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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 305
    Excellent
  • 208
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    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
Fabulous breakfast!

This place has great meals, but we really enjoyed our breakfast there this morning. I recommend the blueberry pancakes or the fruit crepe. Go early, though, to get the best table! This restaurant is very popular. And, take time to explore the area--lots of interesting history!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CWanlin
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Pleasanton, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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579 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pleasanton, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place has great meals, but we really enjoyed our breakfast there this morning. I recommend the blueberry pancakes or the fruit crepe. Go early, though, to get the best table! This restaurant is very popular. And, take time to explore the area--lots of interesting history!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We always go to the Beachcomber when visiting Newport Coast and it never disappoints! This time we went twice and it was wonderful. Our first night Dave was our server and he was great providing excellent service and loads of fun!!

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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great restaurant to take visitors to the area. Actually great for anyone. The food and view is just awesome!

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Auburn, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Was immediately seated, food was extremely fast for a full restaurant. But what was better, THE FOOD. Mouthwatering!! Can't wait to go back!!

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Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really like this restaurant - great location and good food. It is great for families or lunch with families. You have to wait a while but they give you a buzzer for the beach which is great

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CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit for locals and visitors alike. The location is one of the best in the world. The food is not the best, but it is certainly above average. The bar is also worth checking out for drinks and appetizers. We always bring out of town visitors to the Beachcomber.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's all about the view location. Plan for a wait, with the sheer volume of coastline one would think that Southern California would have more restaurants on the water but think again. For some reason I think they trade on their location as I've yet to find a place on the water who's food really commands multiple visits.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Located between Corona Del Mar and Laguna beach. One of the few restaurants right on the sand. Make a reservation through Open Table or be prepared to relax and wait awhile. Historical cabins and hiking all around. Park north of PCH, in Los Troncos lot, short 10 minute walk under PCH to get to restaurant or drop off area close... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Beachcomber Cafe in Crystal Cove is a throw back to a simpler time. The beach cottages that dot the beach date from the 1930's and 40's and the Beachcomber fits nicely in that era even though it is much newer. Breakfast is my favorite meal here, but it also a great place for seafood especially in summer as the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast to this beachside restaurant. Quite rustic but loved the food and friendly service. Extensive menu so something for everyone. Will definitely go back.

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?