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CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point, Dana Point, CA
CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point, Dana Point, CA
CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point, Dana Point, CA
CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point, Dana Point, CA
CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point, Dana Point, CA

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

4.7
4.7
1368 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At Craft House Restaurant we focus on serving the freshest local ingredients to our guests. From working with local fishermen in the Dana Point Harbor to sourcing ingredients from the local farmer's markets.

At Craft House we pride ourselves on having one of the best American whiskey selection in South Orange County. From you daily drinking whiskey to the one's you've spend your life trying to taste (all of the Pappy van Winkle collection).

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 481-7734
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Blake Mellgren
  • Private party contact
    events@eatatcrafthouse.com: (949) 481-7734
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway @ Del Prado
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking in our lot due to outdoor dining. An additional lot coming soon for parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Contemporary American

1,368 Reviews
  1. KMWAZ

    Exclusive

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Halibut was slightly overcooked and the pepper pairing was so-so. Would have preferred an Aqua Pazzo style prep. Other entrees were enjoyed.

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  2. JoanA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Banana bread and chiliquilas were awesome! Great options on the menu.

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  3. WorldTravelerReview

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drink and vibes. Definitely start with the Salt n Pepper shrimp. Amazing!!

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  4. odie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The atmosphere is great and very clean.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We can’t express how much we love dining at the craft House. They have exceptional food, cocktails, and the friendliest staff in South Orange County. The menu offer such a wide variety of choices. It’s always something new. Best best best thank you.

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  6. JimM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Craft House is my go-to local restaurant in Dana Point. Talented chef, personable service, and just so good!

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  7. Goodcomfortandservice

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for comfort food! The grilled meatloaf is delicious and the fried chicken dinner will be ordered again. Portions are good size. Service was fine, but not excellent. Chairs are wooden and metal and a little uncomfortable. Dining room has a constant breeze in the winter so bring your sweater. And the noise from the bar can be heard everywhere. So overall, good food. Nice atmosphere —just not a super comfy one. We will go back. Food and drinks were the highlight.

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  8. PaulM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Craft House features a sophisticated menu with absolutely top level service. The bar pours a high quality beverage as well!!! It’s not fancy, it’s just great at every turn.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. We had the squash and sage risotto and Santa Ana Chicken Caesar. Both excellent preparation and presentation. We took half of each home with us in order to save room for the Better than Nick’s Butter Cake. Our favorite!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour on the outside patio. Love the chili verde fries and sliders. Frank the bartender is awesome! He was so patient with me while I ordered my food and wine. Excellent cocktails but their wine menu needs to include a few good options in the mid-tier price point. Currently the only decent wines on the menu are $18-20 a glass. Overall, Craft House is a fun spot to grab a meal with good friends.

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  11. ccrider

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There were new cocktails on the menu since we last ate there a few months ago. Try them! We were there on Valentines Day and it was great they had planned ahead. We had great service with the crowds despite it being a holiday. The halibut and smash burger are fantastic and don't forget to start off with some potato tacos! We are always pleased with our experiences at Craft House!

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  12. Jaime

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Tomahawk steak - it was awesome! The food is always great, and the staff is exceptional. Craft House is our favorite restaurant in Dana.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the fried chicken!! Nice wine and beer selection!

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  14. JimA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at Craft House. The drinks are great and food is delicious. They also have an amazing Happy Hour.

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  15. Kellyb

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing and it has a great vibe. One of the best places in Dana Point by far.

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  16. CarrieK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Craft House is special. So much attention to detail in food choices and preparation. Nothing less than a superb meal here. So enjoyable!

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  17. shems613

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of yummy brunch options and enjoyed the Bloody Mary with the sidecar of beer. Service was great. It’s an easy-going vibe and the perfect spot for brunch.

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  18. BenH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service just right - highly recommend this restaurant

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service We also saw there new back room it is really cool!

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  20. SarahW

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank always makes our visit great! Love the entire staff and all the dishes.

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  21. DubaR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed with the guests' treatment. If you think the guests will feel happy to feel cold while eating at you restaurant, you are wrong. Next time, when asked, please close that glass door so we can enjoy our food without being freezing cold. You just lost four guests.

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  22. Mary

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks always excellent

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  23. RoslynZ

    Orange County

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Potato tacos starter is delicious. Burgers and salads are all great. Service is always terrific!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server made our experience! She was amazing. She was hosting and serving… she was running the place!! But still made us feel like we were her only table.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was incredible! Had incredible recommendations and even gave us some off the menu drinks. Super dog friendly restaurant as well.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn’t know what to expect but service and food were excellent! Definitely will go back!

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  27. MrsB

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Mac and cheese is delicious Butter cake the best! Sad, the fresh clams were not available this time but chowder is so good. Please make the chicken dinner available with breast and not thigh.

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  28. Sues

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good parking! Good service nice ambiance

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  29. janad

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service great. Little too noisy

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  30. Chef42

    San Diego

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The menu was innovative, the food full of flavor without being over complicated, the quality of the ingredients excellent, and the service warm, personal and attentive. For a Tuesday evening, it was extraordinarily noisy, thanks to a group of local "professionals" who drank more than they could manage and embarrassed themselves while being an annoyance to other guests in the restaurant. Once they left, we were able to enjoy our dinner which was SUPERB!! Highly recommended: Scallops served over risotto with red curry cream sauce (meant to flavor the Mexican Sea Bass, but worked beautifully with the scallops which the chef was gracious enough to substitute). And the Butter Cake..... do NOT miss it!!

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  31. LLCAG

    Columbus

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here with friends while in town for a conference. Really cool place, atmosphere was super nice and cozy. We had the cauliflower, potato tacos, and shrimp for appetizers. The tacos were pretty average, but the shrimp and cauliflower were quite good! The halibut was very good, 3 out of the 4 of us had it. Service was good. The Mexican lager beer was great.

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  32. LeftMyHeartInTraverseCity

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of four celebrating my daughter’s wedding. Frank surprised us with a round of champagne to celebrate ☺️ We ordered apps, drinks and dinner and everything was outstanding.

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  33. Jaime

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Craft House has become our favorite restaurant in Dana Point. Everything on the menu is awesome, and the staff is terrific.

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  34. Michaelb

    Orange County

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and food. This was our second visit. Consistent service and food quality. Noise level was low and allowed my wife enjoy brunch and plan a vacation. The dirty Tots are the Best. Only disappointment was, although we booked through Open table, no points for the reservation any more. We will just walk in next time.

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  35. Janet

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of innovative and interesting options. Mac & cheese a must!

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  36. ColeB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is a great spot, with great service, and great bartenders.

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  37. MikeW

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been here many times, love this place! We asked if it was under new management. The food wasn’t as good as usual.

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  38. AJeats

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great wait staff! Fish was so dry couldn’t even chew or swallow it, but the salad and mashed potatoes were excellent. Good/creative bar options.

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  39. MartinJ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Made reservation. Had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. No seating in the waiting area. Hostess was inattentive didn’t offer us a place to sit or a complimentary drink while we waited standing. Once seated, service was prompt and the meal was tasty. Easily fixable. Requires management to monitor and implement improvements.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank was our server and was outstanding in all respects.

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FAQs

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 481-7734.

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point is rated 4.7 stars by 1368 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

34094 Pacific Coastal Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway @ Del Prado
  • Neighborhood
    Dana Point / Monarch Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Limited Parking in our lot due to outdoor dining. An additional lot coming soon for parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Blake Mellgren
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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