Coastal Kitchen

4.8
2120 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 2120 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipluv2eat
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome ambiance
Server EMILY is OUTSTANDING
Love attending Coast for lunch and dinner.
Ribs were delicious and the big Pork diner was amazing.

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VickiG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, music was a little to much Jimi Hendrix. Will be back.

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ChristinaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very overpriced for the quality.

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vipLisaR
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had all the way around. Exceptional service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind waitstaff

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vipleighd
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here whenever I'm in town and I haven't had a bad meal yet. Service is excellent and so is the food.

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vipVictoriaF
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and superbly prepared lump crab cakes.

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vipPriscilla
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Coastal Kitchen it’s a treat. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious and presented beautifully.
The atmosphere is open and airy.
Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open, bright, happy setting. Friendly fast service. Curated menu - we loved the Hawaiian ribeye and kids loved the kids meals.

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PaulO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had great service, great food & drinks and a nice table.

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PeggyR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Have only gone for lunch. Food has always been great.

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solvang
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was excellent too. I would go back. The Ribs and coleslaw is awesome.

DB
DavidB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food and service, but noisy inside. Would recommend an outside table!

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RobP
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal. Great service!

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ELIZABETHM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant server, quiet table and delicious fresh crab cake salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow we got our reservation mixed up and the hostess still sat us at the time we had requested even though they were packed. And she had to be our server because they were under staffed. Food was amazing and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Service!
Amazing meal.Will definitely come back.I like the vibe too.Everyone was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and amazing service!!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Coastal Kitchen was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and responsive. They go to great lengths to make sure customers feel safe during the pandemic. I ordered the crab cake salad and my friend ordered the pork chop, which was so large, she had to take part of it home. Both meals were delicious. My only hesitation in going back is that when two people go out to lunch and the tab is $88 ($106 with tip), it's a bit too pricey for me to be able to go there on a regular basis.

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AnneM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service. Have been twice now and will return.

MH
vipMHenry
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all the way around! The service, the food, the location! A+++++

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vipDeborahC
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, and the ambiance were all amazing! We will definitely go back to Coastal Kitchen again!

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SamR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Not having to ask for water would be nice, otherwise server was very nice.

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vipBeachlover35
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our Easter lunch dining at the coastal kitchen. We always have a wonderful experience each time we have dined here. Their veggie burger was delicious, perfectly made. Also, pretty great that it didn’t fall apart and that it was very tasty. Their kale salad with peanut dressing is amazing, we get it every time. Shared the spinach artichoke appetizer and hubby really enjoyed his burger. Always a favorite go to place, we’re never disappointed.

JM
vipJudyM
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was fine; food was OK - not great, not bad. We had the filet and the pork chop. Both were a little overcooked. The fig sauce on the pork chop is yummy but the pork was a bit dry. Atmosphere was so-so for a Saturday night and not especially busy. They could turn down the lights a little more - it seemed oddly bright and quiet especially at the indoor booths near the patio. We asked to move to bar seating for a more lively dining experience. The bartender was great. It was overall OK but probably wouldn't return.

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KarenC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes are divine, the best I've every had. Always my go-to! my husband enjoyed the seared Ahi tuna salad, and our friends had the Rib dinner and the crab cake dinner. Everything was amazing.
All topped off with Albarino and key lime pie. To die for!

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vipMarathonMom
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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sas75
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a very nice dining experience and excellent food. The service was very good, they took extra precautions to ensure cleanliness and safety for Covid. We had an enjoyable outdoor seating location near the fire as well.

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AmyS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and had a great time as expected. I love Coastal Kitchen, the food and service are always excellent.

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vipTheGrandPooBaa
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have never had anything off their menu that didn't exceed expectations. Doing a great job dealing with the issues of this year. Service is always top notch

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vipDennisC
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Need to expand the menu a little

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JackD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite local restaurant. Creating reasons to return with guests!

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JuliaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine!

KD
vipKarenD
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and food here.

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vipTimbo
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining is very safe; they keep tables apart more than 6 feet; try the pork and the wedge salad (which is a meal in itself) and they have many lovely appetizers as well. We always enjoy this place. It can get busy so it is good to reserve in advance.

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vipRodg46
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent meal. The service was friendly and prompt. Very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is an absolute must. The Cucumber Mint Limeade was delicious but be careful the alcohol creeps up quick 😉. The ribs are out of this world fall off the bone tasty! The staff were so nice and personable. I am so happy that our hotel recommended them because we went three times in the span of our five days in the Laguna area.

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theresar
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were seated in the tent which was ok, just not that nice. the inside of the restaurant is much different and more upscale. I completely understand the reasoning for the outside seating and if they decide to keep it maybe they can up grad the aesthetics. the service is always good there although it seemed to have a limited menu

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lovetoenjoy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dining experience. Food was excellent. Our waitress was great.

FAQs

Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 2120 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.