17th Street Grill               

17320 E 17th St
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (714) 730-0003
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Burgers 
Services: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Hours: Mon - Thurs 7am - 10 pm, Fri - Sat 7am - 11pm, Sun 7am - 9pm
About: Featuring a full service bar, large screen televisions, live entertainment on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, the largest outdoor firepit in Orange County and fantastic happy hour & lunch specials!

25 Degrees                            

412 Walnut Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 960-2525
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Atmosphere: Trendy
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Burgers, Bars 
Services: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:30am - 12am, Friday 11:30am - 1am, Saturday 11am - 1am, Sunday 11am - 11pm
$$ Deals and Specials:  happy hour $3.50 for well drinks from 3-7 daily 
About: A new twist on the traditional American burger joint. It offers a casual, yet upscale dining experience that includes a unique menu & fully stocked bar.

70 Common                           

370 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-8686
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Atmosphere: Trendy
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine:  American
Services: Dinner
Hours: Tues - Thurs 4:30pm - 10pm, Fri - Sat 4:30pm - 11pm. Sun - Mon 4:30pm - 9pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Brown Bag Tuesdays offer a mystery bottle of wine for $15 with the purchase of dinner.  Wine-O Wednesdays offers an additional 3 course tasting menu paired with wines that changes weekly.
About: Seasonal, ever-evolving menu is formatted into small, medium and large plates. A phenomenal artisanal cheese and charcuterie selection is also available nightly.  370 Common places an emphasis on sourcing from local responsible farms and fisheries guided by principles of sustainability.


2607 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 387-8887
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine:  American, Cocktail Bars
Services: Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:30am - 9pm, Fri 11:30am - 10pm, Sat 5pm - 10pm, Closed Sundays 
About: Andrei's incorporates only the finest ingredients into its recipes, utilizing seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables to provide unparalleled flavor and balanced nutrition. Its culinary style incorporates the cultural diversity of California cuisine, emphasizing Mediterranean flavors, while adding aspects of the "Slow Food" movement.

Back Bay Bistro                  

1131 Back Bay Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 729-1144
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine:  American, Breakfast & Brunch, Seafood
Services: Lunch, dinner, brunch, happy hour
Hours: Lunch: Tues - Fri 11am – 3pm
Dinner: Tues - Sun 5pm – Close
Happy Hour: Tues - Sun 4pm – Close
Brunch: Sat & Sun 9am – 2pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Social Hour nightly starting at 4pm, Taco Tuesdays starting at 4pm with $4 draft beer specials
About: Enjoy award-winning American cuisine or a signature cocktail while taking in the quintessential panoramic view of the Back Bay Nature Preserve. The menu features a wide variety of fresh local seafood and Prime steaks. The Bistro is famous for Family Brunch on Saturdays and the Champagne Brunch on Sundays, which earned the “diners Choice Award by Open Table for Top 10 Brunch Location in Orange County.” Dog-friendly dining is also offered on the bistro’s waterfront patio.

Beachcomber Cafe                         

15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Phone: (949) 376-6900
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Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Diners, Burgers
Services: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: 7am - 9:30pm daily
About: Vintage 50s-inspired beachy California cuisine with spectacular oceanside view. The Beachcomber has several options to choose from for a quick bite to an elegant dinner. Offering "to-go" food at the Beachcomber Express from Memorial Day to Labor Day, beverages and appetizers at the Bootlegger Bar, a unique mix of organic breakfast items, non-traditional menu creations and beach favorites, in the cafe.


21016 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste D200
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 374-0038
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Atmosphere:  California coastal, Trendy, Classy, Upscale
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Breakfast & Brunch, Bars
Services: Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee
Hours: 9am - 10pm daily
About: From its beginnings as a trade outpost, the Golden State has been a place where the cream rises and the bold take flight. Bluegold celebrates this land, from the vineyards and citrus groves to the rocky coast of the Pacific Ocean.  A space where traditional farm-to-table culture is renewed beneath the California sky.

Bluewater Grill                     

Newport Beach
630 Lido Park Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 675-3474
2409 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782
Phone: (714) 258-3474
Atmosphere: Casual 
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Seafood, Breakfast & Brunch
Services: Lunch, brunch and dinner
Hours: Mon – Thu 11am – 9:30pm
Fri – Sat 11am – 10pm
Sun 10am – 9:30pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Happy Hour Mon – Fri 3:30pm – 6:30pm
About: With locations in Newport Beach, Tustin and Redondo Beach. Bluewater Grill in Southern California is committed to serving the absolutely freshest sustainably caught or farm-harvested seafood, innovatively prepared, in an atmosphere of casual style. 

Cedar Creek Inn                 

20 Pointe Dr
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 255-5600
San Juan Capistrano
26860 Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone: (949) 240-2229
Atmosphere: Casual
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Wine Bars
Services: Serves lunch, dinner and drinks
Hours: SJC Sunday Brunch served from 10am
Mon - Sat Lunch served from 11am 
Dinner served daily from 4pm Happy Hour (bar only) Monday: 3pm - Close, Tuesday - Sunday: 3pm - 6pm
BREA   Mon - Fri Lunch served from 11:30am
Sat & Sun Weekend Brunch served from 11:30am 
Dinner served daily from 4pm
About: Cedar Creek Inn Brea is pleasingly open and spacious with colorful patios and classic decor enhanced by high beam ceilings and craftsman style architecture. The menu is designed to appeal to all generations, making it a popular dining spot for young professionals, couples and families.

espn zone               

1545 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 300-3776
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Atmosphere: fun, lively, sports centered
Dress Code: nice, casual
Services: lunch, dinner
Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 12am, Fri - Sat 11am - 1am
About: Generous portions of American grill food, watch any game you want on 175 screens, test your skills on one of the games and attractions in the Sports Arena you never run out of things to do here. Located in the Downtown Disney District

House of Blues

400 Disney Way #337
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 520-2334
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Atmosphere: Lively Southern Style Juke Joint
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Californian, Southern
Services: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Gospel Brunch seating at 11am
Hours: 11am-1:30am 7 days a week!
$$ Deals and Specials: Live Music Wednesday - Saturday at 10pm, No cover, 21+                                                                     
About: House of Blues Anaheim opened in 2001 and is located in Downtown Disney. Home to the unique Quilts of Gees Bend, some of the pieces displayed date back to the early 1900's and been featured as US postage stamps. Photos of the women who created their original quilts are displayed next to their work. The exterior features it's one of a kind Rose Terrace and flanked by French doors from New Orleans painted to reflect Heaven, Earth, and Temptation/The Crossroads. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Anaheim displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.
House of Blues Anaheim new dining experience, Crossroads at House of Blues, features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez. Chile Braised Short Ribs, Lobster Mac & Cheese, the infamous Juicy Lucy... Enough to make your taste buds explode. 

Johnny Rockets

188 South Coast Hwy

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-7252
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Atmosphere: Classic Ameriana
Dress Code: Casual
Cuisine: American, Burgers
Services: lunch, dinner
Hours: Call for hours

About: Johnny Rockets serves up traditional American feel good food. Yummy old fashion shakes and malts, hamburgers fries and giant fresh onion rings. Service is fast and friendly, every tabletop has an authentic to the times jukebox, you can play a song for a nickel.

JT Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery

2610 E. Katella

Anaheim, CA
Phone: (714) 634-9200
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Atmosphere: Inviting and lively
Dress Code: casual
Cuisine: Californian, American, Brewery
Services: lunch, dinner
Hours: Mon - Fri open at 11am, Sat & Sun open at 12pm

Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3pm-5pm (late night happy hour after every Angels home game)
$$ Deals and Specials: ask about our mug club

About: At JT Schmids, we take great pride in offering you a delicious selection of handcrafted microbrews, steaks, pasta, pizza and salads. We’re California casual, but our commitment to quality food and outstanding service is world-class. Handcrafted microbrews, wide screen TVs, Banquet and meeting facilities, Childrens menu offered. ( We are across from the Arrowhead Pond) Delicious selection of handcrafted microbrews, steaks, pasta, pizza and salads.
JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County. California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.

O'Neill's Bar & Grill

26772 Avery Parkway

Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Phone: (949) 305-5100

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Atmosphere: Sophisticating the laid-back,

casual atmosphere of a course restaurant.
Dress Code: Business Casual
Cuisine: American, Californian, Bar & Grill
Services: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch
Hours: Breakfast Mon - Sat 6:30am-11am, Sun 6:30am-10am / Lunch  Mon - Sat 11am-4pm / Brunch Every Sunday 10am-2pm / Dinner Sun - Thurs 4pm-8:30pm, Fri & Sat 4pm-9pm
$$ Deals and Specials: Monday Night Burgers and Brew Come in and enjoy a build-your-own Craftsman Burger and Specialty Brew every Monday Night! $9.95 | Combo Wednesday Date Night Two Glasses of Wine • One Shared Appetizer • Two Entrees • One Shared Dessert $38.95 per couple | Small Plates & Wine Tastings Enjoy small plate concept appetizers and taste our delicious wine flights! Every Saturday stating at 4:00pm | Sunday Brunch From 10:00am to 3:00pm Live Entertainment $29.95 adults - $32.95 with Champagne $14.95 children $15.95 same day golfers | Live Entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night from 6:00pm-9:00pm & Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm

About: O’Neill’s Sophisticating the laid-back, casual atmosphere of a course restaurant, Chef Jeff Platt – from Roy’s, Tabu, and Napa Rose fame – has infused the upscale with the serene at O’Neill’s Bar & Grill. O’Neill’s is a full-service restaurant that serves the well-heeled with as much admiration as it’s frequent post-round diners. The Bar Lounge area features a full service bar, including O’Neill’s own draft lager, and flat-screen HD televisions. O’Neill’s Patio and Fireside Areas are the perfect al-fresco dining experience – quietly tranquil and effortlessly comfortable. 



One Ritz-Carlton Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: 949-240-2000
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Atmosphere: Awe-inspiring restaurant with a view,

150 feet above sea level
Dress Code: Resort Casual
Cuisine: American, Californian
Services: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch on Sunday
Hours: Breakfast served daily 7am-11:30am / Lunch served daily from 11:30am-2pm / Dinner served Sunday through Thursday 6pm-9pm; Friday and Saturday 6pm-9:30pm / Sunday Brunch served 10am-2pm

About: Raya, named “Restaurant of the Year” by Riviera Orange County in July 2011, is a restaurant concept by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval. Raya showcases Pan-Latin Coastal Cuisine prepared with sustainable seafood, local produce, natural and organic meat and Chef Richard Sandoval’s signature Latin flavors.


30832 S Pacific Coast Hwy.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 715-9200
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Dress Code: Upscale Casual
Cuisine: Asian, American, Californian
Services: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch Wed - Sat 11am-2:30pm / Dinner Mon 5pm-11pm /  Tue 6pm- 9pm / Wed - Sun 4pm-11pm
About: STARFISH is the newest culinary concept by Nancy Wilhelm. Located directly across from the Montage Resort, home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This gem of a restaurant is located in the heart of the Aliso Creek Shopping Center off Pacific Coast Highway, South Laguna Beach. The elegant, horseshoe-shaped STARFISH bar further welcomes you as it takes center stage. Muddled libations flavored with hibiscus, gogi blossoms, lemongrass and passion fruit will be prepared as you observe. Asian mojito's, martinis, sakes, sangrias, boutique wines are served to excite your palate. From the moment you enter STARFISH , you will feel transported to an exotic wonderland along the Asian Coast.  


Yard House (Irvine Spectrum)

620 Spectrum Center Dr

Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 753-9373
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Atmosphere: very nice Classic Rock is always playing,

and flat screen TV's throughout
Dress Code: Nice casual
Cuisine: American
Services: lunch, dinner
Hours: Sun - Thurs 11:30am-11pm , Fri - Sat 11:30am-1am

About: The Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world's largest selection of draft beer. From classic lagers to more obscure ales and stouts there's a draft beer flavor for everyone.

Additional American Restaurants you may be interested in

Chapter One: the modern local
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Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 352-2225

Coastal Kitchen
34091 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 449-2822

EATS Kitchen & Bar
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 225-6780

4143 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 596-8881

7631 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Phone: (714) 230-3955

Five Crowns
3801 E Coast Hwy
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Phone: (949) 760-0331

Harborside Restaurant
400 Main St
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Phone: (949) 673-4633

31106 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 313-8634

25250 La Paz Rd
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 446-8772

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
3325 E Imperial Hwy
Brea, CA 92823
Phone: (714) 733-1310

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 388-8900

Juliette Kitchen & Bar
1000 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 752-5854

Kona Grill Restaurant
623 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 535-1010

Lumberyard Restaurant
384 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 715-3900

Maro Wood Grill
1915 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 793-4044

Mick's Karma Bar
2010 Main St
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 851-6316

Newport Landing
503 E Edgewater Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Phone: (949) 675-2373

Nirvana Grille
303 Broadway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0027

Oak Grill
690 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 760-4920

Orange Hill Restaurant
6410 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
Phone: (714) 997-2910

Paul Martins
534 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 453-1144

2531 Eastbluff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 718-0477

SeaSalt Wood Fire Grill
21214 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 804-5545

Seasons 52
3333 Bristol St., Suite # 2802
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 437-5252

Selanne Steak Tavern
1464 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 715-9881

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar
3350 Ave of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 442-8593

512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 642-2425

Splashes Restaurant
1555 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (866) 348-8940

Stag Bar + Kitchen
121 Mc Fadden Pl
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 673-4470

Steakhouse 55
1150 W Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 778-6600

Stonehill Tavern
1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 234-3318

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Phone: (949) 388-5757

The Catch
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Phone: (714) 935-0101

The Hub Kitchen & Taps
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THE RANCH Restaurant
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Phone: (714) 817-4200

The Wild Artichoke
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Phone: (714) 777-9646

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Phone: (949) 727-1414

TLT Food
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Phone: (949) 873-5332

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400 South Coast Hwy.
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Phone: (949) 376-6886

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Phone: (949) 760-8686

True Food Kitchen
451 Newport Center Dr.
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Phone: (949) 644-2400

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Phone: (949) 852-2828

Umami Burger
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 957-8626

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Phone: (949) 764-3474

Wild Goose Tavern
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Phone: (949) 722-9453

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Yves' Restaurant & Wine Bar

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