Best Restaurants In OC, According To Yelp

May 8, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Haven Gastropub)

(credit: Haven Gastropub)

(credit: Bruxie)

(credit: Bruxie)


Yelpers are checking in on their mobile devices, leaving straightforward, honest reviews about what’s hot and what’s not about restaurants throughout Orange County. Yelp reviews have become the most popular tool that diners are using to decide on their next dining location. With many of the top 10 highest-rated restaurants in Orange County being food trucks on Yelp, it is clear that curbside chefs are changing the culinary movement in Orange County. These are just some of the most reviewed Orange County restaurants, according to Yelp.

(credit: Bruxie)

(credit: Bruxie)

Bruxie

292 N Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
Bruxie.com

Bruxie currently has more than 2,600 reviews of their popular waffle sandwiches. Some of the enthusiastic Yelp reviews include: “I am definitely coming back to try the fried chicken Bruxie” says Karen M. and “I can’t wait to come back and try the waffle desserts,” says Vi N. Bruxie has just opened the doors on a new Orange County location in the city of Huntington Beach featuring a walk-up, beach-side ordering window.

(credit: Slaters 50/50)

(credit: Slaters 50/50)

Slaters 50/50

6362 E Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92807
slaters5050.com

There is no surprise why Slaters 50/50 has come in with close to 2,000 Yelp reviews. With their burgers being a mixture of bacon and ground beef, Yelp reviewers are eager to leave their opinion of these burgers. Yelp reviewers are leaving comments about Slaters 50/50 like, “You MUST get the Peanut Butter & Jealousy burger” from Rose A. and Vi V. review that says “the vampire dip was amazing and made the burger so tasty.”

(credit: Haven Gastropub)

(credit: Haven Gastropub)

Haven Gastropub

190 S Glassell Street
Orange, CA 92866
havengastropub.com

Haven Gastropub has quickly become a popular dining and drinking destination in Orange County. More than 1,300 reviews on Yelp include comments like “Killer beer selection and all the food are made from scratch” from John P. and “but next time I wanna try the candied bacon ice cream” from Niloo S. Yelpers have quickly caught on to the talents of Greg Daniels. Haven is home to an award-winning chef who is creating a culinary movement in the Haven kitchen. His talents are bringing Yelpers from all around Orange County to eat there and leave their glowing reviews online.

(credit: Blue Bayou)

(credit: Blue Bayou)

Blue Bayou

Disneyland
1313 S Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
disneyland.disney.go.com

Arg! Pirates and their mates are busy leaving reviews on this popular Disneyland dining destination with nearly 1,300 reviews on this dining destination. There are some many helpful Yelp reviews including, “You will want to make reservations as far in advance as possible,” from Larry M. and “Le Special de Monte Cristo is a truly southern creation,” from Brittany B. After setting sail with Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the ride Pirates of the Caribbean, the current reviews on Yelp can help guests decide if this is the best place for them to enjoy dining while visiting Disneyland.

(credit: Kula Sushi)

(credit: Kula Sushi)

Kula Sushi

2700 Alton Pkwy Suite 133
Irvine, CA 92606
Kulausa.com

Kula is currently one of the most reviewed sushi restaurants on Yelp with more than 1,000 reviews. With just a glance at the reviews on Yelp, it is clear that this is a popular sushi restaurant, and diners can expect long wait times to get their first bite of truly fantastic sushi. Some of the Yelp reviews include: “They have a very good selection of hand rolls that are only $2,” from Suong N. and “Only sushi place I’ve found so far that has conch and toro,” from Nghi L.

(credit: Yelp user Lolia S.)

(credit: Yelp user Lolia S.)

Cream Pan

602 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

The Cream Pan has more than 1,200 reviews on their savory desserts being made in their Japanese bakery. Some of the Yelp reviews include: “I can’t wait to go back, the strawberry croissants are amazing,” from Christina D. and “Wow! This place is legit,” from Jeff L.

Shelby is an Orange County Native, and is a freelance writer for multiple magazines and websites around LA and Orange County. She can be found writing daily about the hottest happenings at the OC Mom Blog or on Twitter @OCMomBlog.

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