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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.8
4.8
10065 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
  • Great for scenic views
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Great for brunch
Voted as one of the "Top 100 Restaurants" for 2023 by OpenTable in the United States

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove provides "world class" ocean front dining in the Historic District of the Crystal Cove State Park with breath taking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island. Situated on the sandy beach, The Beachcomber's outdoor patio provides the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean's breeze while sipping on your favorite cocktail or enjoying one of the many favorite entrees and appetizers.

The Beachcomber's outdoor tropical bar 'The Bootlegger' with thatch roofing provides the perfect spot to escape from the world while enjoying one of many tropical libations.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 100 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 376-6900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Olivera
  • Catering
    Crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the backdrops of your Southern California dream event. The Beachcomber's Catering division offers four stunning sites within the California State Park Historic District or will travel to your desired location.
  • Private party facilities
    3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759
  • Neighbourhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross Street
    Los Trancos
  • Parking Details
    Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.
  • Entertainment
    Live Guitar on Thursday nights.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 10,065 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orange County

    Best Ambience

  • Orange County

    Californian

  • Orange County

    Most Booked

  • South Orange County

    Best Ambience

  • South Orange County

    Californian

  • South Orange County

    Most Booked

9,906 Reviews
  1. EnglishRose

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great visit. This was our first time to Beachcombers. We were all impressed with the quality of the food, which was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was great: the waitress was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Well done.

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  2. PhilipD

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Got in just before my reservation. I just wish they hadn’t stopped giving you free parking like they did in the past.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You have the beach for your ambience! What more do you need!

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  4. LauriB

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Beachcomber is an excellent place for breakfast! First, the setting is absolutely beautiful. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

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  5. Snickerful

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked our reservation 30 days prior, as that is when they open up reservations. We had 10 of us but were not able to make a reservation for 10. We were only able to get a reservation for 6 and 4. I called the same day to see if they could put us together or at least give us tables next to each other. The girl was short on the phone and just told me to get there early and the staff can help us then. Well, we were told if we wanted table next to each other we would have to wait another 40 minutes. We couldn’t do that. Half of our party flew and drove all night to get here from back east (original flights cancelled due to the outage). They were exhausted and starving, especially the kids. So, we agreed to sit at separate tables. Pretty crappy. Also, really upsetting that we had to pay $20 to park just to have dinner here. I had no idea we had to pay $20 to park. We had two cars, so $40. I have been here in the past and did not have to pay. They validated our parking. Then, $2 per person to take a shuttle. I really regret taking our out of town guests here. We couldn’t sit together, had to pay $20 to park, on top of the already high prices, and didn’t have a great view of the beach or ocean as we were seated on the side. The food was very good…..but not sure I’ll be back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not visited the Beachcomber for a meal in some time, so were absolutely delighted with our meal and our service. Of course the view did not disappoint either!! I do want to make a special shout out to our waitress. Unfortunately, I cannot remember her name, but she called me "Bella" when asking a question. She was a very, very good waitress. Also a special shout out to the chef as our breakfast meals looked as good as they tasted. It was a perfect breakfast. So grateful also that we could make an early morning reservation as we were able to eat and then beach walk off our calories. Yay!

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  7. PamH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a special place! Service and food were wonderful. Strongly suggest reservations, very popular! Ans we watched dolphins from our table 👍🏼♥️🥰

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  8. Thomas

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our anniversary special place is always welcoming us with a table on the sand, so we can dine with beautiful sunset. It is so Southern California beach scene. Such a lovely place, we can’t ask anything more !!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only major issue was that I had to drive around for 40 minutes hunting for a parking space. Also, I was told that Beachcomber did not validate the $20 parking any longer, which was a big surprise and unexpected. I most likely will not go there again as $20 on top of the lunch price is too much.

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  10. Rubygirl

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Come here almost every year for my birthday. Love it

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FAQs

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 10065 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 100 times today
Google Map for Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Los Trancos
  • Neighbourhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Carlos Olivera
  • Entertainment
    Live Guitar on Thursday nights.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 376-6900
  • Catering
    Crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the backdrops of your Southern California dream event. The Beachcomber's Catering division offers four stunning sites within the California State Park Historic District or will travel to your desired location.
  • Private party facilities
    3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759
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