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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 #26 of 405 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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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We really like this place--their food can be great, but we tried it two times in January and on both occasions, our fish had that unfresh fishy smell. They charge too much for that.

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Pasadena, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Located next to a boat dock, we watched one boat get ready for a party during the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Festival. The food and drinks were really good at Happy Hour, and later we enjoyed a great fish dinner. The service was very good. The place is casual. If you don't like noise, stay out the the bar, the... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Located in a mall, The District, this is a great seafood restaurant. Not fancy on the inside, but very good food. Gets pretty busy at dinner. Service was good despite the business of the restaurant. It is casual, so good for families. Not fancy, but hits the spot.

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Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Bluewater Grill was one of the best meals we had while in the LA area. My daughter and I wanted to get to the beach on our first night in California and chose to hit happy hour here. The service was a little inattentive, but the food was outstanding. We had the fish tacos, steamer clams and ceviche lettuce... More 

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Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

...but I was lucky enough to order the best meal of our group - sand dabs with a miso glaze and beans. Simply wonderful. But it was on the menu as black cod which they had run out of. Otherwise, the paella was mostly rice with a smattering of seafood; the sand dabs in caper and lemon butter sauce was... More 

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Montebello, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Went to eat here with the family it was delicious the food is outstanding and the waiters were very very good, I enjoyed my meal and the view with excellent there's outside seating and also inside seating the waiter also told us that they serve Puerto Nuevo style lobster when it is in season looking forward to going back, this... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great seafood at reasonable prices. Fabulous location on the water in Newport Beach. Scenic location in the harbor. We go here often due to the fun location and great menu. A must if you are in Newport!

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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Eat there often. Has a nice outdoor patio overlooking a boat dock. The food is good. On Sunday's they ave a Bloody Mary bar....make your own and everyone enjoys that.

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LaVerkin, Utah, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

A bit disappointed, we were not blown away as expected. The Walleye had bones and skin, anybody can fillet a Walleye and not get bones. The scalloped potatoes were superbly cooked. The blue cheese dressing was good on the head lettuce. My butter fish did indeed melt in my mouth. Very good. The green beans were a bit raw and... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

I was in town for the first time for work. Found this place in a list of top 10 restaurants in Orange County. The food was absolutely delicious and Blake, the server, was fantastic. The bread was fresh and actually steaming when I pulled it apart. I had a shrimp cocktail and it was probably the best one I've ever... More 

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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: Sushi, Seafood

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