Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.8
7273 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 7273 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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vipWayneW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the setting, the food & all the friendly wait staff❤️

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ValerieM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. Thank you!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table on the beach great food and service. Totally awesome experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch celebration

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strawberry with Bananas and Mangos

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Sally
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice outdoor dining experience during an oppressive pandemic!

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KimC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice late lunch. Very nice. Area is decorated for the holidays too.

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RobinC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in the area! Always try to get there when we are in town. The fish & chips are the best ever. Great cheeseburger. Bloody Mary is a meal in itself. So good! Can't wait to go again. And the setting is amazing!

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guyo
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our lunch experience was very good. the food and beverages, the service and ambiance of the Beachcomber was all first rate. unfortunately an extremely loud young woman was seated at the next table. she put a slight damper our lunch. we left before having desert and after dinner drinks because of her.

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Maxine
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us for breakfast at the Beachcomber. It’s right on the sand with a wonderful view of the ocean. The food was absolutely delicious. So yummy. We all agreed that we had a great time. Looking forward to doing that again !

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WilliamR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Respects social distancing. Provides many heaters for cool evenings. And the food was just terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Crab Benedict was the worst I’ve ever had, the sauce tasted like processed cheese. Other than that, the food was good

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vipSes123
Los Angeles
206 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to eat at Beachcomber. The staff are delightful, the breakfast choices are good, and the view is unbeatable. The restaurant has done a good job of spacing out tables to be COVID compliant. The waitstaff are friendly and efficient. The only down side is the difficulty of getting a reservation.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful pre-Thanksgiving experience. We’ve wanted to bring our daughter for some time and she loved it. Even with COVID, all precautions in place and it felt safe and such a wonderful day.
Thank you

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vipPatrickD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Beautiful day with table right on the beach which was perfect setting for special guest visiting California for the first time.

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Biggie
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While the ambiance is compromised due to Covid, the food was terrific and service by Melissa superior. They are doing everything they can to preserve safety while providing a great experience. Can't think of one thing I'd change. Thanks!

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great Service... Thank you🍴

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vipGreekgal54
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entree!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and ambiance!

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Johnh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food snd view. Excellent service Covid style!

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cdlv
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner.....at the water's edge! I had guests for dinner and it was just perfect! The fresh salmon was delicious and one of my guests had the sea bass, one of the nights special dinners, and it was superbly prepared! We had the most attentive and pleasant server. A definite 5 star experience!

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LeannE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
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 on November 19, 2020
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 on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful, the service from Jesus was excellent

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vipockb
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
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
207 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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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 7273 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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