Orange County's Hottest Restaurants

Hottest New Restaurants for You to Try in Orange County

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Many restaurants have opened in Orange County in the past few months – from food trucks opening stationary locations to renowned chefs opening second and third spots. So today we want to share a list of the hottest new restaurants to try in Orange County. And honestly our stomachs are growling just thinking about them. Is it lunch time yet? Now the only remaining question is where to try first!.

Restaurants are listed alphabetically (we don’t choose favorites).

Babette’s – Corona Del Mar
Located right across PCH from the beach, this East Hamptons transplant is fit with a gorgeous ambiance.

Boathouse Collective – Costa Mesa
An eclectic restaurant serving creative cocktails and a family-style menu.

Burntzilla – Irvine
What you get when two of the top OC food trucks come together. Burntzilla offers a variety of mini foods, think sliders and hotdogs (zillas).

Dory Deli – Newport Beach
A beach deli serving up hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, salads and soups.

Noodle Tramp – Santa Ana
This new Asian noodle restaurant is one of the many new spots at Santa Ana’s new 4th Street Market.

Oak Grill – Newport Beach
The Island Hotel’s upscale new restaurant focuses on a farm-to-table approach.

Pie Dog – Fullerton
A tasty variety of sausages, burgers and beer with interesting sauces like the G $sauce.

Pueblo – Costa Mesa
Serving fresh and seasonal flavors with a special charcuteria menu, and of course, a Spanish flair.

TLT Food – Irvine
Also born from a food truck, this new-to-OC American style restaurant’s menu is packed with interesting sliders, tacos and salads.

The Dirty Cookie (OPENING SOON!) – Tustin
We only know a little about this soon-to-be hot spot, but what we do know looks delicious.

Do you have any new favorite Orange County restaurants that opening the past year? Let us know by leaving a comment below, and we’ll add them to our list!

If you eat at one of these spots too often, why not move closer to it! Ok, maybe that’s extreme, but if you are looking for a new apartment remember to visit our Orange County apartments page.



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