A Foodie’s Guide to Orange County: Iconic Dishes and Local Eateries

Published on July 28, 2023
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Welcome to Orange County, a true foodie’s paradise! Our Seven Gables’ office locations are strategically nestled in hubs of scrumptious restaurants, from trendy Orange to bustling Huntington Beach. After visiting one of our offices, treat yourself to iconic dishes and local eateries in the area. Here is a guide to a few of the most tasty cuisines to indulge:


Huntington Beach

In Huntington Beach, Simmzy’s is a great place to get a classic American fare with a California twist. Try the fish tacos or the burger with avocado and bacon. The fish tacos are made with fresh, local fish and are served on a corn tortilla with cabbage, pico de gallo, and sour cream. The Brussels sprouts are soaked in butter and garlic and caramelized to perfection. Simmzy’s overlooks the picturesque PCH and HB Pier; truly a dinner and a view.

Bear Flag is another fantastic option for seafood in Huntington Beach. The fish is always fresh and succulent, and the views of the ocean are breathtaking. The fish is caught fresh each day and cooked to perfection. The views of the ocean are simply stunning, with the waves crashing against the shore and the sun setting in the distance.


Craving authentic Italian cuisine? Head to Mamma D’s in Newport Beach to really experience la dolce vita. This family-owned restaurant has been serving delicious pasta dishes for over 30 years. Whether you surrender to the layers of heavenly lasagna or relish the simplicity of traditional spaghetti and meatballs, each bite is a journey through the cobblestone streets of Italy, a nostalgic rendezvous with a timeless culinary tradition.


In the vibrant city of Tustin, an authentic Mexican fiesta awaits at Cha Cha Latin Kitchen. The burritos are enormous, and the margaritas are refreshing. Satisfy your appetite with their colossal burritos, bursting at the seams with locally sourced ingredients, tender meat, fluffy rice, hearty beans, oozing cheese, and a medley of vibrant vegetables. And to quench your thirst, treat yourself to their invigorating margaritas, expertly crafted with the tangy embrace of fresh lime juice, served on the rocks to ensure a refreshing sip that complements the flavors of the fiesta.


Finney’s Crafthouse in Orange is an excellent place for a casual meal with friends. The menu features a variety of American comfort food while relaxing in a trendy setting. The menu features items such as burgers, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. And to accompany your culinary adventure, immerse yourself in their extensive craft beer selection, a carefully curated symphony of local and national brews that will elevate your dining experience to a whole new level of blissful indulgence.

Urth Cafe in Orange Circle is a popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot. They’re all about embracing a healthful indulgence, so their menu is thoughtfully crafted with wholesome and organic options that will totally nourish your body and soul.The menu features a variety of healthy and organic options, as well as a wide selection of coffee drinks. The menu features items such as oatmeal, smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. The coffee drinks are made with fresh, organic coffee beans.


No matter your taste, you’ll find something to love in Orange County. So start planning your foodie adventure today!