CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point

4.4
956 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At Craft House Restaurant we focus on serving the freshest local ingredients to our guests. From working with local fishermen in the Dana Point Harbor to sourcing ingredients from the local farmer's markets.

At Craft House we pride ourselves on having one of the best American whiskey selection in South Orange County. From you daily drinking whiskey to the one's you've spend your life trying to taste (all of the Pappy van Winkle collection).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 956 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff is personable and friendly. Food is INCREDIBLE!

DB
DenisB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was tremendous, service was excellent.
Portions for what you pay for were a little light, but we would go back.

PM
PaulM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. This spot is a winner!!!

KJ
KimJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food and drink was decent but not memorable. Service was ok. Specialty drink the nay- nay was awful and we sent it back

JW
vipJillW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great place with good service. I wouldn’t recommend for breakfast but I think other meals are good.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I think it is outrageous that none of the servers, in fact, none of the employees were wearing a mask. With the increasing cases of the Omicron variant, I think it is the owner of the restaurant should be more prudent in taking measures to protest its employees as well as its customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing reaturant in OC! You won’t be disappointed we love it so much we go almost once a week!!!!!!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, great food, and the drinks are awesome! Definitely a spot to hang out when in Dana Point.

TM
TheresaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Love the $10 corkage fee! Good prices are reasonable and quantity was good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, however no servers wore masks— very disappointing.

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GFreePrincess
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our food and drink here! One of our favorite local places to go.

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RichardS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Music was too loud. After asking for the volume to be reduced the waiter said he drastically changed it was lower for a a couple minutes and right back to the original level.
The chicken salad was wilted and flavorless

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food quality and service… Kimchi Pasta and Fried Chicken Sandwich were outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

food is just not good…

RM
vipRobertM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always. One of the best spots in Dana Point!

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vipChristy
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, the service, the ambiance and the food. A great local place who cater to locals and everyone in between. I highly recommend this restaurant.

MA
MicheleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We usually love dining at Craft House. Last night we noticed that the food and drinks were not as good as usual.
The worst part, however, of our meal was the fact that none of the waitstaff or other employees were wearing masks even though it says here on open table that they do wear masks. Also, we were indoors and the tables were not safely spaced apart. It was very uncomfortable dining there due to the current covid surge.
I wanted to leave but the people I was dining with didn't. I regret not standing my ground and leaving regardless of their opinion.
I will not be dining there again since I got the message that the proprietor has no regard for their patrons and our health.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Went in with high hopes. Our waitress was very scatterbrained and it wasn’t even that busy, noticing as a server myself. She continuously forgot which drink we had ordered and when she brought the wrong one claimed it was the right one even though it wasn’t. When asked kindly to change it out she stated we were wrong and continued to protest. Other servers seemed to touch their tables more often and we didn’t even get our food order taken till 1 hour after we arrived for our reservation.

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Danielle
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always delicious - we sat outside in the big tent and appreciated the space between the tables and the well placed heaters.

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Cc5150
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

DP
DanaPointFoodie
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Servers didn't wear masks, tables were sticky (hadn't been properly cleaned), pork chop was dry. BIG disappointment!

JN
vipJanetteN
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft House never disappoints. They keep things fresh by changing up their menu and there is always something interesting to try.
Great cocktails too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Good service. Did not care for outdoor tent seating, super in level space and uncomfortable chairs and little to no ambiance. Indoor bar and front patio looked better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but doesn’t live

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OCSusan
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at Craft House and we loved it as much as the first. Excellent food, and we appreciate how many unique vegetarian options are available, as well as meat and fish. I had the butternut squash and sage risotto, which was so delicious. Began our meal with the "dirty" fries and cannot recommend them more! Topped off with cinnamon roll bread pudding - great dessert! Service is impeccable; Spencer, thank you!

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Katie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Drinks were very underwhelming. Food was better than the drinks but so so.

MM
vipMarkM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has great food. Quality all the way. One of my favorites.

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TimN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch!

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Barnettdinner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good cocktails, good food, fun atmosphere and staff is very friendly. Definitely a fun place to enjoy a night out.

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vipAndrewB
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seemed they were too busy. Very slow service, waited 30min for our desert that never came. We just paid and left.

KJ
KimberlyJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nite on the front patio! Delicious food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I went in tonight to try the Birria Egg Rolls we’ve heard so much about, and they did NOT disappoint. Our server was Brandon from the bar & he made a lot of really good recommendations.

Looking forward to going back.

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vipFannyG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was bland. The service lack luster. I had to keep asking the server for service. The decor was predictable. They say on their menu that the seafood is fresh, yet my scallops tasted like cardboard l. We spent almost $500 on an ok meal. They also don’t follow any COVID protocols. Not even the staff in the kitchen. Even if they did it wouldn’t change my review. I really don’t get the positive reviews. I’ve eaten a restaurants all over the world and this was not good. At one point i went into the restroom. The door was unlocked and a drunk customer started yelling at me. Staff did nothing. Just not a good experience.

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vipRobert
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been a long time since we dined at Craft House. Very surprised at the upscale menu. We never got past our appetizers... darn good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My 21st birthday.

MB
vipMichaelBinMV
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal! Drinks were excellent! Apps, meatloaf, fried chicken, Wagyu burger were exceptional! Ask for Parker!

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MissyB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great friendly staff! The chicken and waffle portion size should be bigger..,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good times
Amazing place

EM
EduardoM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great service and great food, pricey drinks but really good

FAQs

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 481-7734.

CRAFT HOUSE Dana Point is rated 4.4 stars by 956 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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