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Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant

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677 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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 44 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 677 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my mom for lunch and it was such a great distraction from the world. We ate inside and stared at the boats on the water. We had the first reservation inside so it was very quiet. Nice being back inside a restaurant. As a server myself, I am happy that this crew got to go back to work during the pandemic. :)

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vipartc
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great all around

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vipKathyRuvolo
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food, and nice view of the Harbor. Best Fish and Chips I've had in a long time!!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Madeline was our service provider. She waited on our table of 7. She did an amazing job and was a wonderful representative of Harpoon Henry. She is to be commended for her performance and outstanding customer service.

IF you go there, ASK FOR MADELINE'S TABLE. She was awesome.

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Happy
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Happy they've reopened, however, we had to ask for salt and pepper, napkins and silverware??????

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Teresa
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful view, very good food, but a little pricey.

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DebR
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

A server was folding silverware/cloth napkins without a mask on. Touching her face/nose and returning to folding. We had to get the manager because he was clearly not paying attention to his staff. This was appalling since masks are now mandatory in restaurants in CA for servers.

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vipSoCalNative
Central Coast
39 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy to finally be able to come back and have my favorite shrimp and chips.

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Drillboss
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great view, Great service, good food! I'll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were seated right away. Server was friendly and wore proper protective equipment.

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EcyO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Nice view! Great food the seared Ahi lunch was Amazing! Service could have been better our waitress didn’t come back to fill drinks or ask if we needed drinks till end of our meal.

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jilly
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Salads were delicious, fish and chips was a bit dry. We never got bread but service was good, great view!

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Classof67
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent protocols in place for COVID-19 patio dining. Enjoyed a lovely delicious lunch while feeling safe. Good job to all of the staff and servers.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I have enjoyed eating at Harpoon Henry's since we move to So Cal in 1977. I don't remember the first time we ate there but we have been coming back since. I am not sure if it was called H H then or not. It is a great place to bring guests - nice view - but they had better like sea food. Oh yes, we have yet to try the "champagne" special.

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vipDamien
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant.

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JohnH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and location, it’s the best in Dana Point

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Sandor
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The view is great overlooking the harbor. Food and service always excellent

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JimM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Disappointed that no longer has mahii mahi nor swordfish and had to ask for and was charged for initial bread...used to be free and without request.

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CindyTroup
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the staff was kind and the view was amazing!!!

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Rick
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was great! Great food and atmosphere. We had a window table with a view of the harbor. The only 3 very minor problems were, our menus didn't match. They printed new menus and my friend got the old one with a slightly different beer selection. So at first my friend didn't see a beer he liked on his menu, then he later saw one he liked on my menu after we made drink orders. Our server was great and brought his beer right away. Next slight problem, I ordered a pint of beer which is $1.50 more then a mug. My friend ordered the mug and it seemed larger! If you go, order a mug. Next, I couldn't decide between the the shrimp combo or the seafood combo, very similar dishes. The seafood combo comes with coconut shrimp, fish and scallops. The shrimp combo with different kinds of shrimp. Our order came and the food runner gave our dishes to the table next to us. We ordered a seafood combo and seafood salad, they ordered American salad and shrimp combo. I heard all the commotion and started telling the girl that the food was our order...repeatedly! I got very loud, but she ignored me! Finally, she was going to take the seafood salad back and I finally got her to listen to me, explaining that was our order. She gave the seafood salad to my friend. He didn't mind and the lady from the next table shouted "I didn't touch it". Gross. This is the first weekend restaurants were open after covid 19 shut down. The man ate my order and wouldn't give it up, but I wouldn't have taken it anyway. Later "My" order arrived. It was the shrimp combo instead of my seafood combo. I didn't really mind, but I was going to share my scallops with my friend who only got the salad. He was looking forward to the scallops as well. The server was more then nice, very accommodating and would have done anything to make this right. I just told him to adjust the $6 price difference and it was fine. All in all it was a great meal. I will go back!

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DanielH
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Harpoon Henry's is open for inside dining and very nice. They have cleaned everything and lots of space with many tables blocked off. It was so nice to have great service, excellent food and the beautiful atmosphere by the Harbor.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Harpoon Henry's is a great restaurant. The staff is friendly. The food is prepared to perfection. The menu offers an excellent selection.

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vipCherylM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing location

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and foods
The calamari steak was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So relaxing,great service,delicious food,always perfect

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vipJohnG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Well done on the social distancing and pandemic mediation.

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vipDinerwithkids
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food, service and view was great. Unfortunately, they don’t accept American Express which is a big negative for us. It’s all my husband carries.

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vipDennisK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Location is pristine. Food is average at best and over priced

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vipjeful
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our food- salmon and fish and chips was delicious and super fresh.
Our waitress( with long dark brown ponytail, long eyelashes) was very good!

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vipMiriamC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The waiter did an excellent job. But when we arrived, the hostesses where lost and didn’t follow new protocols The one that took us to the table she would pull her mask down to talk to us. There were tons of people without a mask. At the patio there was no social distance in place

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great first day out ofCovid quarantine. Just what the doctor ordered

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TieraA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had such a great experience!! The food was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My weekly favorite

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RobertH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

sCOTT rOBERTSON (elvis) GREAT WE WILL BE BACK NEXT MONTH

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Intowaterviews
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We booked the table online & specifically asked
for a booth by the window for our party of four becuz we had guests from out of town. Hostess said no window tables were available but did not give us the option to wait. We were seated at a table in the middle. Servers had to pass around our table constantly. My husband hates being in the middle for this very reason.

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vipFittered
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Lousy service very slow despite not being that busy. We were there 1hr and 50 minutes. Limited menu with average seafood

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you can handle 80 retro decor which is coming back now this spot is outstanding... the harbor view.... stunning, service... fantastic, food........ exceptional

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vipCindyR
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nothing fancy, but a nice place for a casual dinner.

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vipMaryS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I made reservations on OpenTable for six people, when we got there they said there was a party of 100 and they did not have a table for us unless we wanted to sit in the middle of the party for 100 when 6 seats open up within the party. Why would I want to sit within someone else’s party. But then a table opened up outside so it all worked out. Then the waiter explained that it was going to take a while for our brunch to be delivered because of the party of 100, they were way behind.

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vipFJJJ
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Harpoon Henry's has good food at a reasonable price in a nice harbor location. However, the service is very uneven. On this last occasion, our waitress struggled with opening a wine bottle. In addition, we received our salad before our appetizer and our entre before we had finished either. It's a good thing we had a four top as we had on our table: an appetizer, two appetizer/bread plates, a bread basket, two salad plates, two dinner plates, two wine classes, a wine chiller bucket and two water glasses all for a party of two. Do you get the picture? Our waitress apologized several times and blamed the food problem on the kitchen. Who knows? The swordfish was very good and the coconut shrimp outstanding.

FAQs

Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 493-2933.

Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.