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Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

459 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant is located on the water in the Dana Point Harbor. Our magnificent view and delicious cuisine has delighted our guests for over 30 years. We offer a wide variety of fresh seafood as well as Prime Steaks, with a large selection of appetizers. We have an extensive wine list featuring over 100 selections, with most being highly rated by the Wine Spectator. We are open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and offer a popular Happy Hour Monday thru Friday from 4-7 in our lounge. Our waterfront patio offers our full menu for both lunch and dinner. The full menu is also available in our comfortable fireplace lounge, with entertainment provided Friday and Saturday evenings. Our friendly staff, excellent food, and Harbor setting will make your visit a memorable one.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 493-2933
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guadalupe Silva
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Private party facilities
Full private party and banquet facilities which accommodates up to 100 with a sweeping view of the harbor.
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Private party contact
Bob Conrad: (949) 493-2933
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Cross street
Dana Point Harbor Drive
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Parking details
Valet Service available on the weekend.
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Weekend Entertainment
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 459 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Nice quiet atmosphere. Food is always good especially the clam chowder.

vipcrmacv (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoyable. We try to met friends here often never disappointed.
A very great place for lunch.

DarrellS (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I used online reservation and it worked fine. There was a rather large crowd waiting in line for seating at a table in the bar area. But with my reservation I was seated immediately in the more formal dining area. That costs a little more but it is worth it.

Steve (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dinng room quiet, great views of harbor. Good service..

Smlmariner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Hostess distracted when arrived - took awhile to greet. Seated us and left. Young man taking order was ok, but no clue about order of service or how to serve wine. Brought food almost instantly and it was halfway through before wine arrived. Same waiter tried to open bottle of wine for nearby table and so inexperienced he slipped and broke glass - not even enough common sense to clean up glass.
A bunch of young people just chatting and cutting up, not helping each other or training May have been shift change? Bar tender was non existent until his friends showed up,
Very poorly managed!

vipcecejag (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food, good service, beautiful view.
My family enjoyed a birthday celebration at Harpoon Henry’s. Most ate the fish & chips and loved it. Great Mai Tai’s & Margarita’s too.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The restaurant was very nice for a quiet conversational dining experience. However, the same cannot be said for the bar/happy hour area which is quite noisy. Food was good and our waiter was exceptional.

Bobbie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I love this restaurant. It's classy, not stuffy. The staff is friendly & very accommodating. Also love the harbor view & ambiance. We always celebrate birthdays, etc. here.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We've been at this restaurant a few times now and every time it doesn't feel like they have the air conditioner on. They are surrounded by windows with the sun coming in most of the day. Some of the shades on the windows don't pull down far enough to block the hot sun. It was quite warm in there.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I have been to Harpoon Henry ‘s numerous times. They used to serve outstanding sourdough bread and amazing white clam chowder (it is now gray and salty). The petite filet with soup was mediocre, at best. Sadly, we won’t be going back. The server was fine. The restaurant needs updating.

vipKellyR (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived for our reservation on time to celebrate my husbands birthday. The hostess took us to our table and rudely informed us that we would only be allowed to stay for 90 minutes because they had other reservations coming in at that time. The food was overcooked, but cold. We opted to skip desert in order to vacate the table within the allotted time we were given. Our waiter was great, but other than that, we had a very poor experience and do not plan to ever return.

vipDave (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Fish/chips and shrimp/chips were excellent. What was odd was the need to request malt vinegar for the fish and cocktail sauce for the shrimp. Even lemon was not provided until requested. Really? At a place with seafood in its name? Lame.

Ches (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Scott was our waiter and he was excellent...we did not get the name of the server but he moved a chair at the table in front of us before a big group came so our view of the boat parade would not be obstructed, what a nice gesture! The ciopinno and Atlantic salmon dishes were excellent; the chowder was good but a bit too salty.

RickP (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great place for daily dining or special occasion. Food is excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Boat parade. Great experience.

vipJohn (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Beautiful view on Dana Point Harbor.
We were there for the Christmas boat parade and the place was packed. The service was a little slow as a result, but the waitress was cheerful and pleasant. The food was Not spectacular but ok. It is worth overlooking quite a bit for the view

MLGinDP (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Went with a friend visiting from Colorado. Dinner was Sunday evening and the restaurant was moderately busy. We got a table along the back windows overlooking the harbor and people walking along the marina looking at the Harbor Christmas lights, which are spectacular this year (2017). The menu has a reasonable price range. We thought the Alaskan Halibut at $35 was a little pricey for the occasion, so we settled for another special, a nicely prepared Petrale sole filet (around $18). The server was very attentive and courteous, and each course was delivered shortly after ordering. The only strange thing was that while we arrived on time for our reservation, the reception desk was vacant for at least five minutes after we arrived; but not a big deal really, because we were not in a hurry.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

They had a lounge act: OC Elvis and he was very entertaining and it was a lot of fun!

MrHMH (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We arrived a few minutes before our reserved 6PM time. A waiter came, a short time after being seated and offered us drinks and took our dinner orders plus a bowl of soup as an appetizer. About 10 minutes later, another waiter came and said the first waiter went home sick, but he would take care of us and would check on our order. At about 6:30, I inquired about our soup order and was told our dinners and soup order never got placed so we reordered. We asked for and got bread to tide us over and when the soup and dinners finally arrived, they were very good. Our waiter then indicated our meal was on the house to make up for the delays. I appreciated the consideration and plan to return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

The owner is rude! Stands outside and talks on the phone.