Now is the time to brighten your holiday with a meal from an Ocean Friendly Restaurant near you.

Despite the hardships of this year, Ocean Friendly Restaurants continue to serve their communities. They’ve navigated through strict and changing dining ordinances, have shown creativity with outdoor dining spaces, and have worked tirelessly to provide paychecks to their staff. Now is the season to support your neighborhood Ocean Friendly Restaurant by ordering take-out or purchasing a gift card. Here’s a directory of South Orange County Ocean Friendly Restaurants and what they’re cooking.

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


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. noon – 4 p.m. and Sat. noon- 4 p.m.
Order: Call 949-240-6243 for more info
Try this: Maine lobster.
Get it: Stop by during market hours

Harvest at The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Where: 31106 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651
What: Farm-to-table restaurant featuring produce from on site garden.
Try this: All guests who purchase a gift card of $100 or more before Christmas will be automagically entered into our Treehouse Contest for a chance to win a treetop escape including two nights in the two bedroom Treehouse Suite with dinner for two, paired with Harvest wines. The winner will be announced on Instagam on December 28th.

HH Cottons

Where: 201 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
What: Gastropub featuring wings, tacos, salads and more.
When: Thur-Fri 4 p.m.-close, Sat 12 p.m.-close, Sun 11 a.m.-close Order: 949-940-6785

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: Tavern Bowl
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: 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.
Try this: Monarch Bay Beach Club is a private restaurant. Stay at Monarch Beach Resort and get your third night stay for free!


Where: 1740 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
What: Known for South African cuisine, live music and a great rooftop happy hour.
When: Monday thru Friday, 4 p.m.- 9 p.m and Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Try This: Follow @mozambiqueoc to get 25% off your entire bill! Expires 12/27.

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, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Order: Online here
Try this: Basil Aioli Roasted Salmon
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.
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.
When: Tues-Sun, 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Order: 949-715-7700 Try this: Christmas Dinner To Go options! Enjoy Prime Rib or Whole Roast Christmas Turkey Dinner. Both options feed 6-8 people and must be ordered by Tuesday, December 22nd for curbside pick-up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th.


Where: 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
What: Comfortable neighborhood restaurant specializing in rotisserie meats.
When: Tues-Sun, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Order: Call for curbside pickup 949-248-1912 OR DoorDash or UberEats
Try this: View Christmas menu below.
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.
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, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Order: Online Only. Gift Cards Available
Try this: Lavender Caramel Latte, Tomato Bisque or Fried Chicken Dinner.
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. When: Temporarily closed, but we can’t wait for them to reopen!

Still Water

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

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. When: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., 7 days a week
Order: Online

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!