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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(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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Southern California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is fresh and exceptional. The french bread is delicious as is the seafood. We have eaten at Blue Water Grill on the patio/wharf with our standard poodle several times and always enjoyed the food,service, and treatment of our pup. Servings are a nice size and medium prices. Good selections of beer and wine.

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a search for restaurants in Newport Beach and this one came up for on water. Food was excellent. I had mussels with chorizo. And a clam chowder that was just as good as back east. My husband had steak which was great. Try the key lime pie. With raspberry sauce. They don't take reservations for under 6. Don't hesitate... More 

Thank gottago48
Palm Desert, California
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely excellent. We have been here many, many times and never disappoints. The crew at the oyster bar were engaging and AD did a great job. The menu is super and the atmosphere is as good as it gets. Indoor and outdoor seating on the water. The biggest treat was our server, Holly, she was helpful and knowledgeable. She helped... More 

Thank Robert H
Lake Forest, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great oysters, bloody mary and lobster roll sandwich. Order the Delaney shrimp and scallop app not on menu but still made.

Thank Michael W
Memphis, Tennessee
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed on Lido Peninsula and went to the grill for happy hour and dinner. The outdoor tables are on the pier with a view of the wharf. The seafood and fish selections were varied and highlighted fresh ingredients and seasonal pairings. We had seared ahi and cedar plank king salmon and both were cooked rare as we ordered. Nice... More 

Thank Time2GoGoGo
Modesto, California
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my Uncles favorites, but I was not in love. The place was packed and loud. We had a wait which is not a big deal, the patrons were fun, but the restaurant was loud and it was hard to have a conversation. They had good service but got my drink wrong, but it was still good... More 

Thank Heidi O
New York City, New York
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758 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bluewater is a classic seafood joint, sitting right on the marina. Those lucky enough to score a prime outdoor spot have a million dollars view of the Newport boating world. It's popular so make reservations or be prepared for a wait! Service was brisk, but efficient. We started with calamari and all moved onto fish entrees. My walleye was good,... More 

Thank James S
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our concierge recommended this place as a good bet for tasty seafood on the water. In that regard, it's like a neighborhood favorite amongst the yachting crowd. The food was good but the service was baffling. As we were seated the couple at the next table got their food, stood up and scolded their server about it being an hour... More 

Thank Ernie B
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every dish we had was delicious from the Crab Artichoke dip to the Blackened swordfish to the seared scallops over goat cheese grits. Luckily we arrived around 5:30 on a Sunday and beat the rush. Even so we had a 25 min. wait. Otherwise, expexting to wait. Casual dining and they don't rush you even though they obviously we're very... More 

Thank Flowbleu
Orange, California
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great dinner with high school friends. Everyone was very happy with their entrees, drinks, desserts and service, The favorite is their clam chowder, salads, Cioppino and shrimp entrée. Enjoy the outdoor ambiance or their window view seating. Great California seafood at it's best.

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear 25yrstime2travel, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

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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, Sushi, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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