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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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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 choice for our family

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Daniel I
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Orange County, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Have been to this restaurant many times with family as well as friends. Never disappointed; great food, great service and great view of the harbor and boats. Mediterranean salad excellent, seared tuna outstanding, salmon is wonderful, awesome dishes!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Went to lunch with my family after friends told me to try it. $29 lunch was a bit steep , but the food was perfect and the service was outstanding. Fish tacos we amazing and the fresh halibut was blackened spot on. Worth the visit...great place for a leisurely lunch.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Bluewater Grill is located in the corner of the Lido Marina with views of the water and adjacent boats. They have both indoor and outdoor seating with a really nice lounge area too. I had the Boston Clam Chowder and halibut for lunch and both were extremely tasty. There is also ample dock space if you wish to come by... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We ate here more than once becasue it was worth going back, the avocado starter is excellent, the wait staff was great, the hostess friendly and the bar staff super good humor. Visit this place, enjoy and meet the locals!

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Terrigal, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were recommended bluewater grill by a local friend and have eaten there twice in the last week. Crab cakes for a starter are a must, first time I had a shrimp pasta which was nice but the second time I had the Mahi Mahi which was so yummy -would definitely have this again. I was a massive 'American' serve.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband, our 2 lap dogs and I had lunch at their patio. Staff was great and,hospitable. I had their Lobster Roll which was on a perfectly toasted butter roll. My husband had the Paella. We enjoyed our lunch as well as the people & boat watching. This was a great find and made our visit to Newport Beach memorable.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Killing time after morning meetings and a flight home, my wife and I ventured to Newport Beach to check out the sights and grab some lunch. Having been to the area only once, my wife fired up the the Trip Advisor app and we settled on this place. Easy to get to and lucky to find convenient parking out front,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For the price, i was looking forward to the food being very nice, but it was not. I had the swordfish, which is on the logo, and it was not as good in many other, cheaper, places in L.A. Not well presented either. Mediocre wine. Won't go again.

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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