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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 #41 of 404 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

First time visited my favorite clothing brands restaurant at Newport beach. Yes, they can make food also! We were group of 4 and all of us was happy with the food. Ladies with salads and gents with steaks. Service was very friendly and free wifi works well.

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We love to visit Tommy Bahama's for Happy Hour and music. Sundays we love to go to the Laguna Beach location and enjoy more traditional menu items and listen to the live music. The food is always consistent no matter which Tommy's you go to and we've been to the one in: Arizona, Palm Springs, Hawaii, CDM, Laguna Beach and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Restaurant was nice inside, wood paneling. Live music on the night we went. All of the food arrived hot, including tortilla soup and tomato soup. The crab bisque was excellent. The coconut shrimp were good, but were a little over breaded. I had the grilled cheese lobster sandwich, it was very good and it also arrived hot! For this type... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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261 reviews 261 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

5 of us had dinner on a Thursday night. Even with reservations we had to wait to be seated even though the dining room was only a little over half full. Once we sat down our server was a little slow getting to us. Food was about average and not what I expected from a restaurant with it's chain reputation.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Tommy Bahama's is a cool place. Funky comfortable, hip and chic. Varied menu that starts with their "world famous" coconut shrimp (very good). Variety of fancy drinks, alcoholic or not, nice wine list. Had their totally awesome chopped chicken salad. Huge portion and unbelievable delicious. Wish I could find the recipe online. She had Ahi burger. Yummy good, very filling.... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My family ate dinner in the dining room on Saturday night. The service was great and the ambience is inviting. There was live music which was great and not too loud. We had coconut shrimp as an appetizer...delicious! The tacos are great! We ordered the blackened fish and ahi tacos. We also ordered the Mahi Mahi which was cooked to... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Sat in the bar and enjoyed Happy Hour. Relaxing and nice atmosphere. The bartenders are either to focused on restaurant orders or something because you need to ask for another drink. Questionable service. Bartenders are nice when you get their attention. The coconut shrimp are good.

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Irvine, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is located in the shopping strip, so be aware that parking during lunch it can be a bit of a challenge so give yourself a few minutes to find parking, however, once you walk into Tommy's it's so relaxing and the staff is very friendly. If you go, ask to be seated on Valerie's station, she is ALL... More 

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Vancouver, WA
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

Address: 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: +1 949-760-8686
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Californian

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