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Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
Perfect For:
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
  • Great Beer
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Irish, American
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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
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Phone number
(949) 640-4110
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sindi Rae
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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.
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Private party contact
Mary Murphy: (949) 640-4110
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Anacapa
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Parking details
Parking is a private lot and we offer valet from Tues.- Fri. 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Valet Parking during Lunch
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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.)
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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
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and our waiter, John, was Fantastic— as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love it. Always have for forty years !

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always a great food experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love Muldoon’s! Great Irish Pub with great food and beer! A must visit in Newport!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Absolutely loved the food, service and staff, great find!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Muldoon's staff is what really makes the restaurant great. Excellent service in dining an din the bar. Food is delicious and consistent. Live bands are always great.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderful in all respects. 94th Birthday celebration. Couldn’t have been better. Will return again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We always order the chippers and they were excellent as always. The service was great and we sat by the fire on a cold evening. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful Irish environment. Friendly staff and delicious authentic food!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fabulous. Fun, friendly atmosphere. Good service and good food. Best Irish Coffee around.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We enjoy Muldoon’s once a year around St. Patrick’s Day. The food this time came out cold. Still good but not the best.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, our waiter, Scott, was on top of everything without hovering, and the food and drinks were delicious. We were very satisfied and it was a great place to spend wedding our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We had a great time. We had a party of 6 plus a one year old. Sat by fireplace. Awesome service by our waiter. Drinks were good. All foods order were good.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We've been enjoying Muldoon's for nearly all of its 43 years, and it never disappoints. Our waiter Scott is fun, efficient and right on about the pot roast being terrific!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have been to Muldoon's more times than I can count. I started going in 1994 for a weekly lunch but have since moved office locations and can only make it back 4 - 5 times a year now. I have never had a bad meal here or a bad dining experience. The staff is friendly and the food is awesome. This is our "go to" place for special occasions, especially Valentines Day and New Years Eve and any other time we are remotely near by!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My family and I LOVE Muldoon’s. We camp out at Newport Dunes often and we always make a dinner night out to go to Muldoon’s.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Found last minute. Excellent choice! Bangers and Mash were fabulous! Shannon (Server) was really nice and food came out correct, hot and fast!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Limited close by parking short of valet service. Pub room was cozy and quiet (patio was busy). We went Friday lunch @1:30. Casual atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Love this place! I've been coming here for decades. Not to be missed for st. Patty's Day!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Wonderful service with Scott! Food is excellent and noise level is not too bad. Will definitely go back

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This was our first time here for dinner. We have been for lunch & Sunday brunch before, & the food is consistently very good. The service has always been excellent - the servers are attentive, super friendly & helpful with suggestions. It’s a fun atmosphere, but not too loud to be able to visit with other members of the group.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Enjoyed a nice meal in dining room next to fireplace. Made an RSVP and table was waiting for us. Server was very friendly and willing to explain fairly extensive menu. I was a little disappointed in the veg soup --- kin of watery, but a nice start. Food was served hot, and the bar as an excellent selection of both Irish and Scottish whiskys. Good selection of Draft beer also.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Was my first visit to Muldoons and enjoyed it. The Irish Stew was very good, but my friend who ordered the Fish n' Chips--wow, was that batter light and crispy!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food & friendly service, as always. Love the authentic Irish accent. Great value Restaurant Week menu.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Always excellent service. The food is fresh and delicious. Lamb chop appetizer plate perfect for s light dinner. The steak salad is delicious.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Love this awesome restaurant with the feel good at home menu and great staffing!

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Fries were overcooked to the point of being crunchy. Fish was decent. Waiter was good. Would not return. Way overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Muldoon' s is wonderful! We have been going for years! This visit was no exception. We had a great waiter who was attentive and friendly. The food is always great! I especially like to visit Muldoon's during the Christmas holidays because the wait staff is in Celtic costumes and the restaurant is decorated for the holidays! Fun!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Our group loved the feel of the restaurant. It was deck out for the Christmas Holiday.
It was our first time there. The staff was very friendly. A couple of us had the fish & chips.
Which was great !! One had the Irish stew. Everyone enjoyed the food. We all agree that we
would definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

It was our wedding anniversary and we had a fabulous time. We have always liked Muldoon's but had not been in several years. Love the ambience, food and service. We intend to return soon.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Love this place!! We come here every year at Christmas and sit by the fireplace. A Very special place. So cozy and comfort food galore!!!! Wonderful food, atmosphere and staff!!! So many awesome places to eat dinner, fire side, pub or outside by the giant tree. And the best part of Muldoons at the holidays!!! Wassail!!!!! Yum

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 30, 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

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5.0Dined on November 22, 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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4.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 4, 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).

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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