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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
+1 949-376-6900
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view of the pacific is great, the staff friendly, but the quality and variety of the food do not justify the price. Need to reserve a table by the patio fence to avoid other customers blocking your view. The other issue is parking; you have to take the shuttle from the parking area, though for only a short distance.... More 

Thank Abe R
Elko Nevada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the calamari for a starter and it was excellent. My husband had the ahi poke salad and it was great too. My chicken salad sandwich was okay but not great, and the fries were not good.

Thank Sharon h
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and service also expensive ... probably better during the day to take advantage of views. Best to take shuttle from hotel...but last one from Marriott Newport Coast Villas is at 7 pm...so we had to Uber back.

Thank julesberg
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is really an awesome restaurant. Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. The good was great and all the people working there were friendly and helpful. This is a must do when in Newport Beach.

Thank annie340
silicon valley
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hidden in a little cove on a Southern California beach, there sits this amazing little gem. Surrounded by quaint cottages that transport one back to the days when regular folk could get away to their tiny cottage on the beach, there sits the Beachcomber Cafe. Excellent food, wonderful service, drinks are spectacular. We were served by Jimmy who was attentive... More 

Thank drewster63
Flagstaff, Arizona
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279 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have great drinks and a perfect place for brunch. We ended up at lunch, but as soon as you get down to the beach, put your name in. The wait can sometimes get very long. It has great outdoor seating and a nice place to enjoy a bite at Crystal Cove beach.

Thank Ryan T
Green Valley, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint-- excellent service. The beignets melt in your mouth . We will be there for dinner tonight-- so we will let you know.

Thank BrennanFamily
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here on our first night and were so delighted that we ate another dinner there plus two breakfasts during our six day stay in the area. Incredibly popular so booking is almost essential. However they have a great system if you drop in on the off chance whereby you get given a pager when you put your name... More 

Thank AlfsMum2012
Dallas, TX
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was determined not to spend the night of the Super Moon in my hotel room alone on a business trip...so I surfed for "great ocean view dining in SoCal" and ended up at The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove State Park. Do Not let the need to park and shuttle deter you. Wonderful little spot right on the beach with... More 

Thank KristyMc
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to make reservations at 7:45 am on a Monday in order to get in. They were packed that early! The ambience was amazing! I had the crab cakes bennidect and a huge bloody mary and my husband had the original bennidect and one lemon berry pancake, all was delicious! I wish we would have found this place when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6900

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