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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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$$$
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Californian
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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: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tommy Bahama Island Grille is conveniently located in Corona del Mar...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Always great, fresh and consistent food here

Valentines Day meal---excellent; This was our 5th time here...Blue Lump Crab cakes with a Kale salad to die for--fresh and beautifully presented. Rock Shrimp and linguine---perfect; Their Ahi Tacos excellent as well-- service always friendly and observant... We actually got engaged there that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
John S
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Coto de Caza, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Coto de Caza, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Valentines Day meal---excellent; This was our 5th time here...Blue Lump Crab cakes with a Kale salad to die for--fresh and beautifully presented. Rock Shrimp and linguine---perfect; Their Ahi Tacos excellent as well-- service always friendly and observant... We actually got engaged there that day--I called the manager last minute(about an hour before we arrived) and asked if he could do... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, drinks. Good service. Excellent bisque and salads. Tight parking lot. Sometimes a valet, not often. Ask for a table. Booth seating very uncomfortable. Heaters in patio. Quieter in the patio.

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Rochester, Mi
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We were driving back from San Diego so stopped for lunch on 12/24/14 at 11am... they had just opened so we were seated right away at an outside table in the courtyard. Not gonna lie, wasn't expecting much... thought they would just skate on the name. Boy was I wrong.... the menu was varied and interesting (not what I was... More 

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Sitio de Calahonda, Spain
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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287 reviews 287 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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
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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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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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?