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Charlie's Chili Restaurant

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102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
+1 949-675-7991
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before a day at the beach, we enjoyed a Sunday Brunch at this location. So, busy but they keep tables turning pretty quickly. Both inside and outside dining. Noisy, casual, generous mimosa's and perfect place to hang out before beach time!

Thank John F
Plymouth, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They specialize in homemade chili and clam chowder and both are very good. Great outdoor spot by the pier.

Thank jeanine a
Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here after watching the sunset. Half of our party sat inside and some sat outside. It was not any warmer inside then it was outside and it was a little chilly. The food was good. Loved the clam chowder. Got a lot of food with our orders. Great food!

Thank Amy A
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After a long day at the beach we walked around and looked at menus around the beach. We settled on Charlies Chili and decided to sit on the patio. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. Everything had great taste. Our server Gina if I remember right was just as great. We traveled a total of 7000 miles... More 

Thank hrderthnu
Alpine, Utah
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

We go here at least once every time we visit Newport each summer. It has become something we look forward to as much as Balboa bars and Jane's cheese on a stick next-door. We like it best for breakfast, but I believe they're open for all meals.

Thank Dave B
Newport Beach, California, United States
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I've gone to this restaurant a lot over the years, usually for breakfast with family or with friends. We went again for the 4th of July and was very surprised to get a table by the window! Usually there's a long line, but we hit it just right and was able to get seated right away. The food here is... More 

Thank Andy B
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Well that was awesome!! It's in a perfect location, right in front of the pier and next to an ice cream stand. The environment is meh, but the food is great. The fish and chips was better than a fancy restaurant down the street that cost TWICE the amount. We went there because a friend wanted to relive her childhood... More 

Thank bmsj4
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast at this place a couple of times whilst in Newport Beach. It is pleasant enough. The service is good and portions huge - but quite greasy for my tastes. My partner thought the food was not greasy and typical for cafe cuisine. I would recommend it - cheap for the location and the location is great. The Pier... More 

Thank Petitebird
Palm Desert, California
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

You either like hamburger in a cream sauce or you don't. Most GIs called this mixture SOS (stuff on a shingle). I call it delicious. I've had SOS all over the world. For breakfast with eggs and hash browns you can't beat this meal. Charlie's has the best SOS I've ever taste. Big chunks of cooked hamburger meat in a... More 

Thank revolor
Joshua Tree National Park, California
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Good - location at the pier is great. It's right in the middle of the action, and if you go in the morning you can sometimes catch the fresh fish at the market right next to the pier. The coffee is decent, not great. The portions are large. The Bad - it can get crowded if you go during... More 

Thank Ellie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7991
Ocean front casual dinning with a family friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?