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The Beachcomber Cafe

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15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123 (Los Trancos)
+1 949-376-6900
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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CA and DE
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was slightly cool on the beach, and they provide blankets. The artichoke appetizer is 3 artichoke halves grilled with a wonderful salty spice. The fish and chips were fresh and crispy; moist on the inside and crisp crust. The chicken salad sandwich is really tasty. The fresh bread was toasted and I might have preferred it a bit softer,... More 

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Top shelf food. Service is hit or miss but usually very good. After May the plastic comes down and the view is excellent out to sea. There are tons of little cottages surrounding the restaurant.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is a gem. My husband and I went for the Crystal Cove beach, which is small but wonderful, with the added mystery of old abandoned cottages that were once a set for Hollywood movies. It's sort of eerie to consider, but very interesting. We stayed for dinner at the Beachcomber Cafe, and literally walked from the beach sand... More 

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Waconia, Minnesota
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have stated, I'd recommend getting a reservation through Open Table, especially if going for breakfast on the weekend. Also, make sure to plan enough time to park at the top of the hill and take the shuttle bus ($1.50 per person) down to the restaurant in the state park. The food was very good and make sure to... More 

Thank Ranger1680
San Francisco, California
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends have commented about how nice of an experience The Beachcomber Cafe is, so I had to try it out. We went here on a Sunday for dinner and while the view is fantastic, the overall experience left me feeling wanting more. First, it is not easy to get to the cafe, you need to part across Pacific Coast Highway... More 

Thank Mark H
Orange, California
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic setting, great food and great service. However, if you show up without a reservation, be prepared to wait. We made reservations for a Tuesday at 1:15 PM and we were seated promptly. Others, without reservations were being quoted wait times of over an hour. I can't imagine what the wait time would be on the weekends. My wife loves... More 

Thank Samndjsdad
Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are very good. Parking can be tricky so worth investigating in advance and understanding options. Fund outdoor seating and warm indoor with heat lamps as needed. They have it covered for a great experience in the cove.

Thank wendymunz
Worthington, Ohio
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you’re traveling the Pacific Coast Hwy, a good place to start is Crystal Cove and The Beachcomber (restaurant) for breakfast. In fact, I know of at least two excellent restaurants just off the PCH with the best breakfasts in America, one in southern California, the other in northern California: Howard’s Station Café in Occidental, north of San Francisco and... More 

Thank Gerald N
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk to a great breakfast. I would recommend! It is very busy-we had 45 minute wait on Sunday at 10:00 am.

Thank Tcdish
Boston, Massachusetts
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192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would stop in for a drink but ended up with a table for drinks and a late lunch. Could not have been a better experience. Fun location, warm service, awesome bloody mary's!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Crystal CV, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2123
    (Los Trancos)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-6900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?