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Ramos House Café

31752 Los Rios St., San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675

949-443-1342

A sweetly ramshackle adobe hiding in the historic Los Rios district, Ramos House Café turns out some of South County’s most delectable daytime fare…

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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA, 92629

949-661-7799

Rambling Craftsman architecture and a lovely terraced patio supply a handsome backdrop for mesquite-grilled chophouse favorites and comfort classics…

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Savannah Chophouse

32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

949-493-7107

Welcoming fireplaces, ice-cold martinis, and American regional dishes with a tinge of Southern charm…

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Selanne Steak Tavern

1464 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-715-9881

Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne cements his brand with this stylish upscale steak joint in the vastly retooled French 75 space on PCH…

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Shenandoah at the Arbor

10631 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA, 90720

562-431-1990

American regional comfort food with a Southern drawl is reason to visit this sweet family-owned cottage…

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Splashes Restaurant

Surf and Sand Hotel, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-376-2779

Easily one of our coast’s top resort options for a surf’s-edge indulgence, this contemporary dining room and lounge is famed for romantic meals and sunset drinks…

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Summit House

2000 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, CA, 92832

714-671-4111

Set high above Fullerton’s northern city limits, this imposing Tudor manor house offers a sparkling city-lights view at night…

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The Catch

2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA, 92802

714-935-0101

The Catch grooves with the seasoned vibrancy of a winning team. Executive chef Cory Rapp orchestrates the unapologetically immense menu of modern and classic American eats…

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The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon

1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA, 92805

714-817-4200

Oozing top-notch ambition, The Ranch rides into town packing big guns—executive chef Michael Rossi, and his brother, pastry chef David…

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Tommy Bahama’s Bar & Grill

400 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

949-376-6886

The nifty retool of the Heisler Building on Coast Highway lends a local vibe to the newest outpost of this beachy lifestyle boutique-bar-bistro mashup…

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Watson Drugs and Soda Fountain

116 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA, 92866

714-532-6315

This landmark hasn’t changed much since it opened in 1899. Regulars come for foursquare diner staples: burgers, fries, grilled-cheese sandwiches…

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Wildfish Seafood Grille

The Bluffs, Newport Beach, CA, 92660

949-720-9925

Despite new ownership by the Darden Group, best known for megachains Red Lobster and the Olive Garden, Wildfish lures a devout loyal following…

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