Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
829 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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vipJohnS
Northern MI
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place

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LoisV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were dissppointed. The server delivered one dry bread for 6 people. They elimnated the peas that they use to serve on the dish we ordered. Have gone there for years.
We were the only people except one other table sand the service was poor.

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vipCBDO
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always walk away asking our selves, why do we not come here more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, very comfortable feel. The Shepard

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AnneA
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server delicious food perfect table socially distance and comfortable. We go there every chance we can it’s so good they’re open and thriving

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vipTrishR
Charleston
50 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the interior of the Pub...Our waiter was attentive, but not over-bearing. Food was great. Thanks for a wonderful evening..

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vipmattb
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. I like the small patio and the tree there:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service, beverages and meal were served promptly and professionally. We enjoyed the Rueben sandwich and fresh BBQ salmon, and appreciated the quiet space where we could carry on a business conversation in private. We will return.

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Suzy
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Muldoon's for lunch or dinner. One of our favorites!!!

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MikeK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Irish Pub that's been around for years. Food is always great. Ambience will be back to awesome when Covid is over.

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vipOhma
Orange County
92 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pub atmosphere. Sorry to see the limited menu, but understand these are strange times. Still too much pepper in the Shepherds pie. Love that soda bread!

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vipFoodFan
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Sadly, the chicken dish, which has historically been so yummy and moist, was dry as a bone. I only ate a portion of my meal, which I had already split with my sister.
We enjoy the ambiance, tasty dirty martini, bangers and mash are always a good starter.
But my husbands dinner was only ok.
Perhaps the kitchen was having an “off” night.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sons 21st birthday and it was the perfect spot! Loved the atmosphere and the menu had something for everyone.

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vipMonicaB
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food in a pleasant atmosphere.

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MRNB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite pubs before Covid and still comfortable and inviting during. Very nice, relaxing time.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent everyone super attentive can’t wait to come back

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Gibby
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Top Marks except for Price.

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BarbaraM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I ate out on the patio and it was very nice. I thoroughly enjoyed the Rueben sandwich. Delicious! Thank

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vipgloriasss
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food good but not great. Great soda bread. Irish stew a little spicy for me. Salads were good.
Still, nice to be able to eat inside. Muldoon's is a nice neighborhood place.

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LisaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon Muldoon’s and absolutely loved our experience!

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PQueen
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Chicken tortilla soup was very good (though I was looking for something Irish...).
Chips were soggy; battered fish good.
House salad was fresh and crispy.
Guinness draft wasn't cold enough...
Irish soda bread should not have caraway seeds...?

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vipzd85255
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Among the best Shepard’s Pie ever. The outdoor courtyard is awesome.

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DanielleG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Loved being at Muldoons with my out of state friend. She loved it too. We ate in the dining room & felt very cozy & safe from exposure. Good was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for everyday eatig

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vipJohnS
Northern MI
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites ,a must when in Newport

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Georgia
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVE Muldoon's, great food, great service, great ambiance.

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brucef
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

TWO THIRTY IN THE AFTERNOON WAS PERFECT. 0NLY TWO COUPLES BESIDE US IN THE DINNING ROOM' IRISH STEW WAS EXCELLENT SODA BREAD NOT WONDERFUL ,BUT GOOD. NICE TO GET OUT FOR DINNR AND BE WAITED UPON.

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PatrickF
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We enjoyed everything! We will be back.

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Steve
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Been coming here for forty years and they have never disappointed us!

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ricka
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muldoons is fun and different. Great food and service.

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DavidR
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

It has a great outdoor area and is a lot of fun. However, it is completely overpriced for bar food and service was just OK.

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PatrickO
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and we enjoyed the patio dining !

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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LaurenceS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

During this era of government mandated outdoor dining, I fully appreciate the unique challenges faced by the restaurant industry. That being said, our anniversary dinner would have been better enjoyed at home. The fact that I specifically indicated "Wedding Anniversary" on the Open Table reservation was completely disregarded by Muldoon's. It was more annoying as we watched another table's birthday celebration. The abbreviated menu offered a marginal sampling of Muldoon's regular fare. The Irish stew was served hot and had a good portion of beef. Its gravy was dark and a little peppery - which was enjoyable. The wife's chicken was, well, it was chicken. The apple pie we ordered was simply horrendous: It was as if apple pie had been put in a blender and then poured into a shallow bowl with a glob of mediocre ice cream lobbed next to it. This was not a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely patio. All covid procedures followed and such delicious food! Tracy was our server and she was friendly and professional. Great experience!

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Susieq
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Made reservation due to COVID as we weren't sure what to expect.
We were seated immediately, with good separation. Waitress was there as we were seated , ordered beer and wine. Took our dinner orders, answered questions and suggested splitting an order of Fish and chips. Neither of us would have been able to eat 5 pieces of fish.
She was fast and courteous, we were in and out in an hour.

Irish music would have been nice. Will return to try a different entre.

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RachelK
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect little court yard for out door dining. Almost feels inside. Food is so yummy here too

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roberts
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great value. Great outdoor atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Macall
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the ambiance/setting. Way too expensive. $10 for a simple salad.

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CathieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and atmosphere. We love this place and are so glad the courtyard was open during these times.

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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 829 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.