Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
958 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Celebrating 46 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. ! Her Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 958 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Purvis
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the fish and chips, burgers, Shepherds Pie, and Irish stew. Great entertainment and bar. Have been her often and will return.

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vipDavidC
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place!

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vipFRANKR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just too much noise for us old folks

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vipHowarddrfish
Las Vegas
180 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food,ambience were good. Our server… forgot to bring things to the table, multiple times

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Muldoon’s. The food is always good, the service great! What more can you ask for? We did miss the sweet potato fries! New management took them off the menu 😞

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GaryP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fun afternoon, the food, drinks and service were all great. Nice having different seating areas with different feels. We sat in the courtyard and had Fish & Chips and the 1/2 and 1/2 both were great!

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vipBrianG
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I used to love this place, won’t go back

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Crazy1
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way as usual!

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Crazy1
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual

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EricB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tara, our waitress, was fabulous.

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Debi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere

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vipalanah
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’ve been dining at Muldoons for over 30 years. New ownership is holding up to my expectations!!

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vipJetes
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Irish pub with excellent service, comfortable, clean ivy-covered surrounding, and consistently good fare. Fish and Chips, Jimmy’s Dublin Dip, and Trinity Dip were well-received and Scott delivered exemplary service. Muldoon’s continues to stand the test of time. The go-to Irish pub in Newport Beach for the almost 50 years.

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Muldoon's. We sat on the outside, covered patio under the tree. Lovely place to celebrate birthdays and get-togethers with friends. The waiter was very attentive and the food delicious!

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MetroJohn
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Traditional Irish Pub ambience and fare. Really good renditions of Irish dishes, hard to find sometimes. Especially noteworthy for the friendly and knowledgeable service staff (thanks, Jon!). Dark wood, lots of pictures, old-feeling decor. Not too noisy inside, dimly lit. Comfortable and friendly, not flashy or formal.

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AngelaT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Good food, good portions! Would recommend!

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VeronicaP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready and we arrived on time. Drinks were served in a matter of minutes and yummy. Food was so good. Everything cooked to perfection. I myself like my food to be served HOT and it was. You will not be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great fish and chips. First tome there, but not the last. Great choice

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DROPTOP32
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time there, sat in the patio area this time. Been at the bar and restaurant areas, really liked the patio. Looking forward to our next time to visit👍🏼😎

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ilike2eat
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and music. Very pleasant.

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vipmaria
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

there was NO social distancing or masks. The noise level was so high we could not even talk. 2 of the 5 of us got sick on the food. We won't be going back.

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vipd816cm
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Way too crowded at this point. But delish.

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AnnaG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husbands 60th Birthday

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LibbyH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seemed authentically Irish from the food and drink to the employees. The dining room was dark, cozy and comfortable, like a true pub. Enjoyed it and will come back.

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BillF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Muldoon's Irish Bar for special occasion evening dinners. This family visit of 5 was my daughter's birthday. Everyone really enjoyed their meal of Fish & Chips, Irish Stew, or Shepherd' Pie. And the Birthday cake was very nice, but the Lime Mud Pie was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks. They accommodated our party of seven and the kids had plenty of good options. The pub food was authentic and delicious. The ambiance was outstanding. You wouldn’t know you were in a big shopping center.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and attentive personnel!

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vipDaveu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Went for lunch. There were 5 of us. Ordered at 12:15, food arrived at 12:55. A few items were incorrect. Server corrected them fairly quickly. Manager came over to apologize for long wait for our lunch. When he came, all of us were done with plates in front of us. He did not clear them. He then came back with the bill and again, did not clear them. We left with 5 dirty plates still at our table. I think they were short staffed, but that is no excuse to not clear off finished plates. Side of French fries on bill were $14, bit on menu listed as $10.

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Woodsman
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite pubs, a great place for a pint with friends or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We live in South OC so have been here a couple times before. We enjoy the atmosphere, food and service but on this occasion the Irish stew was woefully sub par. The large bowl contained 3 new potatoes, about 3 tablespoons of peas and 5 pieces of chewy stew meat. Oh, and about two cups of gravy! Yuck.

As it was Mother’s Day, I was not about to complain and spoil the dinner for others. But I do want management to be aware for future customers. I would expect more when spending $169.00 plus $30.00 tip for 3 guests. BTW, it was not that busy so Mother’s Day would not be a reason. I should point out that the rest of the family were very happy with their menu choices. Fair is fair.

Hope you can improve things.

One more thing, when I order “hand cut chips” in a pub that specializes in Fish and Chips, I expect hand cut chips. Not hand cut potato chips. It would be nice if you clarified that the hand cut chips and malt you offer as a starter are not tradition English chips but rather traditional English “Crisps”. Good but not what we were looking forward to.

Thanks for listening.

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FeliciaM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Mother's Day dinner. It was like being transported back to Dublin! The atmosphere is so cozy and lovely. The burgers are the best I have ever had! No joke. Cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place with good food goor service good music and a nice feel
We will definitely go back

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vipMaryR
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend this place and sitting in the courtyard was great! Soda Bread was delish!

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vipHarrisonL
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service, always great food! Never disappoint.

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Chuck
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood favorite - comfort food with a friendly and lively atmosphere. A fun place to have excellent food and drink.

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JMD92
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

My family goes to Muldoon’s for pretty much all our get togethers because we all grew up on Irish cuisine and love it there! My boyfriend’s parents were meeting my mom for the first time and we were sat outside. First of all, every other time we have sat outside it has been amazing but this time there seems to have been more tables added making it feel extremely crowded. They had every heater on and we were all way too hot. We asked for them to be turned down but never were. The noise level was like being in a loud bar - the music was too loud and with so many extra people outside we couldn’t hear each other speak. For a place that is usually so great to get together with loved ones, it ended up being super disappointing because we were overheated, couldn’t hear each other, and we maybe saw our waitress 3 times total (ordering, food delivery, payment). They also had their gift card service down so we weren’t able to use the one we brought either. It was honestly the only time I have ever had a bad experience at Muldoon’s and it was embarrassing to bring my boyfriend’s parents there for the first time and to have them not enjoy it, especially since they drove over an hour to get there too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and our waiter Steve was great.

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MyraS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, good ambiance and very good, but not fancy food.

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AnneB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More vegetarian options are needed. Difficult to make a meal for vegetarians

FAQs

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 958 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.