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Muldoon's Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7523 (Anacapa)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Pacifica, California, USA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure of Muldoon's is unique. A courtyard around an enormous tree but with an indoor feeling. And there is a pub on either side. The service was good and the food was Irish.

Thank ERIN B
North Canton, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Having visited Ireland and dined in charming pubs, my companion and I decided we wanted a touch of Ireland in Newport Beach, California. We chose Muldoon's and were delighted. The beef-based Irish Stew was terrific as was the freshly baked bread. A glass of Merlot was a most pleasant companion. The service was attentive and witty.

Thank Mike J
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great for both lunch and dinner. Lovely inside or in the patio. Both food and service are terrific. Good selection of beers.

Thank stevefie
Lake Forest, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If Irish music is your choice, be sure to check the live music schedule. But, if good food and a beautiful setting will satisfy your appetite, then Muldoon's will not disappoint. The drinks are generous, the food of the highest quality and quantity. I love the Irish Stew and/or the Shepherd's Pie, and the list goes on...

Thank J David O
Newport Beach, California, United States
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We love to eat here!! You feel like you are in a pub in Europe! Warm and cozy on the inside and also has a beautiful patio. Love their food and service is always wonderful. Been going here for 30 years!!!

Thank LuckySCGirl
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Muldoon's for many years. It is always consistently excellent. I have been to many events here and hosted my own parties here. Food is fabulous. People are the best. I only wish I could work upstairs with the owner.

Thank Mark W
Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great Corned Beef Sandwiches on St. Paddy's day. Great Beer too! This is one of those restaurants that has been around for years and just keeps ticking.

Thank Ron - Anna W
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Muldoon's is really awesome! This is a real Irish Style Pub with a menu full of yummy dishes to match. The enviroment in this joint will not let you down. You can eat in the courtyard with live music, and yes it was good live music, or you can take indoor seating. It is one of the closest restraunts to... More 

Thank Star F
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278 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the place we go to meet with friends and enjoy a good hamburger. It has the look and feel of a pub, but it's here in Newport Beach. The food is always good, friendly service, free parking. Checkout the menu online, something for everyone.

Thank Priscilla G
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We came her to unwind after a long day of meetings. They have an extensive selection of beer. We didn't stay for food but they have a full menu. The Euro Cup was on the telly. It was great.

Thank Climb14ers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 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: 202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7523
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-640-4110
Celebrating nearly 40 years, Muldoon’s is the real thing. A warm generous & friendly pub with fine pub food. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping - financial district Fashion Island - Newport Center, Muldoon’s is known for her two pubs, outdoor courtyard and cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call Her their “neighborhood gem” in a neighborhood filled with excellent restaurants. But, there is only one Muldoon’s. Great for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and private events. Muldoon’s has a lively happy hour, live music - dancing on weekends. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers beers, mean cocktails and notable wine. Muldoon’s is the home of Sindi Rae’s Dark Chocolate Pudding when she’s in the kitchen! Her Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff!

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