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The Best Restaurants
in Orange County, CA

ARC Food & Libations, one of GAYOT's Best American Cuisine Restaurants in Orange County

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 Best Orange County View Restaurants

American

Barbecue

Bistros

Breakfast

Brunch

Burgers

Business Dining

California

Cheap Eats

Chef's Tables

Food Ratings

French

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Italian

Japanese

Kid-Friendly

Late Night

Lounges

Mexican

New & Hip

Outdoor Dining

Pizza

Romantic

Seafood

Sexy Restaurants

Small Plates

Special Occasion

Star Spotting

Steakhouse

Sushi

Value Restaurants

Vegetarian

Views

Wine Bars

Wine List


BEST ORANGE COUNTY
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.

New Year's Eve

Valentine's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Easter Brunch

Cinco de Mayo

Mother's Day

Father's Day

Bastille Day

Thanksgiving


RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.