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.
- Californian1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 234-3685Enjoy Dana Point casual dining with real clubhouse panache. The patio at our beautiful Monarch Beach Golf Links, Club 19 restaurant specializes in quick, a la carte American fare.
- Steakhouse1 Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 200-2000enoSTEAK is an intimate steakhouse featuring only the highest quality ingredients. All the steaks are from prime and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef.
- Californian, European, Mexican, SeafoodOne Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 240-2000Raya is an innovative restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval.
- Bar and Lounge, Californian1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 234-3318STONEHILL TAVERN, Michael Mina’s contemporary tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, offers modern American cuisine, focusing on seasonal ingredients and featuring elegant tavern fare with twists on home-style favorites.
- Bar and Lounge, Californian1 Monarch Beach Resort N | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 234-3900Fusing healthy eating and seaside elegance, AVEO Table + Bar offers an al fresco experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The new Mediterranean concept restaurant embraces the seasonal bounty of the Californian coastline in a redesigned setting that offers more expansive views of the ocean. Taking a “Farm-to-Bar” approach, the cocktail menu will showcase local ingredients and resort-grown herbs and honey.
- Burgers and Fries, Pizza34320 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 496-0119The only place in town to go for good food, friends and fun! This local eatery serves up some killer pizza and BBQ with a laid-back vibe.
- Malls & Shopping Centers48750 Seminole Dr. | Cabazon California 92230Phone:(951) 922-3000Enjoy a Guilt-Free shopping experience 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on I-10 exit 104, Morongo Trail. Great bargains offered at adidas, Puma, Reebok, Columbia, and Rip Curl.
- Californian, Seafood860 Glenneyre Street | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 494-6825Laguna's quintessential neighborhood cafe. Owner operated by Toni Leech and husband-chef Michael, this funky quasi-polynesian cafe is casual and hip without being trendy. The Zagat Guide calls the swordfish "The Best on the Planet."
- Seafood34344 Green Lantern | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 496-6146Cannons opened its doors to the public in 1972 and has been in continuous operation since that date.
- Mexican34224 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 496-4470Great beer, awesome margaritas and the best Mexican food around.
- Malls & Shopping Centers5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100 | Carlsbad California 92008Phone:(760) 804-9000Find impressive savings at Banana Republic, Barneys New York, Calvin Klein, Crate and Barrel, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger and more. South of Dana Point.
- Italian33585 Del Obispo Street | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 496-0992Casanova Italian Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge offers authentic Venetian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. Many of the customers enjoy Nik's Venetian and North Italian specialities and his specially selected wine list.
- Seafood, Steakhouse34442 Green Lantern Street | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 493-1183Spectacular waterfront dining and views, seafood, and steaks.
- Ice Cream and Treats, Shopping, Gourmet Foods34513 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point California 92629Phone: (949) 494-4462Since 1989, the owner De Francis has been creating unique chocolate confections and gathering unusual, affordable gifts.
- Mexican34255 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629Phone:(949) 481-3720Fast, fresh, made- to- order Mexican food with large portions and fresh salsa at a great price. Our food comes from authentic third generation recipes.
- Seafood, Steakhouse340 S Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 494-8088The White House Restaurant & Nightclub in Laguna Beach is almost certainly the oldest, restaurant in Orange County.
- Bar and Lounge, European222 Forest Avenue | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 376-7955Since 2004, Brussels Bistro has brought the best in Belgium flavors to the heart of Laguna Beach. Relax on the terrace with a premium Belgian beer or dine underground in our casual urban setting.
- Californian, Bar and Lounge, Shopping, Gourmet Foods156 Avenida Del Mar | San Clemente California 92672Phone:(949) 492-3663The 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.
- Bar and Lounge, Seafood540 S Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651Phone:(949) 715-4500The name says it all. This Laguna Beach neighborhood favorite restaurant features an exciting wide-ranged menu of fresh fish, seafood and casual fare perfectly paired with the best ice cold beer selection in town.
- 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!
- Mexican26881 Camino De Estrella | Capistrano Beach California 92624Phone:(949) 496-5300Welcome to Island Style Tacos, Southern California and Orange County’s Premier Caribbean Style Tacos and Taco Cart Catering. Island Style blends the flavors of the Caribbean and Mexico with the freshest ingredients and friendly service.
- Mexican400 Camino De Estrella | San Clemente California 92672Phone:(949) 240-9011Las Golondrinas Mexican Food Products is proud to offer its customers nothing but the freshest, best tasting Mexican food in the Capistrano Valley .
- Mexican34660 Pacific Coast Highway | Capistrano Beach California 92624Phone:(949) 661-1005Olamendi's Mexican Cuisine has been serving the best and most authentic Mexican Food since 1973.
- 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.
- 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.