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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.

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Burgers and Fries
    34344 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 496-4460
    Burgers under $10 per entree.View More »
  • Delis and Diners
    2600 Avenida Del Presidente | San Clemente California 92672
    Phone: (949) 481-1222
    There 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.View More »
  • Coffee House/Cafe
    218 S El Camino Real | San Clemente California 92672
    Phone:(949) 492-1763
    For over 19 years, Antoine's Cafe has offered San Clemente locals a warm place to enjoy a tasty meal with friends and family.View More »
  • Bar and Lounge, Burgers and Fries
    24707 Dana Drive | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 493-9493
    A casual place with a 360-degree water surrounding on the island in the Dana Point Harbor... View More »
  • Mexican
    204 Avenida Del Mar | San Clemente California 92672
    Phone:(949) 498-5000
    Located 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!View More »
  • Asian
    2600 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625
    Phone: (949) 720-1289
    The ambiance is elegant, yet simple and serene where guests can experience the cozy atmosphere of dining with friends or business lunch meetings.View More »
  • Californian, Steakhouse
    3201 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625
    Phone:(949) 673-3524
    Casual sophistication and quality service.View More »
  • Californian
    25135 Park Lantern | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone:(949) 487-7555
    The 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. 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
    34091 Pacific Coast Hwy | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 449-2822
    Our 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.View More »
  • Californian
    34094 Pacific Coast Hwy | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 481-7734
    A neighborhood restaurant serving local New American food, handcrafted cocktails, craft beer and boutique wines.View More »
  • Deli/Diner
    32525 Golden Lantern, Suite E | Dana Point California 92629
    Phone: (949) 481-6800
    Our 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.View 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Steakhouse
    1740 S Pacific Coast Highway | Laguna Beach California 92651
    Phone:(949) 715-7777
    t’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.View More »
  • Steakhouse
    2441 E Coast Highway | Corona Del Mar California 92625
    Phone:(949) 673-6585
    Nestled 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.View More »
Dana Point, Southern California

Dana Point, Southern California