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Salt Creek Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422 (Crown Valley Pkwy)
+1 949-661-7799
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our first visit to this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. We visited with friends who live in the area and it was their first time also. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Our server was pleasant and helpful. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked and served. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

Thank Lorne K
Hoover, Alabama
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was very attentive. The vanilla cake with ice cream was the best dessert I have ever had. Our table had one to share and then ordered another one!

Thank heatherlmiller
Irvine, California
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've driven past this location hundreds of times. But on a cool misty Saturday we decided to go in for lunch. Being the Saturday before Valentine's Day we decided to make reservations. They weren't terribly busy when we got there but it was still fairly early in the afternoon - they got busy later by the time we were done.... More 

Thank Steve_N_018
Mission Viejo, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were celebrating her birthday. I had made reservations on-line weeks ago. Arrived a bit late because of local fog but they had our reservation and seated us immediately. Steve, our server, was promptly at our table. We had a delicious bacon wrapped and stuffed shrimp appetizer and split a salad.. My wife ordered smoked salmon and... More 

Thank PaPaDave42
San Clemente, California, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I am a difficult diner to impress and can usually find the flaw in any restaurant's operation. Partly because I know the food service business inside out and partly because I just expect perfection in my high end dining. Last night my wife and I went to Salt Creek Grille for an early (pre-celebration) dinner. It was our wedding anniversary.... More 

Thank Bruce C
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went here recently with a friend for brunch. I ordered the Salt Creek burger, and it was spectacular. Very unique bacon and onion jam on top of aged cheddar cheese melted into a medium cooked burger!! Ate it very slowly, did not want it to end! Great, friendly service! Will definitely return soon!

Thank smf0621
Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Food was delicious, service excellent, a few over priced menu items and it is just a little loud. There were lots of people, It busy Friday night and had private Christmas parties going on too, but the service was still fast. I did not care for there parking set up. They had Valet Parking that reserves all parking near the... More 

Thank Jeffrey C
Westminster, CA
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We have eaten here numerous times. The food is always great and the service is wonderful. I want to mention the great service we had with Monique White. She made our visit extra special.

Thank RhinestoneLady
Los Angeles
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

big fun place with good service and food - a bit noisy at time. We had a family of 8 seating was good and the service smooth.

Thank Amos803
San Clemente Ca.
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had dinner here with family that we couldn't make it to Thanksgiving.....so it was a family celebration. It wasn't special on any level.The food was good. The service was curious. We had a server, who seemed like a seasoned professional. We all had to question his attitude though. Very snarky. Almost like he was doing us a favor instead... More 

Thank Victoria L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?