and we had a good meeting with great scenary

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good but not outstanding food...in general description was better than actually delivery.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent selection for seafood. Looking around, burgers looked wonderful. Seafood risotto was amazing.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The occasion was my daughter's 50th birthday and I had requested a bay view table. We were given one in the corner which actually gave us better views than just straight on. The food was very good with friendly and courteous service. Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My family and I have loved eating here in the past and I was so excited to take my husband to celebrate our anniversary. What a disappoint. The food was average. The server was terrible...never even coming to check on us. We were stuck at a little table that had me stuck up against a corner. The experience was such a let down.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

LOVE their Tuna tower. Mixed sea food plate and paella are great
He an issue with a waiter when asked to change tables as the table next to us used vulgarity. He said we have a lot of reservation though they had empty tables. I told him we have reservation too. My husband talked yo the manager who changed our table right away but again the waitress was half hearted into what she did. We had notes that we r celebrating a birthday, no one mentioned anything. Other restaurants usually acknowledge birthdays with something and a candle. We love the restaurant have been there many times and was excellent. This time we so so

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service was great. The meal and wine list is overpriced

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great place ! Excellent service! great food lobster bisque super good ! We will go back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great food for fish lovers and still good options for meat eaters. Outdoor area is covered with nice views of the harbor.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Simply would not return, too expensive for venue and food selection, etc.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were seated promptly at our reserved table. Then we were promptly ignored. Fifteen minutes passed and nobody came to take our drink order. Several servers were walking past our table, perhaps we were not seated in the appropriate section or no one was told that we were part of their section. Several tables who were seated after us received their drinks and Food in a timely fashion. Our table was never approached. When we brought the lack of service to the manager's attention, he tried to smooth it over, but by that time, we were finished with the whole experience. We ended up leaving and got a great meal at the Pier Cafe.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

very convenient to the nearby hotels and convention center, I had the fresh local fish option.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Have been here many times. Quite disappointed this past Monday. Food prepared poorly. White Sea Bass over cooked on grill. Restaurant has lost it's class and seems in need of updating. Service areas messy. We were seated in "outdoor dining", which is what we wanted. However, it was on the non-water side, in a corner in a tent-like structure. We should have left. Won't go back or recommend. Fish Market Restaurant is much better fresh fish selection, quality, service and atmosphere.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was nothing special. Service was pleasant but spotty. Prices were outrageous for the overall experience. We live just across the street and never eat in Seaport Village. This just reaffirmed our feelings.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a nice place and the service was good. The patio area looks wonderful to sit at so I'd like to try that.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

The food are quite salty.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful waiter who saw to our every need plus free dessert on our Birthday! They have an elevator for my elderly parents and we had an excellent view of the bay and Coronado Bridge. We will go to Harbor House for brunch or dinner especially if it is a special occasion. I would highly recommend the sea food to any and all - try the molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront
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