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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A Basket of these Puffy Treats goes great with our Coffee! Maple Syrup, Powdered Sugar, Whipped Cream
Alaskan Cod Fish & Chips
Beer Battered Alaskan Cod, Homemade Potato Chips, Housemade Tartar Sauce
Blue Crab Stuffed Salmon*
Potato Puree, Shitake Mushroom & Baby Green Beans, Lemon Caper Beurre Blanc
Fish and chips, Kobe burger and tacos are all delicious.
Clam chowder is best yet.
Delicious food! Love the artichokes and watermelon mojitos!
AMAZING experience with great view, delicious food, excellent service and then ... a beautiful sunset!!
Great as always
We had a reservation at 2:15-showed up at 1 ish and let them know we were there. We were seated early (1:45 ish). Our waiter was great and helpful. We ordered a variety of drinks-all delicious and plenty of alcohol. Food was great (shrimp tacos, artichoke, clam chowder) and atmosphere was nice and relaxed. We would have loved to stay longer but w/ Covid restrictions we could only stay 90 minutes. Definitely will be going again.
Great place to walk and have lunch. Relaxing oceanside.
We love the setting on the beach, the food is excellent and the service is wonderful. It is noisy due to location and lots of children at the breakfast hours. However, it will always be one of our favorites for breakfast!
Great view and service. Great food
Fish & chips were very good. Grilled artichoke was addicting. Crab stack was delicious and very fresh. Patricia our server was excellent! Highly recommend.
Love the beignets and bloodies and location!!
All in all good
Kobe burger with the best fries on the beach 50 feet from the waves. No Ka Oi. We come once a month.
My omelet was underwhelming, but the breakfast potatoes were delicious. My sister's eggs benedict was good, but the sauce was offputtingly bright yellow and gloppy.
But all in all it was a lovely breakfast and I should've had a bloody mary but was afraid I'd be out of commission the rest of the day lol.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and my Kobe burger was amazing!
We always order the Crab Stack for starter and it was delicious
It's always a wonderful experience to dine at the Beachcomber Cafe!!! This time I invited friends to join us for Lunch... Everyone enjoyed everything they ordered. Thank you!!!
Amazing meal with a view that doesn't stop. Each in our party of four had a different entree: The prime rib eye with truffle fries; the vegetarian squash pasta; the ahi in a a poppy and sesame seed crust; and, the Chilean sea bass in a lemon beurre blanc sauce with capers. The presentations and the taste were stunning. (My mouth is still watering from sampling everyone's dishes). We had two desserts: the best brownie ice cream sundae any of us have ever had due to the moist, rich chocolate used to make the brownie and a delectable apple crumble.
Great! Really great!! Super great!!!
Great food, service and atmosphere. Never disappoints
Never ever disappointed by the Beachcomber. Waiter was above amazing !!
Always the best location--particularly if it's warm and sunny! The regular menu is great, but the Mother's Day menu was limited: not as good as the regular.
highly recommend this spot to anyone particularly if you have out-of-town guests who you want to treat to a SoCal treasure!
Lovely Mother's Day brunch! Food was excellent, service by Jordan and Jesus spot-on. When every other restaurant was most likely an absolute zoo, Beachcomber had one of the most calm, memorable Mother's Day brunches that I've ever been to. Zero wait time for our reservation, free-flowing champagne was checked constantly and we really enjoyed ourselves! We come here a lot and that will continue!
Short ribs, truffle Mac and cheese, Bloody Mary, beignets, everything tasted amazing!
One of the best places to dine in southern california. Right on the beach. Our server, Max, was great and the food was delicious!
Excellent all around. But recommend the shuttle if you can’t do the walk.
The food wasn’t good at all the waitress was nice drinks was good but the clam chowder was horrible
Really great! We will be back. The salmon was excellent.
I thought I had read up on the Beachcomber but was surprised when we drove up and there was no parking. My husband dropped us off (my 2 young kids and my in-laws) and went to park the car. There were no signs pointing the way, but since there were buildings and shops we assumed we were headed in the right direction. The hostess was not very friendly or welcoming, and since everyone from our party wasn’t there, we had to wait to be seated. That was frustrating as it was only 1 person out of 6, and that person was parking the car - not like we were waiting for them to arrive. We were seated at 2 tables pushed up together and we obviously did not fit. We were given a couple other options, one of which worked adequately (not ideally - they couldn’t push more than 2 tables together or put seating at the end of the table due to COVID restrictions.) It felt as though we inconvenienced the hostess while trying to find a table that worked for us. After we finally got seated, things were great. Our waitress was very lovely, friendly and happy. We started with the beignets and they did not disappoint!! Sooo good! We had various meals from the avocado toast, the spinach and mushroom frittata, the crystal cove omelette. All was delicious!! The only other thing I’ll say is there is NOT a bathroom on site. There are a few public restrooms around but they are not well kept and the one we went to did not have toilet paper.
Overall it was a decent to good experience, but I wish I had known some of these things before going.
Great service with an ocean view. Must get the beignets!!
Beautiful seaside restaurant with excellent creative food!
LOVE it here! Always do. BUT.... I left my credit card behind accidentally, which I only found out about because I went back again the next night for dinner. Having my contact info via my OpenTable booking should help them easily alert me to having left behind my CC, but the restaurant didn't contact me. Other than that, fabulous, as always.
Wonderful birthday celebration!
This place was GOOD! Such a good experience and the food was amazing. I took my family here while they were in town visiting and they loved it. Got a reservation a week in advance and had the nicest table overlooking the beach. Definitely a place worth visiting.
Alex was next level awesome. Appreciate you making our night sir
Amazing as always! Great service, delicious food. Can’t wait to come back.
Always a lovely time at the Beachcomber!
Great beachfront location but difficult to get a reservation and walk-ins wait hours! Food was delicious and drinks are yummy!
the only disappointing thing was that four of the five seafood items that I had picked were not available due to supply....the Chardonnay was not good but I understand keeping it in hot weather can make it go bad....The service by Alex was outstanding as well as all the wait staff....
Always a great experience! Love everything! Will be back always.
Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.8 stars by 7559 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.