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Best Orange County, CA Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Orange County (CA).

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Bluefin Sushi
15/20
Dining Room at Bluefin, Newport Coast, CA Crystal Cove Promenade
7952 E. Coast Hwy.
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Nobu alumnus Takashi Abe creates classic and fusion sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes with an international flair. More...

Bluewater Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Bluewater Grill, Newport Beach, CA 630 Lido Park Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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An innovative New England-style seafood joint for the Orange County set. More...

Bluewater Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Bluewater Grill, Tustin, CA The District at Tustin Legacy
2409 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
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A traditional seafood restaurant in The District at Tustin Legacy is a good thing for central OC foodies. More...

The Cannery Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Cannery, Newport Beach, CA 3010 Lafayette Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Harborside landmark serves gourmet seafood in an artistic space. More...

Cannons Seafood Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Cannons Seafood Grill, Dana Point, CA 34344 St. of the Green Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

Romantic cliffside restaurant in Dana Point has a bird’s-eye view of the harbor as well as rather good steak and seafood fare. More...

The Catch Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at The Catch, Anaheim, CA Avalon Bay Building
2100 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
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The Catch hits a home run with its steaks, seafood and contemporary American fare. More...

The Deck on Laguna Beach Seafood
No Rating
Pacific Edge Hotel
627 Sleepy Hollow Lane
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Beachfront al fresco dining showcases the Laguna Beach lifestyle through refreshing libations, seafood, and an eye-catching view. More...

Duke's Huntington Hawaiian
13/20
Huntington Beach Pier
317 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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The aloha spirit comes to Huntington Beach with an ocean view and good Polynesian grub. More...

The Harbor Grill Seafood
13/20
Dana Point Harbor Marina
34499 Golden Lantern St.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Freshly grilled seafood, strong cocktails and a gregarious atmosphere at this restaurant at the Dana Point Harbor Marina. More...

Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom, Newport Beach, CA Balboa Pavilion
400 Main St.
Newport Beach, CA 92661
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Enjoy impressive views from inside one of Newport Harbor's most quaint and historic on-the-water buildings. More...

Manhattan Steak & Seafood French
14/20
Dining Room at Manhattan Steak & Seafood, Orange, CA 202 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92868
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Strong cocktails, notable wines and refined French-California comfort foods amid a classic yet sumptuous décor. More...

Mastro's Ocean Club Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro Crystal Cove Promenade
8112 E. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Supper club party atmosphere and great views set the scene for classic seafood and steakhouse fare. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Seafood
13/20
2000 Main St.
Irvine, CA 92614
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Fresh seafood, beers and handcrafted cocktails. More...

RAYA Latin American
15/20
Dining Room at RAYA, Dana Point, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Latin-inspired cuisine emphasizing seasonal ingredients, set against a spectacular ocean view. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
14/20
Fashion Island
453 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Hawaiian son wins over Orange County palates. More...

Roy's Hawaii Regional
13/20
GardenWalk
321 W. Katella Ave., Ste. 105
Anaheim, CA 92802
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Chef Roy Yamaguchi brings his Hawaiian fusion fare to Anaheim’s GardenWalk. More...

Rusty Pelican Seafood
No Rating
Mariners Mile
2735 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Classic seafood dinners at sunset are served up at Newport Harbor’s romantic Rusty Pelican. More...

Sam & Harry's Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Sam & Harry Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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East Coast steak, chop and seafood house comes to Orange County. More...

Sapphire Laguna Global
15/20
Dining Room at Sapphire Laguna, Laguna Beach, CA Old Pottery Place
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Classy, rustic South Laguna hot-spot for modern American cuisine, coffee and gourmet snacks. More...

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Scott’s Restaurant & Bar, Costa Mesa, CA South Coast Plaza
3300 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Classic and contemporary fresh seafood dishes, plus steaks and a great bar scene near South Coast Plaza. More...

Shades Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Shades, Huntington Beach, CA Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Contemporary seaside restaurant, located inside Huntington’s Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, offers seafood, steaks and classic European cuisine. More...

Studio French
17/20
Dining Room at Studio, Laguna Beach, CA Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Perhaps OC's most scenic and romantic restaurant with high-class cuisine and a list of 2,500 different wines. More...

Tabu Grill California
14/20
Dining Room at Tabu Grill, Laguna Beach, CA 2892 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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California cuisine offered in an intimately chic yet relaxing atmosphere. More...

TAPS Fish House & Brewery Brewpub
14/20
Dining Room at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea, CA 101 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92821
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Notable beers join steaks, Cajun cuisine, and seafood in Brea's lively downtown area. More...

21 Oceanfront Seafood
13/20
Doryman's Inn
2100 W. Oceanfront
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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This local landmark at the foot of Newport Pier is known as much for its view as its wine cellar, steaks and seafood. More...

VUE Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at VUE, Dana Point, CA Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Contemporary cuisine in a romantic restaurant overlooking Dana Point Harbor. More...

Waterline Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Waterline, Newport Beach, CA Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Innovative cuisine abounds at Balboa Bay Resort's rebranded, chef-driven flagship restaurant. More...

Ways & Means Oyster House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Ways & Means Oyster House, Orange, CA 513 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866

Fresh oysters abound at this casually elegant seafood and steakhouse venue. More...

Wildfish Seafood Grille Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Wildfish Seafood Grille, Newport Beach, CA The Bluffs
1370 Bison Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Super fresh seafood and a good steak and chops menu in a modern atmosphere that won't break the bank. More...



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