CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

4.6
694 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
What 694 people are saying
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KimT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got right in. Good service and great hamburgers!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! Consistently great all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super service! Love Craft House!!

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vipAnnetteG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, the drinks and the food never dissapoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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KalinH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing on the table disappointed! Anything you read here, PLEASE feel free to order, because it was deliciously crazy! For appies, we had Mac N Cheese (rich and creamy) and light but crispy Calamari (both I could have eaten by myself). My wife had the Shredded Beef Stroganoff filled with tender beef amid a creamy bed of thick cut noodles. Our friends ordered The Seared Scallops (which we have both had before too), served over a risotto. It looked absolutely fabulous. MyBuddy had the Crispy Chicken sandwich (again,.... a friggen winner) that is huge! The crispy chicken dwarfs the size of the bun. Served with an Asian Thai sauce and fries (really one of the best sandwiches in Dana Point). Then saving theist for last, I ordered the Hanger Steak! Served medium rare on a pillow of flavorful mashed potatoes, roasted baby corn and asparagus. This dish will blow your hair back!

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DAVIDG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 22nd birthday , excellent service as always! Wonderful food, Thanks Blake! See you next week

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vipStevenD
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service!

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Bushra
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Everything we ordered (calamari, wagyu steak burger, fried chicken sandwich) was extremely salty, and the food was so subpar. Would’ve been happier eating at a place like Plan Check in LA. Very disappointing especially because it was our anniversary dinner.

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AllisonG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! Will be coming back more often

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome. Great drinks timely

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants!! Food is excellent and the craft cocktails are amazing! The Florist is my favorite drink it is both tasty and pretty! The bar is lively and has a few TVs for watching the games! The dining room is cozy. I also highly recommend the chocolate mousse! So good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pre Christmas dinner with the family. Everything was great and safe for COVID-19 dining. Outdoors and spread apart. Heaters kept everyone comfortable. The food could definitely be better but overall nice experience

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donp
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to eat in a restaurant setting. Tables were distanced, service was great, and the food was exceptional. This was our first time dining at the Craft House but it definitely won’t be the last. We really appreciated the executive chef/owner stopping by our table, that attention to detail makes this an exceptional establishment.

Thanks for being open!!

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vipFoodlover
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome evening with friends! Thanks for making it great Craft House.

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MarkT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was ok not the best and it was overpriced. Our server was super cool otherwise would have been 2 stars.

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robind
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the craft house...the employees and servers are all so nice...
glad they are staying open...
happy to support restaurants that are staying open during this crazy time...

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nikaroo
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We really appreciated the effort in being open in the patio area. It was done really well. We had reservations at 5:30 for a birthday date. We ordered steak and we were told they were out! Kind of odd since it was so early for dinner and the restaurant was 1/4 full at that time. The short rib fettuccine had good flavor but a little soggy. We were charged extra for a piece of bread with it. The burger was a little dry but fries were excellent. The smoked old fashioned cocktails were awesome. The butter-cake was terrific. Even though we were on the patio due to the covid rules, we liked the vibe and the service was excellent. We will go back when this covid crap is over!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were so yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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ErnieV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Was not the best dinner that I have had there.

Chalk it up to COVID .

Will try again next year

JC
vipJenC
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here and definitely will return. The Service and Food were Excellent!!

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Westofcamden
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav place to eat! The bao buns are insanely good!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always quality food and service. Great menu options and drinks!

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hobie
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere! Waiter was super nice and had great recommendations.

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vippenumbra
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bar was offensively crowded with young drinkers. Restaurant was good overall. Probably 3 1/2 stars would be most accurate.

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vipJoeA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake and his team are doing a terrific job of providing great food at good prices with excellent service during these difficult times. Give Craft House a try, and ask for the BK Cellars Chardonnay!

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LindaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good neighborhood spot. Friendly, comfortable, and allows dogs. The food was good, but always a bit heavy with sauces and creams but you could find lighter dishes. Unfortunatel, our last trip was terrible.

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vipautumnc
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Requested outdoor seat with the reservation due to covid, hostess asks me to sit inside since so crowded. I was really hungry or would have left. Takes waiter about 10-15 min to greet me, apologizes for being busy. The Risotto with the scallop dish was dry. No one asked me if it was ok. I wouldn’t return here

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DEREKR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Just took awhile to get drinks and even after i let the server know we would like a few drinks before dinner we sat on empty for over 10 minutes. If im spending a $200 for 2 people on dinner i expect more.

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vipLauraL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cocktails and flatbread were delicious. The risotto that came with the scallops was very dry and not flavorful. It was very disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant and we have always been very satisfied with the food. The fried chicken sandwich is the star on the menu for sure. They provide comfortable outside seating in the parking lot with heat lamps, and also a patio seating that can get noisy due to the acoustics. The front of house team are all polite and genuine, yet a few seem inexperienced; thus, can leave you waiting for change or condiments while they finish a lengthy conversation with the bartender, and do not have the confidence to ask one of the COVID denier clientele to wear a mask while milling around the restaurant. Nonetheless, we keep coming back for that chicken sandwich and the hosts warm welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Had reservations and had to wait. Food took over an hour after we ordered. Staff was apologetic and discounted our meals. I will give this place another try because the food was good and has a very good vibe.

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ShannonC949
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best food and service that we have ever had. Nice quiet ambiance, knowledgeable/super friendly staff and the food was AMAZING! We can’t wait to come back and try new things. 5/5 would recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LisaS
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the “backyard” setting! Felt completely comfortable with the table spacing and protective gear worn by the restaurant staff. Will def be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft House is doing the best job with outdoor, social distanced dining. The food and cocktails are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, highly recommend Craft House!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Slow service and the risotto was very dry and overcooked and bland. I don’t think it was made fresh.

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 694 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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