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“A real taste of Newport”

The Beachcomber Cafe
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Ranked #3 of 507 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Los Trancos
Saint-Emilion, France
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A real taste of Newport”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a hidden gem. You have the beach to yourself, an amazing view, friendly service and good food. Its tricky to find and there is no parking at the restaurant. You have to park across the street and take a shuttle to the restaurant ($1.00) Well worth it. You can make a reservation on line to make sure you get a table.

Visited March 2014
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Beach
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Brunch Place.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If it's a bit chilly, don't worry, wrap up in the blankets provided at the outdoor tables.
Short wait, just go take a walk on the beach, a wonderful place to spend the morning.

  • Visited March 2014
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Newport Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Unique Location makes this very special”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Beachcomber is the only restaurant in OC that actually sits ON the beach. Te restaurant is actually inside the Crystal Cover State Park. Food is very good. Service is pretty good. It's a bit annoying to have to pay for a bus ride to get there (you can walk but it's a bit of hike if you're not in comfy shoes). The problem is - it is so popular that unless you want to plan your dinner weeks in advance, you cannot get in. Reservations go weeks in advance. So we just don't bother any more unless we have out of town visitors who need a very special surprise.

  • Visited December 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
200 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Average food, great ambience”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Where else on the beach can you find a similar restaurant sitting directly on the sand. The staff is friendly and there is enough variety of food to satisfy nearly every taste. I would give the food a 3 Star but the ambiance a 5. The best strategy is to put your name down about 30 minutes before then pick up a pager and take a leisurely walk along the beach until the buzzer beckons you. This a great place to take kids.

  • Visited January 2014
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Newport Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

always worth a visit, I have been many times and the location is fantastic! I will continue to go as often as I can!

  • Visited May 2013
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