2008 Winner

1. The Original Fish Company

Voters Love

"Having been to numerous seafood restaurants throughout the country, I can tell you that when I eat The Fish Company's clam..." 

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11061 Los Alamitos Blvd Los Alamitos CA 90720
2008 Runner-Up

2. The Crab Cooker

Voters Love

"There is nothing negative you can say about this place. It is a true institution. I have been going here since I was 6 and..." 

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2200 Newport Blvd Newport Beach CA 92663
2008 Finalist

3. Bluewater Grill

Voters Love

"I was having dinner there the other night and watched as a fishing boat pulled in and unloaded a giant swordfish that was..." 

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Multiple Locations
2008 Finalist

4. Opah

Voters Love

"Delicious and fresh seafood. Great ambiance. I've dined here a couple of times now and every time is a great experience." 

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13122 Jamboree Rd Irvine CA 92602
2008 Finalist

5. Rusty Pelican

Voters Love

"Best swordfish, best view, best weekend music and the most incredibly wonderful service I have EVER received! Very lovely..." 

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2735 West Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA 92663
2008 Finalist

5. Market Broiler

Voters Love

"Living in Seattle for a majority of my life, I have come to see what good seafood truly is, and moving to Orange County, I..." 

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Contest Overview
  • 36,822
    Total Votes
  • 27,827
  • 131

The 2008 Best of the OC HOTLIST awards are based on more than 36,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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