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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.

    • Asian
      32525 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 496-2822
      It all began with Charlie Zhang, a Chinese immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in 1982. One day, Charlie had an idea: maybe he could open a restaurant that satisfied the American taste for flavorful Chinese food that was fast and wok’d to order with fresh ingredients.View More »
    • Californian
      34689 Golden Lantern Street | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone:(949) 493-5853
      Proud Mary's features a patio with a spacious dining area; an interior with breathtaking harbor views; and a breakfast and lunch menu with gourmet salads, prime beef, fish plates and small desserts.View More »
    • Delis and Diners
      34320 Pacific Coast Highway| Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (305) 775-4836
      Homemade ribeye, pastrami, brisket, and corned beef! A new from-scratch delicatessen in Dana Point!View More »
    • Burgers and Fries
      34294 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 661-9500
      Located at the corner of Del Obispo and Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point, CA, this historic roadhouse serves up great Memphis Style BBQ seven days a week, with live music five nights (Tuesday thru Saturday).View More »
    • Delis and Diners
      25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 218-5757
      RJ's Cafe has a menu that has large portions at reasonable prices. Come in and get a taste while enjoying our cozy restaurant with Tahitian-style decor, our beautiful patio and our great breakfast and lunch menu.View More »
    • Californian, Steakhouse
      32802 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone:(949) 661-7799
      Our recipes feature flavorful ingredients with an emphasis on local farms and products: combining a mix of flavors unique to our menu...all the while staying true to our Grille origin established in 1996.View More »
    • Californian
      1200 S Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651
      Phone:(949) 715-9888
      The Family at Sapphire Laguna is committed to providing our guests with exceptional service, quality, and value.View More »
    • Burgers and Fries
      24502 Del Prado | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone:(949) 218-2731
      Serving great food and great beer! The local spot to hit before and after your surf sesh! Come by and relive your best shwack! Shaka!View More »
    • Pizza
      34667 Golden Point | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 496-1447
      Enjoy the best pizza, pasta and seafood at Slice of New York! View More »
    • Bar and Lounge
      1 Ritz Carlton Dr | Dana Point California 92629
      Bar Raya is a gathering place in the casual confines of the Bar's sophisticated, yet friendly atmosphere.View More »
    • Coffee House/Cafe
      34157 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 496-9270
      Serving breakfast and brunch.View More »
    • Bar and Lounge, Californian
      1 Monarch Beach Resort N | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 234-3900
      Fusing 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.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 »
    • Bar and Lounge, Californian
      1 Monarch Beach Resort | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 234-3318
      STONEHILL 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.View More »
    • Californian, European, Mexican, Seafood
      One Ritz-Carlton Drive | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 240-2000
      Raya is an innovative restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval.View More »
      Ritz Carlton Laguna NIguel Raya Restaurant
    • Bar and Lounge
      25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 388-8900
      Jimmy's Famous American Tavern in Dana Point features regional American ‘comfort food for foodies’ this recent addition to the Dana Point Harbor is the latest creation of renowned local restaurateur David Wilhelm.View More »
    • Italian
      24462 Del Prado | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone:(949) 489-1903
      Jacks restaurant bar features grass fed meats and wild caught fish as well as sustainable seafood, free range chicken and seasonal, organic vegetables.View More »
    • Italian
      24312 Del Prado | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone:(949) 661-6500
      Located in a historical home in the resort town of Dana Point, California, Luciana's Ristorante has been serving the Orange County community for over 25 years.View More »
    • Bar and Lounge, Californian, Seafood
      34499 Golden Lantern | Dana Point California 92629
      Phone: (949) 240-1416
      Located in the heart of beautiful Dana Point Marina, the award-winning Harbor Grill Restaurant has enjoyed a reputation for the freshness and variety of its seafood and the warmth of its atmosphere.View More »
    Dana Point, Southern California

    Dana Point, Southern California