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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Los Trancos)
949-376-6900
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 363
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  • 236
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beachcomber Restaurant always a slice of heaven

This restUrant is situated right on the beautiful Crystal Cove Beach which is between Newport and Laguna Beach. It's always busy so expect to wait at least an hour during prime time. You can make reservations though. We like the breakfasts the best. They also have a small bar with seating in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
bcolgate2015
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Newport Beach, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Hard to compete with the view if you get to sit outside. Get there early if you do want to wait for a long time. The food is mediocre with limited selection. Service is attentive.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restUrant is situated right on the beautiful Crystal Cove Beach which is between Newport and Laguna Beach. It's always busy so expect to wait at least an hour during prime time. You can make reservations though. We like the breakfasts the best. They also have a small bar with seating in the side of the restaurant. Request outdoor seating... More 

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Orange
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is such an amazing place. You are literally on the sand, just steps from the waves. It's casual, it's romantic, it's the 'it' place for out of towers and locals alike and the food is crazy good. I've recently had breakfast and lunch here and both meals were great. Beignets for breakfast are a must addition to all meals... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Can't beat the location right on Crystal Cove Beach with a deck facing the waves and front row seating to watch the surfers and beach activities. We ate at the Beachcomber after a morning beach walk. The service was wonderful and the food was fresh and cooked to order. Our eggs were cooked to specs and served with fresh fruit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious, fresh and tasty food served simply - stunning views of the beach and the ocean. Be prepared for crazy queues ( especially at the weekend) to get a table as bookings not taken. However, well worth the wait and if you have the patience insist on an outdoor table.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a great breakfast with outstanding service and a million dollar view. This is a must visit if you are in Newport! Hard to get to and may have a wait, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First of all this beach is heaven on earth. Lovely place to take the family for a day at the beach. We were taken here for breakfast as a surprise by my husband. We took our daughter and son in law for a wonderful breakfast. The view was gorgeous. The food was fresh and delicious. Our waiter was so attentive... More 

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

First time to go. Didn't realize you had to park across the street. Once we got parked and took the shuttle across the street and down to the beach, we waited about 35 minutes for our table. It was worth the wait! We shared an appetizer and a sandwich. The mini ahi taco appetizer was so delicious, I would go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This busy restaurant provides awesome views, a casual beach atmosphere and seriously good food. There is always a wait, but that is part of the experience. We've eaten here as a family or with friends at least six times. The beignets served at breakfast rival those served in New Orleans and the breakfasts never disappoint. Friendly staff, great service and... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely spot to enjoy the coast in Luguna - it's right on the water. Go for the view and its beauty and enjoy a good meal - just not a GRRAT meal. They seem to understaff so don't be in a hurry either. But with that view - shame on you if you are in a hurry.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA 92657
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-376-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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