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“Don't bother”

The Shwack Beach Grill
Ranked #4 of 146 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: 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!
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hamburger meat patty was smaller than the bun and the meat was very dry. It was not 1/3rd of a pound of meat. The burger was thrown together without thought. The marinated onions were in a pile in the middle of the bun, the tomatoes were off to the side. I had to take it apart, spread everything out and remove half the lettuce before I could eat. The bun was thicker than the meat resulting in too much dry bread. The spuds were over cooked and looked like reheats. Other people were having the cook make new spuds because of over cooking. I won't go back. The servers were great and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is basically order at the counter and your food is brought to you. The place is very casual, with seating both inside and out. There is not a lot of seating for large groups and it is very tight seating. Would not pass this up because of this but would order to go and find a table in Dana harbor to enjoy ! We had a Turkey Burger, Swack Burger and Chicken Sandwich. Everyone raved on how good everything was. We had the spuds with Dips and they were more than we could finish. One order would have been enough to share . Friendly casual staff with an interesting menu with not -so ordinary items. (see link under name for menu ) Beats any chain ...hands down !!!.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Went one day with friends for a quick bite, and ended up being fantastic! Food is delicious and surprisingly cheap for such a taste! My burger was only $3!

Thank Jan Y
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Schwack's is a local hit, and I think almost by accident! The food is excellent and the prices are reasonable. The place is very small. That is where the accident comes in- most of the time people are lined up out the door. Drivers going by must think, "Wow, that place must be really good;" If the place were normal sized, the out the door situation would not occur. Regardless, if you want a great lunch0 try Schwack;s!

Thank Kris Y
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We chose this spot after a day of whale watching based on its location vas the TA reviews. Needless to say the Schwak did not disappoint. Our burgers were fantastic, the service was outstanding am mans friendly and this funky little joint is worth a stop every time we're in town. We only had burgers and fries but the food was clearly very fresh and cooked to order. I look forward to my next trip by where might have a chance to sit on the patio and enjoy a brew!

Thank Mark P
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