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Coastal Kitchen, Dana Point, CA

Coastal Kitchen

4.8
4.8
4485 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Christina and Mike Grant, the owners of Coastal Kitchen, have created an experience that will delight and satisfy the most discerning guest. Fueled by their passion for food and a love of hospitality, the Grants have established Coastal Kitchen as the go-to spot in Dana Point. The menu is clean and fresh consisting of fish and steaks cut in house, great salads, freshly ground burgers and more. Coastal Kitchen has a full bar, patio with fire pits, and fresh coastal design.

Our mission is to deliver a quality dining experience in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with a consistency that will bring guests back again and again. We look forward to serving you.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 86 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 449-2822
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Michael Grant
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Hwy & Blue Lantern
  • Parking details
    You can park in our private lot. Please enter through the back alley. There is also free street parking in front of the restaurant off Pacific Coast Hwy and on Blue Lantern. Coming with 2 cars? Use our tandem parking in the back.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,485 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    American

  • South Orange County

    American

  • South Orange County

    Most Booked

4,485 Reviews
  1. frankiedejr

    Las Vegas

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always consistent,! Lily our server is great as always

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  2. Queenie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice lunch; pleasant atmosphere very pleasant reception and service. Excellent food preparation! Chicken Caesar and cheese burger both exceptional, well above average in quality and taste. Price point for lunch on the high side with burger and salad entrees over $20 each.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great til the restaurant

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  4. JeffL

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. The server we had was great and very helpful. Could know the menu better. The food was a hit and miss. The Crab cake salad was awesome you got to try it. The chicken club was also very good. The prime rib I had was very chewy and dry.

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  5. MeganW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect seat outside next to the fire nice ambience , , great food and excellent service!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us had the prime rib and it was just delicious. The other two had salmon and that was great too.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We absolutely love this restaurant and love the staff. It never disappoints. If I were to find anything wrong with it, it gets very loud at night and I find myself shouting over the dinner table to be heard. Halibut. Tuna. Tacos. Beyond delicious. 

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  8. RebeccaR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Good service. Nice atmosphere. Nice gluten free options.

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  9. Gayle

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Coastal Kitchen and enjoy sitting at the bar!! Bree is so friendly and a great bartender! Our food always comes out the way we like it!!

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  10. Apmom

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food here has always be consistently good quality and good tasty. Everyone in our party enjoyed the meal very much!

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  11. TerryfromToledo

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have the French Dip so promised myself I'd try something different this visit. Had the clam chowder; excellent. Parker House rolls on the side was a perfect pairing.

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  12. Nancyl

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Riley who was friendly and helped us with needs for gluten free diets as well as a birthday treat! Very nice presentation and service, food was great from prime rib to ribs to salmon!

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  13. BryanT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten here numerous times. The food keeps bringing us back.

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  14. Kari

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Absolutely love the crabcake salad and go out of my way to come here. My friend had the halibut and it was fantastic. Service is top-notch. Ambience is great. Great vibe. You can’t go wrong!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fast and Friendly service. And the food is always outstanding

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  16. HeatherG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside on the patio which was nice. There’s plenty of heating fixtures around to keep you warm. We both ordered the Blood Orange cocktail but it wasn’t very tasty; my date didn’t finish his. The clam chowder and starter salad were both tasty. It’s a very cute and well organized restaurant and I would come back again if I were in the area.

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  17. DanielK

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious meal expertly prepared. Sat outside and it was a great atmosphere

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  18. PamelaH

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Good vibe. Decent food :) cocktails are amazing

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love this restaurant. I do recommend always making a reservation first or else you will be waiting 2-3 hours to be sat. The service is always great. The food is always delicious, never served cold either. I’ve had that at other restaurants where I’m served cold food. Every time our friends as us where we want to go out to dinner, Coastal kitchen is where we suggest going!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! I highly recommend!

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  21. Beachpups

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for neighbors to gather!

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  22. Barb

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large table of 6 on a busy, busy day. Each of us was treated with respect and both the waitress and servers met our individual dietary needs and requests for sides, etc.

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  23. ChristyM

    Jackson Hole

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coastal kitchen delivers tasty food, good service, and a nice ambience for a reliable, good date. We were happy to have another good time here.

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  24. LoLo

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to make reservations online but it was never looked at. Music jacked up the last part of our meal. Excellent food.

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  25. ColleenS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place and location! We especially liked the service 😊

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  26. CraigD

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the best! Great service and delicious food! The crab cake salad was a 10+

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  27. KaraM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, clean and friendly service. The food is always good.

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  28. Desertraveler

    Palm Springs

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Coastal Kitchen is one of our favorites! Food is excellent and service is efficient. We were disappointed on Easter that the music blasted so loud we couldn’t hear each other. The waitress was unfriendly, possibly new, but not the usual customer focused service. Food was up to usual excellence but we couldn’t wait to leave due to the noise level.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here, it’s starting to be our go-to. Really love the service and the food is always great.

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  30. Streader

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Solid options - reg dinner entrees and casual sandwiches and fare. Lots of energy but a good vibe.

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  31. Frank

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good, we come once per week & you guys do a great job.

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  32. KaiH

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a wonderful lunch with excellent food and service.

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  33. PBgirl

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive servers, good food, nice ambiance. Love the seared ahi salad!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! High quality in every regard. We cannot wait to come back!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. Seated promptly, excellent service and the food was delicious.

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  36. beachdays

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Sat on patio as we had a dog. Drinks, food service all added making a small Easter family gathering relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. Server and service were so much better , and appreciated, than most restaurants these days.

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  37. Suzy

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience; great service; great menu and food was delicious. Our server, Valerie was very attentive and gracious!

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  38. VERONICAM

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place. It’s my new favorite spot. The martinis are the BEST I’ve had! The prime rib was delicious. Service was great. 10/10

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service and solid food. Large portions. The staff seemed to enjoy working there, which is always good to see.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Server abandoned our table and those around us. We had to have the bartender help us get closed out. We weren’t the only table abandoned. Otherwise excellent food and great ambiance. It had to have been a fluke or emergency but very odd.

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FAQs

Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 4485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 86 times today
Google Map for Coastal Kitchen

34091 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-2728

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Hwy & Blue Lantern
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    You can park in our private lot. Please enter through the back alley. There is also free street parking in front of the restaurant off Pacific Coast Hwy and on Blue Lantern. Coming with 2 cars? Use our tandem parking in the back.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Grant
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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