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Bear Flag Fish Co-Newport Peninsula

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3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co)
+1 949-673-3474
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended to our family. Cute atmosphere, but limited seating. The ahi poke was really good, but the halibut was very fishy and overcooked. Sushi was wonderful. The Opah was also good. Great service! More casual than we expected.

Thank Jkdcc
Mesa, Arizona
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE BEST place for fresh fish!! The salmon plate with rice and avocado is my ultimate favorite!! The burritos are amazing also, and the chips are addicting. I could eat here twice a week every week!

Thank Caazsherry
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bear flag has a wide selection of fish with multiple styles to prepare it. We chose the burrito, which was packed and delicious. Lots of seating inside or outside in the courtyard, with free parking in the nearby lot.

Thank loveDCA
Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where the locals go to get good quality food. Great selection of fishes for sushi as well. Best place for lunch because they have outdoor seating.

Thank jeffrmccollum
Snoqualmie, Washington
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244 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went here on a tip from locals, great call. They offer all fish options in their cooked food from what they are selling in their fish case, very fresh. Probably the best fish tacos and burritos you will find. Place has a fun atmosphere but is not very big so expect to wait or sit outside. prices are good.

Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice place for good seafood. I had fish tacos and my buddy got a burrito. Very clean and busy location.

Thank Jeff E
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Located in nautical neighborhood the bear flag fish company serves up the best cuts from the best fish fresh out of the ocean and expertly prepared. This place has a good vibe and will force you to eat healthy. My family and I want to the Newport Peninsula location and there was something for each of us. We enjoyed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great poke!! Made to order fish sandwiches on yummy bread or pick a burrito. Fish made to order and so fresh! Eat in or grab it to go.

Thank Tnab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went to Bear Flag with my sister and her husband. I started with a half and hald of salmon and tuna poke. It was great and the chips were fresh. I asked for more chips and they gave me them no problem. Then I had two yummy salmon fish tacos and sauce with them was excellent! My sister and bro... More 

Thank John C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We ate at both this location and Crystal Cove, both excellent. Extensive seafood menu, we had poke and it was delicious. Excellent quality, reasonable drinks list. I wish their was once close to our home.

Thank jisabr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3474
Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It’s minimalism at its seafaring best — Bear Flag understands that often all a fish needs is a satisfying char and the salty rush of a beach breeze.- LA TimesThe Bear Flag Fish Co. pushes a healthy lifestyle that’s exuded from just about everything in their spot, including the food, the decor and the good looking people coming in and out.-FoodBeastSometimes good food is simply, simple. Its fresh ingredients create an effortless melody, the kind you find stuck in your head when you’re in the shower, or driving to work or when you’re cleaning up around the house. -OC Register

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?