Billy's at the Beach

4.4
740 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Fresh seafood, steaks, pupus & world-famous Mai Tais. Where do you aloha?

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vipJulie
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Its not what it used to be, so think twice if you haven't been to Billy's in a couple of years...no longer fine dining with table cloths and finely served food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food that we ever had! I will give them 100 instead a 10!

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SyndeeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always came here pre Covid for the impeccable service, drinks and company. Glad to be back to enjoy the food and drinks

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vipHeleneB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Shrimp overcooked. Bok choy overcooked. Restaurant decor tired. Halibut good. Pineapple slaw floating in liquid. Service so so.

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vipnativecalifornian
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy day for Mothers Day, our server Avalon did a great job and had a wonderful attitude! Mai Tai's are always fantastic, food was yummy too.

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PamelaC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day the weather was perfect and the service was good food was excellent the crabcake was amazing and the drinks hit the spot!!!

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Tc77
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avalon was our server. She was beyond attentive even with it being busy for Mother’s Day. My son who is 8 adored her. She hands down made it a wonderful experience. The fish tacos were fabulous. We couldn’t really sit and enjoy the view on the patio. The plastic was directly in your eye view and the r had to lift up the parts were it separated to
Look through the view or stand up. I’m not exactly short. That was the only negative

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BeachGirl
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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vipBrianR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and food. The only downside is the valet is cash only and I don’t carry cash anymore like many people so major hassle to go to an ATM to track down some cash.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been craving the Mai Tais and finally got my wish! Everything we had was so delicious! We had the seared ahi tuna for a starter, and I had the burger with blue cheese, daughter had the crusted salmon, hubby the ribs. So glad I made a reservation because it was packed and I got the seating I wanted—their patio!

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GaryM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always noisy at Billy’s, but that’s what we expect. Everyone having fun.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Terrible service !

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only negative is that my reservation was for 12:30 pm and they didn't seat us until 1:10 pm. We were told that Open Table over books and so they said we had to wait. I wish I knew that since my mom is 74 years old and there was no where for her to sit waiting.

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IATone
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was an awesome experience!

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Fromforktomouth
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
We will for sure be back
Mai tai and service were tops and going on to our Fav list.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an excellent experience!! Food, service, people watching the best!! A perfect casual seaside dining experience.🌸💞

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vipShari
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Too many people too close together! NO SOCIAL DISTANCING!
Food was good. Nothing special. View amazing. Service great.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Mai Tais were very good. Burger was a little dry. Overall, very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipsuzanneb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waterfront dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun spot-feels like Hawaii with a southern ca vibe!

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TimM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have not been back since the "pandemic" and we were glad to see that it is updated inside. The fish tacos were very flavorful and the drinks were good as usual, except a bit on the pricy side, even for Newport. We will be back.

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DianeG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First visit.

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vipKobe
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and Mai Tais on the harbor.

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LynnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrons extremely loud. Hawaiian music amazing as well as the food. A little pricey

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paccat22
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not by any means inexpensive but,
-The food was excellent
-The service was excellent
-The staff was attentive and professional.
what else could you want in Newport Beach?

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have always LOVED Billy’s!!! But we were so disappointed for our first visit back since dining reopened. Everything has changed and NOT for the good ! The floors make the noise level high and conversations could be heard all over the restaurant.
The menu change was the most shocking disappointment. The previous menu was awesome and everything was delicious. The choices were enough to please anyone and were always prepared perfectly. The Sea bass was a 5 star item and a favorite. Those items are unfortunately gone now and were replaced by a run of the mill entree menu with one steak option and a few fish entrees with mostly standard burger /bar fair. The nice table cloths and feeling of a ‘special place ‘ with a Hawaiian vibe is unfortunately gone for the most part.
The swordfish was good but came only with a whole baby bok choy chunk and nothing else. The previous menu offered 2 sides but that’s history now.
I wish they’d go back to the previous menu. It was unique and well thought out and executed. This new idea you can have pretty much anywhere at casual restaurants, it’s nothing special nor is the ambiance anymore. I’m bummed. It was our go to.
Maybe it’d be good for lunch but I can’t recommend it anymore for dinner ( and i used to a lot and would send clients there)

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Signconnie
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

There were large parties going on (extremely loud) and it took us actually getting ready to leave to go to the restaurant next door to finally get our server to pay any attention to us! She said the drinks took 30 minutes because they had to wash glasses!! (really???)
Took forever to get the food which was very marginal for the prices. ($19 burger not cheap) Our friend who has NEVER complained in the 25 years we've eaten with him said it was the worst burger ever...totally uncooked, but he isn't the type to send back so he sucked it up. The server did get more attentive later...she felt bad as it got closer to "tip time".
We all agreed we'd never go back again.

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KarenL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the food. Service not quit as expected. Slow and the meals didn’t come
at the same time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beach burger and the best Mai Thais! Fun lunch spot.

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vipSteveK
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was pretty l loud on that patio / dock area.
Drinks were good.

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Neuzle
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great destination for any occasion. Next to the water, the view is nice with boats in the harbor. Easy menu with delicious seafood and service is friendly and efficient.

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DianaC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday
The service was so so.

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casasand
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Halibut was dry. Everyone else’s food was awesome. It’s very noisy but it’s kind of that type of atmosphere. Host was awesome. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Pupu plate for two was more of a pupu plate for one. Food cold. Club Soda flat for my Vodka Soda

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StaceyK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is wonderful. Our server was very personable, attentive and took great care of our party. The food runners were also lovely. Great food and drinks. The decor and location cannot be beat. Overall, a wonderful experience!

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LalaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & cocktails.
Love feeling like we’re on vaca here!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The menu was not the same and not much to choose from. Some previous items I loved were gone and the food didn’t taste all that great. I used to look forward to going there but now I don’t think I’ll ever go back.

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very different post pandemic. The menu is limited compared to the old menu. The food was not as good.

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You can order delivery directly from Billy's at the Beach using the Order Online button. Billy's at the Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 722-1100.

Billy's at the Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 740 OpenTable diners.

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