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About Rusty Pelican Restaurant
Rusty Pelican has been a long Newport Beach tradition for outstanding meals and legendary service. You'll love the breathtaking harbor views from our Coast Highway location. With our wide variety menu, we have something to offer everyone and a selection from our award winning wine list provides the perfect complement to your meal. Our Sunset Dining Menu is available Monday through Friday 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:15pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy live music in our upstairs lounge on Friday and Saturday nights.
Polite and efficient valet service available nightly.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rusty Pelican Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Hi this was my second time dining at Rusty Pelican and I was disappointed. I felt the service was pretty average and the fish choice quite limiting. The kids menu was good but it fell down when it came to desert - we were told by waitress 'no kids deserts' when I probed her to see if she could provide a bowl of ice cream I was told 'we only have vanilla'. So we didn't have desert and went to an ice cream shop instead. Took an age to pay the bill as the waitress was too busy, so all in all I would not return which is a shame.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Every time it is amazing. The bread is from the local French Bakery a block away. They use it to make the garlic bread which is a must try. They specialize in fish which is always fresh and prepared to perfection. However my kids are not fans of fish, but they have other items on the menu to satisfy their picky tastes. The service has always been perfect. For the location they are unbeatable. They are on my favorite list!
The outside patio at Rusty Pelican is really nice. We met friends there for lunch. The menu has good variety - appetizers, salads, lots of fish choices for entrees. Our food was good but not awesome, but the service and ambiance were great. We finished our meal but wanted to hang out for a while since our friends live in Europe and we hadn't seen them for a year. No pressure to release the table, which was very nice. I would definitely come back.
We went to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Our waitress was extremely helpful and pleasant. She never missed an opportunity to make our experience the best night! We plan on returning during happy hour in the future, for great food and drinks at nice prices. Thank you
First time here and everything was amazing, from the food to the service and ambiance! The waterfront view is very beautiful, and the ambiance was great.
For dinner, we had:
- Garlic Bread
- Crab Chowder
- New England Clam Chowder
- Chilean Sea Bass
- Seafood Pasta
All were great - would order everything again.
Habib, our server, was definitely memorable as well. Thank you for a great evening!
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