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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
+1 949-760-8686
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Tommy Bahama Island Grille is conveniently located in Corona del Mar Plaza,...
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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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Favorite

Great appetizers, entrees and desserts. Love the islands ambiance too. This place is consistently excellent. One of my family's favorites.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SantaClaritaVeep
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great appetizers, entrees and desserts. Love the islands ambiance too. This place is consistently excellent. One of my family's favorites.

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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food. Great service today. We ordered the tuna poke stack and crab bisque for our appetizers. Rib eye steak and Bronzino for our main entree. And the chocolate ganache cake for dessert. The waitress was awesome with recommendations and service. She was really friendly. The manager was great too. We love eating here for lunch and... More 

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Thank Cheyenne P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch at this restaurant 12/30/15. The service was a little slow, even though it wasn't that busy at 11:30am. We ordered Seared Scallops Sliders for Appetizer, it was DELISH! And after quite a while, comes the Chicken Ceasar salad which was okay. We ordered Macadamia nut Crusted Snapper and Kona Coffee crusted Ribeye, they were heavenly!

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Thank IWantToSeeTheEarth
Whittier, California, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we have been to this center before i had never thought about going to the Island Grill, but we went in and were surprised with the wonderful meal, mine was the fish and chips, and my wife got one of their hamburgers, the meal was excellent as was the service and decor, and the price was reasonable, we are... More 

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Thank Paul A
Orange, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fun place with serious food. This Tommy Bahama's has a upscale island decor with a main room, adjacent room, outdoor patio and bar (with TVs). There was a pleasant buzz of activity in all four sections when we were there, the bar making the diningroom more lively. Server was helpful, efficient, but busy. Kitchen timing a bit off, as... More 

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Thank NLV-E
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for an afternoon meal. We had fish & chips as well as fish tacos. All this was well prepared. It was a nice restaurant with room between the tables so we could talk. We will come again.

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Thank Bill Y
California
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have eaten in the restaurant many times, but often just come for Island Time and sit in the bar. I recommend the fried goat cheese and coconut shrimp apetizers, but everything is good. Their salads (especially the Ahi) are also really good and you can beat the atmosphere. The bartenders that serve the bar table area have always been... More 

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Thank TriipWatch101
Morro Bay, California
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We came with a friend on thanksgiving weekend (Saturday) and were afraid they were going to be crowded but with a reservation (you need a reservation this place is that popular) we were quickly seated and waited on. I had their signature drink of the month (rum babalu - eh watered down taste but good flavor) and then moved onto... More 

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Thank jamaicabitty
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Love this restaurant. Can't go wrong with the pulled pork sandwich or any of their other dishes. They have an incredible lobster bisque.

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Thank hjobrown23
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We had lunch and enjoyed our cheesburgers which were cooked to perfection. Service was excellent and the decor was very attractive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-760-8686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?