Green Tomato Grill

1419 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867


  • Daily 11am-9pm
  • $
  • Catering, Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Green Tomato Grill is a diner in Orange. It calls back to classic OC curveballs such as the Gypsy Den and Break of Dawn, serving dishes that fall into no other category except delicious -- a dangerous tightrope in a county that prefers its chefs stick to one genre. There is a bit of a Chipotle feel for it in its simplified menu, with cutesy item names such as “Green” and “Red,” but the rub is in the execution. That Red, for instance, is a stunning stew that cuts between Yucatán and Whole Foods with its wisp of spice among a mountain of carrots and onions. The fried green tomatoes are Southern charm at its finest, but tweaked with a crunchier panko crust and a mysterious sauce that’s somewhere between barbecue and a spicy hummus.

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