Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.9
7361 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 7361 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
D
vipDleelee
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Beach Restaurent in OC, right on the sand can’t beat it

RA
RonaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. This was my second visit and was every bit as good as the first time. A definite place to go when I’m in Newport Beach.

CM
CaseyM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. The service was phenomenal. The ambience of sitting outside and seeing the ocean was above and beyond. Beigneis were still to die for.

JF
JeanF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great atmosphere. A special outing whenever we.

PH
PaulH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Food and location are amazing. Service is perfect. Thank you .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful beachside table with an varied menu for breakfast. We started out with Mimosas snd their beignets. The beignets melted in your mouth and were light and feathery pillow! Just amazing. All meals were beautifully presented and tasted every bit as delicious!

KH
KarenH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful, long overdue date with hubby. Beachcomber is always a great place to be at. Wish there were more time slot options. 7:30am was too early. 😝

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch

NC
NicoleCc
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Absolutely love the beachcomber!

TB
TerryB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great view and great service. Oscar, you are the best. Every waitress and waiter should be taught how to do it right.

RC
RobertC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! I would recommend everyone try this restaurant. Great memories will be had by all. Staff is incredible and the food as well as ambiance could not have been better.

TS
TammyS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

JF
JamieF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Went for my mom birthday

MN
MayraN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation at 5pm and was running a little late. I called the restaurant and the male that I spoke with told me not to worry about it. That there’s a 15 min grace period and if I show up later than 15 mins then they would put me on top of the waiting list, if any. I also told him we were celebrating a birthday and figured he would’ve noted all of this in my reservation. I get there and the female hostess had no clue about anything. She didn’t know who picked up the phone and told me that. She struggled to check me in and finally got sat. I told her again that we were celebrating a birthday but I guess she was still confused. No one relayed the message to our server and we were so over it that we just didn’t care anymore. Sad that we couldn’t celebrate a special day at one of our favorite restaurants when we’re finally able to go dining.

NC
NyCa
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most perfect place to dine on the beach...either on thecovered porch or under umbrellas on the sand. The oceanfront view and surrounding mountains and historic beach colony are the perfect frame!

DC
DeniseC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here for about 8 years! It is still as special a place as I remember. Fantastic location on the beach, great food, great service (by Oscar). Take the shuttle or a fun walk from the parking lot. Note, you'll be walking in sand so wear appropriate shoes.

F
vipFoodie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new outdoor dining set up along the beach. the food is also amazing. We love this restaurant! Go and support them.

AV
AlmaV
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, beachfront and great food and drinks.

GL
GarrettL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very good time. Our server Danielle was great!
We saw Whales and pods of Dolphin.

DY
vipDiYe
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance.

Z
Zeester
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful morning with my mother by the beach.

SS
vipShelleyS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love this place! Never disappoints. Service is friendly and food always good tasting and quick. You can’t beat the beautiful view year around either. Always a highlight during our beach vacations; especially with our kids years ago.

TR
TiffanyR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! Wonderful service and delicious food!

J
vipJudy
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful location on the beach

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most perfect evening! Our table was on the sand, candlelight with heaters. The view to the crashing waves and clear enough to see Catalina ! Everything perfect! The staff was excellent and friendly! We just got engaged moments before dinner at sunset so the perfect steering! They even brought us a special dessert! Food was delicious! My favorite place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. I’ve been coming to Beachcomber 30 years. Try to always be here for a birthday dinner. They had tables set up on the patio and in the sand for safe social distancing. Everything was perfect except for being told a few times that our limit for sitting at the table was 1 1/2 hours and then being reminded of this at the end of our meal. We were all conscious the first two times we were told this, being reminded two more times was over kill. This certainly didn’t take away from the wonderful food, service or views we enjoyed.

B
vipBubz
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing lunch with friends! They have a new set up with a few tables directly on the beach. It was really a nice set up and you cant beat the view. Food was amazing and they allowed us to stay past the 90 minute time limit to finish our bottle of wine. Cant wait to come back again soon!

J
vipJules1964
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member at the beachcomber, goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed
I have been there three times this month for breakfast. The food is outstanding and so are the breakfast cocktails.

KS
vipKendraS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food. Definitely a must do and must return. Great service. Jesus was the best.

BS
BuffyS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to the Beach Comber Cafe. We were seated quickly and the waiter was very friendly and attentive. Can’t beat the view or the atmosphere. The only thing that my kids were upset about was wanting something from the dinner menu and we were on the lunch menu. They didn’t understand that not all restaurants offer both lunch and dinner options at the same time. But they enjoyed what they got off the lunch menu. No complaints! Everyone enjoyed their food! We will be back for sure! Thank you!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at this restaurant many times, usually for dinner. Today we had lunch there. We shared the ahi salad and the fish and chips. Both were delicious. Our favorite dessert is the banana cream pie, which is done as a French bakery would make it.

KJ
KandiceJ
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful morning brunch here. It was beautiful and the food was delicious! We loved the pancakes and corned beef hash.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

No fish special which was a bummer and no blankets or candle on our table ..

R
Randi
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is great, location is amazing, food is gourmet and is fairly priced for its quality. Will be back soon!

N
vipNanvalley
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, April was the best! Everything was perfect.

G
vipGreekgal54
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Dinner Special:
Details Mignon and Lobster Tail
Wine reduction sauce

F
Faith
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. Love this place always

J
Jazz
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, beach setting was breathtaking. Will totally visit again. ☺️

SF
StevenF
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch for the first time since Covid. Service and food were as fantastic as I remember and they have the Covid protocols nicely in place. This place is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Glad they waited an extra 8 minutes for us. Was our anniversary. Good food. But the crepe was undercooked. Little chilly with the outdoor seating. Great location and service.

FAQs

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.9 stars by 7361 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.

Tweets by Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove