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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

5428 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • 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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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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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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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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Live Guitar on Thursday nights
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5428 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

There isn't anything else like this is So Cal; it's casual beachfront dining in a historic setting. The food is good, the service is more than efficient and the atmosphere is a casual beach vibe. Be sure to make reservations for this popular restaurant. From the parking lot walk down or ride the restaurant's shuttle bus to this unique beachfront restaurant. Time permitting explore the neighborhood.

antsridge (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Our salads were overdressed, but tasty. My companion had the lamb sirloin and , while tasty it was full of gristle and silver skin. There was very little on the dish she was able to eat. Not a good dining experience.

JohnH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went to the Beachcomber for breakfast (8Am) on a morning that was predicted to be cold. However, it was clear and sunny. So, while it was "brisk" at the beach it was wonderful. Since it was predicted to be cold, it wasn't crowded and we really would not have needed the advance reservation. As always, the beignets with maple syrup were great!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was fabulous , we were celebrating my sons birthday and he had the special which was a 10 ounce steak which we all tasted and it was the best steak ever. My husband abd I shared the lobster dinner which was also fabulous . we are now booking my other sons birthday in april .

annie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Stunning Sunset and salute, outstanding food with amazing dessert

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My husband took me here on my birthday for a late lunch. We made online reservations ahead of time, and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. I'd been to the Beachcomber once before with girlfriends, but this was his first experience. We sat outside on the deck which was enclosed with clear vinyl walls. We had a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. It was a breezy and cool day, so the complimentary lap blankets came in handy. (Note: they're only for use while there, so don't plan to take them home). The food was excellent and our server was wonderful. It was the perfect spot to celebrate and then walk along the beach at sunset. We'll definitely be recommending the restaurant to friends and family. We look forward to going again soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 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!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I loved it!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 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.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

Farmgirl (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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).

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

Breakfast (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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!