Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.8
6332 reviews
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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.

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Beer & Brunch $48.95 Adults & $16.95 Kids. Start off with a Craft Beer or Champagne & then some Beignets & Ambrosia Salad. Then choose from 1 of 10 of Chef's specialty designed entrees for the day such as Surf & Turf, Steak & Eggs, Lobster Pasta, Apricot Glazed Chicken, Baby Back Ribs & a kids menu.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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KS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific location, food and service. My husband and I live in Colorado and whenever we’re in the area, we enjoy a good meal at Beachcomber Cafe!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our sister’s birthday and we were so excited to be celebrating it at The Beachcomber Cafe! There are 3 of us and we always enjoy going somewhere special to celebrate our birthdays. It was a beautiful sunny day! In fact, when we parked our car we decided to walk to the restaurant rather than take the shuttle. We were seated right away and before we could put our napkins on our laps our waitress was there offering to take our drink orders! What a delicious selection of drinks they have to choose from!
The setting is so cool, it’s sort of a cross between Gilligan’s
Island and Mama’s Fish House on the Island of Maui.
The food was outstanding and the service could not have been better! I truly can’t wait to go back!!!!

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BW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Would have been excellent in every way except they forgot it was my daughter's B-day (mentioned in my reservation).

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Beachcomber is a great little restaurant at a beautiful location. Food is pretty good.

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. The ocean is visible from each and every table in the restaurant.

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KS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a beautiful place to dine. The ambiance is wonderful and the wait staff great! The food was delicious. We had the calamari for an appetizer and the chicken salad for the entree. Of course we had to have an order of the beignets. Everything was fabulous!

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, the calamari is a staff favorite. We are glad you enjoyed yourself.

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful late lunch with visiting family. Wonderful service and excellent meals.

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RW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a pure gem! A delicious dinner in paradise.

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MA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BeachComber cafe is truly a diners gem! Situated right on the beach, outside patio, tables full but not overcrowded, smiling, friendly staff and guests! Food was fresh. Had the Maine lobster roll and fish & chips and both were delicious, as were the yummy cocktails. Prices are a tad high, but you’re paying for the ambience/location. Actually saw dolphins in the water right in front. Will go again and try the breakfast!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was bomb, service was awesome and view amazing. Can’t wait to go back

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious as always. I proposed in front of the cafe a few years ago and ever since, it has been our special spot. It has never disappointed us!

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IL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

who wouldn't love Crystal Cove? the beach front view is to die for. The food is quite generous in size and tasty. Just be aware the food will get cold very quickly since it's quite windy. They provide blanket so you're in good hand. Love Love Love the venue. Not fancy type, definitely romantic.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoyed myself here. Everything was great! The Cadillac margaritas were on point. The scenery was bomb! The food and service was superb! Will definitely bring other people here.

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MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

AMAZING breakfast as always. With a reservation I’ve always been seated almost immediately. I love this place with my whole heart 😍

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v
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Love this place!

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WT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast was delicious. Generous portions. The servers were pleasant and attentive. Beautiful day at the beach.

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G
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful anniversary dinner at the Beachcomber. Expensive but worth it. Thanks to the staff!

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JM
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Newport Beach with undoubtedly the one of the best dining views in the world!

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best beach restaurant in the area. Not your typical menu. Food well prepared and presented.

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CW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Also really enjoyed the active surf. Be prepared to get there early, as this is very popular!

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MC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is like paradise according to my friends and family

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KK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to take out of town guests to enjoy Crystal Cove beach. Good food in a fantastic beach front setting. Makes you feel like you are in Hawaii.

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SB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic little spot. Right on the beach, wonderful food, great service. Hard to top this gem.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s excellent! Be sure and include them on your list of things to do!

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H
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit to Beachcomber. It's such a different vibe from the typical OC restaurants. Very quaint, genuine and fabulous food - along w/ a phenomenal beachfront location.

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MH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Mother's Day and had a wonderful time. It was a set menu and they offered up plenty of options. My mom had the surf and turf and I had the veggie frittata - we both enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere is wonderful. The cafe is right on the beach a few 100 yards from the ocean. The wait staff is very attentive. I will definitely recommend this cafe.

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RM
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

VIEW WAS BLOCKED. MEAT WAS DRY. SERVICE WAS GREAT & FRIENDLY. FUN PLACE!

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b
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Worst service I have ever received! Chicken was raw. Told server and got no response. Never offered us coffee or dessert. Never saw our server once he took our order. He returned 20 minutes after our meal was done with our check. Stated he told management about my raw chicken and he stated for them to fix the timer! Sad! Do not recommend! Setting is special!

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FJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The weather was very nice, and the service was excellent.

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l
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place so much, from the breathtaking view to the amazing food & service. Coming to this place is always a treat for me and my family & im so grateful the beachcomber exists. Thank you endlessly for making each experience sensational

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JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best breakfast place you will ever go to. Order the beignet, you will not regret it!!

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t
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a good time eating right on the beach. We have been here many times and still love coming back for the view and food!!

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NM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is good except the parking situation. My husband is handicapped and the spaces are usually taken by ??? There can be 2 tables taken inside, and all 4-5 HC spaces are full. How is that possible?

Also the bus is $3.00 round trip. That's not good.

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SM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beachcomber Cafe is a unique experience. Situated on the beach at Crystal Cove with an outstanding menu of basic dishes each done with its own individual touch. Great food, great atmosphere and service.

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DW
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Oscar was the best waiter! He was very attentive without being overbearing. He was energetic and knew his job well. We had a wonderful lunch.

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A
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always awesome. You can’t beat the gorgeous location on the beach. Love it there.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank You for a nice evening

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DF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 25th wedding anniversary lunch. We often celebrate special occasions at the Beachcomber. Love it!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

They were seated right away the view was absolutely outstanding,the staff was very friendly and helpful.The worst part of it was the food, was overcooked the eggs were burnt the ham was cooked to the point of no moisture left in it. Other than that it was a great experience.

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LC
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, service was excellent. The Beachcomber is a must every time we visit from Canada. We high,y recommend to all our friends and people we meet while visiting Newport Coast Villas.

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views gorgeous surroundings, tasty food, friendly service!

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