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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
+1 949-661-7799
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (32 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 3:00 on a week night and we had to wait for them to open. We were informed that we could not order dinner because it was too early. We were told that we could sit in the bar to get something to...More

Thank Debby M
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting combination of burgers, sandwiches, high end seafood dishes, steaks and ribs. We tried the perfect pork chops and a Caesar Salad with salmon. EVERYTHING was delicious and uniquely prepared. Naturally the chocolate soufflé topped off our meal divinely.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice on our vacation trip from London. Amazing meals on both occasions. Worth noting that it is open later than many others in the area. Good menu, lovely food. Served well by Katelyn on our first visit. Recommended.

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Ample parking, patio seating, friendly staff, good selection. Make reservations on weekends and holidays, otherwise usually just a few minutes to be seated.

Thank StevefromVegas
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Everything was perfect. The food was so delicious. We sat in the lounge area, enjoyed the live music and atmosphere. We will definitely go again whenever we are in the area. The staff were friendly and professional as well. Highly recommend!!

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 29 June 2016

My husband and I had a quick date night here while vacationing in Dana Point. We called ahead on a Sunday to book a reservation and luckily there was no wait. We sat on the outside patio. The ambiance was amazing. White light bulb strings...More

Thank LumberDevil
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Excellent food. The first afternoon (weekend) here I had fish tacos and they were delicious. Staff was great. I came a second night during the work week and the tacos were not available but the meal was still delicious. Furthermore, the parking lot had converted...More

Thank Renee B
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Have been here several times and recently brought family members. The food was once again terrific as well as the service. You can't go wrong with any meal here.

Thank Mountgarret
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Salt Creek Grille has something for everyone - great fresh fish , salads, steaks. We have enjoyed happy hour in the bar with their truly inexpensive appetizers that are so yummy. I love their Seabass and my husband loves the beef stroganoff. Service is great

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My in-laws love this place and they take us here often. I have to say that the food is always consistent and always good. You can count on the meal you had and loved before being just as good the next time you go. The...More

Thank Jon_The_Handyman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799
  • E-mail
Our culinary approach follows the time-honored tradition of grilling meats over hot, mesquite embers. With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, the food at Salt Creek Grille is crafted with the freshest meats, poultry, fish, and produce available. Enjoy our handcrafted menu items paired with unique wines from boutique vineyards and well-known cellars, catering to both the connoisseur and casual diner.
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