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For 2
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Sat, 2/17
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9:30 PM
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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.7
5406 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 5406 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Patti (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

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TonyaM 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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mageemcarlos1 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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vipFoodjunkies (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipgoodeats (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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Tuntun (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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JudyZ 
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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!

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MkWood (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Vacation. Awesome.

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EileenKwan 
5.0  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!

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CindiW (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Beautiful view, good food - all around wonderful experience!

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DianeS 
4.0  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.

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JanetB 
5.0  Dined on February 5, 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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Beautiful sunset atmosphere with great food and service.

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KirkH 
3.0  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.

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Myrawan (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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!

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