Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.8
7254 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7254 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Service... Thank you🍴

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entree!!!

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Johnh
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the place is adorable. right on the beach. great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food snd view. Excellent service Covid style!

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LeannE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was a great server and the yellow spaghetti squash was incredible! Will definitely get that again!

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JacquesM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a pleasant experience as usual. Since it was cold and the restaurant was not busy...it would if been nice to park below instead of taking a very cold bus to the top parking lot across pch. The parking lot below was wide open. Restaurant could be saving money...just a thought.

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MitchB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server Chelsea took amazing care of us, food is phenomenal: scallops, tuna , sea bass, pork chop all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful, the service from Jesus was excellent

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vipockb
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing setting, fantastic service, delicious food (steak chiliquiles is a favorite of mine). Always such a treat!

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James
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a terrific place. Well prepared food, good service, one of our favorites!

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vipSharonB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pricey for what it is, but you can't beat the view and the food is good.

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EmmaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Gem! I want to keep it a secret! Thank you Jesus for the best service ever!

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vippicky
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had an outstanding experience, our server Oscar was outstanding. He was attentive and his service was impeccable. We were able to get a table along the strip rather than the deck which was outstanding. Food service was fast we never felt rushed enjoyed every minute and it was a beautiful day the beachcomber never disappoints. Thank you

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JaneN
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 3 birthdays! It was a beautiful day with great weather, excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe with the distancing of the tables and the protocols followed by the staff. Oscar was amazing and we can’t wait to come back!

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DebraR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server and service was excellent. Food was delicious!

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Funmama
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with the most outstanding service, location, food, and atmosphere.

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nodgnuoy
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Sitting 75' from the ocean. Attentive staff. Delicious food.

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vipBubz
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating here when i can get a reservation. Food is amazing and you can't beat the location.

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DLopes
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were fabulous. We were entertaining an out of town guest, everything was perfect.

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vipSes123
Los Angeles
206 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for a casual beach side brunch or breakfast. The staff are always very friendly and the food is reliable although it could sometimes be hotter. They have spaced tables well apart making this a comfortable place to dine in the time of COVID. The only down side is that it is very tough to get a weekend breakfast reservation.

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AlexandraA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The ambient is just beautiful!!!! The service was very friendly. We were a bit disappointed about the food. Far away from what we expected for that price range.... you pay more for the view instead of the food....

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DavidM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great at Sunset.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and so was our server Max.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Thank You!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good dining

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HollyR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, outstanding service, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 5th engagement anniversary returning to GREAT food, WONDERFUL ocean views & EXCEPTIONAL service from Kellen! The NEW beach table setup works OUTSTANDINGLY WELL!!! See you in 2025 for our 10th?!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food and great service.
I Love this place.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, a little pricey but worth it for the view. Went two times this month. Service was great, and we were seated by our reservation time, even a little sooner. The second time we were able to get one of the tables on the beach outside of the restaurant. Spectacular! We were celebrating birthdays and each time got a lovely complimentary birthday dessert. The only request I might have is just to extend the menu a bit. One of the women said they used to order a wonderful steak salad, but it was no longer available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and everything we ordered was delicious. I can’t say one bad thing about this place. The Mahi Mahi spring rolls are a must try

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KailaKing
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! I ordered the Salmon and my boyfriend got the filet. Everything was perfectly seasoned and cooked. The waiter was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this cute date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spectacular place and our server, Alex, was exceptional!

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DebG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the Beachcomber a lot and this time was the best because of our server, Chelsea! She was on the ball. Every time we had a request she immediately handled it and never made us wait. She was friendly and in her game! Thank you again, Chelsea for making us have a great evening.

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helen
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and we had the best table a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean! Our server was Melissa - she was outstanding! Took care of us and was very pleasant 🥰

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and vibe are always so wonderful. The lemon ricotta pancakes and the beignets are must haves!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here. You just cannot beat the ambiance. Food, drinks, and service are consistently top notch. Consider walking the trail under the highway instead of taking the shuttle for an interesting experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience! I would recommend having an alternative to the paper straws for children. The paper
straws are terrible.

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JamesF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate at the Beachcomber Cafe twice in the past few days. I enjoyed the outdoor seating area that is on the beach for a great view and people watching. My only irritation with this place was making a reservation through OpenTable. If you are only going with 2 people we were seeing no results for tables. If we added a 3rd or 4th to our party, there was plenty of availability. Not sure if that is a glitch or they prefer larger parties for the added income. Otherwise it's a really fun experience.

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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 7254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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