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. …
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…
Japanese in Newport Beach

Buddha’s Favorite

Who are we to disagree with the Enlightened One? This sushi joint’s Yokohama-born chef has a hipster following for creative hot and cold appetizers like sashimi ‘candy,’ a tuna tower and deep-fried halibut with eel …
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, …
Italian in Newport Beach


The claim to fame of this authentic Italian place in the dockyards is its handmade sausage, blended with Sicilian goat cheese for that cholesterol double-whammy. Family-size deli sandwiches, shrimp scampi and stuffe…
American in Newport Beach

Cappy’s Café

This bright-blue diner by the ocean serves monster omelets, crispy bacon, country fried steak, stuffed French toast and other classic blue-plate breakfasts. Not the place for lunch, though.
Vietnamese in Newport Beach

Cafe Lotus

In the shadow of Hwy 55, this small, simple, family-run spot serves crunchy Vietnamese baguette sandwiches, BBQ-shrimp steamed buns, chicken pho, poulet roti (roast chicken), rich iced coffee and more.
Californian in Newport Beach

Eat Chow

Hidden a block off of 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 big salads like ribeye Thai beef salad, grilled salmon…