Visitors Guides

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The OC Spotlight
Events in The OCmore
Oct 28 2016
Dana Wharf Kids Halloween Boo Cruise
Join us for a haunted 20 minute harbor cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips leav...more
Nov 3 2016
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
Nov 3 2016
Día de la Tequila! / Thirsty Thursdays
This Day of the Dead Celebration will feature tequila tasting, art-making, viewing of...more
Nov 24 2016
Thanksgiving Day Cruises
Let Hornblower do all the work while you relax and enjoy being with your friends an...more
California Welcome Center - Widget (2)


Dining Al Fresco

The OC is famous for it's "Forever Summer" weather and it's only natural to want to dine out of doors as much as possible. Besides the obvious (and stunning) beachfront options, there are also beautiful patios and lakeside views to be had all across the dozens of cities that make up Orange County.

Here are a few of the best outdoor restaurants in Orange County:

CUCINA enoteca
Italian Classics | Locally-Sourced | Affordable Pricing | Two Large patios | Outdoor Lounge
31 Fortune Drive, Irvine CA 92618 | Phone: (949) 861-2222


Five Crowns Restaurant
Open for Dinner | Colorful English Garden and Patio | Beachfront | Special Events
3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar CA 92625 | Phone: (949) 760-0331


JT Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery
Brewhouse | Steakhouse | Clubhouse | Big Outdoor Patio | Live Rock & Roll on Weekends
2610 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806 | Phone: (714) 634-9200

Mahé Dana Point
Sushi | Steaks | Seafood | Heated Outdoor Patio | Live Music
24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629 | Phone: (949) 240-6243

Palm Terrace Restaurant and Lounge
Located in Island Hotel | Covered Terrace | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Weekday Specials
690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach CA 92660 | Phone: (949) 760-4920


Silver Trumpet Restaurant & Bar
Lakeside Dining | Happy Hour | Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch , Dinner | Local & Sustainable
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | Phone: (714) 442-8593

Wilma's Patio Restaurant
Strong Family Atmosphere | Unique Garden Patio | Open-Air Roof | Sports Events
203 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island CA 92662 | Phone: (949) 675-5542