Sausage Party In Orange County!

Mattern Deli, LinX and all the other places to get a banger (and a green chorizo and longanisa and bratwurst) in your mouth

JÄGERHAUS
How can we have a list of sausages without a German restaurant? At Anaheim's storied Jägerhaus, $12 gets you two sausages of your choice (bratwurst, knackwurst or kielbasa) with bread, butter and your choice of two side dishes. It's a gargantuan feast. If you happen to get up early enough, you can have your choice of sausage with eggs, toast and owner Sandra Schwaiger's amazing homemade preserves. All you need is a tall frosty mug of Hofbrauhaus and a piece of Apfelstrudel mit Obers for dessert. 2525 E. Ball Rd., Anaheim, (714) 520-9500; www.jagerhaus.net.

HOT DOGS HOT DOGS HOT DOGS
Call them danger dogs, call them border dogs, call them Sonoran or ghetto dogs—whatever, as long as you eat the bacon-wrapped version of them from this tiny metal cart in downtown SanTana. They're grilled, then dumped into a roll with structural integrity problems (you've been warned, watch out for your shirt) and dressed with anything you like. If you order them con todo, you'll get the mayo-mustard-ketchup trio, grilled onions and jalapeños, and hot sauce, plenty of slick grease to help you stagger into the next bar. On the corner of Fourth Street and Broadway, Santa Ana. No phone number.

MAGIC WOK
Yes, Artesia isn't in OC, but it may as well be, since our Filipinos usually trek to Magic Wok if they want to go to a restaurant for longanisa. Magic Wok bifurcates each link and lets the flat side sizzle on the griddle until the sugar caramelizes to a sticky crispiness. Each one is served with garlic fried rice and a fried egg. You quench everything with douses of vinegar, which is the only substance on Earth capable of cutting through the sweet and fatty richness. And all this time you thought bacon was the best thing the pig has contributed to breakfast. . . . 11869 Artesia Blvd., Artesia, (562) 865-7340.

Tustin Brewing Co.
Dustin Ames
Tustin Brewing Co.
Linx
Josue Rivas
Linx

Location Info

Map

Cortina's

964 N. Batavia St.
Orange, CA 92867

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Orange

Ochoa's Chorizo

220 W. Warner Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Santa Ana

El Gaucho Meat Market # ll

847 S. State College Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Category: Restaurant > Argentine

Region: Anaheim

African Hut

27637 Forbes Road, 20
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Category: Restaurant > African

Region: Laguna Niguel

Continental Deli

1510 W. Imperial Highway
La Habra, CA 90631

Category: Restaurant > Deli

Region: La Habra

Mitsuwa Marketplace

665 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Restaurant > Grocery

Region: Costa Mesa

Marukai Market

2975 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Restaurant > Grocery

Region: Costa Mesa

Nina's Indian British Grocery

23532 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Category: Restaurant > British

Region: Lake Forest

Meat House

103 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Retail

Region: Costa Mesa

Sabatino's Sausage Company

251 Shipyard Way
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Newport Beach

Sabatino

23032 Alicia Parkway Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Mission Viejo

Mattern Sausage and Meats

4327 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Category: Restaurant > Deli

Region: Orange

Congregation Ale House

201 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Long Beach

Cream Pan

602 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Tustin

Berkeley Dog

215 W. Birch St., Ste. 2
Brea, CA 92821

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Brea

Berkeley Dog

4249 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Irvine

Vientiane Thai Laos

10262 Westminster Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Category: Restaurant > Thai

Region: Garden Grove

Wild Goose Tavern

436 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Costa Mesa

Thai Nakorn

11951 Beach Blvd.
Stanton, CA 90680

Category: Restaurant > Thai

Region: Stanton

Thai Nakorn

12532 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Garden Grove

Seoul Soondae

8757 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Category: Restaurant > Korean

Region: Garden Grove

Guicho's Eatery

1110 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: San Clemente

Break of Dawn Restaurant

24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste. N-6
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: Laguna Hills

Katella Deli

4470 Katella Ave.
Rossmoor, CA 90720

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: Los Alamitos

Tustin Brewing Company

13011 Newport Ave., Ste. 100
Tustin, CA 92780

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Tustin

Jagerhaus

2525 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92806

Category: Restaurant > German

Region: Anaheim

Hot Dogs Hot Dogs Hot Dogs

W. 4TH St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Category: Restaurant > Mexican

Region: Santa Ana

The Magic Wok

11869 Artesia Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90701

Category: Restaurant > Asian

Region: Cerritos

The Golden Truffle

1767 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Category: Restaurant > Eclectic

Region: Costa Mesa

LinX

234 W. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92866

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Orange

Al-Amir Bakery

2281 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804

Category: Restaurant > Bakery

Region: Anaheim

Game Day Fire-Grilled Hot Dogs

3009 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Category: Restaurant > Hot Dogs

Region: Orange

Joe's No Limits Bar & Grill

124 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Fullerton

Pee-Wee's Famous Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

5942 E. Edinger
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Category: Restaurant > Burgers

Region: Huntington Beach

Aurora's Chorizo

1001 S. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Category: Grocery Stores

Region: Santa Ana

Mitsuwa Marketplace

14230 Culver Drive
Irvine, CA 92604

Category: Restaurant > Japanese

Region: Irvine

Island Pacific Market

11481 South St., Ste. D
Cerritos, CA 90703

Category: Retail

Region: Out of Town

The Meat House

415 S. Associated Road
Brea, CA 92821

Category: Restaurant > Deli

Region: Brea

The Meat House

23982 Alicia Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Mission Viejo

California Sausage #2

12821 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Garden Grove

Sabatino's

406 32nd St.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Newport Beach

Dublin 4

26342 Oso Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Category: Restaurant > Gastro Pub

Region: Mission Viejo

Just Hot Dogs

15223 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

Category: Restaurant > Hot Dogs

Region: Out of Town

NEM NUONG KHANH HOA VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

9738 Westminster Ave., Ste. 102
Garden Grove, CA 92844

Category: Restaurant > Vietnamese

Region: Garden Grove

Guicho

440 Camino De Estrella
San Clemente, CA 92672

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Out of Town

Related Stories

More About

DOGZILLA
Those crazy Dogzilla boyos keep amping up their Asian-bro (Am-Brosian?) aesthetic seemingly every month, with towers of toppings over sturdy buns and sausages strong enough to serve as a mini-baton in a pinch. Still, our favorite is the yakisoba dog. From the King's Hawaiian Bread roll to the hot link with a nice snap to the messy yakisoba noodles soaked in okonomi sauce to the sweet bite of the red ginger and that brilliant finish of crunchy aonori—it's a mountain of manliness. Follow Dogzilla on Twitter: @dogzillahotdogs.

GOLDEN TRUFFLE
This standby's Falstaffian chef, Alan Greeley, changes his menu the way most of us change channels on a Wednesday night, so there's no guarantee his choucroute will be around when you visit. But the Alsatian classic—a bunch of German sausages of varying lengths and girths served alongside sauerkraut and silky mashed and fingerling potatoes—is the original sausage party in Orange County, a gargantuan meal that can't possibly be finished in three sittings. The choucroute not on the menu on the day you visit? Ask for Greeley, ask for the plate, ask him to retell the story of cutting grass at a nunnery, and he just might laugh so hard he'll do the dish for you on the spot. 1767 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 645-9858; www.goldentruffle.com.

LINX
This Old Towne Orange newbie has already established itself as the ideal nightcap for an evening of eating or drinking in the area, with its collection of in-house sausages presented in OC Baking Co. buns. And while some of the creations are more baroque than The Well Tempered-Clavier (and the DIY option as multivaried as a fugue), you know this place knows its wieners, even the simple beauty of a Coney Dog—just chili, onions, mustard and the sausage, tart and sweet and just the slightest bit messy to remind you of the brilliance of Detroit, now and forever. 238 W. Chapman Ave., Ste. 100, Orange, (714) 744-3647; linxdogs.com.

AL AMIR BAKERY
Sojouk remains one of the most criminally underappreciated sausages in Southern California, an Armenian take on chorizo that became a standard of Levantine cooking due to the diaspora. It probably finds its best home in sphihas, Lebanese takes on the personal pizza that are baked to order at Al Amir, perhaps the best sphiha shop in Little Arabia. Here, the sojouk is released from its casing and mixed up with cheese—think of it as a sausage pizza, except halal and with a can of Vimto to wash it all down. 2281 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim, (714) 535-0973; www.alamirbakery.com.

GAME DAY DOGS
Game Day's owners turned what was once a dank, depressing former Taco Bell slopping enchiritos into a mini sports shrine, complete with pictures of the greats (Ali, Jordan, Ruth), pennants, license plates—all that's missing is a kegger, and you'd have the type of sports pub found in Ann Arbor or Chapel Hill. There's no liquor license, alas, but more than making up for it are hot dogs taken from the many American regional traditions of the foodstuff—all of them great takes, too. 3009 E Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 639-3388; www.gamedaydogs.com.

JOE'S
If ever there was a restaurant that should hang the ubiquitous Warner Bros. cartoon sign "Eat at Joe's," it's this Fullerton madhouse, not the least reason being that its name is—you guessed it!—Joe's. For those skittish about meats that don't hail from cows or pigs, there's no better way to try them than in sausage form, in which delicious parts are hidden in a tube, then tucked into a bun. The menu at Joe's boasts a variety of esoteric brats you won't find at Der Wienerschnizel—wild boar, ostrich, rattlesnake and rabbit, as well as duck and alligator, all spiced to perfection and topped with complementing extras such as caramelized onions, peppers, artisanal ketchup and brown mustard. 124 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 879-2600; www.joesnolimits.com.

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
All
 
Next Page »
 
My Voice Nation Help
9 comments
Joe Lara
Joe Lara

Ha. You found it when you where google searching sausage fest?

Jeremy Perez
Jeremy Perez

James Gonzalez Joe Lara Mini Mamba your kind of party

jmcguinness
jmcguinness

Very surprised Claro's was left off this otherwise venerable list.

Mary Chittenden
Mary Chittenden

I thought you meant a different kind of sausage party.

melton.casey
melton.casey

How is it that Gem Meats isn't listed on here? Some of the best Bratwurst I've ever had.

RocketJ
RocketJ

More than just Soyrizo for vegetarians. Tofurky makes Andouille, Spinach Pesto, Chick'n Apple as well as Brats, Kielbasa and Italian. Field Roast makes Smoked Apple Sage, Italian and Mexican Chipotle varieties. Just palatable when eaten plain but who eats sausage plain? Try the brats accompanied by sauerkraut or Italian with mozzarella and tomato sauce, no not the exact same flavor but a tasty alternative for vegetarians or those who have to limit fat and cholesterol in their diets.  BTW more than one alternative chorizo as Cacique makes a soy version.

 
Loading...