7 Zombie Approved Spots in OC

Satisfy That Meat Craving With These OC Hot Spots

Written By: Nicole Hakim Meat in Orange County

Let’s face it—zombies are frightening. Well, anything that comes at you with the intention of eating your brains is scary. However, if we really think about it, most of us are like zombies, especially during moments of hunger. Sure, we’re not chasing after people to crack their heads open and munch on fresh brains, but when we’re craving delicious, fresh meat, we’re pretty much the same. In those moments you find yourself hankering for steak, brisket and more, check out these spots in Orange County. It’s time to embrace your inner zombie; you’ll be glad you did.

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Grasslands Meat Market | BBQ and Churrasco

After a day at Disneyland, you will certainly be a zombie, in both hunger and exhaustion. Your best bet is to head to the Grasslands Meat Market at Anaheim Gardenwalk, just a few minutes away from the park. The perfect spot for any meat eater, Grasslands has an elaborate menu that features meats to satisfy any preference. Chow down on St. Louis Pork Ribs, Grasslands Ultimate Steak Burger, Thick Cut BBQ Bacon and so much more!

Native Knowledge: The little zombies won’t be left out—with a purchase of an adult entree, they’ll eat free!

Anaheim GardenWalk
400 W Disney Way, Ste 199
Anaheim CA, 92802
657.208.1133

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Oak & Coal

If you’re craving meat, but your friend wants Japanese, compromise! Head to Oak & Coal, where you can experience Japanese yakitori. Whether you’re craving chicken or lamb, Oak & Coal doesn’t limit your choices. This restaurant uses meats of the finest quality and skewers them onto a bamboo stick before grilling them to perfection over binchotan charcoal. Your inner zombie will be content as it consumes delicacies like Wagyu Short Ribs, Kurobuta Pork Belly and much more. The delicious, smoky taste from the charcoal may have the zombie in you begging for more.

Native Knowledge: Oak & Coal has happy hour Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.! Enjoy $5 sake and drafts.

333 E 17th St, Ste 2
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
949.287.6150

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Smoqued BBQ

After you’ve enjoyed an afternoon of browsing antiques in Old Town Orange, treat yourself to something meaty. If your inner zombie is screaming for barbecue, Smoqued BBQ considers itself a melting pot of barbecue from all over the country with a Southern Californian twist. You will be able to enjoy your favorite meats in any form with Brisket Sandwiches, Smoqued Pork Nachos, Tri-Tip Salad, meatloaf and more!

Native Knowledge: Sign up online for a birthday voucher to get a free meal during your birthday month!

128 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866
714.633.7427

LA Brisket

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Though zombies don’t usually care what kind of meat they devour, don’t just settle for anything, because at LA Brisket, you won’t just get anything. You’ll be served brisket, chicken and pork that are au naturale. Depending on what your cravings at the time of your visit, keep in mind that you can get these meats in a BBQ Bowl, as a sandwich, with loaded fries or just by the half pound. Any of these options are perfect for a zombie that’s looking for a high-quality meal.

Native Knowledge: LA Brisket is located in The Lab, which can get pretty packed with parking. Not to worry, because this parking lot has valet!

2930 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
657.247.5222

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The Butchery


If you’re feeling like a zombie, you might just want to take it upon yourself to create a delicious meal. The Butchery offers a wide variety of delicious, high-quality meats. Once you choose which meat will best satisfy the zombie in you, the butchers will make sure you get the perfect cut. They will even answer any questions you might have about the best way to prepare it!

Native Knowledge: The Butchery also offers sandwiches, if there’s no way you can wait to get home to cook.

8058 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, 92657
949.715.3383

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Selanne Steak Tavern


No matter what your favorite kind of meat is, nothing beats a delectable steak. At Selanne Steak Tavern, you’ll get your money’s worth as you relish the taste of a Filet Mignon, Bone-in Ribeye and New York Strip. If you don’t want to leave by the end of dinner, the TS Gourmet Shoppe has everything you need—from the finest cuts of meat to dry goods used for the perfect rub—to create your own masterpiece that will keep that zombie under control at home.

Native Knowledge: One of Selanne Steak Tavern’s proprietors is a former NHL Anaheim Ducks star, Teemu Selänne.

1464 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949.715.9881

 

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong


Who can say no to Korean barbecue, especially a zombie? You will have a fantastic time watching your food being prepared right in front of you. If you find yourself getting wild with hunger from the delectable aromas of the cooking chicken, pork and beef, be sure to restrain yourself; you don’t want to ruin the experience because of a burnt finger! In the end, you’ll not only have a full belly and a quiet zombie, you’ll also have a night you won’t forget.

Native Knowledge: The meat may be the star of the meal, but don’t skip out on the sides! With everything from a Seafood Pancake to beef tartare, your meat cravings will subside.

14160 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92604
949.559.9678
Satisfy Your Inner Zombie With These 7 Meaty Spots in OC

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