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Best Orange County Cheap Eats


Where can you go for a good-quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of GAYOT's selections for the best cheap eats.

View GAYOT's Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in Orange County, CA

The Corner Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at The Corner, Huntington Beach, CA 8961 Adams Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
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Small neighborhood Huntington Beach restaurant dishes out creative contemporary cuisine and craft cocktails. More...

The Crab Cooker Seafood
12/20
17260 17th St.
Tustin, CA 92780
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This Tustin offshoot of the Newport original location is just as good without the ocean locale. More...

Felix Continental Cafe Cuban
12/20
Old Towne Orange Circle
36 Plaza Sq.
Orange, CA 92866

Hip place to hang in Old Towne Orange's historic circle for authentic Cuban and Spanish dishes. More...

Gyu-Kaku Japanese
12/20
Dining Room at Gyu-Kaku, Huntington Beach, CA 7862 Warner Ave., Ste. 109
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Huntington Beach outpost of this establishment that brings Japanese yakiniku cooking to Americans. More...

The Halal Guys Mediterranean
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The Halal Guys, Costa Mesa, CA 3033 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Orange County's brick-and-mortar version of the popular NYC food cart serves up fast-casual Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. More...

Jon's Fish Market Seafood
Quick Bite
Dana Point Harbor
34665 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Classic casual fish house and market right on Dana Wharf. More...

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Costa Mesa, CA 17th Street Promenade
296 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Newport-Mesa staple for large portions of classic Mexican-American fare and margaritas. More...

Native Foods Vegetarian
12/20
Dining Room at Native Foods, Costa Mesa, CA The Camp
2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Down-to-earth lunch and dinner restaurant with vegetarian food at The Camp. More...

Slapfish Seafood
Quick Bite
Village at La Floresta
3405 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823

Sustainable seafood creations at this quick-service eatery in Brea. More...

SLOWfish Japanese
14/20
Dining Room at SLOWfish, Huntington Beach, CA 16051 Bolsa Chica St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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Healthy, contemporary Korean-Japanese fare and sushi inspired by the Slow Food movement. More...

Taco Loco Mexican
Quick Bite
640 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Landmark Laguna Beach fish taco stand serves up classic seafood and Mexican dishes along with vegetarian choices. More...

Veggie Grill Vegan
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Veggie Grill, Irvine, CA University Center
4213 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
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Vegan fare cooked with flavorful flair in a café setting. More...

Veggie Grill Vegan
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Veggie Grill, Irvine, CA Irvine Spectrum
81 Fortune Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
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Vegan fare cooked with flavorful flair in a modern café setting. More...

Zinc Cafe & Market Café
Quick Bite
350 Ocean Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Local Laguna hangout with a dog-friendly patio for healthful breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. More...


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