We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Galley Cafe

829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
+1 949-673-4110
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chili cheese” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen
829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (68)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here as we were recommended by a friend and the food was excellent. There is parking outside. The reason I haven’t given full marks is because the service wasn’t as friendly as other places we have been to and they were pretty slow...More

Thank Tasha77733
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Warm and traditional breakfast spot. Perfect pancakes and chili cheese omelets. Hard to find, therefore very few tourists but always crowded with locals.

Thank HPH360
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Denver omelette had "thin" chopped ham - and what tasted like Valvetta cheese - ugh. Small restaurant has lots of history and atmophere. Sorry about the food for breakfast - not what it use to be.

Thank Venice27
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Everything we had, eggs, waffle, bacon was cooked to perfection and very tasteful. Definitely recommend this place. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stopped in here for breakfast and it was like going back in time. All the food was great, good coffee, juice, eggs, an old school diner right on the harbor, lots of regulars. Hidden gem. More expensive than you'd think. Egg and Bacon sandwich...More

Thank ktleyed
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Cute little diner, very little. We enjoyed breakfast at the counter. Omelette was made to order, but there was a $1 charge for each item added so be careful when making one. It was delicious so worth it, the price just added up quickly especially...More

Thank Sheri D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast at the Galley Cafe on one of the harbors of Newport Beach, off of Bayside Dr. It's been ther for over 50 years and is a local landmark. One of the Specials is there chilly & cheese inlet, to die for. It's...More

Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday morning, only waited a few minutes for a table - well worth the wait. Great food, great value and fantastic service - I can see why it was John Wayne's favourite!!

Thank Jmmdw6
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Our breakfast was absolutely delicious. I would say that the pricing was high but for Newport Beach I'm sure it was a deal. For a family of four with tip and tax it was about 50$. We had everything from French toast to eggs, chicken...More

Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very small place that gets crowded very fast since its small but you´ll find a table in 15 minutes. Packed with locals. Pet friendly, has been there forever and it doesn’t seem to get old. Food was above average and a good alternative from the...More

Thank JJAlvarezRG
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Newport Beach
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1,775 reviews
1.02 km away
Balboa Inn
272 reviews
1.04 km away
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
1,186 reviews
1.69 km away
Balboa Bay Resort
835 reviews
1.79 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Wilma's Patio
341 reviews
.72 km away
Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery
92 reviews
.61 km away
51 reviews
.71 km away
Sugar 'n Spice
31 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Balboa Island Ferry
1,564 reviews
.63 km away
Fun Zone Boat Company
54 reviews
.86 km away
St.John Vianney Chapel
32 reviews
.63 km away
Island Paddle Board
9 reviews
.65 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Galley Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-4110
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing