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“Long Line; Hard to Find Table”

Bear Flag Fish Co.- Crystal Cove
Ranked #23 of 513 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Bear Flag Fish Company was founded in 2007. Bear Flag Fish Company specializes in the freshest seafood in town. The creation of the company started with the love of the ocean and most of all the love and the knowledge of fresh seafood.
Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I went to this restaurant during a Tuesday during lunch. There was a line out the door for food. We waited 15 minutes in line before ordering. People are "hanging" on the door, so be sure to ask if they are in line or just waiting for their order.

The restaurant has a limited amount of tables, so many people end up eating outside where there is patio dining. We ordered a fish burrito and Chips with Avocado. Our chips were served immediately, but the burrito took another 10 minutes. Chips were thick and avocado fresh. Burrito was a large portion but had fresh fish.

Food was tasty. It is obviously a popular place. There is a restroom available for diners. Definitely a "fishy" smell when inside the restaurant. Parking was good during the time that we went, but with other restaurants in the area, parking probably would be hard to find on the weekend. Probably would return again.

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Thank VegasBling
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Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Super casual, this little gem serves delicious food. The tacos are healthy and quite good.

We have not tried the poke, but it looks amazing. Will try it next time.

Avoid the noisy and frentic space and eat your lunch at one of the many quiet seating areas in the center.

Yum.

Thank SuburbanWife
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely delicious. We go to Rosarito all the time and love their fish tacos, and these were definitely the best we have had in California!

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great food and excellent, fresh seafood selections. Fast food atmosphere, though. You would do best to order takeout. Paper plates, plastic silverware. Inexpensive, but not a dinner destination unless you are in beach attire or in a rush.

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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We never miss a trip to Bear Flag on trips to Laguna Beach. It's a casual lunch favorite with delicious, fresh seafood. I always go for the poke salad, which you order by weight and the kids and husband always have the fish burritos. Their fish is so fresh and the service very friendly. I wish they would expand to other parts of the country.

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