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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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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this place! Great food and ambiance. Can't beat the drinks! The crowd is always electric. The location is on the water which is always nice. Ask for Heather. She makes the place hum. She's a delight! Never miss this place when I'm in Newport Beach and you shouldn't either.

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Thank Gbusiek
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually found this restaurant on Trip Advisor on a recent business trip to the area. Food and staff were delightful. Would recommend highly. Coming back to the area in a month and will be visiting again.

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Thank Wendy D
Mission Viejo, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met friends for lunch. We sat on the heated patio since it was a cloudy, cool day. In the summer it would be warm and perfect. The menu was extensive with seafood appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fish tacos and award winning Manhattan and clam chowders or lobster bisque. The salmon panini was delicious as the fish was nicely seasoned and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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345 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Great food at good prices. Wine selection is good and again prices are reasonable. Inside and outside seating. Friendly service. Right at the waters edge.

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Thornton, Colorado
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cold so when they suggested outdoors I was concerned that it would be too chilly but they had the heaters on blast and it was great. Dinner was incredible. I had the cedar plan salmon. I have NEVER had melt in your mouth salmon and the miso glaze on top was to die for. The calamari appetizer was... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to dine at Bluewater Grill on a recent business trip. There were about 30 in our group so we were seated outside. It was an unusually cold January in California but the staff had heaters around our tables and dining was comfortable. With this large of a group we were provided a smaller selection of dining... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a couple friends at Bluewater Grill for happy our. They had good drink prices. One friend had a cocktail, another a draft beer, and I had a glass of Cabernet. We agreed that the prices were good for the drinks we got. We then started on appetizers.I had a bowl of white chowder, we all got the steamed... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Ask for a booth when you make reservations at the Bluewater Grill. The restaurant has a warm and comfortable atmosphere and the wait staff is excellent. The seafood is fresh and delicious, and superbly prepared.

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Thank cjkines1
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8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Those of you that love fresh fish, this is the place. Kudos to the chef. the fish is spot on. All their items are excellent so if your not into fish choose anything it will be great!

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

Dear Gail H, 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 

Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Wasn't my first time here and won't be my last. The prices are reasonable (which can be hard to find in Newport) and the quality top notch. The ambience is beautiful, overlooking the harbor. Parking is valet, even in winter when there is lots of available parking, and I find that odd, but it is what it... More 

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

Dear Mostly-Mermaid 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. We can't wait for your next visit and thank you once... 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, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?