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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Seafood, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
There is a Trolley stop nearby - it's the Seaport Village stop.
Ken Cooke, C.E.C.
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.
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
It was ok. The service was good, the avian e was fair. The oysters were good but the risotto tasted like it was cooked out of a box. Gooey texture. I had a Northern Italian Grandma who made a great pot of risotto and I’ve had great risotto experiences at other restaurants. The price point is too high to have average at best Risotto. Other then that it was an average overall experience. I probably wouldn’t go back in all honesty. I’d go to Seasons 52 which was my other choice that night.
They hostess gave us a choice on the patio or by the window as suggested in our notes. We chose the window to see the nice view of San Diego bay. The service was excellent, we were served our food faster than we thought. Very attentive workers. The ahi tower was perfectly portion and I like how the ponzu sauce was on the side. Overall a great dining experience
I visit this restaurant about once per year and have done so for the past several years while on business travel. The service is amazing. The food is very very good. Depending on which dish you get it ranges from good to great. Have always been able to get a reservation for a large party. I highly recommend this restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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! !
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.
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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