Coastal Kitchen

4.8
2847 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2847 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well staffed, beautiful calm ambiance and excellent food!

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MARYM
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipBubby5
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good seafood! Steak good too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our anniversary celebration. I told them that ahead of time. But it was not acknowledged at all. The service was great the food was delicious. BUT the noise level was loud. Not the best for a romantic dinner inside anyways. Maybe outside would have been better for that.

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PennyM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely and attentive server. Food delish, appreciated ability to alter side dishes.
A bit chilly on the front patio for December, but we chose to eat outside!

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MartinW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and ambiance! Food was very good and worth the price. Would definitely return.

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vipreh1166
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Coastal Kitchen is always a wonderful choice for dinner with friends and family!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal but the food was forgettable. Just wasn’t what we enjoyed.

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PaulW
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, and wondered why we haven't been. Will return! Such a beautiful place, with great food and service!

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viplisaw
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch and outdoor tent was very pretty with lots of holiday lights!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The experience of the restaurant is good and the selection of items was average. The food was well prepared and it was a quite atmosphere. The negative I had was how cold it was. We had a table on the inside and the wind just blew inside and right to our area where the booths were located. It definitely downgraded the experience and I would never accept a table within this area if I were to return.

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vipLynnM
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, from start to finish everything was amazing. The ambience is great, the service was top notch & the food was delicious! The smoked trout dip, the crab cake salad & the butter cake were divine. We all loved our meals & wine! We will definitely be back!

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vipJamesC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed in service. We were celebrating 90th Birthday for my mother and no recognized it. Additionally, I felt very rushed and food was sent out so quick it had to be pre made.

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vipStevenD
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Coastal Kitchen. The food is always good and the staff very attentive!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Black Friday anniversary dinner

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Teri
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food abs service! Top notch!

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bobA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place. Expensive - sandwiches for $20+ seems excessive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are amazing!

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KatherineO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation and quality very good. Airy coastal atmosphere. Liked it all!

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vipPatrickB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, waitress was great!

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KathieB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have dined here several times but I must say $27 for one crab cake, although delicious, on a bed of underdressed salad was too much.

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TinaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! From the very beginning with the trout dip and the amazing Parker House rolls, a must have, our meal could not have been better! Highly recommend the crabcake salad as well as the salmon. Honestly all of our entrées were delicious! Ended the meal with their delicious Keylime pie and butter cake. The service was excellent as well from start to finish! Highly recommend!

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vipNS22
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was good . The warm service is what stood out

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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jack
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good; not special at the price. My halibut was good the small shrimp on top were fried and salty and it was served with a large pile of boiled broccoli, nothing special.

So called "outdoor" seating is in a tent which is pretty much enclosed except for the doorways. Lots of heat lamps which made it too warm. We are fortunate to be able to eat outside in CA. The heat lamps would have been enough.

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vipPaigeH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious as always! Great service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and wasn’t disappointed. Will definitely return to try more menu options.

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vippicky
Orange County
216 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch. Clam chowder Wes the best ! Tortilla soup also recommended. Had a small Caesar salad which was also good.
I’m not too happy about being charged $7 for 4 tiny rolls. . Yes theyhad a pesto spreads on them. I just think with soup & sAlad, bread should be provided. That said, all food was delicious. Waiter was very polite.
Maybe all waiters should be masked as no policy about vaccinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Wonderful atmosphere

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vipRichardM
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing. The staff upon arrival of the hostess stand were upbeat and EVERYONE was super nice and professional and knew their job. This is a great restaurant that I have already told multiple people about today and I just ate there last night! Great job and I can’t wait to experience again!!!!

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vipLisaRlovesfood
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy Coastal for a night with girl friends or a date. Great service, Clam Chowder was excellent, we al enjoyed our meals, the atmosphere & attentiveness.

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DianeF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The double cut pork chop was huge and tasted fabulous. Had to take more than half home. Husband enjoyed the prime rib also. No leftovers there.

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vipMARC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing about this restaurant is great. I enjoy it so much I visit it several times a week. Marc

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vipKath3rine
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was just ok. Not very attentive. Lots of different people revoking in/out.

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anonymous
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheeseburger was delicious and I love the coleslaw! My friend had the halibut appetizer tacos, which were delicious, too, but not much fish in the taco.

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LindaP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be back for the salmon tacos appetizer and delightful servers...absolutely fantastic...!

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After enjoying the salmon numerous times, I decided to branch out and try the blackened ahi. It was amazing and accompanied by the best cole slaw I've ever had.

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DeniseS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went to celebrate a birthday for dinner. Prices are up.. Ordered crab cake salad. Only one crab cake on the salad. For the price, should have been two. Coffee just warm. Had to ask for a refill. No on-the-house dessert for the birthday person any longer. Server spilled cream on my clothes. Experience was not good. Will not return anytime soon.

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WendyH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was an amazing! Very patient and very helpful with food allergies. Highly recommend the tacos!

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vipTony
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Clam Chowder a home run, and the crab cakes here are the best!!

FAQs

Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.