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All 8 Balboa Island Restaurants

The Village Inn

127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Californian, Bar, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: The historic Village Inn restaurant transitioned owners in 2012. The restaurant has updated its menu to contemporary, American cuisine with coastal influence. The venue maintaines live entertainment 6 nights a week and offers happy hour from 3-6pm Mon-Fri.
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English first
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our cocktails and friendly pub atmosphere. waiter was very friendly and informative. people around us appeared to be enjoying their food and lively conversation around the bar. would like to go back for meal.

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Top Contributor
1,216 reviews 1,216 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Some things never change, and the Village Inn is one of them. The menu is virtually unchanged from the sixties, which is rather charming.

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Chula Vista, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Excellent lunch and great service. Food choice was very varied and included brunch as well as lunch. Good selection of draft beers and pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely come back and hope that the halibut sandwich is still on the menu!

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San Diego, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Very casual and relaxed! All 3 visits supplied great food at a reasonable price. Charm is in really being on Balboa Island ... Walk outside is a mini paradise of charm, shopping, coffee shops and sailing!

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Costa Mesa, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Recently watched a couple of the US World Cup games here with so,ex friends and had a really great time. The restaurant is pretty big inside, they have 4 community tables right across from the bar which makes it a great place for groups. The appetizers were excellent, they certainly had a lot of different beer to chose from, and... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I stopped here solely on the basis that it is supposed to be ranked #1 on Balboa Island. The charm is all on the exterior. Inside it looks like someone put a bunch of tables in a big room. The food was average at best. My favorite thing about the Village Inn was the band.

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Houston, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We, family of 5, stopped in here for breakfast before paddle boarding. We were all pleasantly surprised as it initially seemed like a place to go to in the evening for drinks, music, watch sports. Service was great and the restaurant has lots of windows so it feels very open. My kids had french toast, waffles, sausage and bacon. I... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

ok...let' not get crazy here.The V.I. has been around for a long time...what is new is the current owners. They have done a great job of improving the interior and introducing a new menu. For the most part they have done a good job. The menu gets pricey on a few items but reasonable on most. They do not, hoywever,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The service was very good. The bartender made a fabulous Bloody Mary, just the way I like them. Staff was very courteous and attentive. Did not have time for food this time, but on my next visit, I will definitely have as it looks delicious. Interior is rustic beach and very large to accommodate big groups. Great location and so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We only had drinks; the service was great and the bar staff and patrons were very friendly and professional.

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Additional Information about The Village Inn

Address: 127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662
Phone Number: 949-675-8300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Californian, Bar, Gastropub

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