Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

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6035 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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Beachcomber Cafe will be only offering a special 4 course menu for Valentines Dinner. Cost will be $110 per person. Enjoy a romantic evening dining on Crystal Cove's beautiful beach over looking the ocean. Choice of Surf & Turf, Rack of Lamb, Herb Jidori Chicken, Lobster Tail, or Veggie Lasagna.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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T
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine Newport Beach menu

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TT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view of ocean. Love the food and cocktail. Very romantic for anniversaries. Service is outstanding.

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

We had a delightful late lunch on the patio. Food was fabulous and worth the wait since service was a bit slow. But with the ocean a few feet away, it is probably much better to savor the time than to be in a rush to get your food. Wait staff was very courteous and attentive, so maybe the food wasn't slow. Maybe, I was just in my usual rush, rush mindset. Enjoyed the BeachComber very much!

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J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place that never disappoints. Thank you for the delicious food, service, and attention to detail.

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CS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, wonderful service, scrumptious food. It made for a delightful and romantic evening! The restaurant week menu was larger than expected, and extremely tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It as very beautiful! Thankful for my sisters recommendation.

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DT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a stormy day, The Beachcomber was cozy and warm place for a delicious lunch!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

even though it was pouring rain, everyone was still so nice and the food was fantastic. only minor problem is that the shuttle driver was VERY rude. he said to us "give me my money or you can walk over" keep in mind i had two elderly women with me who the drive saw could barely walk and it was POURING rain outside. i understand he has to make some money, but we even said we would try to get money from one of the servers or an ATM. he's not a good first start to your journey at such a nice restaurant.

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JA
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants nationwide! It never disappoints!

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TE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dining expierence, good food and friending wait staff. We ate inside
as it was January and weather can be inclement, the patio dining was tented which Made that dining area very, very noisy but inside was quiet. I highly recommend eating inside.

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KP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a beautiful waterfront view. Lunch and dessert were amazing!

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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely beachfront setting makes dining a special occasion. Great service and friendly staff. Loved it!

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent!

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RP
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Fish and chips were poor. Too much batter, old oil and soggy fish[Cod]

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GD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service at cool beach bar with amazing ocean views!!

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KS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful girls day out for Texas friends! Great food and jalapeño margaritas! Great service from Evan!

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DV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
A Little pricey, but you're paying for the view.
Go for an early dinner to appreciate the lovely sunset.

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best . We drive a distance for the wedge salad

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s
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our 35th anniversary breakfast there. It does not get any better than breakfast at The Beachcomber! Food and service were amazing. Beignets are to die for. And of course the view is truly spectacular.

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SG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best most relaxing beautiful fun atmosphere

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f
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

right on the beach! great casual atmosphere with a more formal menu.

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PG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great view. Always great service and food!!

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K
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great time as always

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at The Beachcomber and I will definitely be back! I made a reservation, based on other people's reviews and I would highly recommend that. We were actually about 15 minutes late due to some parking confusion, but they were very nice about it and honored our reservation. The view was STUNNING and the food was very good. Service was also very good. I honestly have no complaints and we will definitely be back! As for parking - my GPS took me right to the cafe, but you can't park there. You have to park across the highway (Coast Ave I believe) in the Los Trancos parking area and walk across the street and down a trail to the restaurant or take the shuttle that is provided. We had a long drive to Arizona ahead of us, so we opted to walk. After our meal we walked on the beach and it was heaven. We can't wait to go back to The Beachcomber!

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j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Hmmm. For days we had talked about the crab Benedict as it was online and posted outside the restaurant on that menu. All in party were very disappointed in the offerings. Could have gone elsewhere but wanted the crab. They really should correct that!!!!

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JI
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything that people say about this place is true. What a beautiful spot on the beach, the food was fresh and wonderful and our server was fantastic! Will go back every time we visit the area.

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R
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beachcomber offers beach front dining (literally) on a pristine walking beach. They validate parking across the highway that encourages a nice walk to and from the restaurant (though the bus is optional). The view is unparalleled, and you can do a beach walk while you wait for seating or walk after your meal on an incredible beach. Oh yeah, the food is excellent, too.

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H
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous atmosphere. Great way to start the day. Excellent food.

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D
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is usually good. I had the frutti di mare this time and it was just ok. The seafood was cooked just right but the dish just didn’t have much flavor.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not the best location for NYE dinner if you wan

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location, right on the sand. Food and drinks were great, a must try.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beachcomber was awesome!!! From the really beautiful and fun walk (through a tunnel under the 101) to the fantastic view, great service and delicious food. We came all the way from San Diego and it was totally worth the drive. Loved it!

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RA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to the Beachcomber for my birthday and we had a great meal with a beautiful view, even on a cold winter day. We will be back!

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g
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beachcomber would be a greet place to eat if the food was only acceptable. The view is great!

The food is amazing. The service is great.

It is an experience that I will remember forever.

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A
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love being on the beach, catching a glimpse of Dolphins and eating great food, this is definitely the best place to go! Enjoy the Beignets morning, afternoon or evening dessert--AMAZING!!

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LC
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME as usual!!! Started of with the Big Bad Bloody Mary, added beignets, and then shared the eggs benedict!!! Service was GREAT. Food delicious. And the OCEAN was the BEST! Love this place/experience.

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SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect place, setting was beautiful, food was creative, service was friendly!

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RL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to try beef Wellington for first time , they did amazing job. Clam chowder great also. Great view of sunset.

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KP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this little spot, reservations are a must, always fun and festive at Christmas. Food is great!

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