Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

4.5
930 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 930 people are saying
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BarbN
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server recommended the Pinot Grigio with the fish tacos, excellent!!

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vipbwhitfield
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Taylor was so great!

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WRay
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beachy vibe with equally good seafood.we had a super nice server and the the entire staff were friendly.

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James
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, friendly and good service, excellent seafood.

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DavidA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I ordered fish and chips, my usual order, however it was not good. A lot of coating and very little fish. And what fish there was, was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and they sat us right away with a great view of the harbor!The calamari steak appetizer was amazing followed by the tuna stack and ciappino entree’s that where spot on!Well definitely be back the service was great and the ambiance reminded us of the 80’s and 90’s!

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vipDelightful
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Celebration

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Josey
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service by Jake, love the dimmed lights, overall, everything was fabulous.

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ChristinaN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by friendly hostess and waitress. Food was excellant

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MikeD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for dinner on New Year's Eve. Food was excellent as usual. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Stayed in the bar area afterwards for the live entertainment which was a lot of fun.

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Rand
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Since moving here in December 2011 we’ve gone to Harpoon Henry’s every New Years Eve for an early dinner and quick walk around the local marina before going home and leaving the bar to the younger revelers. It’s the same menu and the same decor. We’ll probably keep going since it’s become repetitious for us, but perhaps a little change might be nice. The restrooms can certainly use updating and even enlarging. But the calamari steak is always great along with the garlic mashed potatoes (a little cold this time) and the same three(3) asparagus (never 4 and hopefully never 2). We would go more often but its the same year around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great just they need to fix the blinds

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EugeniaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always order the Calamari Steak and enjoy the Harbor view. The cheesecake is also grest!

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AllisonC
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter’s birthday this evening, service and food was delicious - would definitely visit again.

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Teri
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful dining experience. Great food, service, views!

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MikeN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first family Christmas dinner was a great experience! Prime Rib & seafood were excellent. Great holiday cocktails. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good xxxxxxxxxx

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susan
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all ordered different dinner: salmon, shrimp and chips, filet mignon, appetizer calamari, mud pie for dessert(split 3 ways) ALL was delicious. Service great

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zep272
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful dinner on Christmas Eve - yes, it was busy, a tad noisy and maybe not the most personalized service HOWEVER, I still give 5 stars all around because the food was great, the server was so pleasant and we could see how incredibly busy she was, she calmly answered any question etc - she deserved every bit of her tip! We would definitely dine there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance were terrific! Couldn’t ask for a better dinner experience

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OrenA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

In our party of three we each ordered a dinner that included mahi-mahi as the main fish on the plate(two combo fish dinners and one macadamia mahi-mahi dinner). In every dish the mahi-mahi was severely over cooked, tough and dry. To be fair the waitress took our complaint to the manager who authorized replacements of the dinners and a dessert on the house. The wait staff were very nice and professional. However this extra wait time for the replacements put a cog in what was supposed to be a nice dinner out with an out of town guest. We have been eating at this place for over twenty years. We are sure he would not approve of less than a perfect plate coming out of the kitchen. We will be back but with a suspicious on the mahi-mahi.

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Shar
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came to Harpoon Henry’s for dinner & to see the light display. We enjoyed the food & ambiance.

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vipElizabethM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful views of the harbor lights really got us into the holiday spirit. The calamari steak was nice and tender as was the asparagus. The ahi tuna was seared perfectly. Plating could’ve been more creative. Our server Jessie was fantastic! Service was prompt. She was attentive, friendly and did a great job with the NY Cheesecake dessert! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

christmas lights

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food was dried out and cold. Could not the salmon. Very dry no flavor . Potatoes cold

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StanD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First, I dislike having to give a credit card for a reservation, second, I don't like being told that if I am 10 minutes late my reservation will be cancelled and I will be charged $10 for each no-show; and, third, I don't like being told I may only occupy my table for 90 minutes. It seems that Harpoon Henry takes the position that they are doing me a real favor by allowing me to eat at their restaurant. I don't need all the rules and regulations when I go out to a holiday dinner.

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robertv
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and large quantities. The help was perfect.

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CarylF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood restaurant with a view of sunset for 3 generations in my family.

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ManfredL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening

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Pancakeslabamba
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We were there for boat parade, excellent table by a window. We enjoyed the view very much. I don’t recommend the fish and chips, fish was rubbery and tough.

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vipValerieW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my little 5 year old grandson who had an absolutely fabulous time. Told me his fish and chips was the best food he ever had. He’s usually a bit of a fidgety picky eater but he was happy with his food, his colorable menu, and watching the boats. Bravo HH, we’ll be back :)

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JessicaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was cold but they were extremely busy with the boat parade crowd. Food has been better on other occasions

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MarkR
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dana point boat parade. Great window seat as requested and great food and drink. Had a blast

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RickP
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosephere! Great place to dine.

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vipDanaPointGuy
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a special holiday season date night at Harpoon Harry's. The service and food were very good! We asked and received a window table. We live in Dana Point and will make Harpoon Harry's one of our regular dinning spots.

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RobertP
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Dana Point to look at the Xmas lights, but more importantly, to have dinner at Harpoon Henry's. HH makes the very best Martini in Orange County; we ordered one apiece. For dinner we started out with Calamari Strips as an appetizer.
They were perfect. As an entree my wife ordered the Tuna Stack. It was fantastic, cooked just right. I ordered the Cioppino. It was very tasty and loaded with seafood. I've been dining at HH since 1977... yes, I'm old. But with age comes wisdom, and a wise thing I do, is to keep returning to Harpoon Henry's.

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had an early reservation at 3:00 p.m. We didn't know we would be getting the lunch menu and not the dinner menu, so we were a little disappointed. The prices were very high for a lunch menu. The server was great, the view was great, but I do think that it was not a good value for the prices they charged. Would I go back again? Probably, but I would order something different.

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MaryC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to experience the true “flavor” of South OC’s coast. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice and great view

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vipMichaelM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.5 stars by 930 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.