Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove

4.9
7530 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

THE BEACHCOMBER CAFE CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE RESERVATIONS OF PARTIES OF 6 OR LESS PER OUR AGREEMENT WITH CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove provides ocean front dining in the Historic District of the Crystal Cove State Park with breath taking views of the Newport Coastline and Catalina Island. Situated steps from the sandy beach, The Beachcomber's outdoor patio provides the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean's breeze while sipping on your favorite cocktail or enjoying one of the many favorite entrees and appetizers.

The Beachcomber's outdoor tropical bar 'The Bootlegger' with thatch roofing provides the perfect spot to escape from the world while enjoying one of many tropical vivations.

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Champagne Brunch

    $48.95 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Mother's Day Champagne Brunch on the sand in the Historic Crystal Cove Beach. $48.95 per person $16.95 Kids (off of the Kids Menu) Start with a glass of Champagne with Beignets & Ambrosia. Then choose from one of 8 special items Chef has created for this special day. Surf & Turf, Kobe Short Rib Hash, Pacific Shrimp Salad, Salmon Carbonara pasta, Dungeness Crab Enchiladas, Farmers Frittata, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Ham & Eggs, Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7530 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.9
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with an ocean view. Must get the beignets!!

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Kjltrl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seaside restaurant with excellent creative food!

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vipLisaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

LOVE it here! Always do. BUT.... I left my credit card behind accidentally, which I only found out about because I went back again the next night for dinner. Having my contact info via my OpenTable booking should help them easily alert me to having left behind my CC, but the restaurant didn't contact me. Other than that, fabulous, as always.

BJ
BeckyJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration!

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SydneyH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was GOOD! Such a good experience and the food was amazing. I took my family here while they were in town visiting and they loved it. Got a reservation a week in advance and had the nicest table overlooking the beach. Definitely a place worth visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Great service, delicious food. Can’t wait to come back.

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Beachcomberfan
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time at the Beachcomber!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was next level awesome. Appreciate you making our night sir

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Traveler
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the only disappointing thing was that four of the five seafood items that I had picked were not available due to supply....the Chardonnay was not good but I understand keeping it in hot weather can make it go bad....The service by Alex was outstanding as well as all the wait staff....

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MelisaF
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love everything! Will be back always.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JoyBells
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter. Attention to details and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good. The waitress was very nice but the service was slow. I think it’s a lil expensive for the ambiance.

SM
SusanM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Good was above average. Had artichoke which was very good and chicken sandwich which was very good. Kobe burgers just average and fries just average. The begneits were better than Cafe Dumonde because they are light and flaky and served surg chocolate sauce plus ice cream on the side. That was the best. Location is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time, the venue was truly so beautiful & all of the food was fantastic. We had such a nice view of the ocean & everyone in the party loved this place— we’ll definitely be back for the breakfast here that our server Alex mentioned was something special!

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JackC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I expected to pay a bit more do to covid, etc. But my lunch for 2 was $80 (without tip). We had no appetizers, no desserts, and only 1 glass of house wine with diner. The other had coffee. So it was quite a shock.

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vipluvtowinedine
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Brioche French Toast which was fabulous and server Jordan was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great lunch menu

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Foodie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

For vegetarians don’t have many options n they were not ready to try something other than the menu as some places are willing to try

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PatttyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem, sunset while you dine, a special place we love to go, often.

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KurtF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beachcomber was wonderful !! Great scenery , great food , great service !! Would recommend !!

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CDraw
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always love going to Beachcomber Cafe. It's a wonderful place to take friends visiting from out of town. The food is great and the price is just right. And they have vegan items on their menu which my husband just loves.

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BillR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Breakfast cuts off at 11:15 and you could be waiting for hours like we did and missed the cutoff,

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vipHBMishMom
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to the Beachcomber!! Star, Courtney, Grace and Will provided excellent service! Thank you!

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vipDavidusc1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Have been many times. We understood that they were busy, had to wait 45 minutes for our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

At exactly 90 minutes we were asked to leave our table even though we ordered dessert. It was loud. My soup was cold and flavorless. Just not good

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NicoleM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here with our two daughter (11 months & almost 3) and they were so great and accommodating. The service was great and so was the food! We'll be back next time we're in Newport!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time I had been there… And staying at the cottages… And they took us in the morning without a reservation

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KristenB
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to get the corner seat on the deck, and our service with Micah was EXCELLENT! The food was delicious, especially those truffle fries! I highly recommend the Beachcomber -- just leave yourself enough time for parking and the shuttle to get down to this special spot.

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NicholasR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top places to visit in South OC. The food is always amazing. The staff is awesome, and the view of the ocean is unreal.

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roenswe
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal here with very helpful servers. Three of the four of us are on ketogenic diets and we were able to easily get our nutrition needs met in yummy ways. Of course the ambience is special due to the beach and the ocean. We especially loved our server at the bar—she was a peach! And so interesting to talk to. Even the greeters were kind and helpful and took good care of us. Our only complaint, if we had one, was the speed at which the food came out. But, it kept us from rushing!

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vipArtGirl2
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt fortunate to get dinner reservations for Beachcomber a few days in advance. We were celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary and wanted to revisit as we ate here on our wedding night. The unfortunate part of our first visit was that we were so full from the day we weren't able to properly enjoy the food. This trip was much better. We came with empty stomachs and fully enjoyed our dinner. Both my husband and I ordered the Short Ribs.

We noticed a couple sitting across from us who were dressed quite nicely for such a "beachy" location. I happened to notice a small boutonniere on the gentlemen and after asking our waiter, learned they had just gotten married that afternoon. It was fun to chat briefly with them as we shared the same wedding date.

Our waiter took good care of us and surprised us with a special dessert in celebration of our anniversary. Nice food, good care, and even though the evening was chilly, we were protected from the cold.

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LarryB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our outing to the Beach combat Cafe. The setting on the beach was amazing, so I wasn't expecting much in the food. Couldn't have been more wrong! Everything was exquisitely prepared and delicious.

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vipArtist
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun! Bought a card of the Beachcomber Cade to remember the fun day with friends!

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vipGailH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Beachcomber. They have a spectacular location and would ordinarily not have to produce excellent food to match, but they do!

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vipJBW1
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one-of-a-kind! Incredible ambiance, Wonderful quisine and choices. Friendly and attentive service and reasonable prices and all while sitting on the Pacific Ocean! Hello, what's not to like?

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vipIlbuckeye
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with an amazing view!

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vipKzee
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The salad was tasteless and therefore extremely expensive. No imagination. The food used to be much better.

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vipdiner
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful and the tables have been noticeably made socially distant. Beautiful day, beautiful view. Could not have been better.

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Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove is rated 4.9 stars by 7530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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