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The Shwack Beach Grill

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24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
+1 949-218-2731
08:00 - 21:00
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Recommended for lunch if you are in Dana Point. Somewhat unique burgers and others. Only down side is limited seating if you are a large party. Beer and wine to compement your burger or fish tacos. Life is basic and life is good.

Thank Al W
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love this place. Great burgers, good, fast service - a bit crowded at times. If you like to dine a few blocks in from a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean overlooking Dana Point Harbor, this is the place. There's a reason for the line out the door - incredible burgers and tacos and "chips" to dig into. As a... More 

Silverado, California
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Really quite a nice little place. The staff is always friendly. The food is good, made pretty fast and delivered to your table. Definitely has the beach look going for it though newish it reminds you of days gone by. I 've been here a number of time. invited friends who have gone back also. I am kind of picky... More 

Thank GregoryOrangeCounty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were traveling through Dana Point on our way to explore the Ritz Carlton and Montage Resort, both in Laguna. Knowing we could not afford to eat at these places, we opted to look for somewhere to eat in Dana Point. As we drove around we saw Shwack and saw a line. Usually where there is a line, there is... More 

Thank Carol G
Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Super casual hole in the wall on the corner. You order at the counter and pick it up yourself. It's open seating. Food was delicious and really reasonably priced. We loved it. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Rudypup
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty. I had the Chicken Shaka tacos which were very very good (the chicken was a bit overdone, but the flavors and avocado cream sauce made up for it.) My husband and sons had burgers which they said were good, but not exceptional. Great atmosphere.

Thank Mons1989
Santa Monica, California
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Wholesome organic food at affordable price. Heal while traveling or replenish while working, the vegan burger with oat bun and organic veggies was gorgeous as delicious.

Thank MotherTravels
Highland, Utah
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This IS a burger joint! Incredible place, tasty food and something for everyone....my husband got fish tacos and they were good too...but order a burger!

Thank 6Wallys
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Took the kid here on our way to Pageant the other night .. it's a little different ordering and going to sit down but the crew really seemed to handle business well. It was a great night to sit on patio ... however you do feel like the vultures are waiting for you to finish so they can swoop up... More 

Thank merlesgirl2
Capistrano Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Get in line to order and pick up your food when it's ready. Everything that I have had there is very good from the salad's to the sandwiches. The line moves pretty quick so don't worry about standing in line long, just know that people must like it! The tables inside are very close but there are outside tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-2731
The Shwack Beach Grill is a fast-casual American Restaurant featuring a unique menu of fresh California-inspired food at an affordable price, served quickly for both dine in and take out. Our core menu focuses on burgers, chicken sands, tacos, salads and spuds. We serve breakfast daily from 8am-11am and dinner specials from 4pm-close. We feature 12 Craft Beers on Draft and 7 hand selected wines. The Shwack is the perfect spot to grab some grub after a Surf-sesh or for a Fun dinner with the Fam! We love locals and tourists alike and hope to remind all of our guests that Life is Good...Shwack it!

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