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Orange County — By Abbie Mood on December 30, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Best of 2009 – Orange County Restaurants

This Best of 2009 list covers the best restaurants in Orange County.

Best Breakfast: Lulu’s Creperie Cafe in Laguna Hills (map)

A traditional French cafe that serves crepes and omelets, among other breakfast fare.  Also serves a great brunch and lunch!  Their homemade ice cream makes Lulu’s a good restaurant for any time of day.

Best Sushi: Bluefin Restaurant in Newport Beach (map)

A more expensive sushi restaurant, but high quality fish, and dishes such as tuna guacamole and ankimo with caviar.

Best Hamburger: Woodranch BBQ & Grill in Anaheim (map)

Where else to great a great burger than a BBQ restaurant?  A burger goes great with their tasty french fries, too!

Best Thai food: Thai Nakorn in Stanton (map)

Authentic Thai cuisine and good prices, Thai Nakorn is a great choice for Thai food in Orange County.


Best Steak: The Bungalow in Corona del Mar (map)

Not your average steakhouse, this upscale steak and seafood restaurant is well-known for delicious dishes!

Best Seafood: Rusty Pelican Restaurant in Newport Beach (map)

On the Newport waterfront, this restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood choices.

Best Vegetarian food: Several restaurants listed here.

Best Indian food: Tandoori Garden, Anaheim (map)

Located in the heart of the expanding downtown Anaheim, eat an amazing meal and then go for a walk around downtown afterwards!

Best Italian food: Romeo Cucina in Laguna Niguel (map)

The Romeo family brings a true Italian cooking tradition to the restaurant.

Best Pizza: Alto Italia in Santa Ana (map)

Besides having great pizza, Alto Italia has a great happy hour (2-6 p.m.) that includes gelato, pastries, and other specialties.

Photo Credit: Abbie Mood

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