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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 #30 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
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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Orange County, CA
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

5 of us had a fun early dinner on a Wednesday night. We had two young children with us who loved the children's pasta dishes. The service was good, food was good, I am looking forward to going back again soon.

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Colleyville, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited Tommy Bahama's for lunch, and asked for outdoor seating. The weather was beautiful and the atmosphere was perfect. We ordered the American Kobe Burger and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Both were prepared exactly as ordered, and were delicious. The service could not have been better. We shared the best Key Lime Pie on the planet for dessert. Overall... More

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Long Beach, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Melissa was our waitress and she was on top of everything along with a big smile she gave excellent service. We started our lunch with Coconut Shrimp and they were crispy and hot as they should be served with a sweet Papaya-Mango Chutney for delightful dipping. I ordered the Chicken Chop Salad and it was very good. My friend Joanie... More

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Lakewood
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Don't waste your time. We had swordfish and halibut and both were mediocre. Somehow the Tommy Bahamas in Scottsdale is much better. Service was good; food not so. Maybe we ordered the wrong entree's.

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Newport Beach, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time today for lunch. I had the Filet Mignon, my wife had the Peri Peri Dusted Halibut, we shared the Macadamia Nut Encrusted Goat Cheese appetizer, we each had the Harvest Salad, we shared the Pina Colada Cake for desert and we had one glass of Bianca Cab and one... More

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so cal
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146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We took a table outside and then got too cool. They were very good about moving us to one inside. The crab cake (no peppers in it) was mainly a large pile of cooked crab meat, very tasty. We also had the swordfish and the Thai shrimp and scallops. On all the dishes the accompaniments were excellent. For dessert, we... More

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Twentynine Palms
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Went to Tommy Bahama's for my Nephews 21st Birthday lunch. Food was out standing, service was awful. When we finally did get bread there were only 4 rolls, at a table of 5. we had to ask three times to get more bread, and again they only brought 4 rolls. I was so irriatated by the time we left, I... More

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