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“Twice in one week!”

The Shwack Beach Grill
Ranked #5 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 5 July 2014 via mobile

We visited Shwack's twice in a week and loved it. The owner was even behind the bar helping with orders. You don't see that everyday. The food is great too. Fish tacos are a must and the kids ate all there food. We'll be back!

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We found this place by seeing the people eating outside--it looked like a great little place to have lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the unique, well prepared fare--salads that looked like they came from a high-end restaurant, burgers made with prime beef and called by local names such as Low Tide Turkey Burger, or just your basic Shwack Burger (3.95--how do you beat that!) which you can add patties to. Don't forget to get a side of fries--excellent. But the best surprise was getting to enjoy all of the above with a cold Lost Dog red ale. (They have a nice selection of other beers and wine). Staff is very nice-especially if you tell them you're a first-timer. They are a crew that seems to have worked together a long time--good at getting the food out, and not too snobby about working in such a cool place. Definitely check this place out--they have many other items, but if you are looking for a good, reasonably priced burger and beer, this is a great place!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Line out the door. Right on the main strip through town, and a bit challenging to find a parking spot. Very fast, friendly service. Turkey burger was moist, covered with tasty compote. Fries are super-chunky. Loved the slaw. Husband had the bacon burger, which he ordered sans BBQ sauce and added jalapeños . (We like green chile on our burgers!). Definitely a good spot for a burger.

Thank Aspendancer
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Loved the local vibe. Went on a Saturday night and it was buzzing with locals. It's a small place and very casual, but we didn't have to wait long at all to order. The food was above average and the price was fantastic. You can't beat it for the price!

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The schwack burger is awesome. Mahi salad great! Fries are a favorite. Kind of a find in town. Outdoor seating. But, no view.
Service is great, everyone is friendly. Beach town feel
Great local place.

Thank Lynneeee
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