THE BEACH HARBOR
Beach Harbor Pizza
A spread of sweet cream cheese caramelizes in the pizza oven, along with your choice of blueberries, ABOVE , banana slices, or chocolate chips. Reminiscent of a rich cheesecake, this pizza is the ultimate decadence. $14 and up.
34473 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, 949-218-1920
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
This now‑national chain started in 1978 near 17th and Bristol streets in Santa Ana. The Pizookie—chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a deep‑dish pizza pan and topped with ice cream—hit the menu in 1997 and quickly became a best‑seller. It’s now offered in multiple flavors, including a party platter that combines any four into one calorie-laden group-dessert experience. $6 and up. 10 locations countywide
Newport Coast First Class Pizza
Puffy-chewy pizza dough is hit with a generous helping of a cinnamon‑and-brown-sugar topping before it’s slipped into the oven. We vote yes on the optional chocolate chips. Gooey icing is the finishing touch. $7 and up.
21117 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, 949‑644-5888