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“very surprising place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Village Inn

The Village Inn
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662
949-675-8300
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Price range: $10 - $25
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.
Olathe, Kansas
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“very surprising place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Sort of stumbled into it and what a pleasant surprise. Very good quality and simple. Enjoyed the atmoshpere and easy on the wallet.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“So happy I discovered the Village Inn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have been here twice now. The first time was by myself and the second time I met a friend for breakfast a couple of days before Christmas. Both times were for breakfast. The food was really, really good. I have a ham and cheese omelette with hash browns and hollandaise sauce on the side for my omelette. It was all really good. I think it is the best hollandaise sauce I have had in a long time. My friend had the eggs benedict and said it was really good as well.

As far as decor, nothing to write home about. The booths and tables and chairs are really old and scratched up. There was a fire in the fireplace, though and that was nice. Service was good.

I love to go out for breakfast and the Village Inn is definitely now on my rotation!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Drink there-don't eat the fish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Good time sports bar trying to be a restaurant. Don't fall for it. Really pleasant server tried hard to do everything right. The food didn't measure up. Fish and chips were very greasy with a puddle of grease left on the paper at the bottom of the basket-no plates.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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“The Village In n”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great place to have a cocktail in the evening and the food is pretty good too. Really is kid friendly also. It has been there for a long time and staff is good and friendly

Visited August 2012
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La Quinta, CA USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“New Owners”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Open under new management but we never knew the difference since it was our first time. My chicken caeser wrap and very good and the french fries were way above average. My wife had chicken nachos and was less than impressed.

Visited July 2012
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