With its idyllic seaside location, Dana Point lures award-winning chefs headlining some of the best California-fusion and seafood restaurants in Orange County. Dana Point delights even the most discriminating foodies with exclusive local cafes and grills, to five-star restaurants – collectively showcasing a wide range of savory dining options – including the finest Southern Californian cuisine, steak, sushi, legendary burgers, authentic Italian and Mexican, and international cuisine featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide.
Explore the dining listings for the best local, casual and fine dining restaurants in Dana Point, as well as Orange County’s best seafood restaurants.
- Bar and Lounge1 Ritz Carlton Dr | Dana Point California 92629
- Californian500 Monarch Bay Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 234-3330Chef Tommy Kim infuses his impressive California Pacific Rim style acquired from his tenure at several of California's 5 Star Hotels and restaurants with the casual elegance of the Monarch Bay Club's one-of-a-kind oceanfront setting.
- Burgers and Fries34344 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 496-4460Burgers under $10 per entree.
- Delis and Diners2600 Avenida Del Presidente | San Clemente California 92672Phone: (949) 481-1222There isn’t a day goes by that Adele’s kitchen isn’t conjuring up a great new concoction for you to come in and feast your eyes and mouth on.
- Coffee House/Cafe218 S El Camino Real | San Clemente California 92672Phone:(949) 492-1763For over 19 years, Antoine's Cafe has offered San Clemente locals a warm place to enjoy a tasty meal with friends and family.
- Bar and Lounge, Burgers and Fries24707 Dana Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 493-9493A casual place with a 360-degree water surrounding on the island in the Dana Point Harbor...
- Mexican204 Avenida Del Mar | San Clemente California 92672Phone:(949) 498-5000Located in the heart of San Clemente, this restaurant is owned by Victor Avila and run by his daughter Elyse Avila. The restaurant has a surfing/family appeal, authentic food, and creative margaritas!
- Asian2600 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625Phone: (949) 720-1289The ambiance is elegant, yet simple and serene where guests can experience the cozy atmosphere of dining with friends or business lunch meetings.
- Californian, Steakhouse3201 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625Phone:(949) 673-3524Casual sophistication and quality service.
- Californian25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 487-7555The Overvue Lounge at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa offers a special roost that overlooks Dana Point's spacious parks and the ocean beyond. Enjoy an early morning coffee or cocktails and bar menu any evening.
- Seafood34661 Golden Lantern St | Dana Point California 92629
- Californian34091 Pacific Coast Hwy | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 449-2822Our Mission at Coastal Kitchen is to deliver a quality dining experience in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere with a consistency that will bring you back again and again.
- Californian34094 Pacific Coast Hwy | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 481-7734A neighborhood restaurant serving local New American food, handcrafted cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines.
- Deli/Diner32525 Golden Lantern, Suite E | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 481-6800Our REAL certification solidifies our purpose, which is to inspire others to eat real food crafted with care. This is why we are constantly improving our sources and are always looking for ways to incorporate delicious, wholesome meals that provide a healthier option for our guests.
- Steakhouse, Seafood34402 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 661-1100For an indulgent dining experience, Doheny Surf serves up Chef Shey Garland‘s signature dishes including fine seafood, steaks, fish and scrumptious deserts.
- MexicanOne Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 240-2000Home Of The Coolest Poolside Mexican Cantina Under The Southern California Sun
- Coffee House/CafeOne Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 234-3900The new grab-and-go coffee shop provides premium market-fresh foods, like local artisanal cheeses, wines, and deli sandwiches, as well as culinary goods and gifts.
- Steakhouse1740 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 715-7777t’s exotic, exciting, adventurous. It’s also warm, relaxing and friendly. Portuguese sailors discovered Mozambique on one of the many stops they made to replenish supplies while on their way to the spice-rich countries in the East and Far East.
- Steakhouse2441 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625Phone:(949) 673-6585Nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar lies The Bungalow. This charming Craftsman style restaurant is minutes from the heart of Newport Beach’s premier business and shopping center, Fashion island, yet it feels miles apart.