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Roy's AnaheimRoy's Anaheim
1549 reviews
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Seafood | Anaheim, North Orange County

This by far the best Roy's we have been too out of the three facilities we've visited. Our second trip here was just as enjoyable as the first. Jason, our server was professional and up to speed when it came to service. More

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FIG & OLIVE Newport BeachFIG & OLIVE Newport Beach
2889 reviews
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Mediterranean | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Love Fig & Olive I'll be hosting my daughter's baby shower there in May and helping with a Bridal shower in June. More

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JT Schmid's Restaurant & BreweryJT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery
697 reviews
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Brewery | Tustin, North Orange County

Great food as usual. More

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WatertableWatertable
698 reviews
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Contemporary American | Huntington Beach / Seal Beach / Fountain Valley, North Orange County

Great restaurant on PCH. Very well decorated room and super lively. A bit on the noisy side as the acoustic was not well planned. The guitarist was outstanding. I did found the patrons raising their voice louder during the performance. As the food was very good especially The salad was very tasty and I’m not even a salad person. We had 3 appetizers. The bone marrow was excellent. The lamp-chop was generously and very delicious. The grilled squid, however, was a total disappointment. Not only the portion was pathetic, the taste was boring. It has no more than 2oz of small tiny squid for a hefty $13. For entrees: the salmon with bacon jam is not good at all. Even turned the stomach of my bacon lover son. It was unrefined and dripping with bacon fat. Very disappointing. The snapper was outstanding, thick and juicy. It is brightened with just the perfect amount of seasoning. Very savory. The brazino was good but pretty average in taste and over cooked a bit. The green pea and dish decor just doesn’t work. There were plenty of tiny bones even they supposedly deboned it. The ladies at the maitre’d station were super nice. Our server was excellent. For that alone, I will go back over and over. More

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Gratitude - Newport BeachGratitude - Newport Beach
424 reviews
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Vegan | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Cafe Gratitude was a full sensory experience. Not only was the food excellent, but the service was phenomenal. We were welcomed by the sweetest server who asked us the question of the day which was “what is wonderful in your life?” The meal was fab and ambiance was even more fab. Highly recommend. More

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Le Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and SuitesLe Chateau Garden Bistro - Ayres Hotel and Suites
33 reviews
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Contemporary American | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

The food and service are very good. I really like the variety of menu options We’ll be back! More

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Tortilla Republic Laguna BeachTortilla Republic Laguna Beach
702 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The food is amazing! I highly recommend. More

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Harley Laguna BeachHarley Laguna Beach
79 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Fantastic food and service. The remodel and new decor is very nice. Chef was great and the menu provides an interesting mix and some great farm to table ingredients. More

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Anepalco RestaurantAnepalco Restaurant
217 reviews
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Mexican | Orange, North Orange County

Wonderful Ext. The food is super and the staff was outstanding. More

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Laguna Beach Brewery & GrilleLaguna Beach Brewery & Grille
69 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Great food. Staff very efficient and very friendly. Really good beer selections. Good value. More

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The Dock1. The Dock
783 reviews
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Seafood | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Service was great !!! More

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Christakis Greek Cuisine2. Christakis Greek Cuisine
409 reviews
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Greek | Tustin, North Orange County

We enjoy going to Christakis, Mike makes us feel like family. The food is always outstanding, Nick is a great chef. More

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Hannas Prime Steak3. Hannas Prime Steak
1856 reviews
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Steakhouse | Mission Viejo / Rancho Santa Margarita, South Orange County

Everything was good: food, service and ambiance. More

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Il Farro Restaurant4. Il Farro Restaurant
57 reviews
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Italian | Newport Beach, South Orange County

Great food, Great service, and we had a wonderful time. Our waiter was great and was very informative. It was nice going on a night that wasn't to busy. Most times I have been there when it has been packed. Love the restaurant. More

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Pascal5. Pascal
233 reviews
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French | San Juan Capistrano, South Orange County

Pascal has been our go-to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Days, and any other special occasions for the past several years. We have never ever been disappointed, and the incredible service from head waiter JB has always been like being served by a close friend. Pascal is a gem from bygone days in today's jungle of noisy, see-and-be-seen restaurants that appeal to today's millennials and diners with egos. With just eight tables in an intimate setting, this is a one of a kind romantic venue. Sadly, on last Friday night's dining experience we learned that Pascal in San Juan Capistrano will be closing following next Saturday nights dinner - March 30, 2019 - a sad day indeed. Even more sadly, this is being brought about because of some health issues and struggles by famed chef Pascal who will be stepping back a bit to smell the roses and focus on his remaining dining enterprises in the Newport Beach area. Thank you for so many great meals over the years Pascal, and God speed back to good health and a more stress-free life! We are at a loss as to where to find another venue equal to your San Juan Capistrano facility. More

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CDM RestaurantCDM Restaurant
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American | Corona del Mar, South Orange County

CDM Restaurant welcomes guests to enjoy signature cocktails and a wonderful dining experience. We offer a variety of incredible dishes from beautifully crafted charcuterie boards to our in-house made pastas.More

Cambalache Argentine & Italian CuisineCambalache Argentine & Italian Cuisine
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Argentinean | Fountain Valley, North Orange County

Cambalache is an Argentine Italian cuisine designed to delight people with unique culinary experiences that will transport you to “La Boca”, the colorful Argentine neighborhood that started it all. Come experience the food that we have to offer, our culinary experts are guaranteed to prepare you an authentic Argentine-Italian cuisine that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the pueblo that it originated from.More

Casablanca The RestaurantCasablanca The Restaurant
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Mediterranean | Costa Mesa, North Orange County

Welcome to Casablanca The Restaurant. A Unique Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy), Morracan and Maghreb refined Fusion Cuisine. We look forward to serving you!
To better serve our clientele, our staff is fluent in the following languages:
English,Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch
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Italian Cravings RestaurantItalian Cravings Restaurant
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Italian | San Clemente, South Orange County

Stop over en route to LAX airport at San Clemente for home-style Italian cooking at Italian Cravings. Enjoy great service coupled with warm Italian bread and customize your own pizza!

Take care to delight your taste buds with the savory sauces and topping on the delicious pepperoni cheese pizza. ItÕs a great spot for a quick bite. Creamy garlic and chicken grilled with tomatoes and red onions are big-time favorites at this small restaurant right off the main drag in Del Mar. Italian Cravings enjoys 4-star review among the best Italian food category and is a good place for kids too. Make sure to try the garlic cheese rolls and salads delish at Italian Cravings.

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Villa Roma RestaurantVilla Roma Restaurant
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Argentinean | Laguna Hills / Lake Forest / Foothill Ranch, South Orange County

Villa Roma is a unique restaurant combining Argentine and Italian flavors. Our cuisine combination was inspired by “La Boca”, a neighborhood of the Argentine capital. La Boca is located in the city’s southeast near the old port. In the early 1900’s, Argentina had over 2 million Italian immigrants, most of them settled in this southeastern part of the country because of the similarity to their port town named Genoa, Italy.More

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Located in the sunny state of California, Orange County is known for its many tourist attractions. Considering that Orange County consists of 34 cities and is more populous than 21 U.S. states, you can bet the attractions include not only the best surfing beaches, the Balboa ferry, and sites like Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland but also a huge selection of restaurants. The warm climate enhances the growth of fresh, organic vegetables and fruits, which can be found in many restaurants. Although iconic California foods like Rocky Road ice cream and sourdough bread may have originated in other CA cities, they’re also popular in Orange County. Fast food places, drive-ins, and Korean barbecues are popular in this area, too. Smoothies in the summer, however, take the cake.