Billy's at the Beach

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609 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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CyndyM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Billy's. The food, atmosphere and service are great.

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Bill67
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service

Menu was limited with selections, but they did everything great and flavor was top notch.

A bit pricey, more location pricing than quality.

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vipTilly
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view snd service.

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JenniferG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent. We had a beautiful table with a stellar view. Our server was great—friendly and attentive. Unfortunately she went on a break and her substitute was rude and non attentive. The manager made it right and was apologetic and helped make our table feel festive again as we were celebrating a birthday. Overall a very good experience and fun Aloha vibe and I would return! And the loco moco was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice but very loud. More of a party restaurant than intimate dining.

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PattyM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a fun brunch, two of us ordered breakfast and two ordered burgers, everything was delicious. We had three different waitresses and they were exceptional and made our dining experience exceptional.

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Sara
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Food was terrible and the service was lacking. The last few times I’ve been to Billy’s it’s been disappointing, which is too bad because the view is beautiful from the restaurant

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Jsommerfeld
Columbus
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great appetizers and desserts. Fish entree was a little dry but overall very good. Our server Stephanie was on top of things and her suggestions were on point.

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vipKristinN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My “famous mai tai” was super heavy on the dark rum, but nothing a side of pineapple juice couldn’t fix! Had a great time. Would totally go back!

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StephanieG
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Billy’s since it opened and always have a fantastic meal, view & experience. The PuPU platter is the best way to start!

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DiandNick
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ambience to the food to the service.... all exceptional! I will definitely be going back!

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vipChristyS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats Billy’s for a great burger and mai tai.

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LisaR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic, and the Mai Tais take it over the top!

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MichaelF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Dirty tablecloth, bad way to start! Food, especially pupu platter was not edible.

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MartinH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a few years since we are here. Nothing seems to have changed. The service was goid and the food so so. I think there are better options around.

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vipRegrudy
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Valentine’s Day on Feb 15 and the restaurant was still celebrating. They had red and pink helium heart balloons covering the ceiling. Service was great and the food and drinks were excellent. Beautiful Hawaiian atmosphere. Location is right on the water and we experienced a gorgeous sunset.

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MMandMM
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gr8 avocado toast & fish tacos!! Service was very cheerful and professional

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

It was Valentine’s Day and they were clearly cramming everybody in that they could. Literally had to move tables to get to my seat and kept bumping elbows with the couple sitting next to us. They put us right next to the bar and it was super loud. The mahi mahi and salmon were delicious but the coconut shrimp appetizer was just average (Also three pieces is a strange number of shrimp for a couple). Service was great but I don’t think I will go back.

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CDav
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Jenna (I think that was her name) was on break so our service was started by someone else.
-Food was okay, needed more seasoning. Ordered the crab cakes and scallops. -Location was excellent.
-Live music starts at 7pm. Really nice entertainer on the Thursday visit.
Overall, great location. Had better seafood, but nice ambience inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Anniversary

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MariaS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the most awesome view, as it is right on the water. Debbie was our server and gave us excellent suggestions and took great care of us. Everyone enjoyed their lunch - most of our group had either the shrimp/papaya salad or the shrimp/crab louie. One friend enjoyed the prime rib sandwich. Love this place as a lunch spot on a pretty day. Note: valet parking is $8 each, you might want to carpool here if meeting up with a larger group of friends.

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vipSueA
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good!!

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vipAnthonyP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our visit to Billy's at the Beach. Service was outstanding as was the food. I will go their again when in the area. Plan on spending $100 per person with tip. Also the corkage fee is $30. Portions are really big, so consider sharing.

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vipLorraines
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating here! We made reservations as had a party of 6, great window table, food and drinks enjoyed by all. Mai tai is a must!!

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vipSaltydog
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and I've been there several times. You could always count on good seafood at Billy's. This time, no. My wife's sea bass was flavorless and drowned in too much oil - or was it butter? Since they weren't offering a fish I found appealing, I chose a steak for the first time at Billy's. I usually have a filet if I'm opting for steak, but Billy only offers a 7 oz. one. Too small so I went for the rib eye. Huh-uh. Not a good one. As flavorless as the sea bass.

The Saturday night crowd was small. Well, Billy died a few years ago, and for a while the new ownership stuck with the old quality. It wasn't in evidence Saturday night. Alas.

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vipSuzy
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Cocunut shrimp tasteless but sea bass good! Atmosphere fab!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Menu online isn’t close to what they actually serve. We ordered the Tuna appetizer and it was covered in yellow deli mustard. So gross. Very disappointing! We paid and left and the server recommended other restaurants that were better, which is super weird! It was one of those things that you wonder what the heck just happened!

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farahO
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and comfortable. I organized a suprize lunch for my husband. everything was perfect.
Billy's at the beach team arranged a wonderful table of 10 people bay view and near the band.
Excellent service and happy husband :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a favorite for day or evening, everyday and special occasions!

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vipjustme
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Asked to be seated furthest table from the bar and was not, was a Birthday noted in our reservations and nothing dine for the celebration.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to dine in Newport. The mai tais are the best you will find anywhere and the fish is fresh and perfectly prepared.