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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (38)
Scenic View (37)
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Special Occasion (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for Groups (11)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on September 24, 2017

When in town, we will always visit the Harbor House!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Beautiful view from nearly anywhere in the restaurant. Had a group of friends and the staff was really accommodating to us. Food and drinks were very good as well.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was good but service was rather poor. Waitstaff consistently failed to clear table of emptied plates and glassware. They acted as if we needed to move things around to make room for our orders. We will not be repeat customers!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Average at best. Too many other restaurants in the immediate area for us to return to this one.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Easy reservations, got a great table in the window overlooking the harbor. Great date spot for seafood lovers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was great!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Although reservation was confirmed, upon arrival maitre d' initially indicated there would be long wait (close to hour) despite there being number of open tables visible. After some prodding, maitre d' went ahead and seated us straightway -- interestingly throughout our stay many of the open tables remained unoccupied, seemingly indicating no backed up waitlist but likely lack of wait staff (see comment below)

Although our waiter was generally attentive, service was quite slow -- numerous tables that were seated well after us were served, checked-out, and left well before we were checked-out and left.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always a good number of options on the menu. Ample seating options and perfect for big groups. Perfect location just on the edge of downtown. Validation for 3 hour parking allows time for a meal and a walk around Seaport Village.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

One 9f.my favorite places to eat while visiting SAN Diego. Food is fabulous. Love sitting outside at sunset.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

It's my 30th birthday so I wanted to do something different and fun. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. When we got there majority of the seats were dirty when my mom informed the waitress, surprisingly the waitress handed my mom a towel to clean it off herself. Then my grandmother and my sister ordered a seafood platter based on the menu it was fish shrimp calamari so being that it says platter it's something to share surprisingly it was only 2 pieces of shrimp and calamari and 1 piece of fish. That doesn't sound like a platter to me. Then my niece and nephew ordered ice cream and my nieces ice cream had hair in it. The food didn't really have a flavor to it. The waitress wasn't attentive and would take a long time to bring things to the table. It's safe to say I won't be coming back here. Only good thing was the scenery

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had a reservation and was seated upon arrival next to the window. Everything we ordered was delicious but a little on the pricey side. Had a great view of fireworks right through the window to end a great Labor Day weekend!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

My server was horrible she forget my drink order and dinner so she was moving her jaw and could not focus i am pretty sure drugs were involved. She didnt even let you finish your questions before zhe walked away. Sad.... orders were all wrong. Nice place but didnt get to enjoy it. Horrible service

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was marginal but we didn't expect much from a tourist location, and it was pretty expensive. The view is wonderful and the service was very good, even on a holiday weekend evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Staff was attentive & very pleasant. We arrived almost 1 hour early for our reservation but they found a table for us right away. Our server, Danielle made excellent suggestions & was the ultimate professional. I had the sea bass & loved every bite. We would definitely enjoy this restaurant again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Good food, but expensive. Good atmosphere. Parking costly as well.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

very poor quality king crab legs, cold. the rest of the food was pretty good.

Tags: Waterfront
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