Coastal Kitchen

4.8
2055 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New restaurant serving California Coastal Cuisine. Offers fresh fish and steaks to great salads, burgers and sandwiches. Coastal Kitchen has a full bar, patio with fire pits, and fresh coastal design.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch. Made reservations because of Whale Festival. It became crowded but not overly. The food was exceptional. I had the Tri tip tacos and clam chowder. The butter cake desert was the best part. It was pricy but worth it.
I will get curbside in the next week or so.

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SherryL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little bit loud, but the food was great! Our waitress was very kind and helpful, and her recommendations did not disappoint! Will definitely come here again.

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Srock8
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and spectacular food. Would highly recommend

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DougR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We go to CK a lot. The food is reliably good and they have a solid wine/beer lineup that isn't crazy priced. Example: they have docent beer. Flowers Pinot by the bottle for about $70. The starter kale and the crispy chicken caesar are two of the best salads around! Their fries are great with the chive aioli. We mostly go with the taco apps and the sandwiches (the french dip is my fave) but this week I had a pork chop and was impressed. A big chop cooked perfectly and well-seasoned. We will be going back!

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MagdaO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional.....last minute decision turned into a wonderful dinner.

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vipGarrettB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. A top choice. Food, service and ambience are all first class.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and our server was excellent!

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vipHBSTEVE
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overly COVID paranoia. The sealed plastic bag for utensils... McDonald’s style salt/petter packets... the closure (again) of the indoor booths, but ok to sit inside a four sided enclosed plastic tent... huh??? Many (most) restaurants in Dana

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TimB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best covid outdoor eating pivots I have seen anywhere!

I rarely order pork chops in restaurants but CK's double-cut bone-in pork with cider fig glaze is epic, take a big appetite or take some home for this one (as I do every time)

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vipSallyB
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and delicious food. Husband loved the pork chops. Blood orange cocktail is yummy.

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vipGoodfood4
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere outside warm with heaters perfect waiter was so attentive quick service we were very. Relaxed not feeling rushed wonderful night with friends

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vipkathym
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great job they did with trying to create a pleasant experience while eating in the parking lot!!
The food is fabulous as always and great service.
Trying to support our favorite restaurants so they're still around when this COVID crap is over.

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vipMariaW
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for taking the time to read our reservation notes. Wonderful service, delicious food. Thank you!

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LucilleV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, excellent Covid protocol compliance, very clean. We enjoyed the entire experience and will be back again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Worst experience there, ever. Poor service , long wait with a reservation, terrible ambiance.... food was decent

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vipStephanieR
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience and food were exceptional!! We love coming here!

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kimD
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little cold in the tent. Could tell when the heat went off. Food and service great. Looking forward to dining back inside!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE CK, we have been coming here since they opened. Not only is everything in the menu amazing, but the Chef and entire staff is wonderful. Always accommodating, go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of from the moment you arrive! They have a expanded the tenting outside, one is covered and the other has lots of heating lamps. The outside front restaurant are with fire pit is also open. We are happy to spend our date nights here and support a local favorite ❤️

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VeryHappyCustomer
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly memorable!!

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JoannF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Warmly greeted upon arriving. All workers wearing masks. Service from all workers was excellent. Food was prepared snd served in a timely manner. Clean food, delicious. Very pleasant experience.

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HarryS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I very much enjoy dining at Coastal Kitchen. We are Dana Point residents and visit the restaurant regularly. Always excellent!

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vipTheGrandPooBaa
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are excellent. The inside of the tent can get quite loud but that's a good solution to be open right now

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Rory
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

excellent food .....exceptional staff,,,Shelby was awesome....will certainly enjoy your establishment many more times. !

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vipsocalgirl
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going above and beyond during Covid.

This was our first time eating out in a long time -- and were meeting elderly friends. I asked for a table in a quiet area because one of our group has a hearing disability. They could not have been sweeter, They had made an outside area into a little separate dining room for well away from all the other socially distanced tables. It had canvas walls on three sides and it had a wonderful space heater. We were so cozy, felt safe and best of all everyone could here. On top of all that, the food was YUMMY! Everyone loved what they had. This place was a favorite ( albeit noisy) choice for us and we will go back again and again. They couldn't have been nicer.

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vipKentF
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite resturants. Great food, good service,and friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is the BEST! Have never had a bad experience here. Love it!

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ConnieB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen never disappoints.
They have gone above and beyond to comply with covid 19 changes and restrictions. Their food and service is always top-notch. From Starters thru dessert...delicious!

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vipCyndiE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyssa was our server and she was wonderful. Food was delicious. We sat on the very back patio - all open air with patio heaters - wicker chairs - all high top tables - was quite lovely under the circumstances with outdoor dining. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always the best ever!! Best pork chop known to man and also butter cake. Alway best old fashioned you’ll ever have

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Beachlover35
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, wonderful service. The ahi tuna so fresh and delicious, pork chop was incredible very flavorful. Kale salad is my favorite.
Another fantastic evening.

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SpecialT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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vipbiztraveler
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants, they never fail to deliver fabulous food. Very disappointed there was no prime rib as my heart was set on it but I’ll have it next time! Don’t miss the Parker House rolls. First time and they were killer good. Went to celebrate national margarita day and they were perfect.

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vipAura
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estuvo buena la comida!

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SonjaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday!

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Bonologist
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place before the pandemic and have loved it during the pandemic.
Thank you for continuing to provide a safe, lovely place to have a meal.
We had Thanksgiving dinner there and it was superb.

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vipMarie
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real treat. Service wonderful for delicious meals all different and no complaints. Ambience as good as it can be during Covid. We will be back keep...doing a good job coastal kitchen kitchen

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor my open table gift card. Was told at the end of dining they had guests waiting to be seated and we would have to hurry, though we had yet to receive our bill. Completely rude service from the owner.

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vipGregC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved based on past reviews and was very pleased with the service and the quality of the food. We had the cheese burger and fries and the server gave us several dipping sauces to use. They were all superb. All outdoor dining but safely distanced. Parking a little congested because of using it for seating. Overall, great lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff did an excellent job making the guests feel safe with the Covid protocols that were followed.

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Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2055 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.