Every year Yelp releases its "Top 100 U.S Restaurants" list. It is a collection of favorite restaurants as ranked by users of the website. In its 9th year releasing the list, Yelp claims, "Most are affordable spots where you can enjoy a tasty meal for $30 or under."
Keep reading to find out which three Orange County restaurants made it to Yelp's top 100 US restaurants for 2022. Whether you live locally, in Los Angeles, or in Southern California, these restaurants are worth the trip.
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Ranking in at No. 3 out of 100 restaurants, this Costa Mesa restaurant boasts healthy food and a retail shop for all your grocery needs.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner highlights include the morning taco (handmade corn tortilla / pastured egg / harissa tallow potatoes / raw cheddar / house salsa verde / spring garlic ash) and all the flavorsome ramens and soups.
Additionally, they serve delicious and healthy drinks, including kombucha, organic teas, and herb or fruit shots.
They also have an all-day weekend brunch from 9 AM - 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.
With only a 40 minute drive time from downtown Los Angeles, makes it a perfect day out.
1125 Victoria St Ste R Costa Mesa, California.
"This is my absolute favorite place hands down. It's really hard to find quality places to eat, let alone have a store full of the items you use at home. All of their food is grass-fed, raw, and pasture-raised. Everything my fiancé and I ordered was delicious. We got the grass-fed beef chili with raw cheese, beef bone broth, sauerkraut grilled cheese (you can pick your level of spice, I got spicy) they also only use raw cheese which is amazing, pasture bacon, pickled egg toast, and alcohol-free Chardonnay (we don't drink) this tastes just like it but without the buzz which is fine because we love being sober. Coffee and kombucha was also great. This is going to be our regular spots on Sundays... amazing!!" - Kelsea B. Foothill Ranch, California, Yelp.
The Vox Kitchen
The Vox Kitchen is all about fusion and features tastes from around the world including, Peru, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
According to Yelp, "Review after review raves about their House Garlic Noodle, made with organic wheat noodles, scallions, butter, garlic, Parmesan, and a secret sauce."
Other favorites include the spicy shrimp wonton, crab congee, garlic chicken wings, and prime rib-eye steak.
OC and Los Angeles locals are often found frequenting the place though beware it can get very busy, wait times can be an hour. However, despite wait times, diners love their experience at The Vox Kitchen, claiming they love the servers and the flavors of their meals,
Make sure to try The Truffle Fries - seasoned skinny fries with white truffle oil, parmesan cheese, and spicy crema.
16161 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley, California.
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Lido Bottle Works
This Newport Beach restaurant is located right on the Newport Beach marina, offering sensational views of the harbor as you dine.
Boasting California local ingredients, menu highlights include pork ribs, street tacos with house-made tortillas, pork belly bao buns, lbw burger, and curried meatballs.
Or you may just want to pop in for a cheese and charcuterie board with a water view and a tasting from their massive selection of craft beers. Beer flights are available. Alternatively, they have a diverse wine and cocktail menu.
Don't miss Happy Hour every Tuesday to Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
3408 Via Oporto #103, Newport Beach, California.
What do you think? Have you been to any of these restaurants? Please leave a comment at the bottom of this story and tell us your favorite restaurant in Orange County or Los Angeles.
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