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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-3474
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Ranked #35 of 391 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Val des Monts, Qc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went here with two colleagues atmosphere doesn’t disappoint. Once seated we asked the server if we could move and were accommodated quickly. The service is attentive without being over the top, we questioned the server concerning the menu & were provided with the in season options and that I could substitute one fish for another on a dish, which I... More

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food is fabulous, oysters and scallop bacon are the perfect starters. The location is right on water the only down fall is the noise level.

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Newport Beach, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a very good fish grill with a casual-but-nice restaurant feel. There's a good bar - and also a food bar, where you can sit and watch the chefs do their magic. Or you can sit on the deck outside, which is on a quiet arm of Newport Harbor. There's a small guest parking dock for your boat, if... More

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Castelldefels, Spain
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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Such a great place for dinner! We didn't have a reservation but had a drink at the bar inside while waiting formamtable for 2. It was packed with families and loud groups of friends! Once seated it was quieter, with great professional service and excellent seafood menu. A must in the area for sure.

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Midwest
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant after a whale watching expedition. It's clean and nice with great decor. The food was wonderful and the staff was friendly. Valet parking is available for $2. I felt for what we got, the price for the meal was very reasonable.

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Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place has fabulous food, service & atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We eat here often. Dependably fresh fish varies nightly, Last Saturday we docked our whaler on the restaurant dock. Get there early for dockspace. I had the bouillabaisse for about the 5th time. Always great. My wife always get fresh fish simply grilled. with a couple of sides of veggies. Seared ahi, appetizers are very popular. They have both New... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I searched online for a place I could have a nice meal & bring my large dog. .. they were the first place listed. They were very accommodating to the dog. We ate on the covered patio. I had the halibut grilled with caper sauce on the side. .. it was cooked perfectly! My server was attentive & professional. I'm... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The host was surprisingly relaxed about the fact that part of our party arrived before the rest. The ambiance is really nice--we ate on a terrace overlooking the bay. New England clam chowder was excellent. I had the Sand Dabs which were fresh and local but slightly overcooked and (in my personal view) a little over sauced--the mustard/caper sauce overwhelmed... More

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Nutley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We drove to Newport Beach on our way to Irvine to fly home. We did a little googling & came up with this place! I had Oysters on the half shell which were fantastic! My husband had calamari which he loved. For lunch I had San Francisco cioppini & it was wonderful. My husband had the Fisherman's platter & he... More

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