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About Us

Katella Grill is owned and operated by long-time local residents and Orange County restaurateurs for over 50 years.  Three generations of the Learakos family have taken pride in providing Orange County with an exceptional neighborhood dining experience that the restaurant chains just can’t duplicate.  


Our Food

Whether you join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or allow us to Cater your next event, you can count on ‘The Grill’ to provide personal service and great food prepared daily in our kitchen from only the finest, freshest locally sourced ingredients.  

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Our Community

Serving the community means more than just ‘personal service’ and ‘great food’. The staff at Katella Grill takes pride in supporting dozens of local schools and non-profit organizations each year working to make our neighborhoods better, stronger and healthier.  We are especially proud to be the architects of the Waste Not OC model to end hunger through the recovery and safe distribution of excess edible food from restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, schools and entertainment facilities to hundreds of non-profit food pantries throughout Orange County.

Our Community

We hope you will join us at Katella Grill where ‘Great Food and Personal Service’ are not just a slogan, it’s a ‘Family Tradition’!

Four generations of the Learakos family going back over 100 years have taken pride in creating and serving great tasting, quality food made from the freshest ingredients.  23 years ago, we created Katella Grill in the City of Orange as a premier neighborhood dining destination.  Katella Grill is a blend of the diners of the 40’s and 50’s, the coffee shops of the 60’s and 70’s and the cafés of the 80’s.  For over 100 years, we have been committed to the notion that food brings families and communities together.  Whether it is through our authentic Southern Style BBQ, our expertly aged USDA Choice hand-cut steaks, Ground Angus Chuck burgers, Build-your-own omelets, Fresh Roasted Gourmet Coffees, Local Craft Draft Beers or Premium California wines, we are committed to supporting and strengthening our community with great tasting food, friendly personal service and a commitment to social responsibility.