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“GREAT VIEW AND VIBE”
Review of Turk's

Turk's
Ranked #18 of 144 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Newport Beach, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“GREAT VIEW AND VIBE”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Really nice view of the boats and coast beyond the harbor. Very reasonable prices and
friendly staff. Would recommend for anyone visiting the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great view of the harbor!”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Had breakfast here before we went whale watching. Was very good food and our server had a very big personality - she joked with us the whole time. The locals here were very friendly too. Great view of the fishing boats in the harbor. Would recommend this place for breakfast, lunch or just a drink.

Visited January 2014
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Aubrey, Texas
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“You'll find a friend at Turk's”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My wife and I decided to have dinner at Turk's one night during our stay in Dana Point prior to NYE 2013. We sat at the bar, and the service was outstanding! The locals were very warm and friendly, too, and offered all kinds of local knowledge about things to see and do while we were visiting from Texas.

As it turned out, Frank the Bartender is actually related to one of our former neighbors from our years in Florida; Frank makes a great drink, and is very wise about the SoCal region. Keep in mind, though, that if you sit at the bar, you have to order your food from a server, not the bartender, so you will end up with two tabs.

All in all, a wonderful evening; it can get very crowded at the bar, though, and my wife and I were both jostled by other patrons a couple of times. Still, if you want some good drinks and what might be the best burger in Dana Point, try this place out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Southern Cal
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177 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“The Quintessential Waterfront Bar”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is a locals bar overlooking the commercial and sports fishing boats in Dana Point harbor. My friend ordered a "double" scotch. The bartender queried, "are you sure you want a double?" he then poured a single that half filled the cocktail glass in front of my friend..... Enough said !

  • Visited December 2013
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Temecula, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not what we expected.”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Turk's had good reviews on other sites. Six of us went there expecting a good dinner. There was no place expect the bar that would accommodate a party of six. The bartender was just matter of a fact, not friendly. Food was less than bar food. Broiled fish came out cold. Hamburgers were prefabricated elsewhere but they did come with a lot of fries. Fish & chips were okay, how can you ruin deep fried?Prices fair. The view was okay. There are many more restaurants to choose from at this location. Would not go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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