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Mom 2.0 Summit Dining Guide


Planning to attend Mom 2.0 Summit in Orange County this week? The OC Mom Blog team is looking forward to meeting everyone at this fun and educational conference located at The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel. If anyone attending the conference is looking to enjoy one of the best dining spots during their free time at the conference, we are happy to share our dining guide for the Mom 2.0 Summit.


Breakfast/Historic Dining Location

JC Beans
J.C. Beans
34114 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA
(949) 496-4700

If you want the best coffee, breakfast burrito or sweet treat – this is the place!!

Harbor House Cafe
34157 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point
(949) 496-9270

The Harbor House Cafe has been a local favorite since 1939. It has a large menu featuring classic breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Since this is one of the most popular dining locations for breakfast, plan to arrive early because there is always a waiting time.


Within Walking Distance (aka. short uber drive)

Salt Creek Grille
32802 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point
(949) 661-7799

The Salt Creek Grille has some of the most delicious food in Dana Point. Located right on the corner of PCH and Crown Valley, it is within walking distance of the Ritz Carlton. The restaurant has 1/2 price martinis on Thursday night, and a large outdoor dining area.

The Shwack Beach Gril
24502 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629

Schwack is really food for fish tacos, spuds, chicken sandwiches. It’s smaller…but YUM!

Tutor and Spunky’s Deli
34085 Pacific Coast Hwy #116
Dana Point, CA 92629

No frills sandwich place. I guess I’ve eaten there more times than I can remember – it’s that good.


Best place for cocktails

Jimmy’s Famous Tavern
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

Jimmy’s is a fun destination that is perfect for enjoying a cocktail with your girlfriends and features a fusion tapas menus to pair with your favorite cocktail.

The Rooftop Lounge
1289 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Rooftop Lounge is one of our favorite places to enjoy a cocktail. Located on the roof of Hotel La Casa del Camino guests will enjoy full 360 panoramic ocean views. This is one of the most popular places in Laguna Beach, so plan to arrive early to get a seat.


Best Ocean View Dining

Driftwood Kitchen
619 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8566

Just a short drive down the coast, Driftwood Kitchen has some of the best seafood dishes to enjoy with full panoramic ocean views. Driftwood has been a local favorite for many years and is the former home of Old Hollywood character actor, Slim Summerville.


Best Seafood

Harbor Grill
34499 Golden Lantern St
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-1416

The Harbor Grill is known for serving some of the freshest seafood dishes in Dana Point. Located right in the Dana Point Marina, this restaurant offers cool ocean breezes to enjoy while dining with good friends.

Waterman’s Harbor
34661 Street of the Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629

You’ll get an up close view of breaching whales while sipping on your favorite cocktail or watching the sunset at Waterman’s.


Best Local Pub

StillWater Spirits & Sounds
24701 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629

Some of the best bartenders in OC are working at this local OC hideout. Make sure and ask for Edgar or Freddie, and they will create the ultimate OC cocktail for you!

Hennessey’s Tavern
34111 La Plaza
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 488-0121

Hennessey’s has been Orange County’s most popular Irish Pub since 1976. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner Hennessey’s is known for being the “Neighborhood Meeting Place.” They have a large outdoor patio and extensive bar.


Best Mexican Restaurant

Olamendi’s Mexican Cuisine
34664 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, California
(949) 661-1005

Olamendi’s is a casual restaurant offering authentic and classic Mexican dishes in a festive environment. All of the recipes have been handed down throughout many generations of the Olamendi family.


Late Night Dining

The Little Kitchen Asian Cafe
24831 Del Prado Ave
Dana Point, CA 92629

Amazing wonton soup, fresh veggies, super affordable, and open late!!


Darice is a very active mother of a gorgeous daughter. Darice, enjoys a career in sales, surrounded by many friends and family; always taking on another opportunity for growing and networking. A people person who embraces trying new things, helping others, a social butterfly and enjoys cheering on her niece and nephew at soccer and/or volleyball games.
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  1. Thanks for the list! Very helpful.


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