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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-760-8686
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant shares the building with the Tommy Bahama store. Nice atmosphere, live music during dinner. Cajun fish tacos, tortilla soup, Ahi poke burger, and any fish choice are recommended.

1 Thank Michael H
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158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here for lunch or dinner often. I'm not a big fan of their bread and cinnamon butter. We've had excellent service and not so good ones. We usually order the crab bisque, steak salad, and my daughter enjoys the Mac and cheese and chicken fingers. We've tried most things on the menu. Today, they had a special and... More 

1 Thank Cheyenne P
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By accident, we found that Tommy Bahama has a restaurant. We thought they just sold beachwear. Were we ever surprised. Went last night for dinner with my wife and it was a terrific dining experience from being greeted, seated, and served. We shared the Coconut Shrimp appetizer with sweet mango drizzled an it comes with cole slaw on the side.... More 

3 Thank Alan B
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We also make it a point to eat at Tommy Bahama Restaurants when ever possible. food is a always excceptional and is the wait staff.

Thank Dianne D
Berkshire, England
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an attractive restaurant which we have visited several times and enjoyed. The Thai scallop and shrimp dish with almond rice is absolutely delicious and consistently so. On our latest visit for lunch we decided to try the desserts, but the minute we finished the main course our plates were whisked away and the bill plonked on the table... More 

Thank 5113
Newport Beach, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inattentive and detached staff scoffed at weary way-worn dining wanderer seeking table on the fly; eventually whisked past the circus-circus style bar and musically skilled but dated troubadour, to an unclothed table and hard bench seat, surrounded all the while by an unsumptuous rattan motif. Kerfuffle notwithstanding, coconut shrimp and lobster grilled cheese dished eclectic but only marginally consoling fodder;... More 

Thank BFDiner
Salt Lake City, Utah
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76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well what a pleasant surprise! First off... the best server I have had in a long time... I was not so excited when we the group of 4 decided to go to Tommy Bahamas ( for FOOD ???) Let me reassure you ... They have got it down . I thought it was just a clothing boutique (next door) But... More 

1 Thank dstark2015
Morro Bay, California
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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our go-to restaurant anytime we come into town. This is by far our favorite Tommy Bahamas, from great speciality drinks, amazing specials, and lively atmosphere!

Thank jamaicabitty
orangevale CA
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had happy hour here three out of the seven days we were vacationing in Newport Beach. Best Mai Tai in town and only $6 during happy hour! Their happy hour starts at 3p daily and is very reasonable. The appetizers are reasonably priced and delicious. Our favorites were the fish tacos, beef sliders and pulled pork. The atmosphere is... More 

1 Thank mackimouse
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This restaurant is a must if you visit this area. The food and service are great. There is indoor and outdoor seating, and we chose outdoor(not much of a view, but a very pleasant setting). The menu offers a good selection of fresh properly prepared items. My wife and I both had seafood salads which were outstanding. A suggestion would... More 

1 Thank EDWARD Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Gluten Free, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-760-8686
Tommy Bahama Island Grille is conveniently located in Corona del Mar Plaza, minutes from Fashion Island, John Wayne Airport, and of course, the beach! The upscale alternative to our Laguna Beach location features a fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and innovative new dishes as the development kitchen for our other 14 locations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?