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ARC Food & Libations is one of the 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 GAYOT's picks for the 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Orange County.

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GAYOT.com's Picks:
10 Hot Spots for Dining
A Restaurant
Broadway by Amar Santana
Fig & Olive
House of Big Fish & Ice Cold Beer
Little Sparrow
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
Red O
Selanne Steak Tavern
SideDoor
Taco Maria

Barbecue Restaurants
Top 10 Barbecue Grills
Orange County New & Notable Restaurants
Looking for a new dining spot in Orange County? Check out the
Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants
as well as our round-up of all the New OC Restaurants that have opened recently.

Orange County New & Notable Restaurants

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Closed Restaurant Reviews
They might be gone, but they're not forgotten. Browse through our closed restaurant database for Orange County to reminisce about your favorite eateries from thepast. Ozumo, we'll miss you.


Orange County Restaurants
Bordered by the sea, Orange County contains many beautiful beachfront restaurants where one may take in the sun's rays and revel in the sparkling ocean views. Scrumptious seafood is the highlight at many of these coastal Orange County restaurants. A place where the sun is nearly always shining, Orange County boasts many restaurants with quaint outdoor patios open for enticing breakfast and lunch options. One may also enjoy warm nights out at many of the Orange County restaurants open for dinner. Steakhouses are common and popular restaurants in Orange County, a county with a mostly conservative (and meat-loving) population. However, Orange County is vast and thus is home to a wide variety of restaurants, including some with vegetarian options.
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.