Since 1984 proprietors John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have welcomed guests and taken special pride in the sincere, friendly attitude of the staff and quality of the food.
Located in the heart of beautiful Dana Point Marina, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the award-winning Harbor Grill
Restaurant has enjoyed a reputation for the freshness and variety of its seafood and the warmth of its atmosphere.
Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Champagne Breakfast, The Harbor Grill offers a delicious daily array of fresh seafood cooked in a variety of inventive styles, including Southwestern, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, Cajun and Mediterranean.
With its reasonably priced menu, premium cocktails, and extensive wine list, The Harbor Grill has become a favorite with locals and a popular destination for visitors who are made to feel like "regulars" on their first visit. Whether enjoying the cozy dining room or the colorful garden terrace, the view of harbor sails encourages a leisurely meal while a pianist adds the perfect background music each evening.
Managing Partner, graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Resort Restaurant Management.
Keegan enhanced his culinary and cultural education with worldwide travel. This experience served as the
catalyst for his passion for wine. As managing partner, Keegan oversees the daily operations of the restaurant as well as selects the wines for the restaurants highly regarded wine list. He enjoys the challenge of developing the Harbor Grill's wine list, always conscious to pass on value, quality and diversity when selecting new wines.
Executive Chef, began his career with the Harbor Grill in 1986. While providing culinary leadership, Angel has honed his skills by attending the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley. Angel has traveled extensively in South America where his culinary discoveries have brought many new and innovative flavors to our menu. Angel's sauces, salsas and unique flavored broths reflect an international influence including Latin America, Asian, Southwestern, and Mediterranean.
You’ll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant.
We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails.
For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day!
Once you’ve enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie.
The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant.
Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You’ll discover we’re both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.