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We will be traveling to Dana Point around July 4th. We are looking for can't miss places to eat; seafood, ethnic, fresh, and burgers. We will drive anywhere in Orange County. We are also staying one night in Temecula, so any wineries would be helpful too. Thanks.

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  1. Can't miss burger in the area would be The Riders Club Cafe.

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    1. re: JAB

      Second the burger and a beer at Riders Club.

      Temecula's covered on the California board. You might want to search for recommendations over there.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/3

      1. re: Professor Salt

        Also one will find recommendations on the San Diego board. A couple of examples here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871091 and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/878962

    2. Crab Cooker in Newport Beach on the Balboa Peninsula.

      Also, for an unforgettable experience, take the Balboa Ferry to or from or both.

      You didn't say if you have minors; there are several interesting dive bars in the area that have been there for a very long time - Blackie's, Sid's and the one near the ferry landing whose name I can't remember.

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      1. re: Gypsy Jan

        Class of 47 is the bar about a block from the ferry on the peninsula.

        And on the Balboa Island side, Island Grill is right next to the ferry landing and has a good burger. I like the bacon avocado burger.

      2. Sidecar Donuts in Costa Mesa.