Best Value

Trying to pin down words like frugal, value, and deal can be exasperating because different people have different ideas of cost savings. For 10Best, the range is broad - we include impossibly cheap eateries with amazing menus, and we share really nice restaurants that have perks like an impressive wine list with no corkage fee or a terrifically affordable prix fixe menu. If you're looking for Best Value restaurants in Orange County, let us introduce you to a few of our favorites, starting with Zankou Chicken and Luigi's D'Italia. They're low in expenditures and high in appeal.



Diners from all over LA flock to Ashoka for tandoori dishes, naan, and fish kebabs. In the Little India neighborhood of Artesia, this restaurant is the best-known of local Indian places and is much loved for its authentic clay oven cooking. For...  Read More



For New Mexico-style cooking, Anita's is the place to go. Sopaipillas, chili Colorado, and chili verde are just a few of the delicious Southwestern dishes you can bite into (or vice versa!). A casual, fun place with a popular patio, the...  Read More

Stubrik's Steakhouse


This is not a white-tablecloth, "let me just expense it" kind of a steakhouse. No, Stubrik's is a fun place where you can always find live Irish and jazz music, late-night happy hours, and incredibly reasonable prices. High-quality beef is...  Read More

Zankou Chicken


For the best rotisserie chicken and shawarma on the run, Zankou Chicken can't be beat! With a huge delivery and take-out business, this place hops! Although you can dine in the eatery, most folks take their food and eat elsewhere. The bakery has...  Read More



Oklahoma-style BBQ in the heart of Southern California? Why, sure! Tulsa Rib Company specializes in chicken, shrimp, and rib comfort foods and has done so for longer than most of its OC competitors. Its cozy, casual scene is conducive to...  Read More

Olde Ship


A Tudor-style British pub, this Santa Ana treasure earns high marks for terrific limey fare, including traditional comfort dishes like fish and chips, cottage pie, bangers and mash, and Yorkshire pudding. For added charm, the public house is...  Read More

Black Sheep Bistro


For a gourmet brush with Mediterranean cuisine, locals recommend Black Sheep, where the distinct flavors of Provençe and Catalonia merge. House specialties span the continent and feature the likes of Grand Aioli, a Provençal-inspired seafood...  Read More

Original Fish Company


This casual, hidden-away seafood shack has established quite a reputation for itself over the years. The decor is little more than a step above that of a neighborhood diner, but the kitchen removes any doubts about the cuisine with superb...  Read More

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Blue Agave


One of Orange County's better-kept secrets, this casual taco stand has an atmosphere that's 100% hacienda and a menu featuring a flavorful array of spicy chicken, pork, beef, and veggie dishes. Carefully presented house specialties include a...  Read More