2019 Best Seafood Restaurants in Orange County (CA) Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in Orange County (CA)

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Orange County (CA).

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Bluefin
15/20
Nobu alumnus Takashi Abe creates classic and fusion sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes with an international flair. See More

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Bluewater Grill
14/20
An innovative New England-style seafood joint for the Orange County set. See More
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The Cannery
No Rating
Harborside landmark serves gourmet seafood in an artistic space. See More

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Cannons Seafood Grill
14/20
Romantic cliffside restaurant in Dana Point has a bird’s-eye view of the harbor as well as rather good steak and seafood fare. See More

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Steakhouse, Seafood, New American
The Catch
14/20
The Catch hits a home run with its steaks, seafood and contemporary American fare. See More
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The Deck on Laguna Beach
No Rating
Beachfront al fresco dining showcases the Laguna Beach lifestyle through refreshing libations, seafood, and an eye-catching view. See More
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Duke's Huntington
13/20
The aloha spirit comes to Huntington Beach with an ocean view and good Polynesian grub. See More

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
13/20
Abundant seafood and a killer happy hour mark this expansive version of L.A.’s popular Koreatown venue. See More
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Fly-N-Fish Oyster Bar & Grill
14/20
Compact Balboa Peninsula seafood joint serves up big flavors and smartly constructed dishes. See More
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The Harbor Grill
13/20
Freshly grilled seafood, strong cocktails and a gregarious atmosphere at this restaurant at the Dana Point Harbor Marina. See More

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