Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
1081 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Celebrating over 46 years, Muldoon’s is a warm, generous and friendly pub with fine food and libations. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping and financial district - Fashion Island - Muldoon’s is known for two pubs, an outdoor courtyard, and a cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call her their “neighborhood gem” in an area filled with excellent restaurants. Great for lunch, dinner, late-night, weekend brunch, live music, and private events. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers, craft cocktails, and notable wine! Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Perfectly-Poured Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff! Make sure to come see us for our biggest day of the year, St. Patrick's Day!

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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PatN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there to see a live band and the noise level was perfect and entirely appropriate!! I had a wonderful afternoon at Muldoons and I would love to go back there again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great to go before the movies.

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AjayS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

First of all the host attempted to seat 6 large adults to a table that is normally for 4 people. We requested a larger table but could not but then offered us 2 tables in the pub. Which we decided to take only because have us more room. It was terribly loud in there, we had to be yelling just to hear each other. We will not return at least in a large group. We were celebrating a birthday and it was not very fun.

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Lynn
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANKS TO OUR SERVER WE GOT EXCELLENT SERVICE, DELICIOUS FOOD AND "FUN" CONVERSATION THAT HELPED TO MAKE OUR LUNCHTIME VERY
SPECIAL!!

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whitewings
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. One small thing that could have been better. I am British and just had to have the fish and chips and I was a little disappointed with the batter on the fish. Not as crunchy as I have had. I felt that it may have been cooked earlier and then heated. It just lost that crispy taste.
I will order this next time and let you know how it faired.
I will be back.

SS
vipSusanS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu variety pleased everyone in our party of five.

I would recommend half sandwiches be available to add to another item. Not asking to come in and just order a half but have it available as part of a combination with soup, stew, appetizers, salads, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
110 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu for food and drink. Our waiter very helpful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Celebrated my New Years at Mouldoons and it was great! EXCEPT the DJ!! The worst and I’m not the only one complaining, these guys had no sense of their audience!! It was B A D! So B A D! !! They ruined the Party! Weak DJ!

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vipAngie
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our only concern was that our server and most of the other workers were unmasked — in a crowded restaurant in the midst of an Omicron surge!!! Outrageous! My husband and I are vaxed and boosted, otherwise — as much as we love this place— we might have left.

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vipRickM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. It was nice and warm inside and our server was even better. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Under staffed and loud, food was decent. Big selling point is its charming.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Definitely ireland all arond!

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SeanB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome across the board. Only thing to note, and this isn't a complaint, was there were vocal football fans. Zero issue for me and my party, but if you are looking for a quiet experience, this isn't the place at least when there's a game.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve

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CherylD
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I had a beautiful Christmas Eve dinner by the fireplace. Very charming and great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing and unhygienic practices at Muldoons. The lingering old stale smell and poor hygiene was too overpowering to taste the underwhelming atmosphere and taste of food.

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vipnativecalifornian
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

warm, cozy, european charm and menu, a classic in Newport Beach for many years

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in years but the food was fantastic and consistent with the quality I remember. I don’t remember why we stopped dining here but we’ll be back soon!

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoon's has the BEST Shepherds Pie on the planet. The Irish Stew is a close second.

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VeeP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The bar was nice and festive for the holidays. Food was barely warm - fries cold -fried food needs to served hot. Server was gem and made the outing good or the family nice!!

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MarcieE
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

ALWAYS EXCELLENT. Service is slow when they are busy, obviously. But food is marvelous. Be prepared for it to be noisy!

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vippattya
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered the Shrimp/crab salad and it was very good except there was a huge amount of iceberg lettuce and very few shrimp. My friends were happy with their choices of Veggie burger and the French dip sandwich.
I normally would give all stars but was a little disappointed about the shrimp.
We love going to Muldoon’s, love the ambience and the waiters.

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vipFoodie
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an 85th bday! Table location inside as requested, fabulous service and delicious food! Thank you Muldoonns!! See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was ourfirst time here and Deitra was very attentive and made our experience enjoyable and paid us a compliment. We never felt rushed. She gave us great recommendations and we loved the food! Definitely coming back again!

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Mondaloo
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoon's is always a great place to meet friends and eat good food. The restaurant was busy and short staffed but we had a great experience.

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vipDHN1
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and very festive before Christmas!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been to Muldoon’s in 35 years. It is still very welcoming and lovely food was excellent I had the shepherds pie and my friend had the Irish stew we also had appetizers of the Bangor bites and ❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service!

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vippattya
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. I requested to be seated by the fireplace and they were happy to accommodate us. The server was
Very nice and brought my friend a delicious dessert with a candle
In it.
Muldoon’s is such a great place to go and meet friends. The ambience is cozy, the food is delicious and the servers are the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfort food! Loved the cozy feel inside the dining room. House made Irish soda bread and apple pie were fantastic! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining…heat lamps for comfort. Great service.

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nanied
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!! Friendly staff and delicious foods!

MK
MKPayne
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service the staff are upbeat and accommodating. Easy to satisfy vegetarians in our crowd.

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MaryR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Muldoon and we had a wonderful dinner, and a fun evening
I prefer a booth in the dining room. The table was too small and in the middle of all the serving activities.
Thanks.
Mary Roosevelt

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vipbelindas
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for the holidays! Great food and festive holiday cheer.

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Keith13
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Muldoons. And love Scott even more. Last night was amazing. Food and drinks were incredible. Best part is the service and atmosphere!

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vipvjv5
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience5

I have eaten at Muldoon’s probably 50 times or more….not an exaggeration. Last night, I ordered the fish and chips — which I have ordered several times. In the past, I had a problem finishing the meal. I’m not certain, but it seems like I used to get four or more good sized pieces of fish. Last night, I got two tiny little pieces. Very disappointing. The person I was with got the corned beef and cabbage. Similarly, very very small portion. Honestly, I was the biggest promoter of Muldoon’s, but I don’t know that I will be any longer.

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MKPayne
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar. Minor mistake with the food easily corrected and no hassle.

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Kimtpcs
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waiter. Funny as we getting a quick bite to see James Bond movie. Good tasting pub plates in a cozy room.

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vipMACK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio area for eating. Enjoyed the experience and great service.

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You can order delivery directly from Muldoon's Irish Pub using the Order Online button. Muldoon's Irish Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 640-4110.

Muldoon's Irish Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 1081 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.