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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
949 760 8686
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Ranked #30 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: 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
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81% Recommend
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Twentynine Palms
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went to Tommy Bahama's for my Nephews 21st Birthday lunch. Food was out standing, service was awful. When we finally did get bread there were only 4 rolls, at a table of 5. we had to ask three times to get more bread, and again they only brought 4 rolls. I was so irriatated by the time we left, I... More

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Troy, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family of 4 had dinner here, all of our meals were delicious. They were very gracious and accomodating of our food allergies: peanuts, tree nuts and sesame. The service was outstanding. Thank you to Abraham, who was a chef on his break outside, for answering our questions about the restaurant which made us decide to try it. I highly... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We hosted a ladies luncheon for about 10 women. It was a great way to start a festive weekend. Our table was secluded as we requested. I was surprised how tasty the food was given my only association with Tommy Bahama was clothes. Our waiter recommended the burger since it was a unique combination. I can't remember the exact combo,... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived on time for our reservation. The server seated us at a table right next to the kitchen/server station. My husband asked for another table. The hostess seemed put out and explained that there were none available. When my husband pointed out that there were empty tables we were told they were "reserved." Didn't we have a reservation, too?... More

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Portland, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had a long day at Disneyland and decided to try Tommy Bahama's in Newport near where we were staying. It was a comfortable atmosphere, ... a very relaxed, with live guitar music. The service was excellent and the food was quite good. Some of the items on the menu are very expensive. For the best value, I ordered the... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I called the restaurant after making reservations on Open Table. They said that there wasn't a corkage fee for the first bottle. They also didn't charge extra for Valentines dinner as most restaurants do. We also listened to great music by a solo guitarist. The food was excellent and the waiter was very attentive.

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Bay Area
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527 reviews 527 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

4* Tommy Bahama Corona del Mar 854 Avocado Newport Beach 92651 949.760.8686 Expensive Weekly menu changes Nice house bread Delicious Kahlua pork sandwich with Asian cole slaw Overpriced organic chop salad with kale and chicken Nice ahi burger (pad) burger with taro chips Arnold Palmer drinks served with a little carafe of extra lemonade Brenda is great food server

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We met my family for dinner and had to yell at each other to be heard. Having said that, the food was excellent and drinks strong and tasty. The salmon and Swordfish dishes were delicious. We ordered the coconut martinis, yummy! They are known for their coconut shrimp appetizers as well. On a sour note, When we wanted to split... More

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Anaheim Hills, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner with great service. The menu choices are good and all the items we had were excellent. We loved the lobster grilled cheese with the heirloom tomato soup! Can't wait to go back!,

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Fun to eat at, but pricey for what you get. The Steak Salad was outstanding and a good value the rest of the menu pricey and thus untried.

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