CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

4.6
764 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At Craft House Restaurant we focus on serving the freshest local ingredients to our guests. From working with local fishermen in the Dana Point Harbor to sourcing ingredients from the local farmer's markets.

At Craft House we pride ourselves on having one of the best American whiskey selection in South Orange County. From you daily drinking whiskey to the one's you've spend your life trying to taste (all of the Pappy van Winkle collection).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Show Mom how much you care about her by bringing her to the best brunch spot in Dana Point, according to the residents for the last 2 years.

What 764 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The portion size seemed small for the price.

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vipMarileeT
Orange County
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place. Meatloaf was spicier than I like, but good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Very nice people. Good customer service. Ehh food. Pricey for relaxed dining. Will not return. Underwhelming.

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vipVictoriaF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing experience and will not go back. Really questionable how a simple meal was horribly executed or even served...surely the server noticed the almost burnt waffle and charred sausage (of which was raw on the inside). Maybe they have a new chef?

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maryc
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal as always! Exceptional service from Jen, super attentive and friendly.

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vipBeckyT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Dining under the big tent was NOT a pleasant experience. The talking noise bounced off the tent, you couldn't hear the people at your table, and added to that was loud, bad music. There was cheap, rented furniture, which was uncomfortable. The food was just "good." I hope Craft House returns to its friendly and classy environment at some point.

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Linus
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were promptly seated, however our table had not been cleaned thoroughly and we moved to another table nearby. Our server was friendly, but not very attentive. Food was flavorful, portions satisfying.

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vipRichardS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Frank, had a great attitude and knew the menu quite well. He was able to suggest a couple of plates and drinks as this was our first time visiting. We were not disappointed! The craft cocktails were delish and the apps and beef stroganoff were flavorful. It was pretty easy to talk us into having the donut holes for dessert and they were warm and tasty. Thanks to Frank for making the visit memorable, we will be back. Thanks to the crew in the kitchen for preparing flavorful dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local Dana Point dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time to Craft House. Loved sitting on the front patio. Drinks and food were really great. Service was lacking a little but it was Easter brunch time too. We will definitely be back!

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RachelC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Easter brunch with the family. The staff was fantastic!

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KevinA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Everything was great overall, but I wish they put more effort into their temporary outside décor as the ambiance did not match the high end food/service prices. Also I wish they enforced wearing your mask when getting up from your table to use the restroom. Too many entitled people thinking they can walk around maskless.

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MMcB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food especially the cauliflower appetizer.

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KimberleeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great view. Drinks are awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch

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VeronicaL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were made to feel that because we weren’t drinking alcoholic beverages we weren’t as “important” . Our iced tea glass sat empty for 15 minutes. I guarantee a wine gloss or cocktail wouldn’t have gone unnoticed and been addressed before the last sip was taken.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at the Craft House.... my husband loves the pork chop especially!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stopped in for afternoon cocktails. Great service and drinkd

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vipDaunelleP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank is the most professional server!! Excellent service and incredible dishes & cocktails!

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Rhering77
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is no gastropub serving bar food. It was a wonderful culinary experience. I was surprised by the outstanding flavor of each of the dishes we tried, scallops & risotto, Seabass, cranberry and goat cheese salad, and the tasty beef stroganoff!! The setup outside was very nice, a mostly enclosed tent with plenty of heat lamps and tables spaced safely apart. We felt very comfortable. The service matched the flavor our our dishes to make for an excellent meal. We will most certainly return.

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TeresaM4
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff is very helpful and friendly. Many choices on the menu. Wine selection is limited. The donuts on the dessert menu are wonderful

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laurend
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft House was a fantastic experience overall! Such good food, and amazing servers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to check out Sunday brunch and was pleasa

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Allycat
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was lukewarm when it was served but didnt want to complain when everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our server was more concerned about doing shots with the table next to us than doing her job. I had to get up and ask for plates. The up charge for drinks is ridiculous.. the hush puppies where way overcooked. Sad because it is right down the street from my house but I would not return.

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ConnorK
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CraftHouse is the best spot in Dana Point. Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great place to visit, coconut curry was not a good plate! Everything else was very good!

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JenniferB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service wasn’t great considering they had a bunch of people standing around. The food took forever to get.

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robind
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

we had a great time...we've become more regular...brought some friends and it was their first time...be back again real soon...

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vipPhilW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, great food, and great service! And make sure you try the donut holes for dessert! (Worth braking your diet for these!)

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LaneP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the Covid restrictions, their bar and patio area had a very nice atmosphere. The food was great, service was very friendly and prompt.

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Marco
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake and his staff are awesome and the food is consistently great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Craft House!

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SharonS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food! Perfectly balanced flavors (scallops and meatloaf). Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. The effort to make the parking lot feel like the inside of the restaurant was appreciated. Already referred friends and will be returning.
Note: park in the street behind the restaurant and walk down a few steps into the parking lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came for my husbands birthday (his pick) and decided to come a little early for their happy hour. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and spicy poke on their HH menu. We also had a few great cocktails. The Brussel sprouts are outstanding!! Best we’ve ever had. Tuna poke also very good and portions for both are much larger than you would expect for HH. We needed up sharing the pork chop which was also veer tasty but we really were full from the appetizers so we could have skipped the entree all together. We will definitely be back especially for HH.

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vipGenevieveB
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time, wonderful food, and awesome service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sea bass was sublime

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a date night with my son. We always love Craft House, never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We sat in the back patio. The food was excellent. However the ambiance was very lacking , no plants no charm . I had said it was a birthday celebration and felt that had not been noted. We lingered a bit after others had left the patio and the heaters were turned off . I would recommend the chef but the restaurant needs charm.

FAQs

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 481-7734.

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point is rated 4.6 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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