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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1571 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

My mother’s 75th birthday. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2917 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Wonderful special occasion venue. It was delightful to have a live band playing during Easter brunch. What a treat! Always recommend this place for a birthday celebration of just a romantic lunch or dinner. More

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WatertableWatertable
708 reviews
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Contemporary American | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County

Lovely ambiance, waitstaff and really delicious meal. The bread and butter alone were remarkable. Highly recommended. More

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Bourbon Steak Orange CountyBourbon Steak Orange County
291 reviews
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Steakhouse | Dana Point / Monarch Beach, South Orange County

Another impeccable service by the whole staff. We were greeted with champagne and broiled blackberry in celebration of our anniversary. We always request for Thomas as our main server, but everybody helped and kept checking at our table if we needed anything. Food is excellent as always! Our favorite is the Broiled Seafood in sizzling plate, bread with truffle butter and sea bass. Compliments to the chef and his sous chefs! More

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Orange County Mining Co.Orange County Mining Co.
1525 reviews
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American | Orange, North Orange County

Great Easter Brunch just a terrific server also. A fabulous day and fantastic food! More

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Anepalco RestaurantAnepalco Restaurant
228 reviews
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Mexican | Orange, North Orange County

This was some of the best "new" Mexican food I've ever eaten. Rather than plain old chips and salsa, Anepalco delivers a basket of freshly toasted, crispy corn tortillas with two kinds of salsa and an addictive creamy chili dip. My friend and I split some very untraditional yet delicious sopas with bone marrow and great pork tacos. Portion sizes were just right. Also, a creative cocktail menu. All this in a small unassuming restaurant in a hotel off the freeway. Plenty of parking. I highly recommend. More

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Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
36 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

I always enjoy coming here for lunch and sitting out on the patio. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. My only problem is the noise of the airplanes as they fly over. Still, I enjoy coming here and recommend it. More

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Tortilla Republic Laguna BeachTortilla Republic Laguna Beach
722 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Very good food. Nice view of the sky at sunset. Heaters on the patio. Cool vibe inside. Just loud. More

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Harley Laguna BeachHarley Laguna Beach
96 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We really enjoyed the ambiance and speaking with the Owner/Chef. Loved the history. More

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Sundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan CapistranoSundried Tomato American Bistro - San Juan Capistrano
528 reviews
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American | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

Had Caesar salad...produce was very fresh, dressing was tasty. Bringing friends next week. Very good!! More

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Orange County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Hannas Prime Steak1. Hannas Prime Steak
1885 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Our favorite spot!! The food and service is ALWAYS outstanding More

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Pali Wine Co.2. Pali Wine Co.
21 reviews
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Wine Bar | Anaheim, North Orange County

Service was great. Charcuterie board had such a great selection, one of the best I have had. My wine flight was very good. We went home with 4 bottles of wine. More

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Christakis Greek Cuisine3. Christakis Greek Cuisine
426 reviews
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Greek | Tustin, North Orange County

Best Greek food in Orange County. Absolute favorite restaurant in orange country, thank you. More

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The Dock4. The Dock
804 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

One of OC's best restaurants... Food, wine, service are all top tier. I recommend The Dock to anyone looking to dine for the evening. More

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A Restaurant5. A Restaurant
933 reviews
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Contemporary American | Newport Beach, South Orange County

there for a double birthday party just lovely the mushrroms were the hit s the appetizers with the fried eggplant and tuna on top. More

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Belage GourmetBelage Gourmet
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Vietnamese | Fullerton, North Orange County

If you’re looking for a wonderful dining experience that captivates your soul and nourishes your body with some of the absolute world’s finest Vietnamese-French Cuisine, then look no further than Fullerton, California’s very own: Belage Gourmet.

Located within walking distance of St. Jude and the HRC Fertility Clinic, Belage Gourmet exemplifies what high-quality Vietnamese-French Cuisine is really all about. We believe in only using the freshest ingredients in everything we cook and create to not only promote health and happiness, but we also provide super friendly customer service as well.

We’re confident that once you enjoy the taste of our authentic Vietnamese-French cuisine here at Belage Gourmet, it’ll be one of the best dining experiences of your life. We’re open 7 days a week for your convenience and we’re always excited to serve you!More

Claim Jumper - Fountain ValleyClaim Jumper - Fountain Valley
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American | Fountain Valley, North Orange County

Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our saloons are a comfortable gathering place to relax after a day at work, to catch a game or share an appetizer with friends. The saloon menu features signature cocktails, chilled martinis, premium and ultra-premium spirits, specialty non-alcoholic beverages, an extensive wine list, and imported and American craft beers including Claim Jumper’s own Honey Blonde, Original Red Ale and IPA. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items using only the finest ingredients available. Favorites include Certified Angus Beef®, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. More

Claim Jumper - Mission ViejoClaim Jumper - Mission Viejo
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American | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our saloons are a comfortable gathering place to relax after a day at work, to catch a game or share an appetizer with friends. The saloon menu features signature cocktails, chilled martinis, premium and ultra-premium spirits, specialty non-alcoholic beverages, an extensive wine list, and imported and American craft beers including Claim Jumper’s own Honey Blonde, Original Red Ale and IPA. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items using only the finest ingredients available. Favorites include Certified Angus Beef®, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pie, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. More

IL PALCOIL PALCO
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Italian | Buena Park, North Orange County

Located in Buena Park, our restaurant “IL PALCO”, takes its name from the Italian word for “ the stage.” Your visit makes you one of our VIP with front row seats to our very own theater. Our restaurant puts on nothing short of a spectacular show with our top-notch service and food. ‍ Here at IL PALCO, you can expect our chefs to cook with a passion to meet your every need. Using fresh in-season ingredients, our food and drinks encompass an authentic, aromatic North Italian meal. From flavorful pasta to savory meat, our menu consists of a wide range of appetizing options. ‍More

Wafu of JapanWafu of Japan
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Sushi | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

***Please Note: Sushi Bar is for walk-ins only.*** Wafu of Japan is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. The restaurant has a colorful interior setup and comfortable seating arrangement. Ideal for a casual dining experience, the restaurant is good to take family (including kids) out for dinner. The Wafu of Japan has a warm ambience and the place is usually filled with groups resulting in an average noise level. The restaurant has televisions for entertainment; and also serves beer and wine. The popular sushi options at Wafu of Japan include variety of salmons, bluefin tuna, toro, kanpachi, yellowtail, halibut, Japan scallop, mackerel, snapper and Fiji Island albacore. The entrée options include sesame chicken, beef teriyaki and tempura. The cuisine are accentuated by salads, appetizers, desserts and alcoholic beverages. More

Discover Orange County

Located in the sunny state of California, Orange County is known for its many tourist attractions. Considering that Orange County consists of 34 cities and is more populous than 21 U.S. states, you can bet the attractions include not only the best surfing beaches, the Balboa ferry, and sites like Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland but also a huge selection of restaurants. The warm climate enhances the growth of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, which can be found in many restaurants. Although iconic California foods like Rocky Road ice cream and sourdough bread may have originated in other CA cities, they’re also popular in Orange County. Fast food places, drive-ins, and Korean barbecues are popular in this area, too. Smoothies in the summer, however, take the cake.