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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
(949) 675-3474
11:00 am - 11:00 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to sit outside and have seafood. Fish tacos with mahi mahi were great. Overall a good experience in a chill atmosphere.

Thank tlross1
Newport Beach, California
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is as reliable a choice as there is in O.C. the consistency of really good sea food is very predictable, always good. Tonight we had the grilled salmon and crab cakes. This is a great combination perfectly cooked and delicious. Easy to be more health conscious at BWG sides are plentiful and fresh. This is a go to restaurant...

Thank ckm100
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Bluewater Grill because I was given a gift certificate for my birthday. Went to the Newport location. Everything we ordered was excellent! Tried their award winning Claim Chowder then had the miso sea bass. The service and food was excellent. Can get busy even on a Monday night when we went. They don't take reservations except for large... More 

Thank azrowell
Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bluewater Grill has indoor and outdoor seating as well as an oyster bar. Inside can be noisy, outside can be chilly but they do have overhead heaters and blankets for when the weather turns cold. The food is consistently good. They also have a separate menu with vegetarian options, but you do need to request the menu as they do... More 

Thank 2harps
Laguna Niguel, California
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu offers so many choices that most everyone can enjoy favorites. I had Walleye which is usually only available in the Midwest. It was fresh and prepared to perfection. My friend had swordfish and was also pleased. Vegies are good too. Outside seating was very pleasant. Came away very pleased and look forward to my next visit. Parking can... More 

Thank Nothomemuch
Bakersfield, California
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here many times but have never reviewed. Always great fresh seafood especially the Cioppino and Sea Bass. Great service and beautiful patio. One of my favorite casual restaurants in Newport.

Thank joannethev
Fountain Valley, Ca
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of six and we had a mix of Swordfish, Snapper, Sand dabs and even a hamburger. All of the dishes were of superior quality and nicely presented. The service was very friendly but a little slow and inattentive even though the restaurant was less than 25% full. The table next to us had left quit a... More 

Thank MTrooper
Lake Forest, California
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307 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to taking a harbor sunset cruise, we had dinner. The steak and fish are equally great; service is good and everyone is fun and pleasant. Prices are a little expensive but can be expected for this quality and location. Window seating is preferred for view and ambiance.

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is perfect for a drink and lunch or dinner. Nice view too! There's an outside patio as well. I've never had a bad meal here. Everything is great! You have to try the Island Oyster Shooters!

Thank gotblondejs
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 2nd visit to the Bluewater Grill for lunch. Great patio dining watching the boats pull in and out of the docks. We started off with a small cup of chowder, it was every bit as good as what you can get in Maine! I loved it! I had a salad with seafood and hubby had a pasta... More 

Thank Carol0333

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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, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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