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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thebeachcombercafe.com
  • Phone: (949) 376-6900
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:15am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Executive Chef: Carlos Olivera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the backdrops of your Southern California dream event. The Beachcomber's Catering division offers four stunning sites within the California State Park Historic District or will travel to your desired location.
  • Private Party Facilities: 3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.

    Promenade-located right on the beach

    Outdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.

    Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer McCallister (949) 644-8759
  • Entertainment: Live Guitar on Thursday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Los Trancos
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking is available at the Los Trancos parking lot adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway, just a short walk or shuttle ride from the restaurant and beach.
A word from Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove provides ocean front dining in the Historic District of the Crystal Cove State Park with breath taking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island. Situated steps from the sandy beach, The Beachcomber's outdoor patio provides the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean's breeze while sipping on your favorite cocktail or enjoying one of the many favorite entrees and appetizers.

The Beachcomber's outdoor tropical bar 'The Bootlegger' with thatch roofing provides the perfect spot to escape from the world while enjoying one of many tropical vivations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Breakfast the first day was great all around. Early Dinner last night was disappointing - service was awful and the food was just okay -- the expensive fillet had very little flavor. It wasn't very busy so that couldn't be the excuse for the attitude and lack of attention of staff."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "our first time there was for dinner. the food, chilean sea bass and ribs were good but not great. we love to eat by the water so the ambience was very nice, but not worth the overall cost of the meal. the drinks were a little on the weak side."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We love it here. However this time even though we had reservation we had to wait 25 min. and then we didn't get a very good seat. It was a Friday night but we were there early and watched table after table just sit after they were done. Maybe there should be a hour and a half table limit on busy nights. It's a great place and people don't want to leave I get it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Beachcomber's location directly on the beach in a historical location is unbeatable, and the food rivals the location. We ate on the covered deck, where there are blankets and heaters to guard against the ocean breeze. Each entree was delicious; the service was outstanding. All in all, a typical wonderful experience at our favorite restaurant in Orange County."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good food, good service, great view. What more could you ask for?!?"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "U can't beat the ocean view n sounds of the ocean especially at sunset but the food for diviner is poor. The food preparation belongs at Denny's or cocos for $30.00 entree why with such a commanding view / setting could they not do better"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food was ok. The worst part was in order to get there by car you had to park in a lot across the highway, then take a shuttle bus that charges $1 a person. It drops you off at the beach entrance where you then have to walk about 200!yards to the restaurant. And for the food, it was ok. Nothing spectacular. The views were nice. And they have a blanket at every table which was cool."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was a surprise birthday lunch for my husband. We both had the best time we'd ever had, and enjoyed everything about it. Having lunch, sitting right there on the beach, it was breathtaking. After lunch, put our feet in the water, and took a walk along the ocean. Could not have been better...Can't wait to go again.."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The terrific location, on the sand at Crystal Cove, coupled with good food and service makes this a must visit place when we are at the beach. Brunch is our favourite time as the sun in a better position for beach/ocean watching. Every table on the deck has an umbrella. While it's operated by Ruby's, I find the food much better and menu more interesting than typical Ruby's. The eggs benedict served with rosemary potatoes was very good and well presented. The egg whites were firm, yolks sufficiently runny and hollandaise sauce tasty. They've added Beignets served with maple flavor syrup (9 small in an order), which were good, but don't compare with Cafe DuMond."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had breakfast....and it was delicious.....a great table....good service and the view was wonderful. We really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "With the Pacific in view, I was delighted by the delicious creations from the kitchen. The menu choices were innovative, plating was pleasing to the eye, and the flavors were well-balanced. The service was terrrific."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My daughter and I had a delicious lunch of fish and chips for lunch. The restaurant also sat us promptly- thank you!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was the perfect Summer setting. We felt like we were teenagers vacationing at the beach again. The food was great, the service good, but the best was the wonderful beach, the sun and all the people on the sand. We loved every minute of it. Even had some wine with our dinner! Many thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "You are basically eating on the beach 75 feet away from the ocean. That is what you're paying for. The food as awful. Eggs were runny and raw. so raw that the entire white was clear. Toast was cold and not toasted, potatoes were way over seasoned."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Perfect spot to propose to my girlfriend, had a table closest to the ocean at sunset, very romantic!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our experience ( myself husband, sister and nephew) was wonderful. My sister from Texas was so very impressed. Food excellent and the dessert was superb. Have been to The Beachcomber Café several times it's one of my favorite places to take friends and family. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "A very special treat for out of town visitors and special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "There is nothing not to love about the beachcomber cafe. Well, maybe just one thing. It can be difficult to get a table, even with advance notice! It's wonderful there, don't miss it."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Found out about you last year when we were at Marriott's Newport Coast Villas. We tried to get in last year but the place was already booked up. It was interesting making reservations online, but we finally got there."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "this was our first visit even though we have lived in huntington beach for 20 yrs , it was awesome experience we took our twin granddaughters 14 yrs old we loved everything cant wait to take our grandson ! kind of hard to get reservations"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "enjoyed our breakfast on the beach. can't be beat for atmosphere, anxious to return for dinner. service was terrific, not rushed. on the beach, what could be better!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "On the beach...beautiful view of the ocean...sunset in the horizon... fabulous food ... luxurious libations...and impeccable service... PERFECTION! But don't tell too many people... let's keep it our little secret!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I recommend do open table for this place! People who waited hours came mad.. :/ host and server was really nice though!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The view was amazing, the food was great! The price is a little pricey for what you get, but the view would make up for it. Service was ok, I wish there was a little more vegetarian variety on the menu. We definitely plan to go back again, I just wish we could book a reservation further in advance."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "From coconut pancakes to specialty Benedict's the breakfast menu is fabulous. Toss in service that is over the top you have a great experience. There is more, the greatest retro beach environment in the country."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food great service great place the location is Fantastic, just love beachcomber restaurant DG"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent location, nice walk around the beach after a meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Right on the beach. Great scenery. Food was delicious. Best tuna tacos I have ever had. I would highly reccomend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is our favorite breakfast spot in Newport. The beignets are to die for! The atmosphere (right on the beach) is great. Make sure to make your reservations well ahead of your arrival date, and arrive early as they will only hold your table for a short time due to the large number of people who waiting for walk-up tables. It is a little pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was disappointed that the Fish in tacos was not hot. And cole slaw side was not cold."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "On vacation with the kids, breakfast was out if this world food. Everyone loved their dish. Can't go wrong with any choice. Even more importantly, take a stroll before or after, the beach is so beautiful. My daughter fell in love with California that morning. Reservations a MUST."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "He won it. We asked for a few cherries, he brought a bowl, we asked for a few lemons, he brought a bowl arrranged like a flower! My niece (10 yrs.)said her french toast were soggy, he brought her pancankes done perfectly. Party of eight, seated on a four person 9:30 am opentable reservation in twenty minutes on a Sunday, June 29! Other than what mentioned, no complaints."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere and you can walk off lunch with a stroll on the beach"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place to bring visitors to get a feel for old california beaches. restaurant, good service, good food, great place for drinks & sunset views."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Beautiful view, food was great & so was the service! A wonderful afternoon!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Dining at the Beachcomber Cafe is a unique experience! The eatery is located on the sandy beach in a historical area. Service was great, food very good, and ambience....amazing!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I frequent Beachcomber often always making sure I have reservations. My past visits have been a 10+. This time was not. The waiter was sarcastic and while trying to be funny was insulting! He didn't stop with one insult, he compounded it with a few more trying to be funny. When a friend (who is a waiter) stopped to say hi, the waiter somehow realized he needed to let up but by then it was too late, the damage was done. Since my overall experience was favorable (drinks,food,ambiance) I rated my overall "very good" and typically it's off the charts! :)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This place was amazing. The location is exceptional, as it is in a prime spot (right on the beach, literally). Part of our group was late, but they still were able to accommodate us for when they arrived, although I would have been fine to wait because the beach is right there! We were sat at one of the tables in the front...which was perfect. The food, I ordered Chilaquilas. These were reaaallly good! Americanized, but really tasty regardless. Waiter was nice and attentive. We will definitely be coming back, as I would like to try their lunch and dinner menus (we were there for breakfast)."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We frequent the Beachcomber and enjoy the food and being by the ocean. Fun and memorable sunsets!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014