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Restaurants in Orange County

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Orange County restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Orange County restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Orange County to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Orange County restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Orange County.

  • Alcatraz Brewing Company

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The themey microbrewery serves huge portions of great pub food. Try the grilled sliders or the giant nachos, and split The Rock: an Oreo crust fill... More
  • Blue Bayou

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Set within Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, this “outdoor” restaurant is a hit with fans of Creole dishes like jambalaya and Tesor... More
  • Javier's Cantina

  • Mirabeau

  • Stonehill Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Surf and Sand Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Order the Kobe-beef-and-cheddar burger here; it’s plump, juicy, and served with garlic-herb pommes frites–style fries. More
  • Tabu Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • The Loft at Montage Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Try the heirloom tomato soup with a trio of grilled cheese sandwiches. More
  • The Studio Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    What It’s Like: Since 2003, this wood-and-glass Arts and Crafts–style restaurant has gained in popularity among those serious about food, drawing d... More
  • Wahoo's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Take the kids to this local chain to introduce them to blackened fish tacos served the authentic California way—with cabbage, salsa, and cheese in ... More

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