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Throwback Thursday | Vine – Then & Now

Happy Throwback Thursday! Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are. Welcome to the Live Like a Local blog series that explores our roots and hometown in Southern Orange County.

We welcome you to explore with us, as we take in the vibrant culture, beautiful histories and exquisite homes created in our own backyard. Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County!

Today we throw it back to San Clemente eateries and watering holes, both then and now. It’s time to take a look at a local restaurant featured in the 75 Best Places to Eat in Orange County.

Living Like a Local

If you are looking for a who’s who of best restaurants, then look no further! The district surrounding Avenida Del Mar and El Camino Real not only marks a historic downtown, but also a breeding ground for good eats that range from gourmet to upscale comfort food. Yes, when it comes to a great restaurant, it’s all about location. (And, who can deny that we have the best location around, living in Surfer’s Paradise with the World’s Best Climate.)

There is always a reason to celebrate living like a local in our hometown! But, if you need a reason, what better way than to head over to one of the best restaurants in San Clemente – Vine Restaurant & Bar. Whether it’s the first time or a return visit, try out an Echelberger Group favorite for Throwback Thursday.

Best San Clemente Restaurant – Then

Nights are always memorable at Vine. A proud winner of the 2013 and 2015 Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award, this eatery proudly earned the honorable approval of the locals, making them a stand-out within the lineup of best restaurants in San Clemente. And, this March, the Vine Restaurant & Bar made Brad Johnson’s Annual List of Top 75 Best Place to Eat in Orange County. Quite the honor and well-deserved!

Best San Clemente Restaurant – Now

This year was no exception to the Vine’s excellence. Once again, they ranked 15 on the 75 Places to Eat in Orange County for 2019! This restaurant and bar is a must-see destination not only in San Clemente but Southern California. The perfect celebration for Throwback Thursday!

Vine – it’s a wine bar, open kitchen and exquisite dining for the complete Wine Country dining experience. You will want to savor their gourmet eats and chef specialties over and over. Try their signature ravioli or delectable schnitzel, peruse their outstanding wine selection and specialty cocktail menu, and you’ll never ask for more.


See you there San Clemente neighbors!