Food & Drink in Lake Forest

Up to 46% Off at Texas Pit Bar-B-Que

Lake Forest

$20 $11

(88)

Carolina pulled-pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, and french-dip sandwiches are accompanied by coleslaw, beans, and potato salad

Up to 37% Off at French’s Pastry Bakery

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

(158)

Signature danishes with fruit or chocolate, both with cream cheese; rotating selection of pies and custom cakes made with real whipped cream

50% Off Greek Food at Athena Gyros

Laguna Hills

$15 $7.50

Slow-cooked lamb, thinly sliced gyro meat, and greek salads tossed with organic lemon juice

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Ladera Ranch

$25 $12

(19)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

Up to 80% Off Standup at Irvine Improv

Improv Irvine

$96 $20

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Storied chain of comedy clubs where Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld held sway welcomes comics such as Christopher Titus

Up to 45% Off New American Cuisine at Gulliver’s Restaurant

Irvine

$20 $12

(325)

Zagat-rated eatery draws inspiration from British pubs and inns, featuring prime rib, steaks, seafood, poultry, salads and more

Half Off at Taco Factory Inc

Multiple Locations

$8 $4

A menu of authentic Mexican family recipes includes tacos, burritos, tortas, breakfast, and veggie options

45% Off Seafood, Tacos, and Kebabs at Yellowfin Fish Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $5.50

Trout, ahi tuna, red snapper, and swordfish prepared on a mesquite charbroiler; fried-seafood platters, chicken kebabs, and salmon tacos

52% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos and Company

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

(187)

Family-owned Tacos and Company is dedicated to authenticity, expressed in recipes for burritos, tacos, and guacamole

51% Off Italian Dinner for 2 or 4 at Italian Cravings Irvine

Irvine Business Complex

$54.85 $27

Inventive pizzas, glasses of beer, and pasta dishes with signature marinara sauce characterize menu of familiar Italian staples

47% Off at All The Perks Espresso Café

Irvine

$30 $16

Pastries, paninis, salads, and crepes complement an extensive selection of handcrafted espresso drinks and specialty lattes

40% Off Greek Food at Taverna Blu 

Irvine Center

$64 $39

(44)

Entrees and shareable small plates of chicken kabobs, garlic-pesto hummus, and other Greek staples

50% Off at Fresh Kabobs

Irvine Business Complex

$22 $11

(29)

Kabobs headline a menu of authentic Indian and Pakistani eats, incorporating ingredients like USDA choice Angus beef and farm-fresh veggies

45% Off at Sanaya Indian Cuisine

Irvine Spectrum Area

$20 $11

(69)

Enjoy traditional Indian dishes such as tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala, and malai kofta served beneath an elegant crystal chandelier

Up to 45% Off a Wine Tasting or Wine-Club Membership

Laguna Niguel

$58 $32

(22)

Sample flights of up to five wines selected from boutique wineries and take home a bottle; wine-club members receive two bottles a month

Up to 52% Off Caribbean Dinner at Chaparosa Grill

Laguna Niguel

$30 $15

(73)

West Indies shrimp curry, jerk chicken penne, spinach-and-mango salad, and chicken jambalaya served in a vibrant-hued dining room

47% Off Italian Cuisine at Romeo Cucina

Laguna Beach

$30 $16

(113)

Pastas made by hand daily, pizzas baked in a wood-burning brick oven, and other Italian dishes including grilled scampi prawns and risotto

Up to 46% Off at Royal Thai Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$30 $18

(100)

Authentic Thai cuisine once enjoyed by Thailand's royal family, plus a full bar to complement meals

Up to 60% Off Women’s Standup Showcase

The Coach House

$25 $10

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Lauded troupe of standup comediennes concocts characters that skewer stereotypes and reality-show tropes

Half Off Italian and Mediterranean Food at NYC Cafe & Catering

San Juan Capistrano

$26 $13

(47)

Family cafe makes Italian & Mediterranean dishes from scratch including pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches; catering available to Orange County

Half Off Wine Tasting at Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

45% Off Catering Services

Tustin

$999 $549

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Royal Khyber

Santa Ana

$40 $20

Arun Puri folds more than 38 herbs & spices into north Indian dishes with healthy twists; dining room with silk pillows & intricate artwork

44% Off Sandwiches for Two or Four at Olé! Spain Delishop

Santa Ana

$19.60 $11

(97)

Spanish-style sandwich meal for two or four with chips or olives and drinks

50% Off Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteno

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(37)

Mesquite charcoal flavors homestyle Mexican dishes, including charbroiled chicken, tacos, and burritos

50% Off Chicken and Mexican Food at Don Jacinto Pollo Grill

Santa Ana

$10 $5

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"Home of the Mesquite Chicken" also serves up wet and dry burritos, beef tongue tacos, Mexican soups, and more

52% Off Upscale Pub Food at Breakaway Sports Lounge & Eatery

Meredith Parkwood

$25 $12

(41)

Cooks prepare pub food from scratch, such as shrimp sautéed with whiskey-cream sauce, at a restaurant with high-definition TVs and DJs

Up to 50% Off at Spoons Grill & Bar

Santa Ana

$20 $11

(54)

Spicy chicken tacos, lobster enchiladas, and steak fajitas alongside Angus burgers, Texas chili spaghetti, and sandwiches

Up to 48% Off European Dinner at Gemmell's Restaurant

Dana Point

$114.15 $59

(196)

Dinner for two or four at French-inspired restaurant with approval from Gayot

50% Off Pub Food and Drinks at Vivo Rooftop Lounge

Dana Point

$30 $15

(49)

Manhattans, gimlets, and specialty cocktails served alongside upscale pub food on a rooftop patio overlooking the ocean

45% Off at Finbars Italian Kitchen

Costa Mesa

$40 $22

New York and West Coast twists update Italian dishes, such as thin-crust semolina pizzas and pesto chicken with cilantro

$8 for Italian Cuisine at Sweet Basil Cafe

Newport Beach

$14 $8

Lobster ravioli, pesto chicken pizza, meat lasagna, and other Italian favorites

50% Off Organic Brunch and Drinks at 118 Degrees

Costa Mesa

$50 $25

(561)

Seasonal brunch food made from ingredients such as Thai coconut and local seasonal berries; vegan takes on Italian, Thai, and Latin dishes

Up to 52% Off at South Coast Pizza Parlors

Costa Mesa

$25 $12

Fresh-made dough and sauce form the basis for topping-strewn pies

40% Off American Cuisine at Katella Grill

Orange

$20 $12

(112)

Peanut-butter french toast, flame-broiled gourmet burgers, succulent barbecue, housemade desserts, local draft beers, and robust coffees

Up to 40% Off American Cuisine at The Rib Trader

Orange

$30 $18

(130)

Hearty fare such as St. Louis-style ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and hickory-roasted aged prime rib

Up to 52% Off Pizza at Lamppost Pizza 

Orange

$35 $17

(28)

A pair of friends shares eight slices of regular- or wheat-crust pizza, washing it down with beer from Backstreet Brewery

41% Off Seafood Meal with Drinks at Hokkaido Seafood Buffet

Newport Beach

$50.98 $30

(462)

Unlimited access to more than 150 items, including custom sushi and pan-Asian specialties made from local seafood

50% Off Newport Beach Beerfest

Newport Dunes Waterfront

$100 $50

With their souvenir cups filled with craft brews, VIPs toast the live rock bands playing high-energy music

Up to 50% Off Seafood and Steak at Woody’s Wharf

Balboa Peninsula

$45 $22.99

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Waterfront eatery once owned by Chuck Norris plates seafood and steak amid sparkling harbor views

Up to 45% Off French Food at Pandor Bakery and Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Nutella french toast, croque madame, quinoa salad, and spicy-chicken panini make up the menu at this French bakery and cafe

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese for Two

Newport Beach

$70 $29

(68)

Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

50% Off Greek Cuisine at Akropolis Restaurant & Coffee

Newport Pier

$22 $11

(98)

Greek spices season souvlaki meats and lamb chops; sandwiches include gyros, paninis, and bifteki burgers

Up to 41% Off Vegan and Gluten-Free Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets

Fountain Valley

$42 $25

(114)

Two flavors of vegan mini cupcakes made without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts

50% Off Mexican Food at Los Patios

San Clemente

$30 $15

This colorful Mexican eatery serves classics like tosatdas, fajitas, and lobster burritos, and also boasts a dog friendly patio

47% Off Pizzeria Food at Stuft Pizza of San Clemente

San Clemente

$30 $16

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Homemade sauce and dough define Stuft Pizza's pies, which the chefs have been serving up since 1976

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food at El Mariachi Restaurant

San Clemente

$30 $18

(81)

Authentic Mexican entrees, such as shrimp sautéed in garlic and butter, carnitas marinated in chimichurri, and chicken smothered in mole

50% Off at Azteca Mexican Restaurant

Downtown Garden Grove

$24 $12

(182)

South-of-the-border comfort food such as pork tamales and taquitos served amidst quirky Elvis memorabilia and a karaoke lounge

45% Off Loose Tea at Tra Hoa Viet

Garden Grove

$20 $11

Selection of loose-leaf teas to enjoy at home or in the shop's traditional tea room

Up to 60% Off at Racks Billiards & Bourbon

Corona

$56.85 $25

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Bar featured on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue offers food such as burgers, pork sliders, french dip, asian wings, and grilled salmon salad

45% Off Chinese Food at RJ Chinese Kitchen

Corona

$10 $5.50

(6)

Fried rice and chow mein supplement dishes of beef and broccoli and general tso's chicken

50% Off at The Hot Dog Shoppe

Corona

$10 $5

(163)

Dozens of toppings, from classic ketchup and mustard to pico de gallo and teriaki glaze; specialty dogs include Chicago-style and corn dogs

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes

Huntington Beach

$27.60 $13

Cupcakes with real butter frosting in flavors like red velvet, lemon with raspberry buttercream, or coconut with pineapple cream filling

42% Off at Rita's Italian Ice

Huntington Beach

$6 $3.50

Signature italian ice, custard, sundaes, and Gelatis

Up to 70% Off Burgers and Beers at Ringside Lounge

Huntington Beach

$34 $15

(38)

Upscale American fusion cuisine served in an upscale sports bar setting with an MMA-centric theme

Up to 76% Off Whiskey Tasting at Johnny’s Saloon

Huntington Beach

$110 $39

(237)

Barkeeps pour five shots from a whiskey menu that includes Sam Houston American straight whiskey and Dewar's 18-year

Half Off at Chicago Ribs

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

Baby-back ribs, steaks, and fresh fish grilled and covered in herbs and spices; homestyle pizzas with medium-thick crusts

Up to 53% Off Muffins and Coffee at Baguetier

Downtown Huntington Beach

$25.50 $12

Gluten-free muffins in assorted flavors or organic, locally roasted coffee and pastries

Up to 51% Off Dinner at Harvey's Steakhouse

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

(100)

Steakhouse staples such as blue-cheese-stuffed filet mignon and lightly blackened ahi tuna; live entertainment six nights a week

Up to 50% Off Mediterranean Food and Hookah

Huntington Beach

$40 $20

(68)

Exotic flavors culminate in Mediterranean dishes in the dining room and in shisha flavors in the hookah lounge

50% Off Beer Flights at Old World German Restaurant

Huntington Beach

$22 $11

Flights of imported German beer pair perfectly with traditional bratwurst or other pub-favorite appetizers

Up to 50% Off Ice Cream at Whipp'd OC

Huntington Beach

$10 $5.50

Blue Bell ice cream and cool low-fat, lactose-free Dole Whip are served in a variety of flavors at exclusive locations

50% Off at Himalayan Grill

Huntington Beach

$22 $11

Authentic Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan menu includes options such as naan, tandoori shrimp, and flaky samosas

Up to 50% Off Gourmet Kettle Korn at Ms. Kettle

Huntington Beach

$20 $11

Gluten Free flavored kettle corn is packaged in heat-sealed bags that preserve freshness and crunch

Up to Half Off Mexican Food at Papa's Taco House & Cantina

Yorba Linda

$20 $11

House-made al pastor tacos, Manzarita cocktail with muddled lemon and cinnamon, and breakfasts such as the enchilada topped with two eggs

FiRE+iCE Grill and Bar – 45% Off Mongolian Barbecue

Anaheim GardenWalk

$40 $22

Ingredients from four cuisines—Italian, American, Asian, and Latin—become building blocks for custom meals stir-fried before your eyes

Up to 53% Off at The Pizza Press

Anaheim

$44 $23

Newspaper-themed The Pizza Press serves made-to-order personal pizzas and local craft beers

Up to 42% Off California Cuisine at Tangerine Grill & Patio

Anabella Hotel

$22 $12.75

(84)

Eclectic menu showcasing free-range, local ingredients served amidst inviting Spanish mission-style decor

Up to 50% Off at Keno's Sports Bar

Northwest Anaheim

$24 $12

(68)

Sports bar with 24 flat-screen TVs, beer and cocktails, and pub staples such as steaks and burgers

$20 Off Your Bill at Tandoori Garden

The Colony

$20 $10

Traditional clay ovens beget smoky naan and chicken, lamb, and shrimp dishes

40% Off Thai Food at Thai California Kitchen

Southeast Anaheim

$20 $12

(112)

Crab fried rice and sweet basil shrimp shares menu space with pineapple-curry pork and tom yum noodle soup

Up to 53% Off at Titanium Hookah

Southeast Anaheim

$29.95 $15

Puff on the flavored, filtered smoke of an ultimate paradise hookah, complemented with soft drinks or tea

52% Off at Peru Peru Grill

Northwest Anaheim

$25 $12

(38)

Chefs prepare 50 different Peruvian dishes, including shrimp, squid, and calamari

Half Off Pub Food and Drinks at Group Therapy Pub

Placentia

$20 $10

(19)

Enjoy games of darts and pool at a pub with 15 state-of-the-art drafts and an assortment of liquors, while munching on pub snacks

Up to 46% Off Cajun Seafood by the Pound at Cajun Islands

Westminster

$51.96 $29

(214)

Dig into two pounds of Cajun specialities such as mussels, crawfish, clams with basil, or gulf shrimp

Up to 54% Off Three-Course Dinner at Zen Vegetarian

Westminster

$41.22 $20

(122)

Entirely vegetarian menu includes whole roasted "chicken," fried "shrimp," and sautéed "beef" strips in bowls of veggie pho

Up to 50% Off Fast Food at Archibald's Drive-Thru

Multiple Locations

$6 $3

Burgers, classic sandwiches, fries, and Mexican dishes hit the spot, whether you're chowing inside or picking up at the drive-thru

38% Off Farm-to-Table Meal at green2Go

Brea-Olinda

$60 $37

(196)

Comfort food such as burgers, salads, and tacos prepared with local and organic ingredients

$10 for Thai Food at Thai Specialty

Brea

$20 $10

(111)

Family-owned and family-friendly eatery serves up classic Thai cuisine, including soups and pan-fired noodles

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Ana Maria Montoya Kishihara first landed on American soil in the early 1980s, bringing along her two young children, the traditional Peruvian recipes of her mother and grandmother, and a dream to start her own restaurant. She opened up Inka Grill in 1996, stocking its kitchen with fresh ingredients and setting up a wood-fired rotisserie to roast juicy Peruvian chicken dishes. Today, Ana’s daughter has taken over the family business, whipping up the authentic the Criolla recipes passed down from the three generations of women before her.

Amid the smoky rotisserie and bubbling pots of stew in the Inka Grill kitchen, chefs whip up fresh fish ceviches, savory steak stir-fry saltados, and flavorful seafood paellas. They pair heaping scoops of rice and beans with their rotisserie chicken, a poultry that reporters from Orange County Weekly lauded as “so juicy from tail to sternum you can barely tell the dark from the white.” Servers tote sizzling platters to the dining room, where vivid paintings of Peruvian children adorn the walls and a soft flute plays traditional Peruvian songs, i.e., Wham! covers. The staff pours glasses of the traditional chicha morada corn drink and presents cans of imported Inca Kola to quench the spice of their ultra-spicy green aji sauce, which the chefs have lightheartedly dubbed “Gringo Killer”.

23600 Rockfield Blvd
Lake Forest,
CA
US

The enticing aromas of baked breads waft out from the open kitchen, spilling into the cheerful dining room speckled with red-checkered tabletops. Here, cooks have been doling out signature Chicago-style pan pizzas for more than 20 years, as well as a selection of thin-crust pies, gluten-free offerings, and hearty Italian sandwiches. They adorn handmade dough with fresh toppings and pure mozzarella cheese or layer toasted italian rolls with succulent slices of slow-cooked beef.

Outside the restaurant, a wooden awning stretches out over a front patio, where diners can enjoy the fresh air, barring rain or Mother Nature's decision to get rid of her day-old air first.

21771 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Black-and-white photographs provide a stark contrast to Tasty Thai's bright fuchsia walls. The chefs strive to strike this same balance between bold flavors and delicate accents in their traditional Thai dishes. Accents of pineapple, lemongrass, and coconut milk appear in pan-fried noodles and fried rice. For many dishes, guests can choose from a host of proteins, such as chicken, shrimp, and tofu, then select a spice level, which, like lists of your favorite fingers, is on a scale of 1 to 10.

22722 Lambert St
Lake Forest,
CA
US

The sounds of conversation and laughter compete with the clinking of glasses in The Wine Artist’s lofty venue. The space sprawls over 2,500 square feet, with plenty of room to host private parties, bridal events, corporate events, and private cooking classes. Events at The Wine Artist feature unique wines, gourmet catering, and experiences such as wine bottling and team building activities.

21064 Bake Pkwy
Lake Forest,
CA
US

23600 Rockfield Blvd
Lake Forest,
CA
US

Pita Pita Cafe offers a healthy alternative to fast-food eateries with a multicolored menu of fresh Mediterranean salads, dips, and sandwiches, accessorized with organic pita bread from a wood-stone pita oven. Snuggle taste buds with delectable delights such as stuffed grape leaves, savory sleeping bags filled with rice, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley ($1.99). Meat seekers may delve into protein-packed pockets with a kabob pita, adorned with grilled, lean ground beef, parsley, and tomato-cucumber relish ($5.49). Pita Pita Cafe does not use freezers, microwaves, or fryers, opting to tailor their tasty treats with a fire oven and grill. Customers can watch plate preparation while trading eye-blinking Morse-code compliments with skilled servers.

23600 Rockfield Blvd
Lake Forest,
CA
US