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Harbor View Grotto Restaurant & Lounge

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150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4476
+1 707-464-3815
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This whole area is slated for renovation, which may be a good thing if the harbour authority does it right. Views out some of the windows is nice, if you can ignore the dumpy RV park and older industrial buildings just below your gaze. I must admit, they try hard, and the service was excellent. However, the sea food platter... More 

Thank chester616
Crescent City, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is an old place turned NEW! This place, apparently there was a lot of building approval required...California Coastal Commission...Problems with the view, the 2nd story...whatever it was... We have been there many times. Real good service and their food is delicious. Everything, especially the food... is ALL GOOD. I recomment their Razor Clams. These owners had a great thing... More 

Thank CalBredTB
Oroville, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food as in the fish and shrimp. View was good of the water from where we sat. We had 9 in our party. They did not put 2 tables together so we had to separate.

Thank SteffanBlaser
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154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We came here for an early lunch. This restaurant can accommodate a lot of people, but when it is relatively empty as it was where I was here, it did not have a cozy feel. The views from the restaurant are great if you can sit near the windows. The food was average, price was average. Service was good.

Thank jwhome100
Salt Lake City
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142 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We, a group of 7, including 3 younger girls had a craving for sea food and after finding out the Chart House was closed, we found this place. Everything was good. Good views, good service (really great service), we ate until full. Our attendant Lazelle went out of her way to make sure we had a great meal. Good clam... More 

Thank jasatt
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

They seated us right away, but no one came back to wait on us. Finally had to go ask if they were going to wait on us. It isn't like they were busy, only a hand full of tables had customers. No apology when she did come over, then didn't get what I ordered. I had ordered onion rings but... More 

Thank IowaHarleyRider
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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369 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Sounds and looks better than it is. I guess if you are 38 out of 50 you may want to try harder. Service was average at best.

Thank Douglas R
Walla Walla, WA
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Our server was great. She worked hard and did whatever she could to make our meal good. BUT...the food was pretty bad. We had oysters that were breaded with some sort of herbal stuff...not good. The vegetables were also done with some sort of herbal assistance. We tried a drink but they couldn't accommodate us with the right ingredients. The... More 

Thank Itswoots
Crescent City, California
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went on V Day. What a mistake. We waited 30 mins just for the waitress to take our order. Then we waited an HOUR for our cold, poorly cooked, inedible and expensive meal. Another couple in the restaurant had the same experience. The waitress only had 5 tables! She was nowhere to be seen almost constantly. The absolute worst... More 

Thank Janis D
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were going to another restaurant but they were closed so we ended up here. Our window seat overlooked the trailer park. We had a very good waiter and were happy with the service. The food was okay. We had snapper and halibut blackened. It was good, but would probably have preferred it if we had chose another way to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Starfish Way, Crescent City, CA 95531-4476
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Crescent City
  • Phone Number: +1 707-464-3815

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