Billy's at the Beach

4.6
463 reviews
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Billy’s at the Beach restaurant is something of a Newport Beach staple. Nestled right on the Harbor in Orange County just off Pacific Coast Highway, one can sit outside on the patio and enjoy a cocktail while watching the beautiful Southern California sunset over the rows of ship masts. Billy's at the Beach will entice you with only the freshest seafood, Prime steaks, and our world famous mai tai. We offer three delicious menus of brunch, lunch, and dinner, each boasting a wide selection of delectable options ranging from soups, and salads, to pupus, and unique fish of the day specials. Billy’s at the beach offers something mouthwatering for everyone’s unique taste and preference. Known for our seafood and Hawaiian flare, a pairing that is usually found only in the tropics, makes Billy’s at the Beach a favorite restaurant amongst Orange County locals and visitors alike!
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LR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! The staff help very freindly and accomodating. The Mai Tais, always delicious!!

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Waitress was not very engaging but she was efficient even with a full set of tables. Food was not up to par considering the photo array that's displayed on the site. I would't go back.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. The appetizers got to the table with no serving utensils asked the waitress 3 times for some spoons before she finally brought them out. It was lunch time and they ran out of Diet Coke waited almost a half hour for a refill.

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TC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food !! Fast service and friendly couldn’t say more cause it will speak for itself trust me.. great place for a dinner out or a dinner party had a really good time .

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PB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great guitar player embraced the beautiful view. Enjoyed the fish which was done to perfection. A great evening.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant great place for Seafood and Steaks

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KT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Da

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

1 cup of coffee and 2 orders of basic French toast for $50.

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P
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food, music and location of restaurant were great. Waitress only came by for order and to leave check. Valet was awful.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a date night, with amazing food and good service!

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W
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy’s at the Beach was awesome. It is our favorite place to come for a nice dinner, whether celebrating Father’s Day a Birthday or just date night, we are never disappointed. The fish is fresh and delicious and the bread is amazing.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Location and food are excellent. Service needs work. Big fail on serving food. Ordered app to be served with meal and they forgot app, asked for it twice and by the time app brought out we were done with meal.

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RK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I took my father for an early Father’s Day dinner on Wednesday night. Sat at a nice booth facing the bay which was wonderful. All of our meals were very good. Both men had fish and I had surf and turf. My steak came out under-done and they fixed it. All of the sides were great as were the drinks. The key lime pie was just okay. Everything was pretty pricey, but just was delicious so worth it! Loved my Mai Tai.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food prepared exactly as we asked, attentive but nor overbearing service, nice setting right on the water. Just a great experience all the way around.

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w
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

"I guess after all the positive views and comments about the "high price but worth it" , we had high expectations for a 5 star experience. The seafood really is excellent, and the service was great, but this is a very casual place. Great location on the bay which is nice. We just expected a very upscale place but if you're looking for a fun, energetic venue on the bay with good fresh food and great drink / wine selections , this is your place! The quality is almost as good as many first class restaurants, but with a very chill vibe. Great variety of appetizers and entrees- We really have no complaints, but were looking for a more classy ambiance for our anniversary . Interesting that at many of the expensive restaurants you have to pay separate valet fees- should come with the restaurant....

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view, food and service.

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our service was very slow. The meal took sometime to get . The waitress seemed pre-occupied. Once we recieved our entree, it was luke warm.

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Halibut and AHI for our 5th wedding aniversary. It was delicious. We were seated by the window with a view of the water and docks. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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c
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Danielle was amazing - the food was delicious, management was wonderful - such a great experience. Thank you!

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JL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Billy's is always great! Food, service & view, for lunch & dinner!

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LE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to entertain friends. Bartender was fantastic.

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SG
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! We've been coming here since it opened, for romantic dinners and large group gatherings! Love Sunday Brunch or Happy Hour on the patio, and dining anytime with the best view of the bay! Today we had a lovely long lunch, complete with fun craft cocktails. Highly recommend Billy's!

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W
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration for our niece.
Dinner was great but the service was exceptional. Our server Stephanie was absolutely amazing.

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LS
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Billy the manager did a great job accommodating my large bday group and Clair was a fantastic server! Thank you!

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N
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were so wonderful we are going back a second night!

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JM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch options and a wonderful staff. Highly recommend the crab and asparagus omelette.

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b
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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k
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a rather large group and they bent over backwards to accommodate us. The Maitais were perfect and the food was fantastic!

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KC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice location on harbor. Service good. Food pretty expensive and fish was dry so not to thrilled. For the price it should have melted in my mouth...

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p
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls Outing...

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

No acknowledgement of our special occasion (anniversary) so why bother to ask when booking? Seems trivial but curious why even ask?

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RI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. Everything was cooked to perfection.

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GT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Noted that we had a birthday on open table. Nothing was asked. Told the hostess we had a birthday and she ignored me. Disappointed.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Billy's for about 20 years. Pricing has always been $$$ - $$$$, but its always excellent food.

We made Mother's day reservations at the last moment and were able to be seated at 2:00 PM. The buffet was incredible. However, they cleared it away before one of our guests could get past an initial small plate of salad. Then the bill came - $85 / person + drinks. Quite a shock.

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Took my family of 8 for Mother’s Day brunch. Nothing special. For for an $85 per person brunch, you would think coffee would be included. Nope! We were not impressed. Will not be going back. For a $700 meal, you think they could throw in the coffee or tea. 🙈

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Do not do mother's day brunch here. First of I love Billy's but there over pricedithersday brunch was gross, borderline inedible. 85 a person which doesn't include Mimosa champagne, horrible service I hope or waitress was brand new or something because she seemed extremely confused, took 30min to bring one Mai Tai, which I have to say is the best on the mainland. Long story short go to Billy's for the Mai Tai and appetizers, don't go for special events or for the service on busy days.

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our lunch at Billy's. Being on a diet I ordered the tuna fish on an avocado expecting greasy tuna like you would get anywhere else. I was floored when I received a very light and sweet mixture of tuna fish and creme fresh or whatever they are using. Simply enjoyable was our lunch. Will be going back for sure.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Def be back

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KJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met up with friends from AZ and had a wonderful time. Our server Michelle was very attentive, friendly an accommodating.

We go to Billy’s about 4 times a year and are never disappointed.

Keep it up Billy’s.

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HP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came down from Santa Monica for Sunday Brunch. Worth the drive!!

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