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The Best Restaurants in Orange County, CA

ARC Food & Libations is one of the 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Orange County

WHERE TO EAT IN THE OC
10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Orange County
After decades of languishing in the shadows of Los Angeles, the Orange County food scene has as of late been able to craft a strong identity all its own.     

Find Out What Restaurants Put the "Oh" in OC!



Whether you are looking for the highest-rated Orange County, CA restaurants when it comes to food, or the most romantic, or the best steakhouse, or where to dine out on a special holiday, you can follow our top 10 Orange County, CA restaurant lists and recommendations. Here you can discover the best restaurants in Orange County, CA in a variety of categories.



TOP 10 ORANGE COUNTY, CA RESTAURANT LISTS

Scallops at RAYA, one of the Top 10 Orange County View Restaurants
American

Barbecue

Bistros

Brunch

Burgers

Business Dining

California

Cheap Eats

Chef's Tables

Easter Brunch

Father's Day

Food Ratings

French

Happy Hours

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Italian

Japanese

Kid-Friendly

Late Night

Lounges

Mexican

Mother's Day Brunch

New & Notable

New Year's Eve

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Romantic

Seafood

Sexy Restaurants

Small Plates

Special Occasion

Star Spotting

Steakhouse

Sushi

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

Value Restaurants

Vegetarian

Views

Wine Bars

Wine List


BEST ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANTS BY CATEGORY

Fig & Olive in Newport Beach is one of the Best Heart-Healthy Restaurants in Orange County, CA
With so many great restaurants in Orange County, CA, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer more suggestions for the best seafood, steakhouses and more.
Barbecue

Breakfast

Brunch

Cheap Eats

Happy Hours

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Romantic

Seafood

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST OC HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve in Orange County, CA. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day.

Bastille Day

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day


RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.