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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Steakhouse
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“Fine Dining doesn't get any better, right around the corner you'll find my favorite place to see a sunset! Top Secret not even many Californians drive this far south for stunning views! The food is delicious stick with seafood and you'll enjoy the food 100% for sure!”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Compact haunt with a chill vibe offering signature burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads & tacos. Small bar and sports tv. The food is amazing! This is a drive to destination due to steep hills. Everyday 8am-9pm”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“1.8 miles. Great sushi spot! has been awarded best sushi in Orange county. Great happy hour.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place. Decor feels great, big patior with ambiance and nice big bar. Great fine dining Food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Happy Hour. Great food and drink $20 per person. Incomparable views of harbor and Pacific Ocean all year. Happy Hour -Weekdays-4:30-6:30. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
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“JC Beans is a great local coffee shop if you're looking for something outside of Starbucks. They have books you can read, great coffee, and even some pastries. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is old school Italian but it is done right. Nice patio and dark cozy inside seating with roaring fire.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“The Point is our go-to spot for great drink specials, Karaoke, and watching sports games with friends. Great spot close to the Lantern District downtown Dana Point. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Craft House is a great spot for drinks and it is close to the lantern district with other fun walkable spots in downtown Dana Point.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Walk-up and order tacos from the street or a burrito. Just a couple of blocks from the AirBnB. Also a grocery with Hispanic foods.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“The cocktails are only a little pricey but they are worth it. The view of Dana Point is breathtaking. Sunset is a thing. Great sushi during the summer too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Fun atmosphere, yummy sandwiches and craft beer walking distance from Salt Creek Beach”
  • 3 locals recommend
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Bar
  • 1 local recommends