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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 949-760-8686
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Ranked #29 of 394 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway
Transit: Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
Description: Tommy Bahama Island Grille is conveniently located in Corona del Mar Plaza, minutes from Fashion Island, John Wayne Airport, and of course, the beach! The upscale alternative to our Laguna Beach location features a fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and innovative new dishes as the development kitchen for our other 14 locations.
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English first
Vancouver, WA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I had two separate meals at this restaurant in August, both of which were just great. I had just the coconut shrimp appetizer plus an order of sweet potato fries. Perfect. My wife and I were well pleased by the wait staff, their attentiveness to pleasing the customer, and insuring a very friendly and courteous approach to... More

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Bakersfield, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Sat at the bar and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Bartenders were friendly and attentive to things such as making sure water glasses were kept filled. The signature drinks have a tropical flair to them. I tried one called an Old Sailor, which was ok. I didn't expect it to be great, but was curious. I ordered the American... More

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La Habra, California, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after hitting the beach in the morning one day. We were pleasantly surprised on the quality of food. Sure the prices were a little steep, but it was worth it. I ordered the BLT burger and it was so good! The bread they serve the meal is good too. Our server was Michael, and he... More

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Orange County, CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband had sliders and soup for lunch and I had a salad. We both liked lunch - decent chain food; okay ambience as it is in a high end strip mall.

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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There is a lot of energy here with people enjoying their meal and the experience of being with family and friends. I love the coconut shrimp and order it each time I'm here. The bread is served hot with honey butter; the service is warm and accommodating. Rosa was a wonderful waitress. I also had the Tenderloin steak salad. Being... More

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Colusa, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our waiter was great! We were a party of 10, and we all needed separate checks... No problem for him. Also helped us make our selections for dinner. The lobster grilled cheese was delicious!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

5 of us had a fun early dinner on a Wednesday night. We had two young children with us who loved the children's pasta dishes. The service was good, food was good, I am looking forward to going back again soon.

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Colleyville, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited Tommy Bahama's for lunch, and asked for outdoor seating. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was perfect. We ordered the American Kobe Burger and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Both were prepared exactly as ordered, and were delicious. The service could not have been better. We shared the best Key Lime Pie on the planet for dessert. Overall... More

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Long Beach, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Melissa was our waitress and she was on top of everything along with a big smile she gave excellent service. We started our lunch with Coconut Shrimp and they were crispy and hot as they should be served with a sweet Papaya-Mango Chutney for delightful dipping. I ordered the Chicken Chop Salad and it was very good. My friend Joanie... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Don't waste your time. We had swordfish and halibut and both were mediocre. Somehow the Tommy Bahamas in Scottsdale is much better. Service was good; food not so. Maybe we ordered the wrong entree's.

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