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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
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Seafood | Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
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American | Costa Mesa
North Italia – Irvine
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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1564 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

The food at Roys is amazing but the atmosphere at this particular Roys was a little loud and not very authentic as it is at other Roys. I was a long time patron of the one in Newport Beach that recently closed and the atmosphere there was so much more Hawaiian and relaxed. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2912 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Our party of 9 had a wonderful luncheon experience. We had a lovely table, excellent server, and delicious food. The whole experience was fabulous. Thank you for making our afternoon so delightful. More

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

Didn't realize it was in a hotel. Wish that could be a bit clearer on their listings. But the food was fantastic! Great flavors and combinations. 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.
1521 reviews
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American | Orange, North Orange County

Great customer service, great location and view. the food was really good, prices not too high. Awesome dessert menu. Great view. Would recommend to anyone who likes steaks and seafood. 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
720 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
95 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Exceptional food and service. We had a great meal, talked with the Chef and enjoyed sitting at the bar and watched the food being prepared. We will be back! More

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

Perfect happy hour menu! Great friendly, laid back environment . More

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O.C Craft - A Gastro Brew PubO.C Craft - A Gastro Brew Pub
71 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The food was delicious and our server was hilarious. We had a great time & will be back. More

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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
800 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

My favorite spot and the perfect place to enjoy special attention, an imaginative menu and perfect wine selections. The staff, at every level makes the evening special! 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.