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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

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4.8
7917 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian


The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove provides "world class" 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 on 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.

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Booked 53 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Olivera

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Los Trancos

  • Parking details

    Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Keep your parking stub for validation. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.

  • Entertainment

    Live Guitar on Thursday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Father's Day Beer Brunch

    $48.95 per person

    Jun 19, 2022 only
    Beer, Beach & Brunch! Start with an Ice-Cold Craft Beer or Mimosa. Then enjoy our famous Beignets & Ambrosia. Chef has designed 9 special items for Brunch served from 7am to 4pm. Choose one: Surf & Turf, Steak & Eggs, Frittata, Prosciutto Wrapped Mary's Chicken, Shrimp Carbonara Pasta, Crab & Shrimp Omelet, French Dip, Baby Back Ribs, or a Kobe Burger. $48.95 Adults and $16.95 Kids ordering off of our Kids Menu. The Brunch Menu will be the only menu offered from 7am to 4pm., All reservations will be on the outside patio on Crystal Cove Beach.

Popular dishes

Menu

Entrée Split Charge $5. Corkage $20

Sweet Treats

  • Beachcomber Beignets$11.95

    A Basket of these Puffy Treats goes great with our Coffee! Maple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Whipped Cream

    • Fresh Fruit Crepes$12.95

      Strawberry Crepes filled with Bananas, Mangos, Strawberries, Chantilly Cream and Mascarpone Cheese. Finished with Powdered Sugar, Whipped Cream

      Egg Dishes

      With choice of Oven Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Fruit, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Tomatoes plus your choice of Toasted Artisan Breads (Gluten Free Option Available $2)

      • Two Organic Eggs any Style*$13.95

        Organic Eggs prepared any way you like

        • Two Organic Eggs with Bacon*$16.95

          or with your choice of Sausage, Ham or Sausage

          • Crystal Cove Omelette*$18.95

            Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Avocado, White Cheddar Cheese

            • Mediterranean Omelette*$18.95

              Organic Egg Whites, Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach, Roasted Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese, Lemon Zest, Mixed Green Salad, Lemon Vinaigrette

              • Roasted Vegetable Frittata*$18.95

                Organic Eggs, Crimini Mushrooms, Roasted Cauliflower, Gouda Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Truffled Parmesan Cheese, Chives

                • Ranch Skillet*$19.95

                  Organic Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Portuguese Sausage, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Cheddar Cheese, Sautéed Bell Peppers and Onions

                  • Corned Beef Hash & Eggs*$19.95

                    Two Organic Eggs, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Savory Corned Beef, Peperonata, Poblano Peppers, Caramelized Onions

                    • The Classic Benedict*$19.95

                      Two Organic Eggs, Spiral Cut Ham, Hollandaise, English Muffin

                      • Crab Cake Benedict*$22.95

                        Pan Fried Blue Crab Cakes, Two Poached Organic Eggs Hollandaise Sauce, English Muffin

                        Fruits & Oats

                        • Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal$11.95

                          Almonds, Brown Sugar, Golden Raisins

                          • Fresh Fruit Bowl$11.95

                            Seasonal Fruit, Berries, Greek Vanilla Yogurt

                            Breakfast Specialties

                            • Avocado Toast*$17.95

                              Hass Avocado Mash, Goat Cheese, Poached Organic Eggs, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Reduction, Baby Arugula, Sourdough Toast

                              • Huevos Rancheros*$18.95

                                Turkey Chorizo Hash, Crispy Corn Tortillas, Two Poached Organic Eggs, Pico de Gallo, Green Salsa, Sour Cream, Queso Fresco, Avocado

                                • Smoked Salmon Tartine*$19.95

                                  Smoked Salmon, Hardboiled Egg, Herb Cream Cheese, Capers, Chives, Malted Brown Bread, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Olive Vinaigrette

                                  • Brioche French Toast$17.95

                                    Soufflé Style Baked Challah, Dulce de Leche, Chantilly Cream, Candied Pecans, Fresh Strawberry and Bananas, Powdered Sugar, Whipped Cream, Maple Syrup

                                    • Coconut-Macadamia Pancakes$17.95

                                      A Beachcomber Favorite – Lemon Zest Coconut Pancakes with Macadamia Nuts baked right in. Served with warm Coconut Syrup

                                      • Banana Foster Pancakes$17.95

                                        Buttermilk Pancakes, Topped with Crème Anglaise, Cinnamon Butter Caribbean Rum Flamed Bananas, Pecans, Powdered Sugar, Maple Syrup

                                        • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes$17.95

                                          Lemon Zest Pancakes, Bellwether Farms Ricotta Mousse, Warm Blueberry Chutney, Powdered Sugar

                                          • Steak Chilaquiles*$19.95

                                            A Beachcomber Favorite. A "South of the Border" Flank Steak Braised in Guajillo Sauce, Corn Tortillas Queso Fresco & Cheddar Cheeses, Sour Cream, Avocado Purée, Diced Tomato and Green Onions Topped with a Sunny Side Up Egg

                                            On the Side

                                            Add to any entrée for $7.95

                                            • All Natural Spiral Cut Ham

                                              • Pork Sausage

                                                • Turkey Bacon

                                                  • Apple Wood Smoked Bacon

                                                    • Portuguese Sausage

                                                      • Impossible Sausage

                                                        Eye Openers

                                                        • Mimosa$12.00

                                                          Cristalino Sparkling Wine, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

                                                          • Michelada$18.00

                                                            House Spicy Mix, Mexican Beer, Chili Spiced Rim

                                                            • The Royale$13.00

                                                              Add one of your favorite flavors to a glass of bubbly: Blackberry, Elderflower Liquors, Peach, Mango, or Strawberry Banana

                                                              The Big Jars

                                                              • Big Bad Bloody Mary*$21.00

                                                                Voted "Best in OC" by OC Register. Housemade Bloody Mary Mix, Deep Eddy Vodka, Crab Claw, Jumbo Shrimp, Fresh Vegetable Garden

                                                                • The Big Bloody Maria$21.00

                                                                  Housemade Bloody Mary Mix, Peppers, Tequila, Jumbo Shrimp, Longanisa Sausage, Pepper Jack Cheese

                                                                  • Pimm's Cup$19.00

                                                                    Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Nolet's Gin, Lemonade, Sparkling Soda, Lemon, Strawberries, Cucumber, Orange

                                                                    • Michelada$18.00

                                                                      House Spicy Mix, Mexican Beer, Chili Spiced Rim

                                                                      • Front Porch Blackberry Tea$19.00

                                                                        A Secret Prohibition-Style Iced Tea, Citron Vodka, Blackberry Liqueur, Lemonade, Iced Tea

                                                                        • Watermelon Mojito$21.00

                                                                          Cruzan Rum, Cointreau, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Agave Lime Juice, Mint

                                                                          The Margaritas

                                                                          • Patrón Margarita$17.00

                                                                            Patrón Silver, Grand Marnier, Fresh Citrus Juices, Rocks

                                                                            • The Real Deal Margarita$17.00

                                                                              Casamigos Blanco, Fresh Lime Juice, Real Agave Nectar, Rocks

                                                                              • Blackberry Margarita$16.00

                                                                                Cazadores Reposado, Blackberry Liqueur, Real Agave Nectar, Lime, Rocks

                                                                                • Spicy Fresa Margarita$16.00

                                                                                  Cazadores Reposado, Strawberry Liqueur, Ancho Chille Reyes Liqueur, Agave Lime Juice, Jalapeno Puree, Lime, Rocks

                                                                                  • El Morro Margarita$15.00

                                                                                    Rancho Alegre Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Citrus Juices, Rocks

                                                                                    The Mules

                                                                                    • The Mule$16.00

                                                                                      Deep Eddy Vodka, Ginger Beer, Freshly Squeezed Limes

                                                                                      • The Skinny Mule$16.00

                                                                                        Vodka, Diet Ginger Beer, Freshly Squeezed Limes

                                                                                        • The Ruby Red Grapefruit Mule$16.00

                                                                                          Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, Ginger Beer, Freshly Squeezed Limes

                                                                                          The Cocktails

                                                                                          • Luscious Lemonade$15.00

                                                                                            Citron Vodka, Crème de Mure, Blackberry Liqueur, Lemonade

                                                                                            • The Beachcomber$15.00

                                                                                              Our Signature Tall & Cool Cocktail, Cherry Cruzan Rum, Coconut Rum, Lemonade, Cranberry Juice

                                                                                              • Endless Summer$15.00

                                                                                                Vodka, Basil, Muddled Strawberries & Cucumbers, Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

                                                                                                • The Baja Breeze$17.00

                                                                                                  Casamigos, Aperol, Fresh Lime Juice, Real Agave Nectar, Fresh Watermelon Juice, Tajin Spice, Lime

                                                                                                  • Coconut Mojito$15.00

                                                                                                    Coconut Rum, Rum, Pineapple Juice, Mint, Lime, Pina Colada Mix, Agave Lime

                                                                                                    • The Tropicana$17.00

                                                                                                      Blue Chair Key Lime Rum Cream, Vanilla Vodka, Agave Lime, Pineapple Juice, Cinnamon, Lime, Rocks

                                                                                                      • Living Lychee$17.00

                                                                                                        Vodka, St Germain, Grapefruit Vodka, Lychee Liqueur, Lemonade

                                                                                                        Local Craft Beers

                                                                                                        • Bootlegger's "El Chango" Mexican Lager$9.00

                                                                                                          • Karl Strauss "Red Trolley" Red Ale$9.00

                                                                                                            • Eel River "Organic California Blonde"$9.00

                                                                                                              • Widmer Bro's, Hefeweizen$9.00

                                                                                                                • Left Coast "Trestles" IPA$9.00

                                                                                                                  • Stone IPA$9.00

                                                                                                                    Last updated: May 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                    4.8
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                                                                                                                    • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                                      AngieCab

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The weather was damp and dreary but the evening was still wonderful. Dining to the sound of the waves on the beach was the best. Service was outstanding and the meals were scrumptious!

                                                                                                                    2. JM

                                                                                                                      JessicaM

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Great late lunch for our daughters grad celebration! Thank you was so fun.

                                                                                                                    3. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      It was absolutely lovely

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                                                                                                                      ericcat

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great location. Food was great!

                                                                                                                    5. JM

                                                                                                                      JuliaM

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      14 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Today the greeter was so nice. Hector was awesome server got everything we asked for fast. 3 of us had special it was great

                                                                                                                    6. CJ

                                                                                                                      CarolynJ

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Location is awesome. Food was okay, nothing to write home about. We had breakfast there, expect to pay $20 a plate, adding drinks will kill you. For four people I paid $165. Plus $10. parking since we stayed at the beach to hang out. Plus an additional $12 to ride the shuttle from the parking area since you can't park there. All in all it was about a $200 breakfast for 4 people. Not worth it.

                                                                                                                    7. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent breakfast in a setting which is unique in Southern California. We feel fortunate to live only about 20 minutes from this fabulous restaurant.

                                                                                                                    8. T

                                                                                                                      Thetimesharequeen

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Everytime we are in the area, we try to make sure we have dinner reservations for the Beachcomber restaurnt at Crystal Cove. It’s delightful, always beautiful, AND always busy. Plan accordingly and have a great time. YOu will love it. Employees are attentive, polite, and fun.

                                                                                                                    9. BP

                                                                                                                      BreeP

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Service was great! Everyone was so friendly. Food was amazing! Drinks were great. Can’t wait to go back

                                                                                                                    10. S

                                                                                                                      Samm

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      I come here at least once every year with my mom. Highly recommend.

                                                                                                                    11. H

                                                                                                                      Heddy

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Server was wonderful, beautiful location on the beach but was really warm and humid the plastic tent with little ventilation and no fans. Food was okay - nothing special for the price paid, especially the fish and chips which seemed completely unseasoned. Chicken burger and bread pudding were pretty good

                                                                                                                    12. DR

                                                                                                                      DarlynR

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Always the most amazing atmosphere, great food and wonderful staff. We LOVE the Beachcomber!

                                                                                                                    13. PB

                                                                                                                      PaulB

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent wait staff and service all around. Everyone enjoyed their breakfast entrees.

                                                                                                                    14. TR

                                                                                                                      TerriR

                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Fantastic! You can’t beat the food and the view!

                                                                                                                    15. C

                                                                                                                      Carolyn

                                                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great location, and service. Food a little to salty

                                                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We love this restaurant. We try to come when we visit So Cal. The location and food are superb. The only suggestion would be to have a few smaller plate choices such as a couple more salads.

                                                                                                                    17. LM

                                                                                                                      LMSHAW

                                                                                                                      Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      Fun place but overpriced. Loves the ocean/beach ambience.

                                                                                                                    18. s

                                                                                                                      saltysue

                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Had a lovely birthday lunch for my friend. She had never been and was so happy with the wonderful view of the beach! She had the tomato soup which was delicious and then the pasta. I had the Kobe burger which was great!

                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      Poor service, food was mediocre and not much of an ocean view with thick plastic coverings. Shuttle driver from hotel said he hears the same comments from other guests.

                                                                                                                    20. EA

                                                                                                                      EA07

                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Always great, the view, food, service are consistently wonderful

                                                                                                                    21. G

                                                                                                                      Gabe

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Best place to eat, right off the beach, the cool breeze, the wonderful sounds of the waves. The food is so tasty, the staff is wonderful. We come every morning for a brisk walk on the beach followed by a great meal whenever we are in town.

                                                                                                                    22. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Sacramento

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Early morning brunch, and two lovely Bloody Marys, split a Marvelous eggs stirfry, a wonderful waiter and just an overall fine experience. Will return soon!

                                                                                                                    23. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      One of the most unique and charming restaurants in Orange County- we come whenever we have friends or family in from out of town.

                                                                                                                    24. FG

                                                                                                                      FredG

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Excellent service and location. Wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

                                                                                                                    25. AH

                                                                                                                      AprilH

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      I mentioned to the hostess that it was our 32nd wedding anniversary. Nothing. Oh well, fun time any way... It was very windy.You have the plastic shields down. They did keep the wind out but I wish they were more clear so we could see the ocean.

                                                                                                                    26. G

                                                                                                                      Gabe

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The staff, quality of food, ambiance is superb. Everytime in town, this is our goto place, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even just for drinks, listening to ocean along with the cool ocean breeze.

                                                                                                                    27. IS

                                                                                                                      ImeldaS

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The Beachcomber provided me and my family a great dining experience. Alex, our server, was very professional, knowledgeable and cheerful from beginning to end.

                                                                                                                    28. j

                                                                                                                      jnine6

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                      It was a nice place but if you do not have handicap sticker plan on either walking or taking the shuttle which is 1.50 per person. No big deal but bring cash as they only take cash. When we got off the shuttle they are huge rocks of which I did not see and fell the driver was of zero help! Hurt pretty and bruised. Beachcomber Cafe was ok food was ok service was not great. Waited over and over for coffee. Food was cold..

                                                                                                                    29. SB

                                                                                                                      SandyB

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Everything was great! Food and service excellent!

                                                                                                                    30. MB

                                                                                                                      MarkB

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Mothers Day 2022. Great location, food and service. We will be back

                                                                                                                    31. KB

                                                                                                                      KerstenB

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      21 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Was lucky enough to get a Mothers Day reservation way in advance! The hostess was delightful we checked in and she sat us right away wishing me a happy Mother’s Day. Our waitress “April” couldn’t have been more accommodating. She was so friendly, always had a delightful smile on her face, and made us feel right at home from the beginning she started waiting on us. She suggested the surf and turfBenedict which was out of this world. She kept the bottomless mimosas constantly going and did not rush us through our meal. The Quality of the food in the presentation for the set menu was very impressive. Not usually a fan of set menus however this one did not disappoint…..The beignets were like pillows from heaven. Light , airy, and scrumptious! We definitely will make us a Mother’s Day tradition moving forward. Thank you beachcomber café for making me one happy mommy yesterday!!!!

                                                                                                                    32. K

                                                                                                                      Kate

                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch at the Beachcomber. The food was incredible and the portions were very generous. A very fair price for such a lovely meal. Our sever April was very friendly and had a wonderful smile. Overall, very happy with our experience.

                                                                                                                    33. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Charlotte

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Service was great. Server was very attentive and kind. The patio was very noisy given Mother’s Day crowd so it lost its seaside calm. Food was plentiful but overpriced and so-so for the price. This would be a better place to go for happy hour rather than a special occasion brunch.

                                                                                                                    34. RS

                                                                                                                      RosieS

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great view! Drinks and food are delicious. We made a reservation and it’s the way to go!

                                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Indiana

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The delish macadamia coconut pancakes, brioche French toast and scramble w Portuguese sausage were awesome! Great hostess- very efficient service and amazing venue on beautiful Crystal cove beach for a nice walk after breakfast ♥️ Worth the wait to get in! Make your reservations early!

                                                                                                                    36. MM

                                                                                                                      MarkM

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Historic and picturesque setting. Great service and Delicious food.

                                                                                                                    37. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Truly feels like a vacation great food and even better view! My favorites are the fruitti de mar and the banana pudding!

                                                                                                                    38. C

                                                                                                                      Cinhart

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      112 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      112 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      This restaurant is very special because of it's location on the beach. We enjoyed a bottle of wine, the seafood pasta and a Mediterranean salad. Our server, Melissa, was very nice. Our experience was diminished due to 3 very loud, undisciplined children at the table next to us. The yelling, running around and overall loudness ruined our dinner. We can't blame the restaurant for this, it was just unlucky for us, we were sorry we couldn't enjoy the live music being played or have a conversation due to the disruption. There was not another table we could have moved to. Our $140 dinner out was not enjoyable. It was impossible to ignore what was going on. The children were rewarded with ice cream just when we thought they might be leaving. But, our food was good, the view spectacular so don't be deterred by our complaining. Be sure to add time prior to your reservation to walk on the beach.

                                                                                                                    39. D

                                                                                                                      Dani

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Awesome setting, great food and staff:)

                                                                                                                    40. WW

                                                                                                                      WilliamW

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great location. Good food. The best view. Busy. Strongly recommend reserve ahead. No on site parking is probably the only negative for this place.

                                                                                                                    Safety precautions

                                                                                                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                      • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                    • 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

                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                    Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 7917 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                    Google Map for Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

                                                                                                                    15 Crystal Cove Newport Coast, CA 92657

                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                                      Los Trancos

                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                      Newport Beach

                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                      Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Californian, Seafood, American

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                      Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Keep your parking stub for validation. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.

                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                                      Carlos Olivera

                                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                                      Live Guitar on Thursday nights.

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                      (949) 376-6900

                                                                                                                    • 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.

                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                      3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party

                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                      Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759

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