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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MD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great ! Very extensive menu choices .

OT
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food atmosphere service

S
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great setting. We’ve been there twice, second time hoping the food would be better. The Irish stew reminded me of Dinty Moore. Sorry to say because we wanted to like it. Mediocre minus one.

LD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time with great food and service! It never disappoints and will continue to come back.

OT
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
51 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and atmosphere and food.

SS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for girls night out before Downton Abbey movie!

C
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fabulous. Corned Beef was amazing

C
Orange County
88 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

AA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a fun spot for lunch or dinner with friends.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
63 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J

BE
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Scott was great

MC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and amazing decor

D
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

K
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best! Best food, competent fun wait staff and cute atmosphere. Makes you feel like you are in Ireland. Go...you won’t be disappointed. The biggest issue is deciding what to have. My fav is Irish stew!

B
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great comfort food.

FK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good!!!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat there.