Muldoon's Irish Pub

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Celebrating 40 years, Muldoon’s is the real thing. A warm generous & friendly pub with fine pub food. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping - financial district Fashion Island - Newport Center, Muldoon’s is known for her two pubs, outdoor courtyard and cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call Her their “neighborhood gem” in a neighborhood filled with excellent restaurants. But, there is only one Muldoon’s. Great for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and private events. Muldoon’s has a lively happy hour, live music - dancing on weekends. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers beers, mean cocktails and notable wine. Muldoon’s is the home of Sindi Rae’s Dark Chocolate Pudding when she’s in the kitchen! Her Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff!
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OT
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Irish pub atmosphere with friendly , competent service staff. Food is well prepared and very tasty. Cocktails were great and beers were cold. we always say that we should go more often to Muldoon's !

OT
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and atmosphere and food.

SS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner and multiple musicians. What a treat!!

S
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved celebrating my husbands birthday there. We were so excited to have Scott as our server. He made the night fun & great service, good food! Irish Stew is a must

C
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for girls night out before Downton Abbey movie!

C
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and our server Scott could not have been more solicitous and friendly. highly recommend!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fabulous. Corned Beef was amazing

C
Orange County
86 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great way to celebrate our birthdays! Great food, great friends, great music and great fun! It was quite a Hooley!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Muldoon’s for 30+ years. Often.
Never once have we left disappointed or wanting.
The staff, veterans and newbies alike, are always courteous, knowledgeable, and on it.
We’ve been to Irish pubs all over the world and this is, by far, our favorite.

m
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Muldoon's Irish Pub is a long, long time favorite of my entire family. Patio seating is one-of-a-kind,; menu is broad; cuisine is alsways good; service is superb -- it never misses.

e
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Hugely expensive, especially if your a foreigner travelling on a tight budget. We were looking for a nice meal to celebrate a special occasion, but were shocked by the prices. Tried ordering the cheapest thing on the menu, which was a $12 chili dog, and they were out of stock. Did not realize I also had to pay a chunk of the restaurant's mortgage to sit for an hour and enjoy some live music with my daughter. Happy hour deals were not much of a deal. We apologized for wasting space and walked out.

WR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gret food, excellent location (expecially if you plan to see a movie adnd a nice variety of food. Wife loves the salids. Mom loved the fish.

Staff was very accomodating.

We'll be regulars!

CR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience !! Great service, food and ambiance.

MG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great place with great food for a semi casual dinner on the patio!

b
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a fun spot for lunch or dinner with friends.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muldoon's is a favorite of ours. We come here frequently. There is indoor and outdoor seating. We are always greeted quickly and kindly. the restaurant has a wonderfully quaint ambience, including a fireplace when it gets a little bit chilly outside. The food has a great variety of traditional Irish pub fare. There is also a veggie burger for those that don't eat meat. Service is wonderful. We see Scott almost every time, and he makes every visit special.

M
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muldoon's is such a nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Our table was in the patio area. And while we were eating lunch, we enjoyed the music and beautiful voices of the Irish group Craic in the Stone. The fish and chips were delicious, and the service was very friendly and attentive. I'll be returning soon.

DB
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mostly good. Special order: entree salad w/salmon. Server failed to ask how I wanted it prepared—BBQ vs. whatever, even though I told her I love the BBQ salmon. The other came

m
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muldoon's is a long-time gift to the Newport Beach and surrounding areas -- great for lunch or dinner. This is one of the few outdoor dining areas in the city, with a broad menu and excellent cuisine and aways top service.

PK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Our server was wonderful, food was wonderful and nicely priced however the drinks were a bit expensive. All in all we loved it!

CD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fun experience with another couple. Service was great, and we really enjoyed our meals!

JO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great change of pace and place to take an out of town friend.

J

BE
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Scott was great

MC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Muldoon's. Everyone loved their dinner. The waiter was very efficient and friendly. We could all hear each other talk!!! Loved it!!

T
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service and amazing decor

D
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time here, loved the food and service was great.

B
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great comfort food.

FK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Irish stew is irresistible. The server (John) adds a lot of positives to the lunch experience.
Eating in the pub area is best, but the booth seating is a bit cramped there.

WW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love everything about this place! I recommend highly!! Great food. Great service. Great ambiance! Everyone there is always so friendly.

LS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Muldoon's several times, and it never disappoints :) Sundays spent enjoying Irish bands only adds to the enjoyment.

Thank you Muldoon's ♥

KH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to Muldoon's to see The Fenians and our Irish Family.
It's a fun place on Sunday's.
The service is superb.
Food is ok a little pricey.

OT
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good!!!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family loves the traditional Irish pub feeling at Muldoon’s. Great food and fun environment. Our waiter Scott was very entertaining.

MB
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat there.

l
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress. Wonderful soda bread. Good sandwich but a little expensive

DV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Irish soda roll is delicious!! The service and music is always great.

j
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A family favorite for the past 18 years. It never disappoints. Charming atmosphere, excellent wait staff, and there are so many wonderful menu choices. It is one of the few places I save room for dessert.

H
Las Vegas
154 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had early dinner. Service and good good. Drinks nice and strong. Bar has a good feel. Always solid

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Another OC restaurant that’s over priced for mediocre food and service.

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