Coastal Kitchen

4.7
965 reviews
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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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Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm kicking myself that I haven't been her sooner! We had a fabulous lunch at Coastal Kitchen. The ambiance, food, and service exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the trout dip, kale salad, and tortilla soup. my husband had a brie and fig salad that was delicious. The restaurant is coastal themed and was just so lovely. I will definitely be returning soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my date both had sandwiches, chicken BLT and tri tip. Chicken BLT definitely stole the show and tri tip had some great sauce. Get some of the housemade hot sauce on the side as well. They make their fries a little crunchy so that was very nice as well, but the really tasty side order was the brussels sprouts. There was a bunch of seafood on the menu as well but didn’t get to try any, see you soon

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l
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the halibut, the tacos, the pork chop and the crab cakes. Everything was good and we enjoyed our dinner. This is the first time we've sat in the back (across from the kitchen). It is very noisy back there and because there were six of us, we couldn't hear some of the conversation. I still recommend Coastal Kitchen for the food, the decor and the location. It would probably have been better with a smaller party (four or less).

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite restaurant that never disappoints. An excellent place to drink me and have a cocktail.

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KL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have had a delicious meal here. But we didn't get a complimentary birthday dessert.

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KJ
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was great! I miss the clam dish!!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and great atmosphere.

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IV
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second visit to this restaurant. Ordered the delicious crab cake salad. Excellent service. Will go back!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, the martinis perfect, and the dinner delicious. We'll definitely be back.

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SM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my friend from San Antonio meet me for lunch-I thought she would enjoy it. It was a big hit!! We both had the veggie sandwich and fries which were great. She is planning on going to have lunch or dinner there again before she heads back to Texas

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Primary server was friendly and knowledgeable, explaining a few menu items that we were not familiar with. Food arrived in a timely manner and was very tasty.

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M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely as always. The food was beautiful and delicious!!!! The service was perfect.

We had patio seats which was great for sound level.

My ONLY problem with this wonderful place is the noise
Inside. It is a very old building. I doubt they can remedy
It.

But others should take notes from Coastal Kitchen.

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HP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and delicious fair. This time I tried the Chef's Tacos and they were wonderful! Our waiter was very helpful and charming. I give this restaurant two thumbs up!

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AF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We liked the patio fire pits. Food was great!

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NW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday
The ribeye for one of our group was exceptionally fatty...had to send it back but replacement not much better..
All the other food was great..

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The manager came over and when he found out we were from out of town, he comped our dessert and asked us to come again, which we definitely will!

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CG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My overall review would be above average. The crab cakes were fantastic. The s’mores pie dessert was outta this world!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service & love the ambiance. Ordered a chicken Cesar salad but wish I ordered my usual favorite instead - Scottish salmon. Loved the my lime pie for dessert!

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VM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great service and love sitting on the fireside patio.

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p
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great design, very good service. Definitely would recommend to others.

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LF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful space!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent time. Service was outstanding and food was phenomenal. I had the fried Brie salad with chicken and highly recommend it. Another friend had the chicken BLT and loved it. The ambiance is amazing. Can’t wait to go again.

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S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent per usual. Food is always consistent and good. Will be back soon.

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Their food is delicious. We seek CK out because the quality of the food is very good. Everything else is secondary. However, the environment and service is also very good.

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BB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wide variety of food options, all of the food was good, service good

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m
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, staff, menu and such. Only drawback is direct location on PCH, but it is shielded by plexiglass. Thanks

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OC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love their smoked trout fish spread and get it everytime we go. It never disappoints! The burger is delicious too and always cooked perfectly. Service was great as usual!

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JD
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite's and we particularly love the outdoor patio. Had the Shrimp Cocktail again, they are hugh and sooooo good. Tried their Cheeseburger for the first time....big mistake that I have never tried it before!! Absolutely the best cheeseburger that I have ever had. Going back tomorrow to do it all over again! Jerry & Joy

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N
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place and very friendly staff! I have a Lactose intolearance and staff helped out!

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special lunch

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GL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service from the hostess to our food server. Food was tasty and the setting relaxing.

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TC
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always at Coastal Kitchen. Food, drinks, service and overall vibe was great! Coastal Kitchen is one of our favorite places in Dana Point!

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EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Used to be one of our favo places, this time the food seemed old and bread was moldy. The Manager and waiter were very nice, so we will of course try again. Just seems the quality is up and down, and we would like to see a steady up !!

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NA
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. Best hamburger ever. We are keto eaters and CK accommodates by wrapping our meal in lettuce and substituting salad for fries. Delicious.

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CN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food to match. Sitting on PCH and you don’t hear any of that traffic noise. Well done.

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AU
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Coastal Kitchen looks like it comes out of a magazine - or at least a catalog from a high-end beach furniture company. It's just as pretty to look at as it is to eat there.

The crab cakes have been praised, and should be. 2 sizable cakes (lots of crab, little filling) with tasty coleslaw. $36 for this - maybe a bit high. Ok, a bit high, but standard for what's on the menu.

Great cocktails at the bar and the desserts sounded and looked heavenly (maybe we order that Key Lime Tart next time!)

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RL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terrific service..........food was outstanding!! Will for sure come back again

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e
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful area! The restaurant is emaciated and very welcoming. The service and food are equally exception. Great non- meat options

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KR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the location and ambiance and the food is delicious!

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MK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Drink service was slow because they ran out of martini glasses. Water was slow. The sauces for the steaks was delivered after the steaks were half eaten and the server didn’t know the description of the 3 sauces. Servers were friendly but not attentive. The atmosphere is nice but the place is LOUD. The food was served hot and was delicious.

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