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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.

  • Coffee House/Cafe
    One Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 234-3900
    The 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.View More »
  • Mexican
    One Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 240-2000
    Home Of The Coolest Poolside Mexican Cantina Under The Southern California SunView More »
  • Steakhouse, Seafood
    34402 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 661-1100
    For an indulgent dining experience, Doheny Surf serves up Chef Shey Garland‘s signature dishes including fine seafood, steaks, fish and scrumptious deserts.View More »
  • Californian, Bar and Lounge, Shopping, Gourmet Foods
    156 Avenida Del Mar | San Clemente California 92672
    Phone:(949) 492-3663
    The Cellar - wine bar + kitchen & cheese shop --- Live music featured every night and our weekend piano bar draws a crowd. Our unique space is the result of Green Design. Old French oak barrels line the face of the bar.View More »
  • Bar and Lounge, Burgers and Fries
    34683 Golden Lantern Street| Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 496-9028
    Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking Dana Point Harbor's fishing boats at Turk's Dana Wharf.View More »
  • Delis and Diners
    34085 Coast Highway #116 | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 248-9008
    If you want large, fresh sandwiches, served in a friendly place with friendly people, stop by Tutor and Spunky's Deli on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point.View More »
  • Bar and Lounge, Californian
    34212 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste. A | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 489-8911
    Dana Point’s Two Left Forks Restaurant offers “upscale uniqueness with a friendly, value-driven vibe.” The beautifully designed Mid-Century restaurant introduces traditional, classic cuisine with a progressive, California twist.View More »
  • Ice Cream and Treats, Shopping, Gourmet Foods
    24 Monarch Bay Drive | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (818) 841-9347
    Located in Gelson's Market, Viktor Benes Bakery is synonymous with fine European desserts, using fresh, natural and quality ingredients.View More »
  • Seafood
    34661 Golden Lantern St | Dana Point California 92629
    Located in the heart of the Dana Point Harbor (next to the Catalina Express docks), guests at Waterman’s Harbor will not only be impressed with the amazing views of Dana Point Harbor, but with seafood dishes made "dock-to-dish" fresh.View More »
  • Californian
    448 S Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651
    Phone:(949) 376-6272
    Watermarc Restaurant brings together the vision of pairing great food with great beverage.View More »
  • Californian, Coffee House/Cafe
    24921 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 276-4884
    Our kitchen is committed to nurturing the yield of our earth with simple preparations of the best ingredients.View More »
  • Asian, Sushi
    34119 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 234-1235
    Traditional Japanese dishes including Maki Roll, Tempura, Udon, and Grilled Teriyaki.View More »
  • Asian, Sushi
    34143 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 240-2004
    Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes served during lunch and dinner.View More »
  • Asian, Sushi
    16 Monarch Bay Plaza | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 661-1544
    Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes served during lunch and dinner.View More »
  • Californian
    500 Monarch Bay Drive | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone:(949) 234-3330
    Chef 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.View More »
  • Bar and Lounge
    1 Ritz Carlton Dr | Dana Point California 92629
    180blu is an oceanfront lounge featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the blue skies across the horizon. View More »
  • Beachwear/Swimwear, Clothing/Department Stores, Home Furnishings, Jewelry, Luxury, Malls & Shopping Centers
    401 Newport Center Drive | Newport Beach California 92660
    Phone:(949) 721-2000
    Located in Newport Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive, Fashion Island features more than 200 stores and restaurants in a beautiful outdoor garden setting complete with fountains and Koi ponds.View More »
  • Clothing/Department Stores, Luxury, Malls & Shopping Centers
    3333 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa California 92626
    South Coast Plaza defines the luxury shopping experience with extraordinary designers, personal service, atmosphere and upscale amenities -- ­all within driving distance of the world's most magnificent vacation resorts.View More »
  • Malls & Shopping Centers
    71 Fortune Drive | Irvine California 92618
    Phone:(949) 753-5180
    More than 130 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues come together at one of Orange County’s most energized retail experiences, Irvine Spectrum Center.View More »
  • Malls & Shopping Centers
    One Mills Circle | Ontario California 91764
    Phone:(909) 484-8301
    Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, is the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 outlet and value retail stores.View More »
  • Malls & Shopping Centers
    100 Citadel Drive | Los Angeles California 90040
    Phone:(323) 888-1724
    Citadel Outlets is LA’s only outlet shopping destination offers more than 115 top brand-name stores and restaurants.View More »
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Dana Point, Southern California

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