Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Newport Beach

Bear Flag Fish Company

This is the place for generously sized, grilled and panko-breaded fish tacos, ahi burritos, spankin’ fresh ceviche and oysters. Pick out what you want from the ice-cold display cases, then grab a picnic-table seat. …
Californian in Newport Beach

Eat Chow

Hidden a block behind W Coast Hwy, the crowd is equal parts tatted hipsters and ladies who lunch, which makes it very Newport indeed. They all queue happily for ribeye Thai beef salads, grilled salmon tacos with cur…
Seafood in Corona del Mar

Tackle Box

It looks like a beach shack, and you can eat with your toes in the sand, but this is no ordinary beach experience. Chef Brian Huskey, a Top Chef alumnus and veteran of some of SoCal's best kitchens, has opened this …
Deli in Newport Beach

Dory Deli

This hip new beachfront storefront does hot and cold sandwiches like the Rubinstein, Lifeguard Club and the steak-filled Rocky Balboa, plus fresh-caught fish and chips. For breakfast, you could be good and get the y…
American in Crystal Cove State Park

Beachcomber Café

The atmospheric Beachcomber Café lets you soak up the vintage 1950s beach vibe as you tuck into macadamia-nut pancakes, roasted turkey club sandwiches or more serious surf-and-turf. Sunset is the magic hour for Poly…
Japanese in Newport Beach

Buddha’s Favorite

Who are we to disagree with the Enlightened One? This dockside sushi joint’s Yokohama-born chef has a hipster following for creative hot and cold appetizers like sashimi ‘candy,’ miso black cod, fried salmon wontons…
Seafood in Newport Beach

Crab Cooker

Expect a wait at this always-busy joint, a landmark since 1951. It serves great seafood and fresh crab on paper plates to an appreciative crowd wearing flip-flops and jeans. Don’t miss the delish chowder – it’s load…
Mexican in Newport Beach

Wild Taco

This nifty, Baja-inspired cantina makes salsas, aguas frescas and tortillas in house and serves them with tacos of grilled meats (al pastor), pork carnitas, shrimp and some delectable veggie options like grilled kal…
American in Crystal Cove State Park

Ruby’s Crystal Cove Shake Shack

Although this been-here-forever wooden snack stand is now owned by the Ruby’s Diner chain, the shakes - and the ocean views - are as good as ever. Don’t fear the date shake; it’s delish. They also serve three square…
Seafood in Newport Beach

Bluewater Grill

Sit on the wooden deck and watch the boats at this polished harborside restaurant and oyster bar that serves incredibly fresh fish. Great for Bloody Marys and a leisurely lunch – maybe swordfish tacos and coleslaw, …