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Rusty Pelican Restaurant

4.6
2745 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:15pm

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:15pm
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Phone number
(949) 642-3431
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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
Francisco Ramirez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Riverside Dr
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Parking details
Polite and efficient valet service available nightly.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live music in our upstairs lounge on Friday and Saturday nights.
Additional
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
What 2745 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food and service was very good and professional

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vipJBGr (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I would recommend more for the ambiance and view than the food.

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vipHappilyretired92662 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

As usual, the Rusty Pelican's seafood was great. We were there at lunch and so it was relatively quiet.

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creekside (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our first time to visit on a Sunday afternoon and the restaurant was packed and very noisy. Perhaps it's always like that or maybe it was the holiday weekend, but we'll be sure to pick a quieter time the next time.

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brigittem 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Rusty Pelican, always a great place to have brunch, drinks or hang out upstairs at the bar. The outside patio also great place eat by the marina, Dock N Dine, boat watch while having Champagne

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WilliamE (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great birthday brunch for my daughter and I. Waitress brought a special desert with candle without me asking.

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RielDeal (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

A group of couples went to this restaurant for a date night meal on a Saturday night and I LOVED it! This place was delicious! The food and service were great. I had the sea bass since it was in season and it was the best fish I had all weekend.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Rusty Pelican is a great date night restaurant, the restaurant faces the harbor which means there’s not a bad seat in the whole restaurant. Service is great! And the food is great too, their garlic bread is definitely a must order item. The crab risotto is ridiculously good. All in all just a great spot to wine and dine!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonder and the view of the docks is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was superb, environment was beautiful, overall fantastic experience. Would highly recommend for a high quality date or special occasion. Pricing was on the higher end, but everything we tried was cooked and prepared expertly and well worth the expense. The Chilean Sea Bass special had one of the best sauces I've ever tried.

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