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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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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 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.

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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Sports, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Boat parade. Great experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 16, 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

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 11, 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.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 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.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and ambience. Was seated next to the window and had a beautiful view of the Christmas lights. Great meal- had the seafood sampler. The scallops, coconut shrimp and macadamia crusted mahi mahi was amazing and I highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The manager was god awful! We asked that the table umbrella being moved so that we could loom at our children while we were having dinner and the manager refused!
The umbrella was portable and there was no reason as to why the umbrella could not be moved??
What I did not appreciate was that the manager was sitting at the bar having cocktails while on the clock and refused to discuss the issue with me! The waiter insisted the manager was too busy but yet I could see him
Sitting at the bar the entire time we were having dinner.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The bar was packed and noisy for happy hour so we were pleased to go to the restaurant for a much quieter and better experience. 3 of 4 of us had the calamari which is delicious! Huge portion. Enough to have leftovers for a full lunch the next day. Waitress was attentive and very nice. Overall a good evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Enjoyed it. The view was great. Good food. Lively waitress. :-)

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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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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