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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 - 10:00 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, 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
  • 41
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This was a local place suggested by family for a belated birthday dinner. The menu is focused on incredibly fresh seafood options, and many can be prepared several ways. Good fish, in my opinion, is best with simple treatments and the quality here is outstanding. You'll pay for it, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Seattle, WA
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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168 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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Willow Creek, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We enjoyed dinner at the Bluewater Grill the other night and were impressed by the bartenders and waitstaff, particularly the very positive teamwork they display. The female bartender made a couple of pear Bellinis (they had no peach), they were not what the ladies expected, she pleasantly made them new drinks and kept them happy! The waitress was excellent, exuding... More 

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a local place suggested by family for a belated birthday dinner. The menu is focused on incredibly fresh seafood options, and many can be prepared several ways. Good fish, in my opinion, is best with simple treatments and the quality here is outstanding. You'll pay for it, but the prices are fair, and you'll enjoy what you have.... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We ate here 3 times during our trip to Newport Beach and the food was great each time. The tomato salad and the Tuna poke were especially delicious

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

They only take reservations for party's of six or more but we goat a table right away. The service was great the waiter was friendly & helpful. The food was excellent, only place I have been able to find New England Fried Claims. I found the New England clam chowder a littler to thick for my preference, but everything else... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good food at reasonable prices. As a local resident, this is a good once-a-month option for our family.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent food and service. We will be back in April for sure!!! I had shrimp cocktail and it was perfect, the lobster bisque was amazing. My margarita was great! My whole family loved everything they had!! Oysters were so fresh! Blue points are the best!

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Additional Information about Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone Number: (949) 675-3474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi

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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: 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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