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Food and restaurants in Orange County

Top restaurants

Historic Site
“This establishment is close by and a great place to visit for coffee, lunch, or even better ... dinner. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Medieval Times has Knights & Jousting great for a family night out for dinner”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Nice place, good seafood. Upstairs bar great for discount sushi rolls at happy hour. Bay view.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“You just can’t beat the location! Sit right over the crashing waves and watch the sunset as you enjoy the bar menu on the right (fish tacos!) or the fancy menu on the left.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“(Lunch/Dinner) - Same ownership as South of Nicks but American style food. Heart of downtown San Clemente. Again, get the butter cake, one of the best desserts in San Clemente. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“It has a great patio view of Orange County city life. It also one of the best steaks in the area. This is a must visit for high-end dining.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Truly a hole in the wall local gem! Make sure to check this place out for brunch and try their breakfast burrito and famous chai latte with almond milk. Try to get there before 11am to avoid the crowd. It is worth the wait! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Bar
“Ocean View, Excellent Service, Food Drinks, Desserts & Ambiance. .Fine Hawaiian Influence Dining & Bar. Valet Parking. After Or Before Enjoy Huntingtin Beach Sand & Waves Sight See & Stroll along The Pier & Tuesday’s Open Street Market on Main Street. Call for More Details. ”
  • 41 locals recommend

Cafes

Restaurant
“Truly a hole in the wall local gem! Make sure to check this place out for brunch and try their breakfast burrito and famous chai latte with almond milk. Try to get there before 11am to avoid the crowd. It is worth the wait! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Diner
“Very popular casual breakfast spot on Main St. Put your name on the list by the front door and it's first come first serve. They also have tables on the back patio. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cafe
“Breakfast/lunch/dinner place on the beach at Crystal Cove. They have a little outdoor bar where's there's usually no wait. Sunset spot, too.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Best donuts - hands down! Get here early because the line can get long on the weekends. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“This is a great restaurant with an amazing wine list and bar but fantastic menu. We love it for breakfast on the small intimate patio but also for socializing with family & friends for indoor dining. Super good food!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“Taro Swirl and BerryTale are our favorites! Boba tea in a hip and trendy plaza. Must see if you enjoy good food and nice cars (always a few exotics parked in the Diamond plaza nightly).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Enjoy food and drink in this open setting. Casual, but nice place to eat or drink! The food is great and the cocktail list, too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“Custard Pastry, Palm Sandwiches, Salads, Coffee. At the end of the north trail”
  • 25 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“South Coast Plaza is a regional shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California. The largest shopping center on the West Coast of the United States, its sales of over $1.5 billion annually are the highest in the United States. Its 275 retailers represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the U.S., with the second highest sales-volume in California. The mall is anchored by three Macy's stores, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and Saks Fifth Avenue. The South Coast Plaza is the 2nd largest shopping mall in California and the 4th largest in the United States.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Bakery
“Popular Cuban Pastry and coffee shop. This isn’t a full menu place it has sandwiches, soup, salads, and of course pastries! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Best donuts - hands down! Get here early because the line can get long on the weekends. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
“Taro Swirl and BerryTale are our favorites! Boba tea in a hip and trendy plaza. Must see if you enjoy good food and nice cars (always a few exotics parked in the Diamond plaza nightly).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Great causal local place for breakfast. The best donuts and the huge breakfast burritos!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“If you're willing to travel into deep Orange County near Little Saigon, I highly recommend Brodard! Their specialty is nem nuong, a summer roll with a housemade grilled pork sausage served with a really yummy dipping sauce. I also love the Vietnamese crepe that you tear and eat inside of a lettuce wrap with herbs, and the curry. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Try their world-famous strawberry croisants! Be aware of long lines for this delicious pastry!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“(Breakfast) - Typically long lines (get there early, before 9am to avoid the lines) but definitely worth the wait. It's located in Dana Point on PCH right up the street from Doheny. ”
  • 16 locals recommend