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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-3474
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the...
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good touristy spot

Place was very busy even at 2 in the afternoon. Seemed very popular for "girls" out to lunch groups. Many tables of 6 or more with ladies having fun. Bartender was very friendly, server a bit slow. Crab cake appetizer was very good. Clam chowder was excellent. Mahi Mahi taco was lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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bucks county, pa
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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murrieta
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First time we did the Happy Hour at the Bluewater Grill in Temecula and it was wonderful. Good choices in three categories plus drinks are discounted also. I had the roasted artichokes with sauce, and fish tacos. Really delicious. Husband decided to order from the dinner menu but chose appetizers so he had the crab cakes (also delicious) with crab... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not knowing how it will turn out, went to this place with low expectations. Tried Mussels and Clams combo pot. Fresh and delicious. The server was attentive but not too much on your face which was great. Will go back there again.

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bucks county, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Place was very busy even at 2 in the afternoon. Seemed very popular for "girls" out to lunch groups. Many tables of 6 or more with ladies having fun. Bartender was very friendly, server a bit slow. Crab cake appetizer was very good. Clam chowder was excellent. Mahi Mahi taco was lots of lettuce, cilantro and avacado with a very... More 

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Grand cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is one of our favorite places in Newport Beach. We always request a table outside which is on the docks at Newport Beach. Food and service are always excellent

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The food is OK. The terrace seating is small and crowded. The service is good. The prices are reasonable. Not worth going back again.

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Joshua Tree National Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I've been here several times, but this most recent time really proved the point of the above title. My favorite dish here, which I ordered, was the black cod. However, the side veggies left a little to be desired. They were heavy on the oil and somewhat limp. I definitely recommend this place - it's a little cheaper than the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I've eaten here a number of times over the last decade and I find it reliable if not extraordinary. Its a go to place for me and I've had a lot of different dishes. I think the waitstaff has been there for a good amount of time and I always get good service and I really appreciate that. I had... More 

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Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The restarant cooked our catch from a deep sea fishing trip. They cooked the fish 4 different ways and the food was excellent! We sat outside and it was very comfortable. Would definitely go here again

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have eaten at this place before. Although the Bluewater Grill doesn’t usually live up to my expectations I’ve found it a place where the locals gather and the food is mostly ok. (But just ok) I haven’t been that impressed in the past with the cuisine served here. But I often give a place more than one visit. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First of all, this is a seafood place, but NOT a sushi place. Had snapper on menu but after we ordered we server came back 5 minutes later and said they were out. Food was good. Service not so much.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 675-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene

Description

Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?