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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (15)
Cozy (10)
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Fun (9)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Music (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Romantic (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 6 hours ago

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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 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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food3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fun, Live Music
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 (Orange County)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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 (E. Tennessee)·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.

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 (Orange County)·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!

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 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·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.

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 (Los Angeles)·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

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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 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

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·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!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 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.

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 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).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (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 19, 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 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 3, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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 23, 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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 20, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 12, 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 11, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 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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