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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.7
5524 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:15am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 376-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Carlos Olivera
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Los Trancos
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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.
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Entertainment
Live Guitar on Thursday nights
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Bottomless Champagne Brunch $47.95 Adults & $16.95 Kids.
Start with our Beignets & Ambrosia. Then choose from 9 special items the Chef has designed for this special day. Surf & Turf, Steak & Eggs, Shrimp & Lobster Enchiladas, Avocado Toast, Scottish Salmon Benedict, Fried Chicken

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 5524 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The Beachcomber is so special, with it’s gorgeous view on a beautiful stretch of beach. One of my absolute favorite places. Fantastic margaritas!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Husbands birthday

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Ryan was a delightful server. Ask to sit in his section for a pleasant experience! Food isn’t a WOW factor but that’s not what you come here for! Ambiance is a 10!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to take friends fro out of town

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a fantastic breakfast with great service! Corner porch table was just perfect. Portions are large and pricing is reasonable for the area.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

When booking on Open Table only a very few times were open, so we booked a very early dinner only to find loads of tables open. Asked the restaurant Mgr who said they must leave 70% tables open for drop ins! This is no where stated when booking online! Needs to be fixed and listed on Open Table.
The outdoor patio, even being right ON the beach had way, way too much noise! Get some tablecloths or something to absorb noise we could not even hear ourselves......

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Love this place

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

At work 3 of us decide to pick a new place to go once a month. I selected Beachcombers and we were not disappointed. The weather was perfect and we all really enjoyed atmosphere. It was noisy, maybe because curtains were down.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Annoying that you have to take a shuttle there and back (that costs). It was raining the day we went and we were soaked. They aren’t able to drop you off right at the door and there were tons of mud puddles that our two boys insisted on splashing in- gross. Food and views were great though.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous view, service & food

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I love the food, ambiance and ocean view of the Beachcomber Cafe. I took my cousin and her husband here for breakfast and was sure to order the beignets. (My cousin lived in New Orleans for many years, and she said these beignets were better than the ones in New Orleans!) We had a nice walk on the beach and enjoyed the overall surroundings here. This is becoming my go-to place for special occasions.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

The only big draw here would be the ocean I would say. Food was fairly good except I had a lousy waiter to whom I had emphasized that I can't eat spicy food. He promised it wasn't spicy and delivered spicy shrimp. I said I don't think I can eat this. He commented yeah, those chefs have a whole other idea of spicy and walked away. I consider that poor service. The ambiance is well, beachy I suppose but if you sit outside be prepared for pigeons flying over your head and around your table.
I guess for tourists from cold weather it's a blast to be near the water, but I won't go again unless I have to. The service turned me off.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Loved it!!! The Fruttie de Mares was so very delicious. The server was helpful and fun. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Same old FABULOUS place. The location on the beach is second to none and the food is very very good and at reasonable prices. There's nothing else like it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Okay let’s just say this is likely one of the best if not the best place to eat along California’s Gold Coast of Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar and Laguna Beach. Try the Kurobuta pork chop that is melt in your mouth tender due to its preparation and you will be amazed with the Maine diver scallops with prosciutto. A great starter includes the crispy calamari and Thai steak skewers... just ridiculous how good the food and atmosphere is!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Birthday dinner for my son and his girlfriend . Food was spectacular .

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Took the granddaughter after a day at the beach. Nice lunch but noisy crowd that day!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had a wonderful breakfast today. Great food, and service. Nice to see Amy and say hello. We love the improvements to the rest!. We love that you do not rush us with our grandchildren. Your the Number #1 rest. in OC .

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Delicious food, friendly service & beautiful view!!!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Treated our son and daughter-in-Law to breakfast in beautiful location. Good food, great service, and the ocean. How can one go wrong?

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful setting, great food!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was excellent. I ordered blueberry pancakes that were juicy and full of fruit. Beautiful day to have breakfast on the beach

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful day, wonderful table with an amazing view, thank you to the Beachcomber!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Exceptional food, outstanding service, lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The daily special of Mac/Cheese with a Lobster Tail on top was great for one of our guests, MahiMahi Tacos 🌮 also good but the Fish and Chips was just ok with ice cold 🍟! Ugh! Great setting! Been here before.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We have been coming to The Beachcomber for years on special occasions I.e. birthdays, anniversaries and with out of town guests. The service, food and setting cannot get any better. It is always the perfect place to dine.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Fabulous cheery service, as always! Fantastic food, and unbeatable atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great view of the water and beach. Food was very good and the service was great. I look forward to having breakfast here with my mother and daughter when I have a day off from work. It’s very relaxing.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This is our favorite go-to restaurant for special occasions. Casual attire but with the ambience and food of fine dining. We always take out-of-state guests there just to show off our Southern California weather and lifestyle.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We loved our server AJ! We had a fabulous Easter brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great dining right on the sand. No place quite like it. Creative menu, well crafted and well presented. Attentive and informed servers. Outstanding place for a brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Wanted to try this place based on recommendations and location. Did not disappoint.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Birthday- very nice venue, good prices, good service as well. We’ll be back!!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Beautiful view on a perfect night.... My husband and I had a front window inside the restaurant whille the sun was setting and a wonderful breeze was coming through. We were early and the hostess was kind enough to accomodate our arrival, giving us the perfect table to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter kind of had a rocky start, rushing us to order almost immediately after seating us. We tried to give him cues but he kept coming back, without allowing us time to review the menu. He did finally slow down and became more personable.

My husband and I shared brussel sprouts as an appetizer and it was good. We also ordered the same main dish, the Icelandic cod and it was very good and would recommend it to others. Make sure you request a window seat! What a wonderful experience!

Valet was kind and the front desk was very nice when we asked if we could walk around because we are quite interested in staying at the hotel. Only oddity is that the rooms are not air-conditioned and don't really know how that would work on a hot night.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was delicious

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Have eaten here many times...never disappoints...food is great, view is great, wait time is a little longer than what I’d like...but great times!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Love the setting, the menu items are varied. I was dissapointed our server seemed a bit distracted and not as attentive as servers we have had in the past.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The service was amazing as always, this was the first time having dinner here and it was fantastic. Can’t wait to go again

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We loved Beachcomber!! The fire pit service was fantastic and breakfast in the restaurant was SOOO good. Can’t wait to get back to eat again.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love the view and atmosphere and friendly staff.

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