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“Amazing fish tacos and poke” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bear Flag Fish Co.- Crystal Cove

Bear Flag Fish Co.- Crystal Cove
7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co- Crystal Cove)
949.715.8899
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Ranked #2 of 401 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Bear Flag Fish Company was founded in 2007. Bear Flag Fish Company specializes in the freshest seafood in town. The creation of the company started with the love of the ocean and most of all the love and the knowledge of fresh seafood.
Orange County, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing fish tacos and poke”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

As a New Yorker, I don't get to enjoy good fish tacos very often, let alone poke of any kind. I was introduced to Bear Flag when I was in SoCal last year and got the seafood sandwich. When I returned on another trip recently I got the fish tacos and poke (a new favorite of mine after a trip to Hawaii) and both were nothing short of outstanding. I will certainly be returning on future visits to the area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Very Good Fresh Fish in Causal Atmosphere on the Newport Coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Very Good Fresh Fish in Causal Atmosphere on the Newport Coast! Great fish tacos, sandwiches, clam chowder, shrimp cocktail.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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“Fish so flavorful, no sauce needed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I had the fish of the day - black cod - on a salad. Although the accompanying aioli was great, I left it uneaten because I didn't want to change the wonderful taste of the fish. It was sweet and flavorful and perfectly cooked.

The place is not fancy, but staff was friendly. And the communal tables offer an opportunity to chat with others about what they have and like. We liked our lunch so much we came back three days later for a second go. This time I had grouper - also good, but not as terrific as the cod.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Clemente, California, United States
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“Lived up to the talk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I had heard about bear flag from friends...and it lived up to their enthusiastic wows. Plus the salmon poke burritos at this casual order from the counter eatery are something special...

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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