Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
978 reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Celebrating over 46 years, Muldoon’s is a warm, generous and friendly pub with fine food and libations. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping and financial district - Fashion Island - Muldoon’s is known for two pubs, an outdoor courtyard, and a cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call her their “neighborhood gem” in an area filled with excellent restaurants. Great for lunch, dinner, late-night, weekend brunch, live music, and private events. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers, craft cocktails, and notable wine! Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Perfectly-Poured Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff! Make sure to come see us for our biggest day of the year, St. Patrick's Day!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 978 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessicaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first time at Muldoon's. I absolutely loved it! The food was delicious! The ambience was great. Our server, Scotty, was wonderful! He's such a nice guy! My friends and I will definitely be back for some more Irish Stew and hopefully Scotty will be there as well.

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vipJohnS
Northern MI
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

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vipCapriceM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scott was our server and he was friendly, informative with food suggestions and made our date very enjoyable. The stew was amazing with a rich gravy and the meat was so tender! My husband had the potato with beef and again tender meat and delicious!

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Crazy1
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Traci is the best waitress!

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cynthiaH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating at Muldoons and I was pleasantly surprised. Food drinks and service was excellent. Loved the courtyard feel where we ate. I would recommend.

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ColetteH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the Soda Bread served before you order! Service was prompt and courteous.

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vipKrisseyDeck
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Was so excited to take my guy and his 3 boys for a bday. Hostesses seemed grumpy, service was slow and food was poor. Sent back my corned beef/cabbage (it was cold), I drank 20 glasses of water bc it was so salty, the shepherd's pie was sludgey, the chippers/fries lukewarm, etc. Anyway - we had fun bc that's just us. Wish the food quality was what it used to be.

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MarcieE
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great, as always. Service was slow, but it was crowded.

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PeterM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, need more of the same venue as July 2nd.

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vipmerlelee
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

tasty burger...always.....would love the noise level to be modest...it was Friday after all..so all is forgiven.

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vipDavidM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable lunch, party of 3. We loved the outdoor atmosphere under the big tree! We all had a delicious meal! Service was great.

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vipDorothyB
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always very good food. Bread is unique & delicious. Service always friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

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vipLauraN
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was humorous and enjoyable. We brought first time guests and they loved the place. We sat near the open door by the party room. The noise level was unbelievable. Would not enjoy sitting there again

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JohnP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining room, bars and patio all look great. The food was good and our server was wonderful. We will definitely be going back.

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LoriA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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Khakhi
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was spectacular and the food was actually as great!! We will be making this one of our regular go to restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great dinner/lunch!! The food and service are always outstanding!!!! Love the newer fresh decor ❤️

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FrejaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

super great staff very kind! was super busy on father's day but it was still super enjoyable i totally recommend it will totally come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Father's day

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vipLinaka
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for being considerate about seating, assistance in food selections, and providing outstanding musicians.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The new owners have changed the menu and it is such a shame. Why ruin a good thing! Used to be our favorite spot. So sad

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vipChristie
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch and afternoon with fantastic music by Shana Morrison!

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Purvis
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the fish and chips, burgers, Shepherds Pie, and Irish stew. Great entertainment and bar. Have been her often and will return.

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vipDavidC
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place!

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vipFRANKR
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Just too much noise for us old folks

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vipHowarddrfish
Las Vegas
186 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food,ambience were good. Our server… forgot to bring things to the table, multiple times

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Muldoon’s. The food is always good, the service great! What more can you ask for? We did miss the sweet potato fries! New management took them off the menu 😞

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GaryP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A fun afternoon, the food, drinks and service were all great. Nice having different seating areas with different feels. We sat in the courtyard and had Fish & Chips and the 1/2 and 1/2 both were great!

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vipBrianG
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I used to love this place, won’t go back

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Crazy1
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding in every way as usual!

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Crazy1
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as usual

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vipEricB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tara, our waitress, was fabulous.

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Debi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere

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vipalanah
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I’ve been dining at Muldoons for over 30 years. New ownership is holding up to my expectations!!

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vipJetes
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic Irish pub with excellent service, comfortable, clean ivy-covered surrounding, and consistently good fare. Fish and Chips, Jimmy’s Dublin Dip, and Trinity Dip were well-received and Scott delivered exemplary service. Muldoon’s continues to stand the test of time. The go-to Irish pub in Newport Beach for the almost 50 years.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Muldoon's. We sat on the outside, covered patio under the tree. Lovely place to celebrate birthdays and get-togethers with friends. The waiter was very attentive and the food delicious!

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MetroJohn
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Traditional Irish Pub ambience and fare. Really good renditions of Irish dishes, hard to find sometimes. Especially noteworthy for the friendly and knowledgeable service staff (thanks, Jon!). Dark wood, lots of pictures, old-feeling decor. Not too noisy inside, dimly lit. Comfortable and friendly, not flashy or formal.

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AngelaT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service! Good food, good portions! Would recommend!

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VeronicaP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was ready and we arrived on time. Drinks were served in a matter of minutes and yummy. Food was so good. Everything cooked to perfection. I myself like my food to be served HOT and it was. You will not be disappointed

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Muldoon's Irish Pub using the Order Online button. Muldoon's Irish Pub also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 640-4110.

Muldoon's Irish Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 978 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.