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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
+1 949-376-6900
07:00 - 21:30
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Irvine, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wait staff is friendly and food is good. The real reason to go is to enjoy the view. Make a reservation at least a day in advance to get a seat at on the porch. In summer they have an express service booth for beach eating. And the bar is open for walk-ins all the time.

Thank Luihana
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146 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No reservations before 'off hours', but fun place for lunch. The food was quite good and obviously the location certainly adds to the experience. It is very busy so get there early and check in as wait time will be at least up to 1/2 hour.

Thank Janice51
Los Angeles, California
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213 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The food is great, but it's really the views you come for. I enjoy grabbing a drink at the barefoot bar while waiting for a table. When you're done, walk your meal off by wandering down the state beach, checking out the historic beach bungalows and the tidepools.

Thank EmBentley
Paderborn, Germany
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there on my own when walk down the beach for a burger and a beer. Nice staff, great atmosphere and really delicious food!

Thank JBrinkmeyer
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a fun and very enjoyable dinner with friends while visiting Laguna Beach. We thought the food and service were very good. We'd happily return and recommend to friends. Pleased our friends were driving because the drinks were punchy (and good).

Thank RichardSW15
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kobe Burger was delicious! Staff was helpful. Friend got Tuna melt & she was in love! Super cute place with beautiful view right on beach!

Thank Stacie S
New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't very many dining options at Crystal Cove Beach, and so there is no reason for this restaurant to try very hard. But they wowed all of us in our party! The menu goes way beyond the traditional beach shack offerings. The food was absolutely amazing - the fish was so fresh, the fries were delicious, and the salads... More 

1 Thank Anne C
Tucson, Arizona
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166 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to eat breakfast here when visiting in Orange Couty, California. It is literally on the sand with ocean views and surf sounds from the open air deck. (There is plastic sheeting for protection in bad weather,) It is in the historic Crystal Cove State Park. Reservations are hard to get. The dishes are fun and well prepared.... More 

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La Quinta, California
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we are staying at a very expensive resort in Newport (Pelican Cove), we took one evening at the Beachcomber in Crystal Cove. While not super expensive, the Beachcomber is a superlative dining spot in this area. Specific points in its favor: 1. The setting of this eatery is amazing. In a state park, it is scrupulously non-commercial. The historical... More 

Thank Shermyanne
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Crystal Cove area and stopped here for an early dinner. It was a long wait for outdoor seating, but there are picnic tables on the beach right outside, so it went by fast. Parking is across the street on Los Trancos in the Crystal Cove State Park parking lot. It's a 5-10 minute walk to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?