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We have courtyard dining & 3 indoor dining options - Muldoon's Irish Pub, Newport Beach, CA

Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
4.7
1203 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Weekday Kitchen Hours Sat 8:00 am–2:00 am Weekend Kitchen Hours Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 640-4110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eloy Matias

  • Private party facilities

    All four rooms are available for private events. Most parties are booked in the Celtic bar which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Past events include: weddings, rehearsal dinners, wakes, job promotions, retirement parties, and political fundraisers. We can tailor the event to your needs so please call for information.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Murphy: (949) 640-4110

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment at Muldoon's is from 9:00pm - 1:00am Fri.-Sat, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday (summer hours), 5:00pm -8:00pm (winter hours.) Our bands include Kelly Fitzgerald (rock), No Pals (Latin jazz), 34 Below (Alternative/Rock), The Sarcastics (classic rock/country), Scott Sechman with Danny Ott (classic rock/ folk/ country), The Echo Trio (swing/reggae/easy listening), Patti Booker (country), and The Fenians (Irish rock.)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,203 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CM

    CapriceM

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott is a friendly attentive and quick server. Food was absolutely delicious !!! Irish stew is amazing
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was good .. seating upon arrival Overall enjoy Muldoons and have for many years
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific! Our waiter Scott was so fun and informative!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday We were in their dining room where the noise level is low.
  5. TS

    TerayS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I am a frequent diner and have always enjoyed my meals, however, yesterday was different. I ordered a cobb chopped salad and it was terrible. The iceberg lettuce was not fresh and wilted, and the cheese and turkey were just cut up pieces of packaged food, and not tasty. I would have complained to the waitress but I was doing an interview and didn't want to create an uncomfortable situation.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun bar area and food was delicious! Bartenders were friendly and made a perfect Manhatten. Husband said the 1/2 shrimp and 1/2 fish and chips was the best he’s had with great shrimp. I had the Irish stew, which was yummy with tender chunks of steak. We’d love to return next time we’re in the area.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Father’s Day and we fully expected it to be packed and slow ah contraire!! It was fabulous! Food service and atmosphere!!!!
  8. JU

    JULIOH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved, loved the Ambience, friendly atmosphere and the entertainment!!
  9. DS

    DonS

    Orange County

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love spending time here, wish it was closer to home..... I'd be a regular.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and atmosphere. Can’t go wrong.
  11. SH

    SharonHenwood

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ordered burger twice medium-rare and came twice well done. They took off the bill and gave us three complimentary desserts. Very apologetic, but Zicwent home with no dinner. Wish they forgot the desserts and hired a cook who knew what he was doing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great ambiance and cool place! It’s super loud though, so know that going in. Food was ok (they should really mention adding mushrooms all up in a baked potato!). My husband got the fish and chips, which was good. Prices are ok. Overall enjoyable, but for the love of god they should warn people about the mushrooms and peas in their baked potato!
  13. RE

    RosemaryE

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love taking my friends to Muldoons! I love the atmosphere service and food!
  14. E

    Eepulnay

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious. I celebrate my birthday here w/my friends. The service is excellent. My family likes to dine here also.
  15. LF

    LynnF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Always enjoy Muldoon’s-easy, casual, consistent. Moderate in pricing, quality is good. If you’re super picky or are expecting “fine dining” then you’d be disappointed however, if you want decent eats not just “bar food” this is the place to be. Fish n chips always good as is Irish stew.
  16. d

    davep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Muldoon's is a well established Newport restaurant in Fashion Island. It has a nice atmosphere but I was not impressed with the food, which is kind of the most important thing when you go to a restaurant.
  17. H

    Happy

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of dining at the fabulous Muldoon's Pub is over the top - the warmth of their environment; their servers and representatives; the quality and variety of their food. The overall authenticity of the architecture and décor reflects the Irish spirit. The fireplace adds the warmth that is so enjoyable.
  18. C

    Candy

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. The food is always good. Fastest food service ever !!! Thank you Muldoons !!
  19. JG

    JGMC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lots of enthusiasm and energy even in the patio. It's a pub, plan on short phrase conversations and enjoy!
  20. BA

    BettyA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The setting was great with the inside patio tree behind us. I had the crab & shrimp Loui and it did not disappoint. The service was a bit slow in bring us our check so once I got up and asked for it she brought it right away, no big deal.
  21. JF

    JohnF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal on the tree-shaded patio. Quick and friendly service with the atmosphere of an authentic Irish Pub. Cheers!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great!
  23. H

    Howarddrfish

    Las Vegas

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our local go tos. Great menu and service. Always friendly
  24. MK

    MarkK

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    First time here, great traditional pub with better than traditional pub food! The corned beef sandwich was good, but it would have been a lot better hadn’t they skimped out on the corned beef. Definitely plan to go back though. Fun place.
  25. BH

    BetsyH

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott was amazing! He had so much personality and great server.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and atmosphere.
  27. JK

    JeroldK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Worst experience at Muldoons ever. Wed were sat at booth and I had to go searching for a waiter after 15 minutes. Sign said that Prime Rib was the special starting at 5pm, but our waiter said it wouldn't be ready until 5:30 and we ended up not getting it until almost 6pm. The Prime Rib was tough and very chewy. Certainly not worth $45. And the door to the back was open and someone was smoking a cigar and the odor filled the restaurant. Cocktails were good, as were the crabcakes, but the dinner overall was underwhelming to say the least. I have eaten at Muldoons many times and enjoyed it, but this time it was poor.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UEFA Champions League final game. Great seating with tons of TVs to watch the game. The sound was pumped in from all speakers so we could hear everything even over the sound of other diners.
  29. MR

    MaryR

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patrick from Brighton, our waiter was wonderful. Our bacon and scrambled eggs were delicious. Thank you Mary Roosevelt
  30. SS

    ScottSolo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, authentic ambiance, wonderful music! Been here before and we will return
  31. CE

    CheriE

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The salmon was overcooked and not very good for some reason
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great environment, great service. Always fun to enjoy. Food was great !
  33. ZK

    ZipKelly

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muldoon's is always a reliable spot for a casual business lunch. Good food, cozy atmosphere, and the outdoor patio is a nice change of pace.
  34. M

    Matt

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Little has changed over the years, and i think thats a good thing. Great UK tavern ambience. Food is great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time coming to Muldoon’s and we enjoy everything from the location, to the drinks and food. It was a great bang for ur buck to and a nice place for brunch. Defiantly will be back!!
  36. TL

    TomL

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Good always good. Highly recommend.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  38. BN

    BennyNoel

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was terrific. Everyone in my family enjoyed their meals and loved the food. We went for a belated Mother's Day brunch, and my mother absolutely loved it. The outdoor patio is nice and cozy and pet friendly. Highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band playing was amazing. We danced for hours! Can’t wait to go back!
  40. FA

    FoodieAdventures42

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great and the food was good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 1203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Muldoon's Irish Pub

202 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Weekday Kitchen Hours Sat 8:00 am–2:00 am Weekend Kitchen Hours Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eloy Matias

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment at Muldoon's is from 9:00pm - 1:00am Fri.-Sat, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday (summer hours), 5:00pm -8:00pm (winter hours.) Our bands include Kelly Fitzgerald (rock), No Pals (Latin jazz), 34 Below (Alternative/Rock), The Sarcastics (classic rock/country), Scott Sechman with Danny Ott (classic rock/ folk/ country), The Echo Trio (swing/reggae/easy listening), Patti Booker (country), and The Fenians (Irish rock.)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 640-4110

  • Private party facilities

    All four rooms are available for private events. Most parties are booked in the Celtic bar which can accommodate up to 100 guests. Past events include: weddings, rehearsal dinners, wakes, job promotions, retirement parties, and political fundraisers. We can tailor the event to your needs so please call for information.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Murphy: (949) 640-4110

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