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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    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
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This restaurant has an unfair advantage as it is near and dear to our hearts, since we had our wedding reception here. Food and Service are always top notch. The restaurant does fill up quickly so be sure to get a reservation or there is usually free seating in the bar and outdoor terrace. Try... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
jrhickman
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has an unfair advantage as it is near and dear to our hearts, since we had our wedding reception here. Food and Service are always top notch. The restaurant does fill up quickly so be sure to get a reservation or there is usually free seating in the bar and outdoor terrace. Try some of their special cocktails... More 

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Tilghman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our group event was on a fine outdoor patio with adequate shade. Service was well above average. I selected the Blackened Ahi tuna salad which was perfectly prepared. Desert was ordinary but good.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was great and the service was excellent. If you're in the area there are a lot of options to have a good meal but the service here is really top notch

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Thousand Oaks, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you are a tourist, you generally go where the tourists go, and in a beach side town that usually means the beach. But I say, go where the locals eat and in Newport that means Tommy Bahamas. We love this place food is always excellent, this time I had the crab and avocado salad, just delish! My hubby had... More 

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Benicia,CA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There is just something about this Tommy's I we love. It is open, relaxed and the food is a Tommy excellent quality. The rolls are hot and served with home, cinnamon butter. Never disappointed in whatever we select. I had to poke stack. The blackened fish tacos were excellent during this time. The Mai Tais ar great. Enjoy, relax and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A nice place of to come and eat. You feel like you just shook the sand off your feet and walked into an island restaurant. Sometimes they have a guy by the door playing music and not too loud that is easy to enjoy. Also, did I say the food and service are very good.

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

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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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: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

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?