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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 (33)
Waterfront (25)
Special Occasion (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Casual (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Romantic (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (8)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

View was amazing. Service a little slow. Food was okay. However, the messed up the tab and their card system overbilled us by quite a bit. It took a couple of days to get it resolved, but it was resolved. Parking validation did not work, but it was too late to fix when driving out.

If I go again, it will mainly be for the view.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Go to the Harbor House every time we’re in San Diego. It never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Beautiful patio dining. Views of the water, harbor lights, good heaters. My shrimp scampi was insanely delicious. My husband had the old standard “fish and chips “. He raved about them. The restaurant was like an “old school”coastal restaurant but It was a superb dining experience. Not crazy fancy or overdone but nice and a little nostalgic. Two thumbs up.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great family get together during the holidays.
Loved the ahi poki „tacos“ and She-crab soup. New England clam chowder tasted ok but was thick & flour-filled. And it had corn. As an East Coast person, I prefer no corn and many more clams.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here last year over the New Year's weekend and enjoyed the food and ambience. We were coming back this year over New Year's and I made a reservation 2 months in advance and asked for a window table. When we arrived the people in front of us said they had no reservation and the staff said "no problem, we can seat you on our heated porch". We were next, they confirmed our reservation and my husband inquired about a dining room window seat. The staff person said "sure, we can put you in our heated patio". Really? With the people with no reservation when I made reservations 2 months in advance? He took off and walked us by three tables in the main dining area with no one in them (by the way, two were empty until just before we left). We looked at the patio and said no thanks. There was a very small table at the main door to the patio (yes, right by the kitchen door) and he sat us there. It took 10 minutes for our waiter to show up and the door to the patio was open so a cold breeze was blowing on me in addition to getting to hear everything going on in the kitchen. After our food arrived the waiter noticed i was cold and offered to shut the door- thank you! As i started eating dinner the front desk guy came through and propped the door open again. My husband got up and shut it. My filet was over cooked. I asked for medium amd confirmed what that would be before I orderes it. It arrived almost well done and tough. Overall an under whelming experience. Not worth our time or money from a service perspective or food perspective.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were seated at 1:30pm and our food arrived 2:50pm. Poor quality for the price. Nice view though. We won’t be going back to this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nice experience here

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

View spectacular, service good, food....not so much.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a lovely Christmas Eve Dinner at the Harbor House. Our meal was very delicious. The only disappointment was when we got
Home my father realized he did not have calamari on his galley plate, We did not catch it during dinner since we were having a great evening but the chef and server should have caught

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have dined at The Harbor House Restaurant many times however this past visit was on Christmas Eve. Dinner was awesome. Service was A+. Great view of the harbor as well as view of a beautiful sunset. I have never been disappointed with the food and service at this restaurant. The staff is wonderful and the food is always delicious. You just can't beat the beautiful views from anywhere in the restaurant. Anyone who I have taken to The Harbor House Restaurant has always been very pleased with the dining experience. I'll definitely be returning again soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We always include dinner at Harbor House when in San Diego. Both the food and view are superb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Worst service ever. Waited ten minutes for anyone to acknowledge we were sitting at the table. Waitress assigned to our table finally came up to us and first thing she said was "ya ready to order"? No greeting, no info about menu, no asking about a drink order, nothing. The service did not improve from there - ruined our entire evening. We had to request bread when we were a table of six. Had to remind her about our drinks; finally came right before dinner.
Table was half inside, half outside of the patio area so some of our guests were freezing. Several times had to ask for heaters to be placed near us or turned on. Waitress just kept disappearing despite we appeared to be her only table.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful meal, wonderful service, a great time!

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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.

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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

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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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 (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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