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We have courtyard dining & 3 indoor dining options - Muldoon's Irish Pub, Newport Beach, CA

Muldoon's Irish Pub

4.7
4.7
1226 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Celebrating over 46 years, Muldoon’s is a warm, generous and friendly pub with fine food and libations. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping and financial district - Fashion Island - Muldoon’s is known for two pubs, an outdoor courtyard, and a cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call her their “neighborhood gem” in an area filled with excellent restaurants. Great for lunch, dinner, late-night, weekend brunch, live music, and private events. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers, craft cocktails, and notable wine! Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Perfectly-Poured Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff! Make sure to come see us for our biggest day of the year, St. Patrick's Day!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Weekday Kitchen Hours Sat 8:00 am–2:00 am Weekend Kitchen Hours Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 640-4110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eloy Matias

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • 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.)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott our server was absolutely awesome! The food was delicious and so was the drinks. We let Scott pick out our dessert and he did not mess with providing us a delicious huge piece of mint chocolate ice cream with chocolate drizzle and cookie crumbs
  2. D

    Dima

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and friendly service. Would recommend!
  3. C

    Coni

    Orange County

    151 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    151 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service is impeccable - very friendly employees- food prepared quickly- the corn beef was a bit of a disappointment - a little chewy. the hamburger was fabulous
  4. MR

    MarcusR

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the fun dinner!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We used to go to this restaurant regularly years ago and visited the area and decided to try it again, The quality of the experience has dropped significantly!
  6. M

    Mike

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service remain superb after the ownership change. Mary has kept the Irish pub…Irish. We love her and the ambiance too!’ Thank you for a great evening…and Tracy makes it even better. Mike Hunter
  7. SM

    SusanM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grilled Salmon with Brussel sprouts and mashed is fabulous! We are had it. Highly recommend this choice.
  8. c

    carolep

    Austin

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    There were 6 of us outside. The drinks were short poured, the table was stacked with used plates which should have been cleared. We had to ask for a set up, salad dressing, bread over and over. It was busy night. Should have had a busier and a few more wait staff.
  9. LF

    LarryF

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server John was great!
  10. J

    Jilly

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server had a LOT of tables and she didn’t miss a beat and graciously took our photo! Wish I had her name so we could give her proper kudos!
  11. c

    cjobrien

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed brunch. A little noisy but we were visiting with friends. Would recommend eating outside if the weather permits. Food was great! We’ll back! Thanks
  12. RE

    RickE

    Orange County

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined inside and the 'only' negative was noise that made visiting across the table some effort. The crab cakes and shepherd's pie were excellent and the 'heavenly' ice cream sundae and cake with fruit were, perhaps, a bit better. Scott's service was over-the-top outstanding. And, my Guinness stout was served at the correct temperature. The outside seating was well enclosed and the menu had an excellent selection of Irish & Scotch whiskeys. Disabled access ramp is around the building, counter clockwise to enter.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Fair… I just love the place but the bread or raisin scones is always a hit
  14. DK

    DavidK

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Like the comfort food and relaxing atmosphere
  15. CM

    CapriceM

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was just wonderful with food and drink ideas and very attentive. Everything was delicious!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as ALWAYS ☺️
  17. KW

    KathyW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal and enjoyable evening at Muldoon's Irish Pub in Newport Beach. We went very early for dinner on a Saturday night, 4:45 pm, which beats the dinner rush crowd. You can't go wrong with the Civic Center Louie and the Bangers and Mash! That horseradish dressing on the Louie is the best I have ever had. I had 3 boats of that on my salad to my own chagrin- lol! We had Grant as our server, who is very pleasant and conscientious about seeing to all your needs are met- thanks Grant! Also, we had Sal who was bussing, whom I find very amusing, and took good care of us. Kayla, the hostess, has an extremely pleasant and welcoming demeanor and personality- we appreciate you Kayla! We love the outdoor patio, especially in summer, but there is something to be said for the indoor Irish pub ambience as well. If it weren't for all the American accents, you might imagine that you were truly in an Irish Pub in Ireland ;) It was a great experience and we will keep returning.
  18. PR

    PamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lamb, fish and chips were our entrees! Finished with apple pie. It was great. We enjoyed the food our waiter and the ambience of the pub.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Scott always take care of us 2 "mature" ladies..no problem splitting 2 entrees in order to take advantage of the specials. This is a go to place for both food and service. Highly recommend whether young or "mature". Plus lot of young singles activity for those on the interest.
  20. BC

    BrendaC

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was just okay , great place to get a burger, but beyond that
  21. TR

    TedR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit and I’m hooked. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Definitely coming back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tracy took great care of our family group! Thank you!
  23. CM

    CapriceM

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scott is a friendly attentive and quick server. Food was absolutely delicious !!! Irish stew is amazing
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was good .. seating upon arrival Overall enjoy Muldoons and have for many years
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific! Our waiter Scott was so fun and informative!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday We were in their dining room where the noise level is low.
  28. TS

    TerayS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I am a frequent diner and have always enjoyed my meals, however, yesterday was different. I ordered a cobb chopped salad and it was terrible. The iceberg lettuce was not fresh and wilted, and the cheese and turkey were just cut up pieces of packaged food, and not tasty. I would have complained to the waitress but I was doing an interview and didn't want to create an uncomfortable situation.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun bar area and food was delicious! Bartenders were friendly and made a perfect Manhatten. Husband said the 1/2 shrimp and 1/2 fish and chips was the best he’s had with great shrimp. I had the Irish stew, which was yummy with tender chunks of steak. We’d love to return next time we’re in the area.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Father’s Day and we fully expected it to be packed and slow ah contraire!! It was fabulous! Food service and atmosphere!!!!
  31. JU

    JULIOH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved, loved the Ambience, friendly atmosphere and the entertainment!!
  32. DS

    DonS

    Orange County

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love spending time here, wish it was closer to home..... I'd be a regular.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and atmosphere. Can’t go wrong.
  34. SH

    SharonHenwood

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Ordered burger twice medium-rare and came twice well done. They took off the bill and gave us three complimentary desserts. Very apologetic, but Zicwent home with no dinner. Wish they forgot the desserts and hired a cook who knew what he was doing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great ambiance and cool place! It’s super loud though, so know that going in. Food was ok (they should really mention adding mushrooms all up in a baked potato!). My husband got the fish and chips, which was good. Prices are ok. Overall enjoyable, but for the love of god they should warn people about the mushrooms and peas in their baked potato!
  36. RE

    RosemaryE

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love taking my friends to Muldoons! I love the atmosphere service and food!
  37. E

    Eepulnay

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious. I celebrate my birthday here w/my friends. The service is excellent. My family likes to dine here also.
  38. LF

    LynnF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Always enjoy Muldoon’s-easy, casual, consistent. Moderate in pricing, quality is good. If you’re super picky or are expecting “fine dining” then you’d be disappointed however, if you want decent eats not just “bar food” this is the place to be. Fish n chips always good as is Irish stew.
  39. d

    davep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Muldoon's is a well established Newport restaurant in Fashion Island. It has a nice atmosphere but I was not impressed with the food, which is kind of the most important thing when you go to a restaurant.
  40. H

    Happy

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of dining at the fabulous Muldoon's Pub is over the top - the warmth of their environment; their servers and representatives; the quality and variety of their food. The overall authenticity of the architecture and décor reflects the Irish spirit. The fireplace adds the warmth that is so enjoyable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 1226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Muldoon's Irish Pub

202 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Anacapa

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Weekday Kitchen Hours Sat 8:00 am–2:00 am Weekend Kitchen Hours Sun 8:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eloy Matias

  • 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.)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 640-4110

  • 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

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