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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.7
5420 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:15am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 376-6900
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Carlos Olivera
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Los Trancos
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Parking details
Validated Parking is available at the Los Trancos parking lot adjacent to Pacific Coast Highway, just a short walk or shuttle ride from the restaurant and beach.
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Entertainment
Live Guitar on Thursday nights
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5420 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great Food, Great View, Good Service, Highly recommend this place! We brought friends from out of town and they loved it since it is on the beach it was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous location right on the beach, good food and drinks. Made reservations two weeks in advance but was seated within ten minutes of arriving while others without reservations had a two hour wait time. Perfect for a walk on the beach after lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food and wait staff were great. Saw a beautiful sunset....

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Picked up my sister at the airport and took her straight here for lunch. I've been there several times and always happy with the food. It seems you can usually only get two of the three - quality, ambiance and price. Here I get all three. Excellent on all counts.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We ate here on Friday for breakfast. The food was fantastic and the service could not have been better. The location is awesome. I would love to stay in one of the cottages on the property. The whole place is a hidden gem. The avocado toast is the best I have had. The crazy Bloody Mary and the pins cup were outstanding. Our whole group loved their dishes. We will definitely return and highly recommend this place. I recommend reservations.

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Farmgirl (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful breakfast on the ocean in beautiful Crystal Cove State Park.
Excellent service and good food.
A bit pricier than some and drinks a tad pricey (mimosas @ $10).

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was our second visit to the Beachcomber and we absolutely love it! There are not enough stars to rate the view and atmosphere and the food is fantastic!

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Breakfast (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely day but as it was warming up at 3 pm the plastic we were sitting next to, became like a sauna!! There was no air blowing through and it became very uncomfortable!

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deja (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I've been to the Beachcomber many times for breakfast and for lunch. Service is always terrific. It is very popular, so reservations really help. Food is always good and you are right on the beach, yet entirely comfortable no matter the weather - what more could you want?

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was awesome and service friendly and efficient.
We will return.

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Greg (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had great valentines special dinner for my wife and I. Wonderful food!

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Patti (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is always great along with the service. Great views of the ocean. After your meal take a nice walk on the beach.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We go to Huntington Beach for several days each winter. We are a group of 10 motorcoaches Crystal cove is one of our favorite places to visit. Lovely setting good food and craft cocktails. Just found out this trip that we could make reservations. Good news. Parking lot validation is nice but I didn’t know there was charge for shuttle. Embarrassing since I don’t carry a purse when with my husband and he walked back up hill and there were several of us with disabilities. Other than that we really love the place and would love to spend a few days in one of the cabins So special to be right on the ocean.

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TonyaM (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Brandon and Max were wonderful. I will definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Not sure what was better the breakfast or dinner. Both delicious.

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