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About Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

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.

34555 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Dana Point Harbor Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 493-2933

Website:
http://www.windandsearestaurants.com/harpoonhenrys/home.htm

Entertainment:
Weekend Entertainment

Parking Details:
Valet Service available on the weekend.

Executive Chef:
Guadalupe Silva

Private Party Facilities:
Full private party and banquet facilities which accommodates up to 100 with a sweeping view of the harbor.

Private Party Contact:
Bob Conrad: (949) 493-2933

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.3

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4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I went For lunch. I had requested outside. When I arrive they could not find my reservation. Then They said no reservations for outside.Since it was not such a nice day I said fine I’ll eat inside. Inside was full and I would have to wait. So I walked outside no one seated me and I was told to pick a seat. I sat down on a padded bench and after about five minutes my behind was soaking wet. Another lady next to me had the same problem. Four others came in Sat down got wet and left. I explain this to two different waiters and asked them to tell the managers the entire bench was wet . I later saw the manager and no one had told her. Although I was visibly wet no one offered me anything. No towels no complimentary drink.
The New England clam chowder was tasty with nice pieces of clam celery potato and good herbs and the calamari steak sliced in strips was very good. Unfortunately the menu inside has not changed in years, much of it being offered outside as well.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Overall everything was a good experience. The view is always a positive, the service was good, everyone seemed to enjoy their dinner. I thought my Ono was a little tough, but it was fine.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Made a reservation for 11am after our "Terrifying-10" mile race in Dana Point. We weren't sure if they were going to be real busy so we figured a reservation was the way to go. We got there at 10:15am. A little early because we were starving. They were not busy at all (they had just opened) so they were able to seat us. Our waiter was great. Nice, friendly, gave us extra muffins lol. We had a window seat next to the marina. Very laid back atmosphere which is what we needed since we were both so sore from the run. The bar was actually more crowded than the restaurant (Sunday football). I'd love to watch football in the bar. Energetic crowd in the bar. I ordered the filet mignon eggs benedict and my bf had the eggs benedict with the avocado. Both were soooo yummy. Absolutely amazing. My filet was better than his, but honestly both were awesome!! He ended up stealing my second one (they come as 2 pieces) and I boxed his second one to take home. I would definitely come back. I'd like to try lunch next :0)

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It was quiet. The food was good. The bread was warm and tasty. the views memorable, and the cocktails excellent. I will be back

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

So happy to see the new, colorful booths downstairs. Nice addition.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food with an amazing view of the harbor. Service was perfect and prompt. Highly recommend the filet mignon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food great service nice views
The live music was nice after dinner

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Beautiful location looking into the harbor. Lovely old world style charming restaurant

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Harpoon Henry's never fails.....the outstanding view and delicious food are so well worth the visit to the harbor. Try the fish and chips, or a shrimp dish, you won't be disappointed. The service is always excellent, they have a staff of young and energetic servers that are attentive, but not overly so. The best part is that for birthdays, they give a FREE HUGE slab of scrumptious mud pie that is enough for 3 diners.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good for seafood and ambiance - the front room can be a bit loud especially when the band is playing, but you can sit in the back and look out on the marina. Nice place, good staff. If it's after 4pm, try parking at the nearby lot across the way - much less crowded and no permit needed from 4pm-2am.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Had to wait a while for a table - hostess was not engaged at all. Food ok but ...

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were greeted with a genuine smile and warm welcome from the hostess. She asked all the right questions about why we were there and then did simply everything to make us comfortable. True to her word she did everything we asked. It was a wonderful experience and I would go back again and again.
Service was prompt but not pushy, the waiter was all smiles and was eager to please. The food was just great, mahi mahi and sea bass. It was cooked perfect and was hot, not just warm but hot. Love that!!
The bar and bartender was just as great with lots of smiles and fun conversation. The alcohol content was just what you would expect, not too light nor too strong.
Do yourself a favor and go to Harpoon Henrys, you wont be sorry. The value was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

A most enjoyable time and luncheon, overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. We had great service and the menu selection was just what we were looking for; followed by an excellent meal.
We will be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great view and great food! Went there for my mother's birthday. The swordfish is outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice harbor setting. Have been for dinner in dining room and bar, both of which were satisfactory, the high point being the waterfront setting. This time we went for breakfast. The service was poor. We had to return to the maitre de to get initial service just for coffee. We both chose eggs Benedict. The eggs were overlooked and the Hollindaise sauce gel like. There seemed to be a lack of servers, but many management hanging around. Prices for the selections were fair. Too bad the quality of food and service was so poor.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely setting by the marina. My ahi entree was excellent. Portions are large (too big for me). Seems to be a favorite with locals

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great afternoon happy hour place! Meals are always good. Outside seating ideal for a great harbor view and people watching. Will return soon!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great location, service and food ! Great place to chill and enjoy the harbor and sunset!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2017

What a pleasant and beautiful setting for a special luncheon. The menu has plenty of variety and it was well received by the participants. The service was particularly noteworthy as the waitress seemed to have a sixth sense about timing. All most enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Enjoyed my daughter's birthday. The waitress was excellent, friendly and answered all questions we needed.

I personally love Harpoon Henry's and I have been coming there since I worked at San Onofre in 1982. I now have my family close and we really enjoy the food, ambiance and service. Beautiful Harbor as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Terrible. Service was poor. Food below avg. Hair in the water glass. Server never introduced himself. Decor hasn't changed in 30
Yrs. Skip it.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious local sea bass and great service. The view is phenomenal! We enjoyed the boat harbor at sunset.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 4, 2017

'the only real problems with Harpoon Henry's is that each time visit, the menu seems to get smaller and smaller. Also, with such a great view, it's unfortunate that they don't have any outdoor seating, either ground level or elevated. Since I'm writing, there is one other thing; the music you book is, at least to me, consistently awful. Guitar players who can't play or sing, that lounge lizard, Phil whoever is someone you'd find at a cheap cheesy lounge near, but not on, the Las Vegas strip. I've got some musicians I could recommend to you that are far better than anything I've seen there. There is one exception; very occasionally you book a sax player who is good. He, unfortunately, is very much the exception to the rest of your performers.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Restaurant did not even have my reservation recorded.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The calamari strips were excellent. The seafood salad was rather pedestrian.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Here are my opinion:

Food Quality very good
Service very good
Proportion Size: EXTREMLY POOR FOR PRICE; Two tiny and skinny Asparagus, that is size you get for $29+ dinner plate. If I didn't make a remark to shift manager that vegetable you and small 1/2 cup of cooked wild rice and seared Ahi steak ,ok maybe 6 oz.

Not a great value or acceptable for price

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fun spot with great views. Happy hour a real value here in the bar. Lots of choices on the menu and tables separated well so don't feel crowded. Nice evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 23, 2017

All was a great experience, we were even given a Birthday Mud Pie to share for Birthday gal. My one complaint would be the Turkey Club sandwich...at such a steep price - it was hard to believe a full staffed restaurant still uses thinly sliced "processed" turkey slices instead of REAL carved Turkey slices. And very few at that.
That is so 20th Century Subway Sandwhich style. Most restaurants (not fast food) we frequent in OC that serve expensive (or not) lunch sandwiches all use REAL thicker carved Turkey meat now if they offer it. I think it's past time for this restaurant to get on board. I certainly won't order it again or recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Our server only dropped off 4 menus for seven people and when asked for more, she said she didn't have any. Luckily another server brought some over. Then we ordered bottomless mimosas but when I asked for more orange juice for mine, she said she didn't think it was included?? How is it a mimosa then? When my boyfriend asked what she would recommend, she answered, I don't know? This was supposed to be a special brunch for Father's Day and instead we were all made to feel uncomfortable. Disappointing...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent experience, I moved to LA more then 25 years ago and whenever I return to Dana Point this is my choice of restaurants. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Celebrating Anniversary

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great food prepared well. Accommodating. Fairly priced.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Guest from out of town.
Previously lived in near the beach.
Enjoyed the view of the harbor.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Harpoon Henry's has excellent clam chowder! But my husband's mahi mahi was not fully cooked and still partially frozen in the middle. I don't expect frozen fish at a restaurant in the harbor. Most meals at HH are quite good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Harpoon Henry's has consistently excellent food and service in a pleasant environment with a beautiful view of Dana Point Harbor. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The wait was to be over 40 min for the reserved table and another 30 min at table. We left and ate elsewhere

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day with a 1:30 reservation. They had changed the menu for the day, which was never mentioned prior to making said reservation. It was extremely loud and crowded. Another family leaving said they never received service after 45 min waiting at their table. We went to another restaurant. I didn't want the items on the special menu, and it was way too loud. Won't be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Their whole day was messed up. Manager very rude. They were understaffed, but they were delayed 2 hours on everything. Strong pours, but terrible service. Our server was alright, wasn't his fault for the experience, but all in all, skip it unless you just want drinks.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sat for 1.5 hrs without even a piece of bread on Mothers day AND ir was my Mom's 70th bday. They admitted they had no clue as to when or if we might get our brunch!! It's eggs people- for 4 of us... come on!
Disaster experience. Buying our drink and telling us we could come back for lunch some other day is nice (?) - but after that on a major occasion like that where we couldn't possibly walk in anywhere without reservations , we had to grab subway starving and our day was totally ruined. So upsetting and time wasting.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We came here to celebrate Mother's Day. Wonderful venue, great food, excellent service, perfect views. We had a window table & my mother loved it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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