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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Belton, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ocean seemed so close I thought I could reach out and touch it. The outdoor seating was a pleasant location for the delicious food. We started off with a giant bloody mary in a large mason jar and shrimp,crab claw,pickles,celery and other vegetables bursting from the jar. The calamari appetizer was huge and the clam chowder was the creamy... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful lunch!! Beautiful location! Just go!!!! If you are visiting Orange County make a point to go to Crystal Cove beach and when you get there make sure you make your reservation at the Beachcomber before you walk the beach! We all had the lobster BLT-- it is to die for!!!

Thank Jean W
Arlington, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in Newport Beach, we went to the Beachcomber Cafe on Crystal Cove around 11:30 AM. We had a 30 minute wait, but had a pager so we could walk on the beach while we waited. I would recommend that you ask for an outdoor table if the weather is nice. It's worth the wait! Inside would be great if... More 

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Imperial Beach, California, United States
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This cafe is located RIGHT ON THE BEACH in Crystal Cove. Not only does it have great sunset views, but the food IS TERRIFIC! We went there two consecutive nights. The menu selections are choice and the wine selection is very good. Try their Crab Stack and "family recipe" Clam Chowder for real nice treats. Service is really good -... More 

Thank realpep
Pismo Beach
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my husband stumbled upon this café on an internet search. We had breakfast here and now I want to do it everyday. our table was outside in a corner with a full ocean view. tables are a little close together for my taste but it was worth it for the view. our server was prompt, friendly and efficient. the food... More 

Thank MauiMama_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

On the beach delicious fine food in a preserved CA park, ideal for ocean sun rise. Discover little 1950s cottages. Downside is you have to use a little shuttle bus to access the place downhill. Delicious tuna taco.

Thank Requin B
Southern California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, fabulous bloody mary's - with a perfect spot on the beach! So much better than we exoected!

Thank Rhonda G
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband loved the clam chowder, he said it might've been the best he ever had. We had the artichokes for app, and it was wonderful. I had the crab cake sandwich, fantastic! Even the bread was wonderful! My daughter had no complaints about her hot dog! Will definitely be back next time n spend more time on the beach!

Thank Melissa H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem. A small restaurant located right on the beach. We went there for breakfast and started with a plate of beignets. They were served hot of course with syrup and whipped cream. We could of stopped there but on we went ordering Eggs benedict, Macadamia pancakes and omelets. All were to die for. I almost forgot to... More 

Thank Austin V
Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have guests in from out of town we take them to the Beachcomber. The shuttle is fun from the Los Trancos parking lot or you can usually walk under Pacific Coast Highway through a cool old tunnel. The key is to put your name in at the Beachcomber and then HIKE for about an hour, because that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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: 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?