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“Atmosphere is great, food rather average”

Muldoon's Irish Pub
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Ranked #75 of 505 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Anacapa
Description: Celebrating nearly 40 years, Muldoon’s is the real thing. A warm generous & friendly pub with fine pub food. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping - financial district Fashion Island - Newport Center, Muldoon’s is known for her two pubs, outdoor courtyard and cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call Her their “neighborhood gem” in a neighborhood filled with excellent restaurants. But, there is only one Muldoon’s. Great for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and private events. Muldoon’s has a lively happy hour, live music - dancing on weekends. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers beers, mean cocktails and notable wine. Muldoon’s is the home of Sindi Rae’s Dark Chocolate Pudding when she’s in the kitchen! Her Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff!
San Diego, California
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Atmosphere is great, food rather average”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went on a VERY SLOW night. The service was super friendly and pleasant, the atmosphere is great and the beer selection is good.
The food (Wings, Pub Stew, Corned Beef) was just average. - I would go again, for the beer and the pub-atmosphere, but I'd have dinner first in one of the many outstanding restaurants in the area

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Good Irish Pub. A bit on the high side (but it is Newport Beach) and no Reuben but overall good place. Food was good and staff was friendly. Went here twice.

Visited January 2014
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Newport Beach, California, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, lots of fun”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Often crowded but worht it. The soda bread is insanely good - never had a meal I was not happy with.

Visited March 2013
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Irvine, CA
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664 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Reasonable pub food in a pleasant setting”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Muldoon's is pretty un-Newport Beach for Newport Beach. The food is pub fare and is well prepared. The selection of options is probably a bit larger than it should be to ensure quality across the board, but we both enjoyed our meals. The beer selection is not overwhelmingly Irish. I would have liked to see more ciders.

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dublin dip!!!!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and a guiness. I love their dublin dip sandwich! The bread is really good, sliced ny strip loin and horseradish sauce. They dont play around with gimmicks here. They give you exactly what you came for and deliver it with care. Dont pass this place up. There is alot of room inside and outside and they have 2 bars.

  • Visited August 2013
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