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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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$$$
American, Californian, Caribbean, Seafood
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Rough start to an otherwise good evening - but menu pricing is wrong

We had friends in from out of town and we wanted to eat outside and didn't want to wait - so I made a reservation here and arrived right on time. As we got to the table the hostess mentioned that they were a little tight on menus so please share these two. Not a good start for our out... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
kilted1
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Southern California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southern California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had friends in from out of town and we wanted to eat outside and didn't want to wait - so I made a reservation here and arrived right on time. As we got to the table the hostess mentioned that they were a little tight on menus so please share these two. Not a good start for our out... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

we go to tommy bahama whenever we see one and this one was good as well. I had the lobster grilled cheese with soup. tons of lobster but the rest was just o.k. pastas, salads, and burger are tops.

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Mainz-Finthen, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Tommy Bahama island grill embodies the spirit of the clothing line of the same name. Relaxed and comfortable with lots of class. The menu is right sized and offers a good selection of items that are done very well. I personally had some of the best chicken tortilla soup I've eaten, and my burger was fantastic. My friend had... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We dined during Restaurant Week and enjoyed the special menu. My fish was excellent, and so were my husband's short ribs. The vegetables were fresh and well seasoned. Dessert was amazing! Our server did an excellent job...friendly without being intrusive.

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Coto de Caza, California
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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
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148 reviews 148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Californian, Caribbean, Seafood

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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Typical questions asked:
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?