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Best American Restaurants in Orange County

Jeff's Inviting Food & SpiritsJeff's Inviting Food & Spirits
(619)
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American | Orange, North Orange County
Nick's Laguna BeachNick's Laguna Beach
(761)
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport BeachMariposa at Neiman Marcus - Newport Beach
(430)
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American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
BungalowBungalow
(1199)
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
Nick's - San ClementeNick's - San Clemente
(632)
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American | San Clemente, South Orange County
Bayside RestaurantBayside Restaurant
(1593)
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American | Newport Beach, South Orange County
BistangoBistango
(1605)
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American | Irvine, South Orange County
Seasons 52 - Costa MesaSeasons 52 - Costa Mesa
(5140)
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American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County
Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortSplashes at Surf & Sand Resort
(2397)
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Del Frisco's Grille - IrvineDel Frisco's Grille - Irvine
(688)
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American | Irvine, South Orange County
Farmhouse at Rogers GardensFarmhouse at Rogers Gardens
(2126)
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County

Best Italian Restaurants in Orange County

Da Bianca TrattoriaDa Bianca Trattoria
(486)
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Italian | Orange, North Orange County
Modo Mio - Newport CoastModo Mio - Newport Coast
(1033)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Antonello RistoranteAntonello Ristorante
(972)
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Italian | Santa Ana, North Orange County
Piccolino RistorantePiccolino Ristorante
(563)
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Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
il Barone Ristoranteil Barone Ristorante
(300)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Pina's BistroPina's Bistro
(302)
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Italian | Tustin, North Orange County
Rocco's RestaurantRocco's Restaurant
(439)
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Italian | San Clemente, South Orange County
North Italia – IrvineNorth Italia – Irvine
(1581)
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Italian | Irvine, South Orange County
Rothschild's RestaurantRothschild's Restaurant
(624)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
PirozziPirozzi
(549)
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Italian | Corona del Mar, South Orange County
CUCINA enoteca - Newport BeachCUCINA enoteca - Newport Beach
(1006)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Delizie Ristorante & BarDelizie Ristorante & Bar
(313)
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Italian | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County
Salerno by Chef PirozziSalerno by Chef Pirozzi
(344)
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County
Andrea at Pelican HillAndrea at Pelican Hill
(1547)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County
Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
(1317)
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Popular restaurants in Orange County

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Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
(1172)
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Seafood | Costa Mesa
Seasons 52 - Costa Mesa
(929)
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American | Costa Mesa
North Italia – Irvine
(1464)
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Italian | Irvine
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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2656 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

The food was superb! Ingredients are fresh and every dish was just so delicious! Our server was very friendly and helpful, and all other staff was very professional. Their olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar are just fantastic! More

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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1408 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

Celebrated our son's birthday with family and Roy's menu, as always, never disappoints. The chocolate souffle is deliciously smooth and rich with deep chocolate flavor. Our favorite main entree is the misoyaki fish but everyone's entree choices were yummy and satisfying. It was a fun night together and we will definitely be back soon. More

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

Always a great experience here. The baby lamb chops appetizer and wedge salad are very tasty. Great drink selections and attentive service. Recommend any if the prime meat selections. More

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Canaletto Ristorante VenetoCanaletto Ristorante Veneto
1317 reviews
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Wonderful meal with exceptional service! Homemade pasta was authentic as well as delicious. More

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- TustinThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- Tustin
1552 reviews
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Contemporary American | Tustin, North Orange County

I took my wife to the Winery Restautant for our 5th Anniversary. This was our first time. The food and service was amazing. We just found our new favorite restaurant!!! We will be back soon. More

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Il DolceIl Dolce
73 reviews
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Italian | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

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Really nice staff, food was great! Caesar salad was crisp and fresh, calamari was great with light batter and spicy sauce. Entre was spaghetti carbonara and pollo piccata, both delicious. Next time in we would like to try the pizzas! More

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JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
653 reviews
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Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

Goat cheese burger could have had a little more cheese on it but I did enjoy it. Good sweet potato fries. Good place to watch college football. More

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71Above71Above
1308 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

71Above was an exceptional dining experience. The variety of food options was extensive. The food itself was prepared wonderfully. The service was truly outstanding. And the view of the City at night is truly worth seeing. More

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WolfWolf
429 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Great food and great service. More

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Pearl's RooftopPearl's Rooftop
288 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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Such a cute place! Came for the awesome happy hour and was greeted with the best hospitality from the staff! It was my birthday and they all made my night special! Definetly a birthday I won’t forget and will be returning! More

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Orange County's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Clay Oven1. Clay Oven
625 reviews
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Contemporary Indian | Irvine, South Orange County

My family absolutely loves this restaurant. The food is amazing and the service is even better. They make you feel like you are part of their family. I won’t eat Indian food anywhere but here! More

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The Dock2. The Dock
679 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Excellent food, service, and ambience! We were celebrating my parents’ 50th anniversary and had a great experience. More

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Jeff's Inviting Food & Spirits3. Jeff's Inviting Food & Spirits
619 reviews
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American | Orange, North Orange County

Hospitable staff learned our names when we got there, and referred to us by name the whole time. We were greeted and seated by Jeff (the owner). Food is fresh every day, and is amazingly delicious. More

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Hannas Prime Steak4. Hannas Prime Steak
1654 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Great food - excellent drinks - impressive wine list - extremely friendly and attentive service. Highly recommend More

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Dublin 4 Gastropub5. Dublin 4 Gastropub
208 reviews
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Irish | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Great, inventive cocktails, perfect salad, and an absolutely memorable salmon entree. The atmosphere is extraordinarily warm and welcoming. More

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El Torito - AnaheimEl Torito - Anaheim
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Mexican | Anaheim, North Orange County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

El Torito - Dana PointEl Torito - Dana Point
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Mexican | Dana Point / Monarch Beach, South Orange County

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

P.F. Chang's - AnaheimP.F. Chang's - Anaheim
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Asian | Anaheim, North Orange County

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

P.F. Chang's - Irvine SpectrumP.F. Chang's - Irvine Spectrum
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Asian | Irvine, South Orange County

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

P.F. Chang's - Newport BeachP.F. Chang's - Newport Beach
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Asian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.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.