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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Touristy on Sunday mornings, as in 100% tourists including children, many baby strollers, and plethora grey hairs in floppy straw hats. There's a cafe-branded shuttle bus to assist with the .2 mile walk from the parking lot to the cafe (shuttlebus = red flag). VERY long wait - we arrived at 9:40 am, and after 8 minute wait to see... More 

Thank adrienne2332
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

5:00 somewhere, be there for the Bugle blowing tradition! Get there early, enjoy a cocktail with the sweet sound of the waves serenading in your ears! After dinner take a romantic stroll along the rich California Coastline! Unforgettable peaceful place! Oh by the food is really good!🍔

Thank Kerstinpocock
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just finished a marginal meal. If this is one of the best restaurants in Newport Coast head to Laguna where there seem to be plenty of phenomenal restaurants to choose. Started with very watered down Margaritas, their specialty! Calamari appetizer was the highlight primarily because of the Kung Pao sauce. Scallops main course was wrapped primarily in bacon fat, very... More 

Thank usma81
Newport Beach, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the perfect place to be for sunset. Perfect atmosphere. There's a beach house feeling, with honest food. Good for breakfast too!

Thank luvtotravel818
Scottsdale, Arizona
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm biased; this place is my favorite restaurant to visit in the OC. 2nd only to the Beach House in Poipu Beach, Kauai, but hey, you can't beat the location. Food is always first class and reasonable considering the location. This is not Ruby's people, even though they run it. Don't miss the Ahi Tacos.....

Thank Parrotthead1953
Laguna Niguel, California
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lived not too far from The Beachcomber and visited today for first time. Boy was I missing out. Had a fabulous breakfast. We started with the beignets, which were wonderful. They are lighter than those in New Orleans, but still yummy. They are dusted with powdered sugar and served with syrup (which we didn't use) and whipped cream. We had... More 

Thank Sharon W
Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is far and away the best... On the beach, indoor and outdoor seating. The French toast is amazing. Don't miss it cause they stop at 11. Great service

Thank rthau
Weymouth, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

OK, I'm just a sucker for any place named "The Beachcomber", and there are plenty. But on a recent visit to Southern California I found one on the higher end of the spectrum. Not just a beach drinking spot (i.e. Beachcomber Wellfleet, MA, which I still love for different reasons) but a place in a an old beach community that... More 

Thank TeamTimmy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This s one of the few restaurants on the beach in Southern CA. They do not take reservations, however they give you a beeper. The first thing we did was put our name in, and then we walked and hung out at the beach for 1 and 1/2 hours. The food was fabulous. Everyone in my family of four enjoyed... More 

Thank ChicagoJulieB
San Clemente California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend sitting outside. Make reservations...they do take some. Sitting inside can be very loud. The food, no matter what you order, is outstanding. Great to order lots of things and share.

Thank DonnaKarson

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view
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?