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All 399 Newport Beach Restaurants

Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 949-760-8686
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Ranked #43 of 399 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 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
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10 reviews 10 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
3 reviews 3 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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