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About Muldoon's Irish Pub

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!

202 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Anacapa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 640-4110

Website:
http://www.muldoonspub.com/

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.)

Parking Details:
Parking is a private lot and we offer valet from Tues.- Fri. 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Valet Parking during Lunch

Executive Chef:
Sindi Rae

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Muldoon's Irish Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
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Great Beer (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good but it seems like the drink prices went up.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with friends, and we were served by the same waiter we have had several times before. It was a very fun evening, and the food was GREAT, as usual.

Karen

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Muldoon's is our favorite pub. I had their Irish stew and my hubby had their Shepard's pie. Both delicious and very satisfying! We also enjoyed a flight of whiskey, very nice. We usually sit in their inside dining at a booth for a more romantic dinner. There was a musician in the bar area playing great pub songs and the people there were having a good time. A lady got up and sang, "Danny Boy," made us feel like we were in Ireland. Our waiter Jon was very welcoming, attentive and nice. They all make you feel like you are family!! Thank you, Muldoon's for making our evening great!!

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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Places like Muldoon's are hard to find in So. Cal. It is cozy and quaint, with a fireplace in their dining room. The lighting is perfect for us. (We think bright rooms ruin the entire experience for my husband and me.) The bartender knows what he's doing, and when we order a dry rob roy, we actually get one. Food is delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We've enjoyed Muldoon's since moving here in 1980. Burgers are tops; Cobb salad hasn't changed in all those years. It never disappoints.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This legendary pub is still awesome because of the tasty, generous portions, fun atmosphere and good service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed dining at Muldoon's for years. We refer to it as our place to enjoy comfort food in a fun environment. It's like visiting an Irish pub in the old country (but we don't have to fly to get there). And, the service is always friendly. Whether it is John serving us or Scott, we know we will enjoy an impeccable service experience (and likely will go home with a doggy bag - No dog though).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Usually really like this place but yesterday was terrible. Split a salad that was not crisp or cold. It was chopped salad with shrimp. Was charged $4. Extra for split. Waitress said it was be more than 1/2 the salad. Not true.
Service less than mediocre. Sorry but won’t be returning very soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Loved it!! Food was great drink amazing great place overall

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food5
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service3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Interesting menu choices not widely seen elsewhere. Service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great place for our business lunch. I had the Ruben which was very flavorful. Guests had bangers and mash. Serving sizes were generous and all were happy with their meals. Service was excellent and drinks were always kept full. Free valet parking was an added plus. Would definitely go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The grilled salmon with mash was excellent! My daughter had the Irish Stew, also a hit. My husband had the Louie Salad and said it was "ok". Otherwise, everything else with this dining experience was 5 stars!

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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food4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The well established Irish Pub is fun to visit with great food and fun waitstaff.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Afternoon on patio was very pleasant . Love the Irish soda bread.

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I was there on a Tuesday night. My only wish is that they don't have another Muldoons in Ventura county. It was EXCELLENT

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always enjoy going there
Casual, friendly... diverse menu

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good & service was outstanding as usual. Best New York steak in town

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Had a nice anniversary dinner on the patio watching the UCLA game while listening to Irish music....enjoying a pint of Guinness.

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food5
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere...love the live music on the patio!

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This place could easily become my local. The staff and patrons are friendly. The food is solid. The bar is fun and the patio seating is lovely.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating
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food4
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Muldoon's is always good. You wouldn't expect an Irish Bar to have a great restaurant, but they do. All the locals (and old folks) eat there so you know it must be good food at a good price. Shepard's Pie is a solid choice. You won't walk away hungry. Steaks and burgers are also great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports
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food4
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

First time we heard of this place had dinner there met my daughter and her new boyfriend food was fantastic drinks were phenomenal service was outstanding we even bought a couple T-shirts would highly recommend this place

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants! Love their salmon- excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Haven't been there for awhile but always enjoyed the food and atmosphere in the past. Loved the banger bites! and of course a nice cold beer. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place for a quiet Irish meal or hang in the bar for a wee bit of whiskey.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Been coming to Muldoon's since moving to SoCal in 1980. Never disappointed. Cobb salad hasn't changed a bit; still a favorite. Greg's service was first-rate.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Beautiful atrium seating and comfortable inside booth seating.Our waiter was awesome, loved his accent and he was attentive and fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

You kidding me ? How was my experience? No words...food, service,etc...off the chart!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My wife and I always enjoy the Irish atmosphere and hospitality of this gem. We often bring friends. The service is always friendly and attentive and whether it's John or Scott serving us, we feel like part of the family. Of course, we wouldn't come back so often if the food was lacking. We love the comfort food whether it's Irish Stew of Fish N Chips or a Hamburger. We have enjoyed all items on the menu. And, we will definitely be back. Also, if you enjoy a little entertainment, they have that too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fun for a happy Father's day brunch with friends and great music. The music was performed by one of the most fantastic artists, Shana Morrison. Saw her perform for the first time at Muldoon's, and have been back every time since. Service is friendly and helpful.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Have loved this restaurant since coming here in the 80s with my parents. The staff and atmosphere are wondercul.
I had a salad and it was much smaller and not what I remembered ordering 12 yrs ago.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. Service seemed a bit slow, but it could be that our server had many tables to take care of. My wife and I really enjoyed our main courses. She had an Irish coffee for dessert and I had the trifle. Both were delicious. Would definitely go to Muldoon's again.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We love to meet our friends at Muldoon's. Great pub food, especially Bangers & Mash, Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage. Healthy stuff (Ahi salad or sandwich) is great too. Bar is lively and patio dining is nice, but we like the cozy dining rooms that feel like a real pub.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

This is our first time to come here. We love the patio, food and service.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Been here many times. Great food, great mood, great service.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our waiter, Scott, was great! It was our first time there and he guided us down the right path. I had the Beef Stewart, and my husband had Fish and Chips. Delicious! We ended with the Trifle and just devoured it! We will definitely be coming back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Love Muldoons! Our favorite go-to place!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We always go to Muldoons before or after a movie at the theaters nearby....good price, good service, and the food is great.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Love their salmon and veggie burger.
Always a tough decision!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Always fun to go to Muldoons. Consistently good food and excellent service. The mud pie is to die for.

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