Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

4.5
829 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 829 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDevin
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio location and view. Great kids menu and coloring book and crayons.

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LouisM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This resturant has great atmasphire. Views of the harbor and all the boats. The food was outstanding and service excellant.

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VictorD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tuna stack is the best. Maddie was very good and patient

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not of been happier our server was fantastic and the food was excellent!

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socaltransplant
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a long time since we ate here and I had forgotten how good the food is. We went at a quiet time between lunch and dinner so the noise level was great for conversation with our friends. Two of us had the calamari steak…something hard to find on local menus. Our friend had the Cioppino and I had the shrimp and chips. It was all delicious. The service was a little slow for the quiet hour, but the staff was probably light then too. And our servers were fun and provided everything we needed.

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tonyp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Good was horrible and over priced

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vipNicholleS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood ! Great veiws!

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KevinM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a three couple dinner on a Friday night (reservations a week in advance) and it was a great view, good food and a room in which you could have a normal conversation with one another - a rare gift these days.

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JohnW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining wonderful with the view of boats and panorama of the Harbor

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vipLuvgoodfood
Austin
41 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut piccata was fabulous. Cooked perfectly accompanied with rice pilaf and asparagus. The sourdough bread was not as some others I have had. It was a bit dry. The butter was very hard difficult to spread on the bread. Though very blessed and grateful to have great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Want a place with a nice view while enjoying dinner. The food was okay so this is not the place if you are looking for fine dining.

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YRDaddy
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great view of the harbor. Good food and service. Food tasted fresh.

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Ems087
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the views, calamari steak, and coconut shrimp. Don’t forget to order the mud pie for dessert - you won’t be disappointed!

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JosephC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great food, great service, great time! :)

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vipDixie
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Harpoon Henry's for Brunch . Service ,food and ambiance were excellent .
We did have a problem finding a parking spot and had to spend time looking for one . So ,if you go to Harpoon Henry's on a Sunday be prepared for parking problems .

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vipEatsOutALot
Orange County
73 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a Sunday brunch with great view right on the harbor. Good food and great wait staff.

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MarcusM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent location with front view to the the Dana Point marina docks, Spacious, comfortable yet simple and relaxed. Very good and friendly service. Tasty food with good options. Reasonable price for the whole experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good calamari and fish & chips - clam chowder was good too! The wait service from Brittany was outstanding!!

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LaSirenaGorda
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great place for a Family Dinner gathering to catch up, eat good Food & Drinks and have a great View! Service was very good too!

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LAOC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

One guest’s lunch arrived after other guests had eaten. Server apologetic, but only 1 cocktail taken off bill. The lunch should have been taken off the bill.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great staff they actually took us back to the hotel after we couldn't get an uber or lyft!

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CheriP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening snd lace to view fireworks. Wait and host staff were excellent. Efficient and friendly.

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vipSusanW
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Nice view, our server was nice and helpful but the food was terrible.
My shrimp was over cooked and tough. Food had no flavor.

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vipjeful
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good tropical salsas for fish. Mahi was very good. I also like the pear salad. Not run of the mill ingredients

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DANAS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. Great views and great service.

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vipJlucky
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made our reservation based on online reviews, and we enjoyed it! The seafood salad was delicious, we had very good service and a window view overlooking the harbor.

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vipKarenM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our food was all lukewarm. Everything. As though it had been sitting quite a while. Service was mediocre, but I know this is a problem everywhere right now, with too few waiters serving too many tables. Will not return in the near future, but may give it some time to hopefully staff up.

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adamw
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Quade, needs a raise. Good man and good energy.

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Angelmom
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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vipSuey42
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was great! The view was beautiful. Food was yummy 💕

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Lori
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was fresh and well prepared. We were seated in a booth next to the window. Our server was cheerful and efficient. Very good experience!

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. The food was great, as were the drinks. The service was very good as well. Very enjoyable meal.

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Kayava
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I found this to be a disappointing experience. The physical restaurant is nice, overlooking the harbor. Our waiter was congenial and his service was good. Unfortunately the food was only average and not worth the price. The mahi-mahi was on the dry side and the macadamia nut crust resembled breading. The orange mango sauce overpowered the taste of the fish. I did enjoy the rice pilaf and the presentation of the food. For the price of the meal I expected better.

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SKH1
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated promptly at a window booth with a view, great start. Our entries were served hot, portions were fine, service was a bit hurried throughout the meal however. Was celebrating our anniversary and where we had our first date 42 years go, have been to Harpoon Henry's numerous times over the years, décor is a bit dated, not up to the level it once was.

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vipJames
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harpoon Henry's is a great restaurant for a evening out, or really any occasion. Staff members are friendly and efficient, it has a well planned menu, the food preparation is excellent, and it is located in a beautiful location!

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Sparklatte
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect go-to for out of town friends who’ve just arrived!

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great view, good service.m. It was ver nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food took longer to serve. Servers are all young but very attentive.

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Giley
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My son and daughter are regulars during the Christmas holidays. This was our first Fathers Day dinner at Harpoons. While the dinner was good as usual the portions are small and we missed the dinner rolls.

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 829 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.