Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove
THE BEACHCOMBER CAFE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE RESERVATIONS OF PARTIES OF 6 OR LESS PER OUR AGREEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
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.
Always love our time at Beachcomer at Crystal Cove weather it's with hubby or friend!! Great food, love the ocean right in front of you!
Great restaurant, right on the beach @ Crystal cove! If you can get a reservation, take it (very long Stand by for a table). Great view & food!
Favorite place. I've been to the Beachcomber for breakfast, lunch, and dinner many, many times and it never disappoints. Our server, Ozzie, was terrific, too!
Our Favorite place to be! Breakfast is amazing and staff is so friendly. Waiters are also amazing, we love this place!
Great food and great view of the beach in this throw back little spot - the Crystal Cove Historic District
I had a confirmed reservation but encountered a lot of confusion when we arrived. Hostess and person taking us to table were unorganized. I asked about a particular drink and Waiter said it was good. Not sure if it was mixed wrong or if the drink was not to our liking Many people tasted and it had a thumbs-down by all. Drink contained Ginger Beer Waaaaaay too much ginger
Disappointed. The view was great and there was plenty of shade on a hot day but unfortunately that is where the good experience ended. Service was friendly but incompetent (wrong drinks delivered, no cutlery provided, appetizers and entrees all came together). Food was hit-and-miss; the chowder was ok, the crab appetizer was delicious, the lobster club sandwich and fish and chips were average and the steak sandwich was inedible.
Reserve ahead of time for outside seating.It is one of my wife's and mine favorite places to eat and stay at the cottages .There is outside bar & sometimes entertainment while waiting for your rev
Always a good time at the Beachcomber! Great food, great service and great drinks!
AL our server was outstanding.
We had a very nice time and the servers were very helpful. The only thing was that this occasion was for an anniversary and somehow this wasn't mentioned during our time there. We did observe another table had a birthday.
We wanted to take an out-of-state friend to enjoy dining along the California beach. We love this place...make a reservation! We had to go early to get a reservation for breakfast but it was so peaceful and nice. Love the food here. Especially the beignet's!
Food way to expensive for what you get. Quite disappointed. Didn't get what it stated on the menu.
We’ve been going here every summer for the past couple of summers during the week for our midweek beach days. Everything about the Beachcomber is fantastic! Great food, service, ambiance and also very casual. Since we’re literally walking from the sand to the restaurant in our swimsuits, it’a super convenient. Prices are appropriate for a beach restaurant, a little upper end but worth it for the food and the view! We plan on going many more times before summer is over. I highly recommend the Beachcomber but make sure to make a reservation since business is always steady there.
This restaurant was perfect. The food was incredible, the service was outstanding and the setting was incredible. We had a reservation and were seated upon arrival. We love it and can’t wait to go back again! We ordered 5 entree’s to share and loved everyone of them. Highly recommend!
Need to go again soon loved being there and would like o take friends.
I absolutely love this restaurant for its location, service, and food. This particular time we had a 3:15 reservation but were able to accommodate us earlier since it was so hot out on the beach.
Excellent Right From The Start! Mai Tai's!! Stuffed Salmon, Short Ribs, Diver Scallops. Love the Beignets for Dessert. Spectacular Sunset!!
Gorgeous view, great service and delicious food. They are famous for their Bloody Mary. It's excellent.
The Beachcomber is one of our favorite restaurants in Orange County. The food and service is always great, but we come here mostly for the view and atmosphere. Literally, just steps from the beach. We've been patrons here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. When the bugle blows reveille at 5:00 PM, you know it's martini time!
The ambience, location and the sound of the waves what could be better to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food is always better than you expect. Our server Ryan was superb, attentive, efficient and friendly. Ryan set the tone for a perfect birthday celebration dinner!
One of the most delicious food i have been tried in New Port , DONT MISS IT
It was my babes birthday, he loved the food, and ambience.
We had a great time.
We love the Beachcomber. Excellent food, excellent service and a beautiful location! Loved the Hawaiian live music
Our waitress flipped a tray at our table and spilled hot coffee and a cocktail on my guest. Had to ask to make an incident report and to be moved to a table where we were not standing in coffee. The manager did comp 3 cups of clam chowder off our bill (big deal) and did not charge us for the spilled drinks. I thought that was very cheap for an restaurant with their reputation. He failed to
Call and check on her the next day so I phoned in mid afternoon to tell him how unhappy and shabby I felt they treated her. I did let him know I planned to give a negative yelp review.
The star of the Beachcomber is the location. It is a great place to end a day at the beach or to enjoy a beautiful sunset. It is difficult to beat the setting but the food is just ok and the price is high for the ok quality of food.
One of our favorite restaurants! Creative dishes and delicious food. Appetizers are so great, we often skip entrees. Dessert is a must!
Our waitress April was very friendly. Parmesan Truffle French Fries were very good
Great view! Very few places in California that you can eat on the beach. Service was very friendly and attentive. Delicious macadamia nut pancakes. A great
A totally unique, affordable and delectable experience for the region's otherwise pricy, literally elevated venues. This one is loxated at sea level but the food is elevated while prices are not and especially given the cuisine and the historic venue. What a treat!
So we went on a very hot day so that was a downfall to begin with. We had some time before our reservation, so we went to the bar to get a drink. Since there were no tables available, we went up to the bar and ordered our drinks. As soon as we got the drinks a table opened up so we sat down. The table was dirty with spilled drinks and about 4 leftover drink glasses and napkins. The server just kept walking past us and completely ignoring us, since we already had drinks he obviously felt he wouldn't make a tip from us. He probably walked by 10 times without even looking our way (he went to the next table many times, so I know he saw us sitting there). I could have flagged him down, but I was really thinking he would stop by at any time, and I wanted to see how long it would be until he stopped, which he never did. We would have ordered an appetizer, but didn't want to bother placing an order with that server. So we sat there with a dirty table for probably 30 minutes. The server in the restaurant was very nice, but we were at a small table next to a big party and it just felt cramped. We sat down at 4:00pm, I would have preferred ordering dinner rather than lunch, but I guess you can't order dinner until 4:15pm. By that time, I just wanted to order and be done. Wasn't worth the finding a place to park, walking down to the restaurant, and dealing with the crowds!
Treated Australian friends to a special breakfast on the beach. Reservation worked beautifully
I always love my time at The Beachcomber Cafe. You can’t beat the location and the food is always delicious. The servers are very attentive and work together as a team to make sure the needs of the table are met. And the beignets. Oh my!
My husband and I recently visited the area for the first time with our two young children. I was looking for a restaurant with a view of the ocean and my friend happened to recommended this spot. Everything about our experience at the Beachcomber Café exceeded our expectations and made for a truly memorable visit. We each ordered fish tacos and margaritas which were awesome and the view was stunning. We even saw dolphins swimming by which was super exciting for our two young boys. It was a bit of a hike to walk down from the parking lot, but a nice walk and well worth it. We loved the beachy vibe and the delicious food. It was exactly what we were looking for.
this is one of our favorite "special spots"!!! I highly recommend the Beachcomber to all of you!
Beachcomber did not disappoint, as usual. Went for a birthday.
The best part of the Beachcomber is the service!
Second best, the spectacular location
Third best, the delicious food!
It was a good outing. I’ve never been during the summer season and the crowds were insane. Dinner took an extremely long time to get out, and our waiter kept apologizing. We also had to continue to ask for drink refills.