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829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
949-673-4110
Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
if you don't mind the wait...

It's a small diner in a really nice neighborhood, with really quaint views. The line forms outside where you wait on the honor system, and they can't fit large groups. We saw the reviews online and we went for our last breakfast in Newport Beach. The pancakes were good, the bacon was ok, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
Mary P
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's a small diner in a really nice neighborhood, with really quaint views. The line forms outside where you wait on the honor system, and they can't fit large groups. We saw the reviews online and we went for our last breakfast in Newport Beach. The pancakes were good, the bacon was ok, the french toast was good, the drinks... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We actually ate breakfast here twice we liked it so much. A little pricey, but good portions. Its very small so not intended for large groups. Very quaint with original countertops and stools. Excellent and friendly service and the food was very good. nice view as well.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

After a few days of Disneyland we where lucky enough to travel to the beach and find this small breakfast nook. I loved the small town feel and the did fountain just what we where looking for. The server was extremely friendly especially for 7am on mother's day... Great food as well. Highly recommend.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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196 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

A local recommended the Galley Cafe as the only authentic diner in the area and he was right! Small, no tables for large parties, but the counter is great! Right on the water at a marina, reportedly where John Wayne used to stop in. Excellent food at decent prices. Our pancakes, eggs, breakfast burritos were awesome! Nice staff.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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107 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a wonderful little restaurant that is at the very end of a street on the water in Newport Beach. It's a small place with a very, very nice menu and nice staff to go with it. It radiates its own charm from specials posted on a board to cozy booth and counter-top dining options. The Galley Cafe is... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I absolutely love the "Ma & Pa" little hole-in-the-wall places, and I've been rooting for the Galley for years! My family, on the other hand, has not been impressed, largely ignores my opinion, and 99.9% of the time opts for another breakfast spot!! Anyway, truth be told, they're right on most points. It's a bit of a trick to find.... More 

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Willow Glen California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A hidden gem that locals know well, the Galley was a favorite of mine growing up and on my latest visit with my family lived up to the hype I laid down about it. My daughter loved the real cherry coke made in front of her as we sat at the counter and the chocolate shake was worth every calorie... More 

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Las Vegas Valley
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My family and I have been visiting Newport Beach for a long time. We often like to drive around the neighborhoods in hopes of discovering something new. We stumbled onto this little diner after taking a few deliberate "wrong turns" in this upscale bay-side neighborhood. First of all it's an old diner, built in 1957. It's set beside a marina,... More 

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New York, NY
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301 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A meal at the Galley is like stepping back in time. Breakfast means one thing to me here - the house special chili cheese omelet. Perfectly executed and full of flavor. A gut buster but totally worth it. Arrive early on the weekends as the lines can be long.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Had breakfast there and it was great. Long queues at weekend but weekdays seem ok. We had a great server who remembered all the order from the previous visit. Real traditional place but worth the wait.

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Additional Information about Galley Cafe

Address: 829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
Phone Number: 949-673-4110
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-673-4110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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