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Salt Creek Grille - Dana Point

3.9
3.9
146 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point, California offers hearty surf and turf fare in a private and intimate setting. Each menu item is made fresh to order and includes high quality ingredients prepared with respect to the customer. On the menu at Salt Creek Grille, you can enjoy items such as stuffed jumbo shrimp, ahi tuna steak, seafood chowder, goat cheese flatbreads, seared ahi, pulled pork sandwich, Chilean sea bass, grilled baby back ribs, filet mignon, apple pork chops and more. Pair each hearty dish at Salt Creek Grille with one of the many homemade sides that offer color and flavor alongside each meat and seafood entr�e. Enjoy the mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, citrus brown rice, caramelized shallots and the garlic fries for zest.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 661-7799
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Green
  • Private party facilities
    Salt Creek Grille offers a selection of charming private rooms available for your business or social holiday parties. Enjoy your own, personalized event menus with our famous mesquite grilled cuisine! Relax with our on-site professional event coordinators to execute your event requests with gracious & friendly service. Contact Helen McClaire for inquires and availability (949) 661-7799 ext.123
  • Private party contact
    Helen McClaire: (877) 925-7450
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    Crown Valley Pkwy
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking, on the far end of the parking lot, there is a separate space to park if the guest does not want to valet.
  • Entertainment
    We feature entertainment four nights a week. Acoustic with vocals Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, and from 7:30pm - 10:30pm Fridays and Saturdays in our Bar / Lounge area.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience

NoiseModerate

146 Reviews
  1. PamelaAnn

    Orange County

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family likes to go to Salt Creek Grille as it is close to my house with terrific food! A great place to take visitors if one doesn't feel like cooking. Fish is always delicious with great sides. The bar is a fun spot for chatting with friends plus there is usually live music at night. For my daughter's wedding we held her rehearsal luncheon here and also her baby shower the next year. Excellent service and good items to choose from for guests. Plus, you can bring your own cake which I like to do...yes baked by me?? No but you get the idea!

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  2. EBirdy

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here with a good friend and had a nice meal. Our waiter was excellent and his wine recommendation was spot-on. On Sunday's it's 50% off bottles so that's a nice perk. I had the beef stroganoff - it was good. My friend had a kale & quinoa salad with grilled salmon which was huge and she loved it. The bread was fresh and hot. I had the butterscotch pudding which was very good and my friend had the sorbet which she also enjoyed.

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  3. WildBillK

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2015

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were disappointed in waiter's wine recommendation, while 1/2 off by glass only, it turned out to be worth less than that amount. Our meal selection was excellent.

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  4. JReviewer

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here twice and had great food both times.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome brunch place!!! Love this place! Super casual, lovely place- 1/2 way between San Diego & LA- great food, 9$bottomless champagne- awesome craft ipa beer! Connor was an amazing host!! Great advice and perfect service! Can't ask for more! Will be back with my bestie soon!

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  6. Lkoleas

    Orange County

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We used to go here so much in the mid 90s and then the menu changed drastically. I just recently tried it again. It is fine. Nothing noteworthy but for happy hour or a private party on their patio I'm sure it is nice. The wait staff is very friendly. I'm probably too demanding of the menu as I like to see a chef take risks. This is just good normal food.

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  7. hungergames2

    Orange County

    52 reviews

    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Requested outdoor seating due to hearing issues of one person in party...realize that can only be confirmed on arrival....UNLESS you already know that the outdoor venue is sold already for a wedding reception...could have been advised of same...but was not...and it is an EXTREMELY NOISY restaurant for those even with good hearing!

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  8. WineLover

    Los Angeles

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Salmon steak stuffed with crab was quite nice and not overcooked. While the food was not particularly creative, it was well executed and good quality. Like most restaurants in the area it is informal and noisy. The sides were good except the green beans that were rather leathery. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The restaurant is fairly large and has a steak house character. The wine list has many good wines at reasonable prices.

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  9. Dine4life

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We picked this as it was close to or hotel. Based on TA, a picture looked like it had a scenic view. The ambiance was fine, but as someone on vacation, i would have rather gone somewhere in downtown Laguna. The food was good, we shared stuffed shrimp and the ribs (which was a huge serving). While the food was good and the service outstanding, I felt like I was at a local chain restaurant.

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  10. Rosie

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    As it was a birthday celebration, we were very disappointed with the meal. The lobster bisque was tasteless as was the filet mignon. All in all not worth a second visit.

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Salt Creek Grille - Dana Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 661-7799.

Salt Creek Grille - Dana Point is rated 3.9 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Salt Creek Grille - Dana Point

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Crown Valley Pkwy
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Weekend Brunch: Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking, on the far end of the parking lot, there is a separate space to park if the guest does not want to valet.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Green
  • Entertainment
    We feature entertainment four nights a week. Acoustic with vocals Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30pm - 9:30pm, and from 7:30pm - 10:30pm Fridays and Saturdays in our Bar / Lounge area.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 661-7799
  • Private party facilities
    Salt Creek Grille offers a selection of charming private rooms available for your business or social holiday parties. Enjoy your own, personalized event menus with our famous mesquite grilled cuisine! Relax with our on-site professional event coordinators to execute your event requests with gracious & friendly service. Contact Helen McClaire for inquires and availability (949) 661-7799 ext.123
  • Private party contact
    Helen McClaire: (877) 925-7450
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