In the Raw: The Top 5 Raw Bars in Orange County

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Fresh fish! With these Top 5 Raw Bars, you’ll get that and more. Whether you like oysters, shrimp cocktail or ceviche, there’s plenty to choose from. And with the oceans just steps away from most of these spots, you can be sure that the catch of the day is what you’re getting no matter what you choose.

1 Mastro’s Ocean Club

At this old school spot, you might expect steak, but they've got more than just the turf. Surf's up here -- and with ocean views to boot. There's enough fresh seafood here to fill an ocean, which is what you'll see no matter what seat you've got here.

8112 E. Coast Hwy.

Newport Beach, CA 92657


2 Scott’s Restaurant and Bar

Scott's spot across from South Coast Plaza makes it an oasis from the bustle of the center, but there's another draw -- the menu is as good as it gets when it comes to seafood. The raw bar has oysters and more, so no matter what you choose, you'll be making the right choice.

3300 Bristol St.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626


3 Gulfstream

Newport Beach's seafood stop is all you'll need for anything from the sea. Lavish seafood samplers have everything the ocean has to offer and more. With spins on classic seafood dishes, there's no end to what you can get here.

650 Avocado Ave.

Newport Beach, CA 92660


4 TAPS Fish House and Brewery

This inland gem isn't what you might expect from something this far from the ocean. No different than its coastal counterparts, the selection of seafood (and beer) is almost unparalleled. Try any of their seafood dishes and you can see why it's worth the drive.

101 E. Imperial Hwy.

Brea, CA 92821


5 Wildfish Seafood Grille

The bar and happy hour scene at Wildfish is one of the county's best, with sexy singles enjoying the scene and the seafood, there's no doubt that the fish here is the day's freshest catch. With specials, great steaks and more, this Bluff's spot  one of the hottest around.

1370 Bison Ave.

Newport Beach, CA 92660


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