Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

4.4
696 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
OPEN FOR OUTDOOR PATIO DINING AND TAKE-OUT - NO RESERVATIONS
Join us for the holiday lights under the stars...we have heaters and cocktails 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 44 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Harpoon Henry's is proud to offer a Traditional Thanksgiving meal with a spectacular waterfront view. This will be our 40th year of offering a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner with all the trimmings – We also offer Prime Rib, Mahi-Mahi Macadamia, and Fresh Salmon.

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Mike
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Shrimp combination was great.

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SealBeachMom
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for lunch in Dana Point Harbor, a halfway point between LA and San Diego. Harpoon Henry's was the perfect setting. They expanded their outdoor patio. You are not able to make reservations for outdoor seating, luckily there was no wait and we got the perfect table looking out onto the marina with a nice cool breeze. The upstairs area where you can reserve looks nice, socially distanced and big screen TV's in the bar area if you want to watch the game. We preferred outside seating. They serve their bottled beers in frosted glasses, perfect for a warm day. My friends had the grilled mahe taco's and I ordered the Angus Burger with fries. Food was awesome. Lots of it too. We all left stuffed. Service was wonderful. Free parking and fun shops to browse. All in all a fabulous way to spend our Sunday afternoon.

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Donfor
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was just not that good. Seemed a little overpriced.

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The bacon was chewy. Blueberry muffins were excellent.

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PamelaY
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful as locals. Our family has been coming here for years and never disappointed.

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vipJamesH
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals and service were excellent!

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AllenJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lettuce salad with Salmon. It was a full entree. The lettuce was particularly outstanding.

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OCDining
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has the best tempura shrimp and the price for their dinners is very reasonable considering the fantastic view you get. We love this restaurant. Lots of charm!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was bad and service was incredibly slow.

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sarahm
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be able to dine inside again. Great views, excellent seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good! Will return when back in the area.

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viphungergames2
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made my reservation "requesting" the outside patio...realizing that even before covid, it would not be promised in advance. However, reason for it as stated in my request is because my husband has hearing issues, being outside seems to help. We were meeting our friends there, and called the restaurant on the day of (tho the res was made 4 days earlier) to double ck on which entrance we should meet them at, since we wanted to be downstairs, outside. Was told that no reservations are given to the patio area, it is strictly walk-up....so, if I have a res. and want outside, I had to enter up top and tell them I was there and then "I" have to go thru the restaurant and downstairs to see if there is a table outside, and there wasn't, so I had to go back upstairs and tell them so they could seat us in the restaurant. I get it for walk-ins...they can go direct to the patio...but,if you have had a res. for 4 days, and have a specific reason for asking for the patio, they could not call downstairs, and say..."Hey, you guys got a table for 4?" Rather than 4, 70+ year olds trapsing thru the restaurant down the stairs, dodging waiters with trays of food, and then back again doing the same thing....And people who did not take the time, to think of Harpoon Henry's 4 days ago, or even bother to make a reservation....get the better table...doesn't make sense to me!? So much for "customer appreciation" and "customer retention"!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. They were presented very tastefully. It was my first time dining here and I'd definitely come back.

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vipCherylM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The waitresses( waitress & trainee ) were very odd, they were gone for long periods of time and werent very outgoing at all. Very poor service & the food was not as great as it should’ve been for the expensive price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Happy hour was also on their extended patio! The tables were well distance! I would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice quiet favorite with fantastic food and service

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cr84u
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Waiter was awesome (can’t remember his name!) but all was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mom for lunch and it was such a great distraction from the world. We ate inside and stared at the boats on the water. We had the first reservation inside so it was very quiet. Nice being back inside a restaurant. As a server myself, I am happy that this crew got to go back to work during the pandemic. :)

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Lulu
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was very good. However, should have been warmer. Was lukewarm..

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vipartc
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great all around

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vipKathyRuvolo
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, and nice view of the Harbor. Best Fish and Chips I've had in a long time!!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Madeline was our service provider. She waited on our table of 7. She did an amazing job and was a wonderful representative of Harpoon Henry. She is to be commended for her performance and outstanding customer service.

IF you go there, ASK FOR MADELINE'S TABLE. She was awesome.

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Happy
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Happy they've reopened, however, we had to ask for salt and pepper, napkins and silverware??????

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful view, very good food, but a little pricey.

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DebR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

A server was folding silverware/cloth napkins without a mask on. Touching her face/nose and returning to folding. We had to get the manager because he was clearly not paying attention to his staff. This was appalling since masks are now mandatory in restaurants in CA for servers.

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vipSoCalNative
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to finally be able to come back and have my favorite shrimp and chips.

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Drillboss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great view, Great service, good food! I'll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were seated right away. Server was friendly and wore proper protective equipment.

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EcyO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice view! Great food the seared Ahi lunch was Amazing! Service could have been better our waitress didn’t come back to fill drinks or ask if we needed drinks till end of our meal.

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jilly
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Salads were delicious, fish and chips was a bit dry. We never got bread but service was good, great view!

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Classof67
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent protocols in place for COVID-19 patio dining. Enjoyed a lovely delicious lunch while feeling safe. Good job to all of the staff and servers.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have enjoyed eating at Harpoon Henry's since we move to So Cal in 1977. I don't remember the first time we ate there but we have been coming back since. I am not sure if it was called H H then or not. It is a great place to bring guests - nice view - but they had better like sea food. Oh yes, we have yet to try the "champagne" special.

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vipDamien
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant.

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JohnH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location, it’s the best in Dana Point

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Sandor
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is great overlooking the harbor. Food and service always excellent

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JimM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Disappointed that no longer has mahii mahi nor swordfish and had to ask for and was charged for initial bread...used to be free and without request.

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CindyTroup
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff was kind and the view was amazing!!!

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Rick
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great! Great food and atmosphere. We had a window table with a view of the harbor. The only 3 very minor problems were, our menus didn't match. They printed new menus and my friend got the old one with a slightly different beer selection. So at first my friend didn't see a beer he liked on his menu, then he later saw one he liked on my menu after we made drink orders. Our server was great and brought his beer right away. Next slight problem, I ordered a pint of beer which is $1.50 more then a mug. My friend ordered the mug and it seemed larger! If you go, order a mug. Next, I couldn't decide between the the shrimp combo or the seafood combo, very similar dishes. The seafood combo comes with coconut shrimp, fish and scallops. The shrimp combo with different kinds of shrimp. Our order came and the food runner gave our dishes to the table next to us. We ordered a seafood combo and seafood salad, they ordered American salad and shrimp combo. I heard all the commotion and started telling the girl that the food was our order...repeatedly! I got very loud, but she ignored me! Finally, she was going to take the seafood salad back and I finally got her to listen to me, explaining that was our order. She gave the seafood salad to my friend. He didn't mind and the lady from the next table shouted "I didn't touch it". Gross. This is the first weekend restaurants were open after covid 19 shut down. The man ate my order and wouldn't give it up, but I wouldn't have taken it anyway. Later "My" order arrived. It was the shrimp combo instead of my seafood combo. I didn't really mind, but I was going to share my scallops with my friend who only got the salad. He was looking forward to the scallops as well. The server was more then nice, very accommodating and would have done anything to make this right. I just told him to adjust the $6 price difference and it was fine. All in all it was a great meal. I will go back!

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vipDanielH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Harpoon Henry's is open for inside dining and very nice. They have cleaned everything and lots of space with many tables blocked off. It was so nice to have great service, excellent food and the beautiful atmosphere by the Harbor.

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 696 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.