Muldoon's Irish Pub

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$30 and under
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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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vipJeff
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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vipSusanG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dine out since lockdowns

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DeeC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly awesome food! A little on the loud side but fun atmosphere. Definitely a place we’ll be back to on our next So Cal trip! Don’t miss the shrimp and chips and/or fish and chips, delish!

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vipSusan
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Corned beef and cabbage was awesome
Fish and chips was ok; chips were cold and limp
Nice atmosphere

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vipRobin
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect evening out. Casual and comfortable with good food and a nice warm atmosphere in the bar area.

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Elle
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great leisurely lunch on a chilly Sunday afternoon. The fireplace and the service we received
was wonderful. Highly recommend for good food, good service, and nice ambiance!

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vipXoBRW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a bar food type of place . Burgers ,fish and chips Ruben sandwich all served with lots of fries . When the fries are not good then the experience is less then satisfactory . Not sure if they were fried in old oil or over done but they were not worth the calories .

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on the patio & it was very nice. We could still hear the music from inside the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good atmosphere good service. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food for any day of the week

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food and atmosphere

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MichaelM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice Irish restaurant/pub.

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vipAndyI
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve lived in NB for years and never went to Muldoon’s. We LOVED IT! We will absolutely add this restaurant to our rotation of favorites. Great keto options too! The Reuben, no bread, 1000 island on the side? Ah-mazing.

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vipPatrickC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, again! Always a class establishment when we go. My wife was chilly seating outside, but had already ordered food and drink. They quickly moved us inside and the food/drink was brought to us without delay. Great service from the wait staff, great food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! We love Muldoon’s!

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vipAaron
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate three birthdays- loved the food. We sat next to the fireplace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food and service.

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vipDavidK
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Like the salmon dish here.

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vipRP2016
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite and “go-to” spot. Their beef stew is incredible and save room for their apple pie. We come here a few times a month and love it.

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vipBill
Orange County
241 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner at Muldoon's Irish Pub was good. Service was rapid, food was good and ambiance appropriate for a pub. The Shepherd Pie and Bangers and Mash were both very good. The tables are close together making a private conversation difficult. Additional separation would be nice.

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vipDiscerningDiner
Orange County
327 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had the fish and chips, the fish was good, spouse shared with me. He said he thought the fish was a little greasy and the fries were not that good after they got cold. The ambiance is so adorable. We will get something different next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week and we got a fabulous deal. Corbin the manager is always so welcoming and accommodating. Keagan makes the best Hot Toddy ever.

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vipkoolenuf
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Muldoon’s is always good. Far better than you’d expect from an Irish bar. Restaurant in back is best place to eat.

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vipAaron
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Delicious food and great service.

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vipKatieH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love Muldoon's but this time they messed up my reservation.
I always sit on the patio to hear the music.
Even though I made my reservation a month ahead of the occasion
We were sat inside.
After lunch we went to the patio and sat n the stairs.
Disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service and atmosphere. Love this place.

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vipJohnny
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Shepherd's Pie. Great service. Love the Irish Soda bread.

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guest7
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, old world ambiance, excellent food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Food and beverages are classic.
The waiter was chatty, knowledgable and fun. we feel right at "home" in this very comfortsble setting.
Terence O'Heany MD

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vipHoward
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! The Irish Stew and Shepherd Pie was so tasty. The ambience was ideal! Will definitely eat here again when we are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service and atmosphere.

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KellyO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the Pub atmosphere transported us across the pound to a real Irish pub. The added plus was the music in the courtyard.

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vipKatieH
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Muldoon’s is always a fun time.
The food is amazing.
Service is great.

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vipmadeinDTW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cool place even though it’s attached to a mall. Doors open into a small courtyard with indoor bar and dining surrounding. Classic Irish pub decor but oddly, pop music playing overhead. Was quite empty for a Saturday night.

Service was interesting. Sort of casual and perhaps aloof or perhaps indifferent is a better word. my boys each had fish and chips. i had the irish stew and a beer.

To start, the soda bread is as amazing as advertised.

The Irish stew was also really good. Packed with hearty flavor and yet not too heavy.

The fish was great. Crispy breading outside the small tender pieces of fish.

The real problem was the chips! How can the other half of this dynamic duo be so bad? The chips that came with the fish were cold. Odd since the fish was steaming hot right from the fryer. A replacement order of chips was just as bad. Like the frozen fries from the grocer that you bake in the oven. Not only did they come after the fish was eaten, but we really couldn’t eat them.

And can’t say this place is a good value. Despite half of two meals (the chips half) not being edible there was no offer of adjustment or apology from the waitstaff. And the bill was $90 with a tip. For 3 people and only one drink!

Maybe that explains why it’s so empty on a Saturday night.

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vipAnge
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made my Open Table reservation, my "special request" was to sit in the main dining room.
When I arrived on December 27th, the host said, " We have a table right near the fireplace for you."
It felt like someone was really listening. Everything was perfect for our "belated" Christmas dinner.

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vipRP2016
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot to eat. Their beef stew is incredible and they have a great selection of drinks. We love going when a live band is playing. The atmosphere is fantastic.

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vipAix41
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the mulled wine and eggnog for the holidays!

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vipbelindas
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. One of our favorite places to go, especially during the holidays.

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MelliB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Forgot how good the food is there and its so festive during Christmas time. I love the mulled wine and our waiter was OUTSTANDING!

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Muldoon's Irish Pub does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 4.8 stars by 748 OpenTable diners.

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