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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

5
4
3
2
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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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·Dined on July 24, 2017

This restaurant used to be the best. When I visit Sea Port I always went but from here on out NO. Food was not good. Service bad and they screwed up my parking ticket paid full price when leaving Sea Port Village. Would save my money travel up 101 and eat at the Chart House that place was Fantastic!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I have eaten at The Harbor House Restaurant many times and it is definitely one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always incredible, the service is top-notch and the views are awesome. The lobster bisque soup and the crab cakes are two favorites. I have taken friends occasionally and no one has ever been disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great seafood right on the ocean. In harbor village so there are many other sights to see.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 9, 2017

It was like eating dried out fish at a fast food with one hell of a view. I don't normally complain but management is in major need of soft skill training. When he told me he had been in the business for 35 years I started laughing hysterically. Not deliberately it was just automatic. Next time I'll read reviews prior to eating anywhere out of my normal area.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Our party of 7 arrived early and was immediately seated. Waitress was great as was the food. We had lunch and there was no rush to make us leave so we lingered for quite awhile because 2 families were from out of state.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Awesome view and great service. Good mix of menu items including nice seafood options.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Charge too much for the cocktails. The food was ok, just expected something much better for the prices.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

An utter disappointment. We had read reviews prior to going, and they were not very good so we are partially to blame for not heeding the reviews and staying clear.

The best thing about our dinner was the chowder. It was good...not exceptional, but good. I had the risotto which was underwhelming, and my wife had the salmon which was overcooked and dried out. The kids meals were ok, but they would have been happier with a bowl of cereal instead.

Cost wise, the prices were not outlandish however the quality of the food did not measure up.

I would not recommend the Harbor House to anyone. It's unfortunate because it really has a spectacular location and some great views.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Moms 97th birthday dinner was very nice. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I came here on a short trip to San Diego. Food was ok, nothing extra special but not bad. I had the paella which was a nice size plate , enough for one person. They sat us outside and it was pretty busy all night. Not sure if they had enough wait staff cause it took a little while to get things. It's in a nice location and overall a good experience. Creme Brûlée was pretty good

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Love this restaurant. Great views no matter where you sit. Clam chowder is yummy and fish was fresh. Will go back next time we are in downtown San Diego

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

I ordered the salmon. Nice size piece of salmon, but the fish was a Little dry and flat tasting, not enough or no seasoning on it.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The view of the harbor was spectacular and the food is always great and flavorful.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Chicken dish was way to salty to even eat!! The bread was to die for tho. They gave us a substitute meal for the chicken but it kept us there later than we wanted to bc we were going to a concert.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great clam chowder and martinis. Good prices. Spectacular views and ambience. Walkable from many hotels in the area. Loved it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Food was mediocre and if you are looking for good service don't come here. We went on a Thursday at 5:30pm and it still took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. After we ate no one showed us the dessert not even able to ask a waitress, we saw no one and it took another 20 minutes to get a check. No refills on iced tea were offered and no asking how our meal was. We paid our check finally as we left 2 hostesses were talking up a storm to each other about a personal matter, not a single word to us on the way out. So unprofessional!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Great service, good food although salad I received was tasty, it was not as described on menu...came with different components and missing components. Covered patio was chilly as heaters were not on much to make a difference in temp.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This was a very ice restaurant with a good atmosphere and a very pleasant serving staff. We enjoyed our meal and will be returning. The food was very good and the location is great in seaport village. I recommend this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Overall good experience. My only complaint is that the seafood Rissoto was not prepared to my liking. It was not thick and creamy like a traditional risotto and unfortunately lacked flavor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We have eaten at the Harbor House many times before this visit and every time we go they never disappoint us. The food was delicious and we had 2 servers consistently filling our beverages and asking if we needed anyyhing else. The view is beautiful and it just tops off the dining experience. I recommend. Enjoy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our group of twelve enjoyed ourselves- we were celebrating Father's Day and felt the service was outstanding- sorry I can't recall our server's name but she went out of her way to fulfill all our requests.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We dined with friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was good. The service was slow but very dependable. The server was very pleasant. We were treated to dessert. It was very busy on this father's day weekend. I would definitely return here.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Made reservations for three on Father's Day. Waiter was not attentive. Did not offer us bread or give us the complementary bread. Hardly asked if we needed anything else. Was very short with us. Very disappointed with the service of the waiter. Will not be coming back to this establishment. Very poor customer service skills.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Another tourist trap. Over priced

Great view but there are other restaurants that have better value especially ice teas that costs as much as a beer

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This was one of my worst dining experiences. 1) we had reservations and they sat walk ins (same size group) in front of us, 2) the waiter was lousy and never came around, 3) we had to r quest bread and butter, more than once, 4) our food took forever to get, when I asked why it was taking so long, the waiter commented that it was because of a large party, this included appetizers...raw oysters, now really, how long does it take to shuck an oyster. Poor excuse by the waiter, 5) food came out either cold, or was prepared incorrectly 6) dessert menu was lousy. Overall, it felt as though they had a lousy staff, from top to bottom, starting with the hostess, to the waiter, cooks/chefs. The lone area that was average at best was the manager who tried to make things better, which to an extent did happen. But if you are the person in charge, this shouldn't happen in the first place. Needless to say, this was and will be the only time I eat here again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

For $35 the halibut was overlooked and dry. Nice place though

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

She-crab soup was some of the best I've had!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Wonderful service. Delicious food. Great wine selection.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Authentic, People Watching, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Everything was wonderful, the food was really good and the server we had catered to our every need

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This was the best find! We now bring out of town guest there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The food was amazing. Service was perfect. Beautiful water view

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Awful waitress. Can't tell us info about info on oysters. When queried, her response after 10 mins "I googled it. One is salty and the other is saltier"

Crappy service and gave us the wrong bill.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This honestly was probably one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. I had been here previously and had a great experience, so I brought my entire family here for dinner and had a horrible experience. Service was spotty at best, and after waiting for over an hour for dinner, it finally arrived and half of the entrees were cold, one was not rung in by the server (it would have helped if she would have repeated the order) and the rest of the food was mediocre at best. It seemed like food that you would receive at a bad chain restaurant or banquet food. The vegetables and fish seemed as if they started off at one time frozen, not fresh, and it was not edible. Very disappointing and definitely not a restaurant I would ever recommend.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and excellent service by Haley! The views are spectacular!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I went for dinner before my prom. Food and view were very nice but it was more of a casual atmosphere than anticipated.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Lovely upstairs dining room, great view of the water... but, the food.

I ordered a cup of clam
Chowder. The flavor of clams was discernible, but overpowered by the sweetness and amount of corn in the cup. Chowder was very thick, did not finish it b/c it just wasn't worth the calories!

My entree salad- grilled shrimp, was drowned in dressing. The shrimp were good, and when I could hold up a blackberry, strawberry, orange section or piece of jicama long enough for the dressing to mostly drop off, it tasted
As I expected. The greens would have been good- except for that pool of dressing. Did not finish the salad.

Even my Moscow Mule was left unfinished. Oh well... the view was memorable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I from Oklahoma to visit family made reservations way in advance for 7pm. Parking was terrible because it was prom and other events (being out of town, had no idea) was seated quickly, the main course took a very long time waited approx 1-2 hrs to receive it. I personally ordered a filet medium rare, it was as over cooked. Due to how long it took for our dinner, I didn't send it back but should have, especially due to what I paid for the meal and being out of town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Parking is horrendous on the weekends for the whole area. Nice view, helpful staff. Lovely experience. Food was great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Food quality was average and overpriced. Noise level- high. Location and view-great. Service-outstanding. OK If you are stuck on the location, don't mind the lack of a quiet ambience and are willing to overpay for the food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Food was good but service was disappointing. Seemed the server was in charge of a large area on his own with too many tables. Wife ordered an additional side of butter sauce bc her swordfish was a little dry. It took over 5 minutes to get and by then her fish was cold. Server brought drinks in the mean time. Butter sauce should have been the priority since the meal had already been served. Had to ask for more water multiple times. Something we should not have to do while at a restaurant. Overall experience was ok. View was great. Might consider giving this place another chance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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