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Sat, 2/24
11:30 PM
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Muldoon's Irish Pub

489 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
  • 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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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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Cross street
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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 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 489 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipMark (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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.

vipMuldoons (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

restaurantgal (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

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

delighteddiner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

jimboy (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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.

Susie (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!

delighteddiner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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

vipjulesinoc (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipStarrDiners (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

Calisee (E. Tennessee)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

Nuck (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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

Gillie (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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

kbcb (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.


vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!!

vipAnge (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 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.