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Galley Cafe

829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
949-673-4110
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Newport Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Casual, great breakfast by the ships on the Harbor. Old fashioned soda fountain and a terrific chili cheese omelette.

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Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Quaint little restaurant since 1957 with a great view of a harbor. Great breakfast and very good prices, will certainly be back!

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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Was taken to The Galley yesterday morning for breakfast. I'm glad they were driving, because I never would have known it was there otherwise. There was a line outside, but it moved relatively quickly. Seating is on an absolutely first-come, first served basis. Once inside, I thought that I had been transported back to the 50's. It was the quintessential... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We got this recommended by locals and came back 3 mornings because of the amazing breakfast and coffee. Neither of us wanted the buffet or typical american breakfast and therefore loved this charming cafe! Bagels and sandwhiches are sooo good. And also a bit healthier than some places. The staff are also part of making this place a great cafe!Highly... More

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