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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
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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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 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
Good lunch!

Ate here for lunch. Good atmosphere. In the area called the district. Service was quick. Mahi fish tacos were tasty and light. Price was reasonable. About $45 with tip for two. We had the edamame appetizer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joe_Munster
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Munster, IN, USA
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Cannes, France
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a casual place. Indoor and outdoor seating no table cloths, but the food makes up for it. Last night we shared a bowl of Manhattan clam chowder...great. Then we did 3 Appitizers. The seared scallops were world class and beautifully presented as well. The crab cakes were tasty and well prepared and the beef tenderloin taster with mushrooms... More 

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Thank Elaine S
Munster, IN, USA
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here for lunch. Good atmosphere. In the area called the district. Service was quick. Mahi fish tacos were tasty and light. Price was reasonable. About $45 with tip for two. We had the edamame appetizer.

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Thank Joe_Munster
Coxsackie, New York
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really liked Bluewater. Ambiance is more casual than some Newport restaurants. The fish was fresh and the service quick.

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Thank BobPhibbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere , right on the water. Great service and incredible food. Don't miss this restaurant when you are in Newport Beach

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Thank Bill T
Austin, TX
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A staff member at our local hotel recommended The Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar. It took some GPS work to get there, but we were not disappointed. The Grill is located on the harbor, with a view of a marina and downtown buildings. We ate on the patio, there was an outdoor heater, and it was really pleasant.... More 

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Thank Carlton E
Huntington Beach, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and tried this during restaurant week for lunch. Great service. The decor needs freshening up and my friend's salads were overdressed but overall it was good. Then we tried the key lime pie. It is made onsite. It is very creamy and just the right tartness. 3 of us shared one and it was plenty.

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Thank Pwalk164
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best seafood I have had in the Newport Beach area. The king salmon had minimal salt and seasoning and didn't need it. In fact, none of our dishes were overwhelmed with seasonings. Everything was fresh, portions were just right, and the servers were all prompt and friendly. Thumbs up.

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Thank J h
Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local here in Newport Beach and this restaurant is my go to place when I have to have the very best Clam Chowder with hot crispy French bread. OH my gosh this place is so good.

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Thank AwardproTravel
Austin, Texas
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236 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Bluewater Grill many times on my visits to Newport Beach area. Had dinner with my wife there earlier this week and, once again, had a very positive experience. Usual relaxed atmosphere. Nice wine list with reasonable choices and quality. We opted for the Melville Pinot Noir. Grilled Scallop appetizer to share was excellent. Perfectly cooked and interesting... More 

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Thank Russell P
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love Blue Water Grill. I've been coming here for years however only get to visit once a year when I fly out to Anaheim for a work related convention. I alway come out a day early so I can stop into this awesome restaurant. The bar tender Lisa is the best, warm friendly great food and drink suggestions. I... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups

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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