SOC Ocean Friendly Restaurants Offer Delivery, Take-Out and Curbside Pickup

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants across the nation, including South Orange County Ocean Friendly Restaurants, are pivoting to find different ways to serve customers. Delivery, take-out and curbside pick-up is the new norm for restaurants and a convenient way for customers to support local businesses while getting something tasty to eat at the same time. Local restaurants like Maison Cafe + Market in Dana Point, Nirvana Grille in Laguna Beach and The Cellar in San Clemente are going above and beyond by offering creative ways to support staff and community. Nirvana Grille has created a co-op to provide grocery items, and yes, toilet paper for those struggling to find needed supplies. And Maison Cafe + Market and The Cellar have expanded upon their market offerings and family meal selections. These are unprecedented times, but despite hardships and an uncertain future, many local restaurants are navigating the storm with a people-first and environmental mentality. Ocean Friendly Restaurants offer to-go items in styrofoam-free containers and don’t package orders in plastic bags. Here’s a directory of South Orange County Ocean Friendly Restaurants. #Supportlocal!


Antoine’s Cafe

Where: 218 South El. Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
What: Serving classic American lunch and breakfast with a French twist.
When: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m
Order: Call 949-492-1763
Try this: $30 Family Meals for 2 people
Get it: Curbside Pickup


Bistro Provincia

Where: 34091 La Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92660
What: California fusion with highlights like fusion lobster ravioli and lemongrass jidori chicken.
When: Tues-Sun, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Order: 949-482-1011
Get it: Curbside Pickup, DoorDash, UberEats or FREE delivery within Dana Point (2-3 mile radius)


Catmosphere Laguna

Where: 381 Forest Ave. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Cafe supporting feline friends!


Glasspar

Where: 24961 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Classic American seafood hall turned market. Now selling fresh seafood (salmon, Alaskan halibut, shrimp, clams and more), plus to-go cocktails, wine and pantry items.
When: Wed. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Sat. noon- 4 p.m.
Order: Call 949-240-6243 for more info
Try this: EASTER ONLY: Cinnamon rolls and smoked salmon for pickup on Saturday April 11
Get it: Stop by during market hours


Harvest

Where: 31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
What: Farm-to-table restaurant featuring produce from on site garden.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


HH Cottons

Where: 201 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
What: Gastropub featuring wings, tacos, salads and more.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern

Where: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Family-owned restaurant group specializing in artisanal, classic American fare.
When: 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Order: DoorDash or Postmates
Try this: Family-meals for $55 (ex: Rib Dinner for 2: charred brussel sprouts, Santa Fe caesar, 1 full rack BBQ, 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies. EASTER ONLY: Brunch with all the fixins’. Plus, check out Jimmy’s Famous General Store for produce, meat and pantry items.
Get it: DoorDash or Postmates


Maison Cafe + Market

Where: 34320 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Casual, fresh, farmstyle fare. Now featuring family meals, pantry items and wine to-go.
When: Closed Mondays
Order: Call 949-218-8431 OR Online here
Try this: Chicken fennel pot pie and take-and- bake brown butter chocolate chip cookies
Get it: Pickup


Monarch Bay Beach Club

Where: One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Local and seasonal produce and sustainably caught seafood featured at this guest and club members only resort restaurant.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


Mozambique

Where: 1740 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Known for South African cuisine, live music and a great rooftop happy hour. Temporarily closed but now home to a “Minimum Contact Food Truck Drive Thru.” Featuring Nostimo Greek Cuisine, Burger Monster Burgers, Montoya’s Mexican Food.
When: Monday thru Friday, 4 p.m.- 9 p.m and Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Nirvana Grille

Where: 303 Broadway St 101, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Contemporary, clean, California cuisine turned community co-op. Now offering hot family meals and grocery items like produce, dry goods, meat, seafood and wine.
When: Tuesday – Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Order: Online here
Try this: Family Style Linguini & Meatballs Family Dinner Meal Kit for 4; Grass fed house made organic meatballs, fresh made pasta sauce, linguini pasta, basil & shaved parmesan. Plus EASTER menu. View here.
Get it: Online


Rocco’s Restaurant

Where: 203 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
What: A delicious blend of Latin and European dishes.
When: Daily, 4:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Order: Call 949-388-7766
Try this: Comforting family style meals. EASTER only; three-course family style meal featuring choice of prime rib, fresh halibut, or eggplant parmesan.
Get it: Curbside pickup or DoorDash


Driftwood Kitchen and The Deck

Where: 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Ocean-to-table dining experience featuring the freshest and finest seafood, steaks, and hand-shucked oysters.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open! Try sister restaurant, Hendrix, for fantastic family meals and needed ingredients from a weekly pop-up market.


Hendrix

Where: 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
What: Comfortable neighborhood restaurant specializing in rotisserie meats. Now home to a pop-up market featuring steak, seafood, prepared food, bakery items and wine.
When: Pop-up market; Wed.- Fri, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Order: Call for curbside pickup 949-248-1912 OR DoorDash or UberEats
Try this: Prime Rib Family Dinner. EASTER only; Family dinners for 4-6 people featuring prime rib, New Zealand rack of lamb or bone in pork roast.
Get it: Curbside pickup or DoorDash or UberEats


Taco Rosa

Where: 13792 Jamboree Road Irvine,CA 92602 OR 2632 San Miguel Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660
What: Authentic Mexico City cuisine with an emphasis on non-GMO corn, sustainable seafood, local produce and humanly-raised meat.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for them to re-open! In the meantime try sister restaurant Taco Mesa. View Locations here.
Try this: Taco Mesa Family Meals; Featuring Family Taco Kit, Carnitas Family Dinner, Tamales Dinner or Enchilada Trio.


The Cellar

Where: 156 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
What: New American eatery & wine bar with microbrews on tap, outdoor dining & onsite cheese shop. Now, community market and purveyor of comforting family meals.
When: Wednesday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Order: Online Only
Try this: Lavender Caramel Latte, Tomato Bisque or Fried Chicken Dinner. EASTER only: featuring charred citrus chicken, rosemary smoked ham, slow cooked pot roast or veggie option.
Get it: Curbside Pickup


Waterman’s Harbor

Where: 34661 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Locally caught seafood takes center stage at this relaxed standby with a spacious beachfront patio.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


Still Water

Where: 24701 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA 92629
What: Prohibition-themed bar featuring locally-sourced dishes, live entertainment & handcrafted cocktails.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


Zinc Cafe + Market

Where: 350 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Locals’ favorite Californian cafe with coffee drinks & menu full of largely vegetarian options.
Temporarily Closed, but we can’t wait for it to re-open!


To our Ocean Friendly Restaurants, we thank you for your service to our communities and your commitment to the environment. We’re here for you during this trying times. Support Local!