I hate to give the bad news because so many times I've looked at TripAdvisor and wondered what the complainers were seeing that I wasn't. As a SoCal local who likes the funky vibe at Crystal Cove and takes out-of-towners there occasionally, it does offer a different view of the coastline. Unfortunately, a recent experience tempered all of that. The Beachcomber restaurant has generally good food and a nice bar setup. That is, unless you have a really bad server and you can't get any satisfaction from the manager. A messed up order, endless excuses and a moment ruined. We didn't want a comp or anything, just a recognition that they had really blown it. Sensing the young manager didn't care, I took the time to email their General Manager,Chris Seevers. Apparently, the lack of interest starts at the top: No reply. So, what I can gather from this inattention is the simple fact that they deal with a large tourist customer base - most they will never see again. The point here? Tourists beware.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.