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The Village Inn

127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
+1 949-675-8300
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
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11 - 20 of 78 reviews

Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a Vintage Inn. It's been at the same location for over 75 years, and still attracts a lot of "locals." There's an attached Bar inside. And, many can just walk home, if they live on B.I.

Thank Kent S
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Old world charm, great food, music, good portions. I went twice in a week, first time had wings for an appitizer, acwedge sald that was like the whole head of lettuce, so good,filet migon, cooked med rare was the juiest steak, garlic mash potatos, and...More

Thank blueeyesgotu
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Stumbled into this bar when driving around exploring. Had such a good time, we decided to stay for dinner. The Pot Roast in a french clay pot was AWESOME!!!!! Definitely will go back

Thank KimberleySTL
Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went to the Village Inn to see one of our favorite local bands-Monkey Finger. They are a fantastic cover band, if you've never seen them! We had their Ahi appetizer and calamari appetizer. Both were pretty good. My stepson and I split a salad,...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't go back for a meal but did enjoy a drink & a snack for lunch. Reasonably priced prosecco, good mozzarella sticks & a beer all for less than $20. Basic kinda bar but ok.

Thank McAnnie1
Reviewed May 7, 2016

It is in a great location on Balboa Island. But, it's old and a bit dreary inside. It isn't my favorite place to eat and drink. Since,I like bright and airy, this doesnt qualify.

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I first went to the Village Inn in 1964. I live just down the street and stop in once a year or so. The food is good. The servers friendly. This is the only place on the island with a full liquor license so it...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Was not to sure if this place when we walked in. The tables are all set up like a cafeteria with a bar on the side. They weren't that full and there were plenty of tables but for some season the hostess say us in...More

Thank love-road-life
Reviewed May 1, 2016

My husband and I took an impromptu trip to Balboa Island this morning and just happened to see this cute place advertising cocktails. Since it was 10:30 am, we thought a mimosa and Bloody Mary would hit the spot. Checked out their menu and decided...More

Thank exdisney27
Reviewed February 23, 2016

I like that they have Pacifico on tap...that said I was down with this place. It was relaxed, the service was good, and the server was nice. My boyfriend got the steamers, and was a little disappointed that there was carrots and celery cooked with...More

Thank Cruise_it_up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-8300
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The historic Village Inn restaurant transitioned owners in 2012. The restaurant has updated its menu to contemporary, American cuisine with coastal influence. The venue maintaines live entertainment 6 nights a week and offers happy hour from 3-6pm Mon-Fri.