Rusty Pelican Restaurant
The city of Newport Beach has instructed all restaurants and bars to stop dining service through March 31st. Unfortunately, that means we cannot take reservations, however we will continue to have local delivery and carry out services. We would like to thank you for your continued support and look forward to serving you when we reopen.
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Nice place to dine as usual.
I enjoyed a relaxing lunch with a good friend. The staff was very helpful!
The menu was.limited... I get it... But, only 2 fish options? I expected more options for fish from a restaurant famous for FISH. I had the Salmon. It was good. Not great... I could have done that at home for a third the cost. When I go out to eat I want it to be a special event. I'll pay for the experience of excelant food. This was not excelant. It was good not great.
Always a great view and good food and spirits.
This is just a great restaurant that we have been going to for the last 45 years. Our Doffo Wine that we brought was getting a lot of attention.
Beautiful views, food & people ! Always a favorite!
Habib was an amazing waiter! The swordfish and mahi-mahi was delicious! Thank you for taking great care of us. We will definitely be back!
They did well putting customers 2 tables apart. Our food came in quick despite reduced number of servers and food is always a hit!
We had such a nice evening out on Friday. The staff did an excellent job at practicing social distancing and cleaning practices.
The food was incredible - as always!
We got the filet mignon and crab legs. Both were delicious.
We look forward to going back!
The service was excellent and we had a lovely time enjoying the view of the marina.
Always a pleasure to dine at Rusty Pelican. The food is good and the staff are always friendly and attentive.
We were there at 5 pm to entertain our friends. At 6:35 or so, I had a male We were there at 5 pm to entertain our friends. At 6:35 or so, I had a male worker, not our server, come and told us our table was needed for a table of 20 in 15 minutes. I don't think that was true because the meal for the table next to us was just served. The restaurant was not full, so we did not appreciate being rushed. Is there a time limit now at Rusty Pelicans?
Set on a marina with a great view of the water, this Charthouse knockoff (actually owned by the Landry's chain) was average. Food and service was adequate but the view made the visit worthwhile. I understand that down the street is a restaurant named Louis is much better. I was in the area for a special occasion so I won't be returning soon so this review is for all of you.
We were celebrating our California friend’s birthday at Rusty Pelican. We were in town from IN and AZ.
We loved the whole experience. Friendly staff, great food and wonderful ambiance.
Our server was Shelby.She told us the specials but never mentioned OC restaurant Week menu. When I called her on it she said "oh I don't know if its still on.I will check
Two minutes later she came back with an OC Restaurant Menu. SHELBY OF COURSE KNEW THEY WERE STILL IN OC RESTAURANT WEEK .SHE TRIED TO UPSELL US ON SPECIALS AND THAS WHY SHE DIDNT MENTION OC RESTAURANT WEEK
We saw very little of Shelby after that
We had dinner at the Rusty Pelican on a Friday night. When we arrived we were assigned a table next to the windows which offered us a nice view. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived, but then filled up over time. The upstairs bar area was closed due to a private party.
We enjoyed our dinner (appetizer, swordfish, tuna, ice cream with brownie). The wine and drinks were fine. Service was attentive.
We enjoyed our dinner.
It's been around forever because they offer everything you need.
The service and food, as always, was excellent. Our server was outstanding. Rusty Pelican has the best Restaurant Week menu of any, for selection, quality, and value.
We came for my moms 60th birthday dinner. My husband and I came a few years before and had a wonderful experience. However, this visit was much different. First off, our food order was “apparently lost in the computer” but no one said anything for close to 45 minutes. All in all we were there for nearly 3 hours. Our order had to be retaken and wasn’t right when it finally came out. They completely forgot some dishes and on one they asked for no scallops and shrimp only. Her pasta literally only had scallops.
The view was beautiful and the food tasted great. Just wasn’t the celebration we were looking for on my Moms birthday.
Canan the bartender took care of us. Had a great time and he was awesome.
Food and service were wonderful. We came on restaurant week and the menu for this event was great! We had Window seats that looked out into Newport bay. It’s also a great place to come for happy hour.
Love this restaurant, and try to come here at le