Muldoon's Irish Pub

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$30 and under
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Irish
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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always amazing food and service.

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vipMistyF
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I used to eat at Muldoon's frequently when working at Irvine Company. I remember there being a few more options on the menu but maybe due to COVID, there is a limited menu. Please take this to heart.... I have always liked the slightly elevated pub food and the ambiance at Muldoon's! Still like the ambiance but I really think the food needs an update! Keep a few of the fan favorites and then update the menu! Pub food can get tired and like any restaurant needs a refresh once in a while. The Reuben was still good but I had to settle because nothing else appealed, it was just same-old, same-old! Suggestions... maybe a coddle? ...a lamb burger? ...a few more starters? Thank you!

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vipDavidK
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Liked Muldoon's before covid-19 closed businesses, but as with restaurants we've been to since limited reopenings the food has been subpar from previously. Food tasted like it was prepared far ahead of time. Seasonal vegetables consisted of one zucchini cut up, no carrots or any of a dozen vegetables that are in season. Salmon was cold. Mashed potatoes were made many hours earlier in the days.

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Crazy1
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoon’s is always perfect! High quality food, nice atmosphere, great drinks, great service ALWAYS! Every member of the staff is kind and courteous. I go once a week. It is out favorite place!

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vipFrequentDiner
Orange County
200 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoon's has the best authentic Irish cuisine. The Irish stew, Sheperd's pie are our favorites.

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ThomasH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Irish pub in Orange County, if not Southern California.

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Suzy
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Muldoon's! Have been going for years. They have the best Salmon. Yummy!
And they have Smithwick's Irish beer on draft. Yippee!

FD
vipFrequentDiner
Orange County
200 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoon's food never disappoints. The service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day tradition

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered the roasted chicken and it was so dry I could barely swallow it. But it took so long for us to get our food we didn’t want to sit and wait for it to be remade. We had to wait 15 minutes to finally get our bill and then another 15 for someone to run our credit card. We had a reservation so its not like they didn’t know we were coming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After COVID reopening. Implemented social distancing at tables- we had an early dinner and were the only people on the patio, great food, great service!

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vipDavidD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding

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vipOhma
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorites. Fish & chips were terrific

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vipLarryH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun authentic Irish pub. Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy is e best

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ShellyV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience for our first dinner out since the quarantine ended! The owner welcomed us like family and was so appreciative that we had come to celebrate our anniversary dinner there. Our server was fantastic and saw that our every need was met. And we were even treated to a complimentary dessert for our anniversary- truly the cherry on top of a great evening. Thank you to owners and staff of Muldoons, we will definitely be coming back soon!

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vipJeff
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

SG
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
11 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
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food for any day of the week

OT
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
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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