Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
THE BEACHCOMBER CAFE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE RESERVATIONS OF PARTIES OF 6 OR LESS PER OUR AGREEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
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.
We took friends who have lived in OC for over 30 years, but had never been to the Beachcomber! They loved it.
This was only my second time to the Beachcomber and I don’t know why! We had a front row table on a gorgeous day. Our waiter was outstanding and the food delicious. Love the throwback feel of Crystal Cove. Can’t wait to go again.
What an amazing restaurant!!! This is a MUST stop!!! Don’t forget to order the beignets!!!! Beyond excellent
Beachcomber is a unique place. It's located in the historic district of Crystal Cove park, right on the ocean shore. If you don't have a reservation, expect to wait for 30-40 min.
The food is not bad, but in this price range, you can find better restaurants. However, you can't beat the location, especially if you can time your visit to be there during sunset.
Overall, highly recommended!!!
Loved it! Our servers were friendly and professional. The food was delicious. The view can’t be beat.
Beautiful sunset view!
Took out of state family for a 4:45 pm reservation at our favorite table near the flag. At 5 pm our dinner guests were so surprised for the flag raising ceremony. The food was delicious. The ambiance outstanding. We all enjoyed the ocean sound background. It was a really hot day, but the host was fantastic. We stayed hydrated with plenty of water and fun drinks both with and without alcohol.
Thanks for making great family memories.
Fast and friendly service. Our server McKenzie was excellent and Ryan who took over when McKenzie took a short break was great, too. Overall, the Beachcomber Cafe was well worth the drive!!
Always a wonderful experience... everything was perfect as usual!
One of the most unique locations along the Orange County coast. Combination of excellent cuisine with a beach location. Relaxing and un rushed as you watch people, surf and sun.
Here's the thing, you have the only restaurant on the sand in the entire area, and it's going to be packed no matter what, but they consistently do an outstanding job on food and service. Everything is carefully prepared, fresh and oh so tasty. And don't miss the homemade deserts. Hat's off to Beachcomber. Long may you reign!
Having a meal at The Beachcomber Cafe is like going on vacation at the beach, even though it's just 20 minutes from our house. It makes any occasion special!
Love the beach and the waves
The Beachcomber never disappoints the food was delicious and the ambiance was excellent. I am a creature of habit and always get an egg white Omelette with fresh spinach, mushrooms and avocado and it’s always delicious. It comes with an assortment of fresh fruit which includes all kinds of berries and is scrumptious. The beignets were fluffy pillows of deliciousness we dipped them in warm syrup or whipped cream finishes off the perfect treat.
My husband ordered the macadamia nut pancakes they came out cold so he ended up ordering a meaty omelette which was delicious. No issues with returning food and they got his new order out quickly!
Everything here is fresh and delicious you can’t go wrong! Make a reservation a few weeks ahead of time so you can minimize the wait. Also make sure your entire party shows up on time or they will not seat you.
We love visiting and enjoying lunch here every time we visit Orange County. Clam chowder is a must order. Delish.
Wonderful!! Oscar is the best server they have 💙 He remembers us, and how we order...never gets it wrong! He's so genuine!
Stunning setting watching the sun go down. Casual beachside seating, heaters on and blankets offered to keep off the night time chill. Food was wonderful.
The Beachcomber never disappoints! We make at least one visit every time we vacation in the area. Right on the beach, delicious food and outstanding service!
Great food and great service with an amazing view!
Absolutely outstandingly every way!
Great ocean view. Lunch lobster club sandwich tasty n refreshing, took half home. Cozy with blanket ( which they provide) as sun starts to set
Good food, loved the view.
The food and atmosphere were great. The only downside is that they do not have a restroom in the restaurant.
Great time! Going back next week! Love how close it is to the beach! It’s on the beach!
One of the best places in OC. On the beach and great food.
The only issue we had was the construction inside. There was a lot of noise during our meal. It might be best to close the restaurant in the future if refurbishing is required
Great location- very laid back casual on top the beach , who could ask for anything more?
Food was average, pricey and safe.
Prime rib dip , meat was great, dip was super greasy , like they just added the greasey drippings and hot water from the roast. I could only eat half as portions were large, now if they focused on the quality and not quantity would that help improvement?
Given the three week wait, I was disappointed but the location is so special, I will no doubt engage again!
Service was great, personable and fun
Fabulous as always!!!
It was windy and cold without the plastic curtains! Burrr! Not enough blankets.
I hope you will bring the curtains back to make it more comfy on windy, cold days.
First time for lunch and had a great tuna sandwich with tomato soup. My daughter and I shared our two orders. She ordered the fish and chips. Service was excellent and our table was ready and waiting for our reservation when the walk up wait was 1 hr 45 minutes. Advance reservations are highly suggested!
First of all, let me say the food and service were excellent. The Beachcomber chardonnay wasn't up to par, but our waiter replaced it with another selection. This restaurant, with its historic setting is an experience. So different from the over priced hotel sites along the water. It was highly recommended by friends who are foodies. We will include it in every visit to Newport Beach in the future.
The meals we had were delicious! We enjoyed the food and the beach view.
Great food! Great service! Everything was great! We would love to come back.
Great food, generous portions, and great atmosphere.
Wonderful 59th birthday for John White, he’s been coming to the Beachcomber for decades! It was perfect and our waitress Penny was great! Looking forward to coming back again & again! We’ve been here 3x’s in the last 3 weeks....
A great place to eat! Second time going there and can’t wait to go back next time I am in town.
Went for Fathers Day Brunch. &50 per person for a set menu with food that tasted like it was made a week ago. No choice of how you wanted your cheap cut of steak cooked or how you would like your eggs prepared. Pancakes tasted watered down. Very disappointing with the food for the price and the high rating this restaurant has. The only thing this restaurant has going for them is the view and being right in the each.
Took my dad here for father’s day brunch. Our server was curtis and he was great as well as the food! Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good place for brunch or a quick bite while at the beach!
Food and service as always was amazing. Love the view.