CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

4.6
727 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 727 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sea bass was sublime

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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.

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Jared
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to hang out with friends who carry on a lot. The waiter and the service was outstanding. And the food was unique and excellent.

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kris
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft House has a cool vibe, great food, drinks, and service.

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CharlotteK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were awesome! Wait staff is attentive and very good at what they do. one of our new faves!

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katn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Bartender was friendly and sociable and took our orders quickly. We got our food fast and he always made sure we were good on drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great service! Loved the nay nay cocktail!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Chingon I had a blast a Rebecca was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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KaraM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Me and my beautiful Single lady girl friends had a wonderful time. The staff was knowledgeable, attentive and funny 😆!

The atmosphere was very welcoming.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a reservation but still had to wait 30 minutes for table. Both the appetizer and entrée that were our first choice were "sold out" even though it was early in the evening. Server was young and not helpful.
Our previous dinners there were great but would not recommend now that they added extra seating...seem to have bit off more than they can handle

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vipLindsy
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Craft House! We have been regulars since they opened and are never disappointed. So much so that we visit for special occasions like birthdays and Valentine’s Day. The drinks are amazing, food is incredible and we love the ambiance. Chef Blake’s menu is always on point, especially the weekly specials! This was our first visit since I found out that I am expecting, so Nate made me a delicious mocktail and it hit the spot. :) Always a 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Valentine’s Day dinner- attentive staff, tasty food and drinks. Will be back!

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vipHolmes
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The Cauliflower appetizer is a MUST. If you blindfolded your kids or ANYONE who thinks they hate cauliflower, you would see them being converted because it us the best veggie app on earth. Order 2 if you have 4 or more ppl as you will want more... trust me.

Scallops are perfection.

Waiter was not very cheery or keen to check on us often ( would have doubled our drink order if he came around consistently) , but the hostess is adorable and met our table request with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We went out for my birthday/ Valentine’s Day and we don’t eat out often. We were seated in the corner of the patio surrounded by plastic walls through which we could see the pipes, hose spout and electrical box. That was our view. Felt like we were eating in a very awkward corner of our backyard. Definitely not the special occasion feel we were looking for.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everybody is happy with Their meals, the meatloaf , chicken sandwich And scallops.
I love hanging out in the bar inside but our last meal was outside tables very far apart and they made the best of the situation.

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vipStoveTop
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Usually pretty good. But not this Saturday night. They changed their menu, and some of the descriptions were not really adequate. They were out of several items, and one meal had to be returned because so spicy (shrimp dish) it was inedible.. The fried chicken was overdone, the bun soggy and the plate of food appeared to have been sitting for awhile. The scallops dish was pretty salty. The service was very slow and a bit chaotic, seemed to be off their game this night. Not overly crowded either.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! Our friends got married and we came here because they couldn’t have a real reception. The food was awesome and so were the drinks. The butter cake and their old fashioneds were great, but the highlight was that everyone did so much to help make their day even more special.

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DanielW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great experience. Food was super tasty and the waiter was very nice. Appetizer took awhile to come out but they comped it. Was well worth it, it was amazing, get the cauliflower. I got the fish special and my wife got the Thai coconut soup. Both were great! The ambience was not great but come on, it’s Covid, they are doing their best.
Over all the food and service was great and we would definitely go back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Unfortunately wasn’t impressed with the food. It felt a little like bar food versus a dining experience. We did get a few happy hour items. They were not very exciting. Brussel sprouts were drenched in oil and Irish nachos were just French fries with a little cheese snd sour cream. Definitely did not look like what you see on the website. However....on a positive note the cocktails were great and so were the prices. If you just want a casual happy hour with top shelf drinks and some easy eats this is a good place.

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vipBdub
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love CraftHouse! We had the meatloaf, spicy tuna "chips" and baby wedge w/ shrimp. I"ve yet to find a dish here that isn't amazing. Can't go wrong with anything on their menu. Fresh fish is always tremendous, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Service very slow & Covid protocol too relaxed.

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TedP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Considering Covid and dinning in a huge tent, everything was great except one of the courses, was not very hot. The desests were just ok compared to the other course. Kate, our waitress was wonderful even considering how many tables she was serving.

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JohnM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It took 55 minutes to receive our appetizer, the surrounding tables that arrived after us had received their food before us. They kept sending our order to other tables (repeatedly...). The servers failed to check in often enough. The food was bland and oily. The outdoor seating area is completely enclosed and non-compliant with current COVID restrictions in California.

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vipnat76
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night. Our waitress was super sweet and friendly. Everything was delicious and came out at all the right times. They have turned their patio into a fun place.

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Alwaysonpoint
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although my favorite thing on the old menu was the crispy rice with spice tuna, the cauliflower appetizer is my new go to... so so delicious you won’t want to share! My husband really enjoys the comfort of the pot pie, great classic. They’ve done a great job with their tent and seating, socially distanced of course!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Great location, GOOD DRINKS nice atmosphere

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WilliamB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, better service.

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vipKiwi77
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Its hard to knock a place these days about the ambiance but these guys do a pretty good job. The food was good. Our server was good but he was stretched a little thin so it was a little slow-- but I would go back!

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. We dine here all the time but the prime rib bone with the best ever potato salad we have ever tasted and Cole slaw was my favorite!

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Marzracergirl
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great cocktail list and some fun takes on Old Fashioned's. Their food is always excellent, never had anything we didn't like. Definitely try the dirty fries!

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DaveB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a solid place for dinner and drinks !!! Give it a try!

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KimT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
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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vipKalinH
Orange County
8 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!

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 727 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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