CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point
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).
- 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
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pan Roasted Sea Scallops*
butternut squash + wild mushroom + sage risotto
Seared Scallops (3)
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
slaw | pickles | cheddar | honey sriracha | fries
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
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.
The portion size seemed small for the price.
Nice place. Meatloaf was spicier than I like, but good.
Very nice people. Good customer service. Ehh food. Pricey for relaxed dining. Will not return. Underwhelming.
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?
Excellent meal as always! Exceptional service from Jen, super attentive and friendly.
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.
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.
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.
Great local Dana Point dining!
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!
Great spot for Easter brunch with the family. The staff was fantastic!
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.
Good food especially the cauliflower appetizer.
Great place. Great food. Great view. Drinks are awesome
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.
We always enjoy eating at the Craft House.... my husband loves the pork chop especially!
Stopped in for afternoon cocktails. Great service and drinkd
Frank is the most professional server!! Excellent service and incredible dishes & cocktails!
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.
The staff is very helpful and friendly. Many choices on the menu. Wine selection is limited. The donuts on the dessert menu are wonderful
Craft House was a fantastic experience overall! Such good food, and amazing servers!
Went to check out Sunday brunch and was pleasa
Service was great. Food was lukewarm when it was served but didnt want to complain when everything else was great.
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.
CraftHouse is the best spot in Dana Point. Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.
Great place to visit, coconut curry was not a good plate! Everything else was very good!
Love this place!
Service wasn’t great considering they had a bunch of people standing around. The food took forever to get.
we had a great time...we've become more regular...brought some friends and it was their first time...be back again real soon...
Great cocktails, great food, and great service! And make sure you try the donut holes for dessert! (Worth braking your diet for these!)
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.
Blake and his staff are awesome and the food is consistently great!
Always a great experience at Craft House!
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.
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.
Always a great time, wonderful food, and awesome service!
Sea bass was sublime
Had a date night with my son. We always love Craft House, never disappoints.
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.
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.