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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norco, California
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to meet and great. Food was awesome the staff friendly. The atmosphere great. They have valet parking or meter parking in front. Lots of signs saying they check meters. Parked in Valet just as easy and not stress

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Fishers, Indiana
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy nice little place down by the water. Service was very good, had a little issue with lobster bisque, no questions asked took it off the bill everything else was very nice. Good atmosphere definitely recommend

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Bluewater. We had great food, service and the waterside table was perfect. We will certainly return here on our next visit to Newport Beach.

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Thank Linda K
Tucson, Arizona
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The location was perfect as was the service. However, I felt that the food was nothing special and that the prices were not justified. We waited almost 45 minutes for the main course on a night that wasn't that busy

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Thank Robert R
Anaheim, California
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130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the day on Catalina Island, came back here for dinner. Our first time and we were not disappointed. The fish selections were good with both fresh and farm raised. Everything was perfect and the location is nice. Will definitely come back

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Thank Kim J
Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The enticing photo of the Bluewater Grill at Newport Beach is a long shot, taken at night from the opposite side of the marina, when the lights gleam on the water and there are no boats moored at the restaurant. We got an outside balcony table for Sunday lunch yet all the boats were in and since these are almost... More 

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1 Thank visitrequisites
Newport Beach, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Newport Beach. Great for lunch, dinner or happy hour. The food is always great, the service is top notch and there's a nice outdoor deck overlooking the water. You can even bring a bottle of wine and they do not charge corkage. Casual outdoor dining or cozy indoor bar near the fireplace.

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Thank Suepkid
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suepkid, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When near Balboa Peninsula make sure you stop in for fresh seafood. I've had most items on the menu and have never been disappointed. Service is outstanding. Prices a little in the high side but worth it for a great dinner.

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Thank DoubleBlack1
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear DoubleBlack1, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

California
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148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Poke Bowl at $14 for lunch was so good. Ahi tuna, rice, avocado, daikon radish and ginger seasoned just right with sesame. The grilled trout was large and tasty. Nice selection of side dishes. Friendly competent service.

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1 Thank ScarlettHippie
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear ScarlettHippie, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

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131 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good seafood selections.Ciopino and sea scallops were perfect.Located on a Marina it is very noisy but friendly.Service was good( Steven) No reservations accepted under 6 people and $3 to valet park on premises.

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Thank Jjdaily
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jjdaily Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Steven a huge high five for being such a great ambassador. We believe our staff delivers this type of hospitality at every table and it is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
Description
Newport BeachEstablished in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.

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