Orange County and Catalina Island Restaurants

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  • 1. Studio

    $$$$ | American

    In a nod to Laguna's art history, Studio has house-made specialties that entice the eye as well as the palate. The restaurant occupies its own...Read More

  • 2. 3-Thirty-3

    $$ | American

    This stylish eatery attracts a convivial crowd—both young and old—for midday, sunset, and late-night dining. A long list of small, shareable...Read More

  • 3. Anaheim White House

    $$$ | Italian

    Although a massive fire gutted the Anaheim White House in 2017, owner Bruno Serato rebuilt and expanded the local landmark known for its specialty...Read More

  • 4. Basilic

    $$$ | Balboa Island | French

    This intimate French-Swiss bistro adds a touch of old-world elegance to the island with its white linen and flower-topped tables. Chef Bernard...Read More

  • 5. Bear Flag Fish Co.

    $ | Seafood

    Expect long lines in summer at this indoor/outdoor dining spot serving up the freshest local fish (swordfish, sea bass, halibut, and tuna) and...Read More

  • 6. Bluewater Grill

    $$ | Seafood

    Overlooking the ferry landing and the entire harbor, the open-to-the-salt-air Bluewater Grill offers freshly caught fish, savory chowders, and...Read More

  • 7. Bluewater Grill

    $$ | Seafood

    On the site of an old sportfishing dock, this popular spot offers a variety of seafood, from Idaho rainbow trout to locally caught swordfish...Read More

  • 8. Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    Famed chef Joachim Splichal guides his staff to take a relaxed approach at this bi-level Mediterranean spot, where more than 30 wines by the...Read More

  • 9. Cedar Creek Inn

    $$$ | American

    Just across the street from Mission San Juan Capistrano, this restaurant has a patio that's perfect for a late lunch or a romantic dinner. The...Read More

  • 10. Descanso Beach Club

    $ | American

    Set on an expansive deck overlooking the water, Descanso Beach Club serves a wide range of favorites: buffalo wings, hamburgers, salads, nachos...Read More

  • 11. Duke's

    $$$$ | Seafood

    Freshly caught seafood reigns supreme at this homage to surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku; it's also a prime people-watching spot right at the...Read More

  • 12. Gemmell's

    $$$ | French

    Accomplished chef Byron Gemmell's moderately priced bistro offers a taste of France in the midst of a SoCal harbor. In a laid-back but romantic...Read More

  • 13. Gulfstream

    $$$ | Seafood

    This on-trend restaurant has an open kitchen, comfortable booths, and outdoor seating. The patio is a fantastic place to hang out. Especially...Read More

  • 14. L'Hirondelle

    $$$ | French

    Locals have romanced at cozy tables for decades at this delightful restaurant. Such classic dishes as beef bourguignonne and a New York strip...Read More

  • 15. Luciana's Ristorante

    $$ | Italian

    This intimate family-owned eatery serves simply prepared, tasty Italian food. Try one of the homemade soups or gnocchi classico—Grandma's homemade...Read More

  • 16. Morton's

    $$$$ | Steakhouse

    This upscale steak house sits a block from the Anaheim Convention Center. Besides its usual menu of prime aged beef and freshly caught seafood...Read More

  • 17. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

    $$ | American

    Cordelia Knott's fried chicken and boysenberry pies drew crowds so big that Knott's Berry Farm was built to keep the hungry customers occupied...Read More

  • 18. Napa Rose

    $$$$ | American

    Done up in a handsome Craftsman style, Napa Rose's rich seasonal cuisine is matched with an extensive wine list, with 1,500 labels and 80 available...Read More

  • 19. Ocean at Main

    $$$ | American

    Set in a handsomely renovated former bank from the 1940s, Ocean at Main’s dishes are artfully presented and feature the best of California produce...Read More

  • 20. Sapphire Laguna

    $$ | International

    This Laguna Beach establishment set in a historic Craftsman is part gourmet pantry (a must-stop for your every picnic need) and part global...Read More

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