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About Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

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.

15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:15am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:15pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Los Trancos

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 376-6900

Website:
http://thebeachcombercafe.com/

Entertainment:
Live Guitar on Thursday nights

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef: Carlos Olivera

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (142)
Scenic View (131)
Great for Outdoor Dining (124)
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Worth the Drive (84)
Good for a Date (82)
Special Occasion (82)
Casual (80)
Great for Lunch (75)
Fun (68)
Sunday Lunch (63)
Romantic (63)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Great for Brunch (53)
People Watching (45)
Cozy (43)
Authentic (34)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Kid-friendly (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Healthy (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Seasonal (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Afternoon Coffee (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Tasting Menu (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Business Meals (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Live Music (3)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 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).

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Enjoyed my visit to Beachcomer Cafe. I am from out of town and was referred by a friend who used to live in the area. Our waiter, Ryan, was quick and efficient. He was well versed in the menu and made recommendations for both food and drink. It was a bit chilly and it rained intermittently, so the plastic walls were down and we could not see the ocean. But the food was amazing and the location was incredible.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Wonderful time, food and friends. I love the Beachcomber!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

All I can say is the view is spectacular. We had the coconut macadamia nut pancakes which were the best ever. Syrup had real pieces of coconut in it.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Walking to the restaurant was so romantic, dining there while listening to the waves crash was amazing, and the food was epic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great visit as always, Crystal Cove omelette was great and friends enjoyed the French toast. Superb service and a typical beautiful day on the beach.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We hadn’t been here for a long time. Delighted that we came back. This was without a doubt the very best dinning experience we have had in a very long time, anywhere. We dined just as the sun was setting over the ocean, beautiful weather, a waiter who’s timing and approach was impeccable, our dinner was an explosion of taste. What better way to celebrate a birthday!!! We are still talking about it!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We are here from Mich this is our favorite place to eat.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Was so excited to take a friend of ours from the East Coast to a place that we could say was 'only in Califronia could you get this'.....the evening was beautiful. The sunset was amazing and the view from this restaurant are unrivaled. The service was great - the food was really delicious, as were the cocktails. The only drawback? It was getting chilly - there were only two of us there while the third was parking in the lot at Los Trancos - you would think the hostess would have seated us so that we could order drinks and appetizers..................NOPE. Be warned - your entire party has got to be there if you have any hope of being seated. She did offer that we could go to the bar and order and they would move the tab over to the restaurant. Seemed kind of silly to do that - we would have been seated at the restaurant by the time the drinks and apps would have arrived. Stupid policy - there should be some latitude with the hostesses to make the call instead of so cut and dry.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Never disappointed! Surprising how many people in Sothern California do not know about this hidden gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The view is always my favorite part of eating on the patio at The Beachcomber. Food is always good and the service is as well. It never disappoints!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Vacation. Awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The Beachcomber Café is truly the place to go if you are celebrating a special occasion. It was my birthday this Monday and the waitstaff went out of their way to make it truly memorable for me and my guests.

The full team has incredible customer service -- and every person, from host to waiter, remembered to wish me a happy birthday with a warm greeting, greeted me by my name, and provided a small birthday treat at both my dinner reservation, and breakfast the next morning.

The food is delicious, served in a timely manner, and the waterfront view truly can't be beat! Thank you, Beachcomber Café!

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Beautiful view, good food - all around wonderful experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fun spot with a great environment. So neat to be right on the beach. Cozy feel. We did have a little mix up with how to find you and had to ask around at the drop off spot where we got re-directed to the parking lot. It was a fun anniversary breakfast.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We think it is a special place all year long to relax, enjoy the beach, sunsets, love the outdoor dining! Great place to bring friends, family out of the area. Magical!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Beautiful sunset atmosphere with great food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We arrived on time and my daughter was behind due to work, the hostess stated we could not be seated without her and stated if we were she would have to sit at another table, our reservation was for five and she would seat us for four as "they do not do add ons", she was very rude about it, my daughter arrived and they sat us at a table for four and added a chair; absolute moron. The lunch food was mediocre at best, my son and I ordered the burger; the Carl's $6 burger has more flavor and costs much less money. The waiter and his service were fantastic, the cocktails were good; I would only recommend this place at lunch for the atmosphere as you are right on the beach.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The experience was fantastic. We arrived early so drinks at the outdoor bar were in order, the bartenders were friendly and the drinks are really interesting and different. For dinner, I had lamb and it was wonderful, the gnocchi is light and fluffy covered in a delicious pesto. The rest of the table had fish and we shared the brussel sprouts. Everything was fresh and perfectly prepared. The highlight was the dessert - beignet with chocolate sauce and ice cream! It was a wonderful experience with great service in an awesome setting! We will return even though it is an hour drive - well worth the drive!

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beachcomber is simply a great place to eat and drink. Right on the sand in beautiful Crystal Cove. I'd go everyday if I could!

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best salad I’ve had in a very long time! Always feel welcome there!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous food and service from Jimmy , our server. We took friends of ours visiting from CT and they loved it!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Your dinner menu is great, but you have to work with the lunch menu and your drinks are way too expensive.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place and food! It is great for anniversaries, birthdays or just a nice place for great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Been here many times. One of our favorites to bring out of town guests

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Healthy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Love the views and the food is just a bonus!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Beachcomber is my favorite spot. On the sand and great food.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and ambience. The service was great and they were very accommodating when we requested a different table. Best in the daylight as the view and ambience can't be beat for this area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The Big Bad Bloody Mary may have been voted Orange County's best, but you can get the House Bloody (same amount of alcohol, just minus all the toppings) for half the price! The Tiny Ahi Tacos were yummy, the lobster and seared ahi sandwiches were delicious, and the salmon salad was also very good. People rave about the beignets, but as someone who's spent a great deal of time in Louisiana, I thought they were a little TOO light and pillowy; it was like eating air with powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Lovely time. Great food, beautiful view and a place to walk off your meal

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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