Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

4.4
902 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
OPEN FOR DINING INDOORS AND ON OUR WATERFRONT OUTDOOR PATIO

Join us dockside for dining with sweeping Harbor views; for a weekend breakfast, or lunch/dinner daily... in the evenings we have patio heaters to keep you warm!

Harpoon Henrys Seafood Restaurant is proud to offer a spectacular waterfront view, fresh seafood, and the latest in California Beach Cuisine. We offer our guests harbor views from our dining room and our outdoor waterfront patio. For 46 years, we have provided the best in service, ambiance, and cuisine. We have been winners of awards from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association”, a finalist for Dining Excellence from both the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and the County of Orange, and our wine list has been awarded a Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 902 people are saying
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vipMichaelM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view and service. The Xmas lights at the harbor were an amazing combination with first class food. We recommend the Mahi Mahi.

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JamesG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were attended immediately by the receptionist when I told her I had. Reservation. Were seated after 3 mins. The waiter assigned to us was bery attentive and provide excellent service.

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PattyC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch in a nice spot. Staff should wear their masks correctly.

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ArtB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been going to Harpoon Henry's for almost 40 years and have never been disappointed.

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DonellP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Requested a window table to observe the Christmas harbor lights. Wonderful evening.

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ChristineB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot remember the name of our server but she wore a purple bow tie and was so attentive. She interacted amazing with our three kids and patiently took care of them when they tried to order. Super sweet lady! My son loves her.

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RoyL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the view excellent and our server was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time and food was good. Our appetizers came at the same time as our main course, but other than that, the service was very good. We really had a great time

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vipYARDBAR
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Great clam chowder, calamari and Shrimp Louie. Polished service and a great view of the marina.

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. We were seated at a nice table with a good view. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The hostesses seated us right away and were very helpful and friendly. A very comfortable place and a pleasant dining experience.

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AprylT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch on the patio overlooking the Dana Point Harbor! Bottomless Champagne, and the food was really great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience5

Great ambiance, great food. Very disappointed in the service!

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RickyA
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food had no flavor and the oil that the fries were cook in needed to be changed, It was really good in the past but I don't think I'll be back. Sad

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and service.

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KathleenD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of people - food was delicious and well prepared. Pricey, but not unusual for the area. Lovely location. I would definitely visit again. Waiter Drew was very attentive and polite.

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DirkS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and view of the Harbor from this restaurant.

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ColleenW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner. The food and view was wonderful.

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SCdiner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner at Harpoon Henry’s has always been a great experience. Highly recommend for a day of no dishes to clean.

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BobJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The turkey meals at our table were excellent, breast meat not dried out, dressing & mashed potatoes very tasty. I was the only one with prime rib it was dried out and too tough to cut through. Having Au jus with it would have helped also. Pumpkin pin was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Lindab
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful server, And the food was very good ( tuna stack , calamari and I Opinio).

Only disappointment was that in spite of me telling open table that we were celebrating a birthday and also notifying the server, nothing was done. After ordering wine and food for $200, I would think something, like a little cupcake with a candle, to say “ Happy Birthday” would be in order

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QuintonS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

1 Hour and 45 minutes to have salads and appetizers served. They were busy and they apologized but it was bad.

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vipAileenW
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, kind hostesses. Great food. Wonderful ambiance on patio with Christmas lights

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DAPHNED
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Server offered us bread. Surprised to see a charge for it on bill. The special was overpriced, but that was our fault for not asking price beforehand. Food was delicious.

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vipbwhitfield
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alivia was a great server last night. We had a great dinner again. Always LOVE the calimari!

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, excellent attentive service, nice evening view.

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vipSusanK
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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chrish
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was perfectly fine. It seems like a lot of the ocean-view restaurants have very similar menus these days.
The ambience was great - pretty view, not noisy and spacious seating. The service was attentive and friendly. We had a lovely evening.

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ErnieC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. All had great food and the staff was excellent.

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AnnA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Harpoon Henry's often, always a good experience: ambience, food, and service. Excellent fish and chips. The Hawaiian Chicken is another favorite. We also take guests on occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time
Visiting with our group of 4. Beautiful view. Great service. Was a perfect afternoon.

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vipLarryB
Phoenix
116 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant views are amazing. Bar area is cool too. Meal was fantastic and our server (Abbey) was great. Nice casual environment with a wonderful atmosphere.

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vipbwhitfield
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed in the calamari dinner and have eaten at HH for years!
Our waiter was super nice and efficient and served us well.
See you next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family birthday dinner

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to come here anytime we are in the area. We reserved a table on line and we’re shown right in when we arrived. Ordered a nice bottle of wine and had a delicious mahi-mahi dinner. The food was excellent and the service was good. The view over the marina was very nice and relaxing. The main restaurant was quiet and easy to carry on a conversation. We will be back for sure!!

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KatK
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our server seemed a bit rushed and nervous - not sure if he is new, but probably needs to calm down a bit. Otherwise, the evening was nice, food tasty and nice view.

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RobertS
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, and we’ll be back. The restaurant was only a loud 50% filled, making for a quiet dinner watching a spectacular So Cal sunset. Why it was only 50% filled baffles me. The food was excellent, including the crab cakes, mahi mahi, fish and chips, tuns stack, and seafood combo were all quite tasty and ample. We started with huge coconut shrimp appetizers that were almost a meal in itself. Service was very friendly and competent. Definitely reasonably priced. We are looking forward to going to the Happy Hours which are offered Mon-Fri from 3-7 PM. HAPPY hours have a different theme each day and some food items are also discounted . Yum. Can’t wait!

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vipJoanneM
Birmingham
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The waiter took our drink order and brought our drinks. He asked if we wanted to enjoy our drinks for a bit before ordering which was great! Exactly what we wanted to do. We were never rushed and he waited for the nod to come take our food order. We both ordered the lobster and it was perfect! Plates we cleaned promptly. Everything was great! Would definitely recommend.

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vipBritgirl
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food portions were generous; I had the halibut which was huge and only minor complaint was that the food could have been a little warmer and the mashed potato was lumpy. Had a lovely table upstairs by the window and watched the sunset. Good service and overall good experience. Nice place for a casual dinner.

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Norma
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

It seemed as though our waiter was brand new. We had to ask him several times for the same item, and the hostess was helping him as well. We had to ask her for things at least twice. It appeared they were Under New Management, and were doing their best to keep things moving. The food was excellent, but they just seemed scattered.

FAQs

Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 493-2933.

Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 902 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.