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Best Seafood Restaurants in Dana Point / Monarch Beach


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A photo of Jack's Restaurant/Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 10 times today
Located in Dana Point, Jack's Restaurant/Bar is widely acclaimed for its authentic Italian cuisine. An old school Italian restaurant, it specializes in an array of dishes, emphasizing seafood. Diners have shared favorable reviews on their expansive menu, specifically mentioning "Osso bucco, swordfish, and linguine," and the "incredible" crab cake special, as well as the "amazing" Orange Roughy. Embracing not just food but an experience, the attentive and friendly service heightens the overall dining pleasure. Profoundly recommended by the patrons for its "reliably good food", the excellence is further reflected in the delightful atmosphere and the gracious service. Jack's Restaurant/Bar is, ultimately, a testament to the glory of traditional Italian dining.
A photo of Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 16 times today
Harpoon Henry's Seafood Restaurant, located by the harbor, is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike for its excellent Seafood dishes. Celebrated for its great ambience, superb service, and delectable cuisine, it's the "go-to place for special occasions", as per reviews. With an awe-inspiring view of the harbor, it offers a feast for the eyes and the palate. Their seafood combination, halibut, and fresh crab cakes have been particularly singled out for praise by patrons. Guests have also applauded the generous portion sizes, with one customer claiming their "halibut was fantastic". With its quiet setting, ocean view and fresh seafood, Harpoon Henry's is truly a gem for seafood lovers.
A photo of Wind & Sea Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 25 times today
Situated by the harbor, Wind & Sea Restaurant is praised for its delightful seafood cuisine. Patrons often express their fondness for dishes such as the Stuffed Swordfish, Seafood Pasta, seafood Cobb salad, and clam chowder, all of which are noted for their ample seafood portions and wonderful taste. The dining experience is only enhanced by the stunning panoramic views of the marina. As a guest, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy your meal while watching the boats sail by, and you might even catch a show from the local sea lions. The wonderful service, cozy atmosphere, and excellent location of this restaurant make it a go-to place for seafood lovers.
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 69 times today
Chart House Restaurant in Dana Point is renowned for its outstanding seafood cuisine. Patrons rave about the restaurant's delicious dishes, particularly its seafood stew with shrimp, scallops, and mussels in a chorizo broth. Reviewers have also praised the clam chowder and the seafood sampler as being "prepared exceptionally well and nicely seasoned," with "fresh" and "perfectly prepared" seafood. The incredible view of the Dana Point Harbor enhances the dining experience, creating an ambiance that is unique to Chart House. The restaurant's commitment to excellent service is frequently mentioned in reviews, as is the addition of a welcoming fire at each table to ensure the comfort of the guests. With its high-quality food, stunning views, and attentive service, Chart House has well earned its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area.
A photo of Coastal Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 108 times today
Coastal Kitchen, situated in Dana Point, is a celebrated spot for genuinely good American cuisine. Customers continue to applaud its menu, service, and ambiance, calling it a "solid and reliable choice." The restaurant consistently impresses with its varied and superbly prepared dishes like the "unbelievable" USDA prime filet, the distinctive crab cakes with Asian slaw, and the much-lauded halibut entrée. The wine and cocktail selections are equally commendable. Guests extol the restaurant's welcoming ambiance, servers' professionalism, and the "breezy, beachy feel." They assure future patrons that every meal at Coastal Kitchen is a surefire hit of exceptional American cuisine.
A photo of The Restaurant at Laguna Cliffs restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 9 times today
Knife Modern Steak is a hidden gem noted for its exceptional steak cuisine. The menu boasts a selection of premium cuts, from 44 Farms Sirloin Flap and Allen Brothers Flat Iron, to 45 Day Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye - a meal guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning of steak connoisseurs. Patrons rave about the flavorful, perfectly-seasoned steaks and the unique and perfectly-balanced sensations with each bite. The restaurant's sauces, from Au Poivre and Bordelaise, to Chimichurri and Salsa Verde, add an exquisite touch to their steaks. According to reviews, Knife Modern Steak is where you go for stellar food, drinks, atmosphere, and service that all scream Michelin stars, with the steak being the shining star of the show.
A photo of RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Aliso Viejo / Laguna Niguel
Booked 30 times today
RAYA at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, offers an exceptional dining experience that highlights the essence of Latin American cuisine. Reviews point to delicacies like Salvadorian bread rolls and sea bass with a spicy sauce, painting a picture of a menu rich in authentic flavors. Many guests lauded the beautiful ocean view from the restaurant, adding to the exquisite ambiance. While some found the spice levels overpowering, the majority of reviews praised the quality of the meals and the variety of flavors. Outstanding service from the staff and the overall comfortable and elegant atmosphere of the restaurant were also frequently noted. Whether for a romantic dinner or a family gathering, RAYA is highly recommended by its patrons.
A photo of Legends Seafood & Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 11 times today
Discover the epitome of culinary excellence at Legends Seafood & Steakhouse in Laguna Niguel, CA. Nestled in the heart of this coastal paradise, our restaurant offers a tantalizing fusion of succulent seafood and prime steaks. Our vibrant ambiance, impeccable service, and breathtaking views create an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a remarkable meal, Legends promises to elevate your senses and redefine fine dining. Join us and embark on a legendary culinary journey unlike any other.
A photo of CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 17 times today
Craft House in Dana Point has consistently impressed patrons with its menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Customers have nothing but praise, especially for the swordfish and meatloaf, and they appreciate the ever-changing menu for keeping things fresh and exciting. Many also commend the restaurant's superb customer service, exemplified by servers like Frank. The venue offers an enhanced dining experience with its elevated outdoor seating, giving diners a feeling of proximity to the beach. Craft House is also appreciated for its impressive cocktail selection. Whether it's a relaxing family dinner or a meal with friends, Craft House never fails to offer an enjoyable dining experience.
A photo of Stella's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Seafood • Dana Point / Monarch Beach
Booked 6 times today
Stella’s is a highly appreciated Italian restaurant loved by its patrons for its exceptional cuisine and warm ambience. From their incredible seafood Cioppino and spaghetti Bolognese to the delightful crab cake appetizers and lobster ravioli, every dish clearly expresses the authentic flavors of Italy. The desserts, such as the spumoni and chocolate cake, further ensure a truly Italian dining experience. Customers consistently rave about the superior service, with one noting, “Service was outstanding. This was our first visit but it will definitely not be the last!” With live music adding to the authentic Italian charm, Stella’s culinary excellence, as reflected in its reviews, make it a standout choice for Italian cuisine.

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Discover best Seafood restaurants in Dana Point / Monarch Beach

Discover the delights of Dana Point's seafood dining scene, a jewel in South Orange County known for its exceptional culinary offerings. Whether you're a seafood aficionado or simply enjoy exploring local flavors, Dana Point provides a variety of restaurants that cater to every taste. These establishments pride themselves on serving fresh, high-quality seafood, with menus that often feature both classic and innovative dishes. From breathtaking harbor views to cozy, family-friendly atmospheres, each restaurant offers a unique dining experience that emphasizes both the quality of the food and the ambiance. The dining scene in Dana Point is vibrant and varied, offering everything from casual eateries to upscale dining options. Patrons can expect to enjoy not only the freshest fish and shellfish but also accompaniments like fine wines and craft cocktails, enhancing the overall dining experience. The commitment to excellence is evident in the consistently high reviews, praising everything from the sustainable seafood to the attentive service and inviting atmospheres. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Dana Point's seafood restaurants promise an unforgettable culinary journey, making it a must-visit destination for anyone who appreciates fine food and beautiful settings.

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