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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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$$ - $$$
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854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945 (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-760-8686
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Yorba Linda, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After making some last minute vacation purchases we decided to have lunch at the "Island Grille". Our server was outstanding, he took our drink and food orders promptly. In short order our food was served. The entrees were Roasted Chicken Chopped Salad and a Cuban Sandwich - both were excellent. However; the highlight of the visit was the Key Lime... More 

1 Thank Lee B
Kansas City, Missouri
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238 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a glass of wine and appetizers, and the staff was very accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and the glass wine selection was interesting.

1 Thank littlepepita
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Start your visit with Bloody Mary's and be sure you have made reservations. One person had fish and chips, one had grilled chicken Cobb salad, one had the tomato bisque and grilled cheese sandwich (the best comfort food) and one blue lump crab salad. Presentation of each of the dishes was perfect. Even the french fries were cut in triangles... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this place for the first time last month. Normally, I would not go to a restaurant (run by a retail shop), however the place was always crowded, so we tried it. Oh my God! Excellent Food, attentive service and reasonable prices. We liked it so much, that we ended up eating here three times during... More 

1 Thank Araxi2014
Mission Viejo, California
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270 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at several Tommy Bahama restaurants and enjoy their Caribbean atmosphere and menu options. This one has a less tropical, casual feel; decor is stylish, yet comfortable. Drinks are imaginative. Coconut shrimp app a small share with only 4 to go around our table of 4. 3 of us ordered the ribs. These were excellent with a blackberry... More 

Thank travelernottourist
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I have always been a fan of Tommy Bahama, coming from the east coast, however this restaurant does not live up to the others I have eaten at. I will say the Kona coffee crusted ribeye was excellent and does deserve more than the two stars I gave overall, but there is where it ends.The "fish and chips" was way... More 

Thank Linda H
Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

I had cob salad with chicken which was good. My wife had Lobster sandwich with soup and it was largely disappointing. The restaurant has changed this sandwich to now resemble a ground lobster / cheese mixture. Previous visits this sandwich had chunks of lobster, now it resembles ground up tuna fish.

Thank DoubleBlack1
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Tommy Bahama store with a bar and restaurant perfect. Buy a shirt get free coconut shrimp or a cocktail. We stop by here Everytime we're visiting our daughter. Nice place good food, and martinis of course.

Thank Randy T
Andover, New Jersey
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Very casual restaurant with a tropical vibe. Loved the coconut shrimp and the burgers. The fish tacos were very good, but the taco shells were a little mushy. Also, the Signature Cocktails were excellent.

Thank smithjrs
Newport Beach, California
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I am a Newport Beach resident and although I had known about this restaurant when it first opened, many years ago, I was not even aware that it was even open and so good! The restaurant is situated inside the Tommy Bahama retail store in the Bristol Farms strip mall near the Newport Beach City Hall, just outside Fashion Island.... More 

Thank Susan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 am
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
    (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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