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Bigr72 Jun 19, 2013 07:13 PM

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. JAB RE: Bigr72 Jun 19, 2013 07:18 PM

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

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      Professor Salt RE: JAB Jun 19, 2013 09:40 PM

      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
        Servorg RE: Professor Salt Jun 20, 2013 07:50 AM

        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. Gypsy Jan RE: Bigr72 Jul 6, 2013 03:54 PM

      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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        lil mikey RE: Gypsy Jan Jul 7, 2013 01:13 PM

        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.

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        revets2 RE: Bigr72 Jul 7, 2013 11:42 AM

        Sidecar Donuts in Costa Mesa.

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