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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
(949) 675-3474
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If looking for great seafood, with great quality, than u need to try the food here the service is not not the fastest but the food is good

Thank Anas C
Strongsville, Ohio
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395 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wide variety of fresh local fish prepared anyway you want it! Reasonable prices for California/Newport Beach standards. Delicious sourdough bread! Friendly wait staff and they're very knowledgable about the fish on their menu. Nice location on water!

Thank Will H
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Bluewater Grill for years like so many others. Great food, good bar and HH or go outside and relax over the water. Dinner time can be crazy and Friday and Saturday evenings you may have difficulty with parking. But we go anyway. 1980Ironman

Thank robert j
Aliso Viejo, California
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225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family eats here pretty regularly with the grandparents. Great views, great food, a little pricey but worth it.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good. The service SUCKS. Our waiter was an idiot and said the exact same things to each table. We were seated, waited ten minutes for him to get our drink order. Came back ten more minutes later with Chardonnay instead of the Pinot I ordered. Apps came. Then dinner. Chowder was cold. We asked for a bowl... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner there this evening, and overall were pretty disappointed. We were seated outside where my wife was asked if she wanted a blanket. She said yes but was never given one. We had to go back inside to get it. It took around 5 minutes for us to be offered a drink. Another 5+ minutes passed before he... More 

Thank Ryan C S
Palm Springs, California
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94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of ten. They split the bill no issue. The pre meal bread kept coming=fresh, hot and yummy. The fresh fish (they always have a local catch or two) was amazing Sea Bass. Served with a vegetables perfectly made (you can select your preparation) The salads were were also fresh and generous. Crab Louie crab meat was... More 

Thank Sugarsuggy
Dallas, Texas, United States
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151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! I eat here every time I'm in Newport Beach. They have great seafood and I've tried them all. This trip I had the Cioppino and it was as good as the Taddich Grill in San Francisco. It was a home run. This is really a fun place and I love the crowd. It has a lively... More 

Thank Gbusiek
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I being vegetarian went to restaurant to give company to my family members. To my surprise I was given menu of vegetarian dishes also. I was thrilled to get so beautiful tasty dishes. It was an experience of life time. Every thing was Par excellence, my Best Wishes.I desire to visit the place again when in USA.

Thank cjd290446
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Newport Beach, we have been eating here for years.. There are only 3 in NB place I will eat Fish... this is one of them...I love their Linguini and Clams and fresh fish specials, clams are always good.. We love their Brunch... Ambience: You can sit outside on the water front overlooking the boats and water.... More 

Thank MichaelChavez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 675-3474
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.

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