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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, 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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  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 4
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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
Nice Drinks, Pub Quality Food

This is a good restaurant to go to on a day with nice weather. Sitting outside, you get a nice ocean breeze. Drinks are fine and the food is okay. I find if I go there with expectations of meeting friends for drinks and little more, I have a good time. For straight up dining, there are better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Horton-SFO
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Laguna Beach, California
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Good for Lunch. Bad for Dinner. We are locals and do not understand how lunch is very good and dinner is very bad? Great ambience and fair service.

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San Francisco, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a good restaurant to go to on a day with nice weather. Sitting outside, you get a nice ocean breeze. Drinks are fine and the food is okay. I find if I go there with expectations of meeting friends for drinks and little more, I have a good time. For straight up dining, there are better options in... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I wish I could give them a zero!!!  My husband and I went there today, Saturday, July 25, 2015 for lunch.  We arrived around 1:45-1:50,  greeted by the host at the front desk, a young lady wearing a white lace dress.  She asked if we had reservations, i said no. She then asked my name, I told her Dawn.  She... More 

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california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

excellent menu and service, kind of expensive for lunch, but Newport Beach Fashion Island is very upscale. We had reservations on friday for lunch, mid week might not be required.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The place could use some renovation. They could also use some staff training. The staff is a little unhappy. We made a reservation several days in advance, but had to wait more than half an hour for a table. Then we were placed right next to the wait station and we were constantly being bumped and booted by the staff... More 

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I must confess that my family has walked past this restaurant several dozen times without thinking about having dinner. That all changed tonight. Thanks to a $20 off coupon we picked up at the Tommy Bahama Home Store in Fashion iIsland, my wife and I thought we would take them up on their offer. After a very short wait, we... More 

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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Restaurant is the perfect out door venue, staff are very good and the steak salad was an outstanding summer meal

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Orange, California
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My kid brought us here for Father's Day... They were busy! We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was great, she worked with us patiently... My wife & daughter had the Mahi-Mahi, both said it was very good! Grandson had the Cuban Sandwich, not like any other Cuban I'd ever seen, but the pulled pork was wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We sat on the patio and it states to sprinkle a little and we had three people out adjusting umbrellas over us. Thad the kind of good service I like :) And the food is great. We always taste everyone's food at the table. The macadamia encrusted snapper was great, the steak salad was great, the lump crab salad was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I don't know why someone would come to a chain like restaurant when there are so many great local places. Went there for a work event and while it's not horrible food, it's just like every other chain like restaurant.

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene

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?