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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.8
4.8
8583 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove provides "world class" 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 on 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Olivera

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Los Trancos

  • Parking details

    Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Keep your parking stub for validation. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.

  • Entertainment

    Live Guitar on Thursday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Romantic Valentines Dinner on the Beach

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Enjoy a romantic special 4 course dinner that Chef has personally created for this special night overlooking a beautiful sunset on the Historic Crystal Cove Beach. Start with a special Charcuterie to share. Then choose from a Poached Bartlett Pear Salad or our Creamy Lobster Bisque. Choose from one of our special main courses: Surf & Turf, Chilean Seabass, Kobe Short Rib, Bouillabaisse, Lamb Osso Bucco, Oven - Roasted Squash Blossoms. Then finish your evening with a lovely dessert of Chocolate Budino & White Chocolate Almond Cake Pops. This special menu will be the only menu offered on this Valentines Dinner served from 4pm to 10pm. Reservations always sell-out quickly so be sure to reserve you spot today!

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What 8,583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. L

    Lolo

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    We’ve been coming to Beachcombers for many years. It’s a go to for company and special occasions. Daytime is a better time to come for the view, but we brought my husbands boss last night for dinner. I made a 7pm reservation and we were seated right on time. The food was amazing as usual, but that’s where the service ends. Our waiter was not available much, did not offer to get us a second beverage, had to be sought out to get our bill and basically gave poor service. He was friendly but that was it. In addition, as we were eating and enjoying our time there the service staff was busy tearing down the tables to prepare for closing. It was disruptive and unprofessional. I understand they want to go home too, but it seems there could be another way to accomplish the closing tasks. Thank you for listening.
  2. LB

    LunchBox

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fantastic dining experience! Our server, James, was so personable, friendly and helpful! The food was DELICIOUS! And the cocktails were on point! We LOVE this place!!
  3. s

    susan

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I love the Beachcomber but fish and chips were a disappointment.. very greasy and too much batter.. try one less cod and add some coleslaw.. perfect
  4. B

    Bridget

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall just fabulous! Make reservations if possible.
  5. EL

    ELLE

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! My happy place!😍
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max was an excellent server! The food as always was fabulous!
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated early, seated together (party of 10) and had prompt, kind, and attentive service from Brett. Our food and drinks were top notch, as always. Thank you!
  8. R

    Ratu

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect for special occasions.
  9. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a delightful lunch, we were seated immeaditly. Service was good, when my friends burger was too rare, they replaced it with a whole new plate! I have the spring salad, with apples and walnuts, it was pretty tasteless. But overall, you can’t beat the ambience! It’s still a must try! 😊
  10. J

    Jammer

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jesus, our waiter, was very pleasant and accommodating. The Mediterranean Omelette was tasty.
  11. SS

    SusanS

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beachcomber’s has delicious food, great servers and the ambiance is spectacular!
  12. BE

    BobE

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. We lunch here monthly. Kobe burger and chicken sandwich with fries. Professional courteous service. Friendly approachable wait staff.
  13. MF

    MarcF

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service unexpectedly great. Beautiful view of ocean.
  14. NB

    NancyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    My omelette was dry. That's my only negative comment.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Breakfast! Perfect everything!
  16. M

    Mike55

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible views of the pacific coast, great pancakes and service, must go location.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot. Love the food. Love the ambiance.
  18. SB

    SandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and you just cannot beat the view!! My favorite place in Orange County for breakfast.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waves a bit load LOL music to the ears
  20. t

    tjofgeorgia

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to visit this special place. Great food terrific service and views that are never ending. Book your reservation now
  21. SA

    SandraA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and food is fantastic. Can’t beat the views on the ocean !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening and food was delicious
  23. B

    Barley

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting was beautiful. Go early so you can catch the sunset. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was great.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is impeccable!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning view, so I expected the food to be alright. But the food was amazing as well and I would go back in a heartbeat! The beneights were to die for, I could eat a whole plate by myself
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were amazing. Our waiter Brendon was amazing as well :)
  27. KH

    KristaH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friends birthday. Brendan our server was fantastic. Offered wonderful suggestions from drinks to entrees. Great ambiance with ocean views. No complaints. Looking forward to our next trip and delicious meal. The Calamari was the best we’ve ever had. It was perfect.
  28. SL

    StephanieL

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always! Perfect day at the beach, blue skies, amazing food!
  29. F

    Fred

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place for beach dining! The view can’t be beat. The food and drinks are exceptional. And the service is great!
  30. LG

    LagunaGW

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better setting to enjoy an afternoon with friends or loved ones. I want to take everyone here to enjoy the ocean and the ambiance. And if the location isn’t enough reason to come here, the food and cocktails never disappoint.
  31. B

    Breakfasteverymonth

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a breakfast priority for us. Great staff, excellent food in a varied menu (don't skip the beignets). And there is nowhere else this close to the ocean with a such an up close view.
  32. GV

    GizelleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. Was wary about going at night because its incredibly dark but the ambiance was surprisingly relaxing and everything felt extremely intimate.
  33. E

    Eat4joy

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hidden place on the beach. A gem with great food and great view. Must experience it once.
  34. J

    James

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been dining at Beachcomber for more than 20 years. The place remains special to us. Good food, excellent service, and the venue can’t be beat.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was wonderful
  36. J

    Jenn

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and great food!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very nice and was very attentive. Food was great as usual.
  38. T

    Thumper

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there with the crowds and an hour wait. With the rainy weather there were no crowds, got in a little earlier than our reserved time. Angela was our server & great. Food was delicious as always.
  39. RH

    RobinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Ryan, was outstanding. Food was delicious!
  40. R

    Ricku

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really unique ambiance. Very good selection, quality and service. A bit pricy, though.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 8583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 97 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Los Trancos

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park across Coast Hwy at Los Trancos Parking lot. Keep your parking stub for validation. Take the shuttle to the cafe or walk the scenic path. It takes about 15 minutes. Check in with the host under the red umbrella by the sea.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Olivera

  • Entertainment

    Live Guitar on Thursday nights.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 376-6900

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    3 Beautiful settings able to accommodate 25-200 people.Promenade-located right on the beachOutdoor Deck- See the beautiful sunsets and have Catalina in the backround.Vistor Center- Perfect for a Cocktail Party

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer McCallister: (949) 644-8759

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