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Food & Drinks

One of  the best parts of traveling to a new destination is enjoying the local food and drinks. We’ve put together a list curated by long time local residents that will give you the experience you are looking for.

Welcome to Newport Beach, a coastal city known for its stunning beaches and picturesque landscapes. But did you know that Newport Beach is also a haven for food enthusiasts? Whether you’re a seafood lover, a fan of international cuisine, or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, Newport Beach has it all. Join us as we guide you through the city’s top restaurants, where culinary excellence meets breathtaking views.

Newport Beach is a culinary paradise where food enthusiasts can indulge in a variety of exquisite flavors and dining experiences. From seafood sensations to international delights, oceanfront dining to romantic hideaways, and family-friendly eateries, this coastal city has it all. Explore Newport Beach’s vibrant restaurant scene and embark on a gastronomic journey you won’t soon forget.


Great for Breakfast/Brunch

Seaside Donuts – Newport Pier Area – Great for a morning stroll to get coffee $

Al Cappucino Coffee House – 46th St Shopping center – great coffee and small breakfast $

Alta coffee – Great breakfast & lunch. In our opinion it is the best coffee shop on the newport beach peninsula $$

Malibu farms lido – Farm to table fresh American Food $$$$

Woody’s wharf – California Beach Brunch on the Harbor with Bottomless mimosas $$

Mama’s on PCH – Giant Portions – Homestyle American Food $$

Cappy’s Café – Great Breakfast Restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway $$

Bluewater grill – Seafood Dishes in a nautical themed space in the harbor $$$


Great for Lunch

Bear Flag fish Co – Best Seafood & Poke. Highly Recommended by all locals $$

Lido Bottle Works – Harborside patio offering inventive American cuisine & craft beer $$$

Zinque – hip eatery featuring French style eats and a dockside patio $$$

Ce Si Bon – Any Local will tell you this is the best bakery in town. $$

Dory Deli – Deli, Coffee, & Bar with seating on the boardwalk $$

Hook & Anchor – Fish & Chips & Lobster Mac & Cheese to die for $$

Wild Taco – California Style Mexican food. $$

Lighthouse café – Great Location with Harbor Views $$$

Malarkys – Irish Pub with great food & Drink selection $$

Sessions West Coast Deli Sandwiches – Amazing Craft artisan Sandwiches $$

Great Mex – Best Mexican food on the Newport Beach Peninsula  $$


Great for Take-Out

HoSum Bistro– Dim Sum Asian Fusion $$

Lotus Bistro – Flavorful variations of pho soup $$

Banzai Bowl – Newport’s famous Acai Bowls $

Gina’s pizza – counter style pizza with 4 different types of crust $$

Laventina’s Pizza – Best Delivery Pizza on the Peninsula $

Sanchos Taco’s – Small taco stand with fantastic California burritos $$

TK Burger – Classic California Burger Joint $


Great for Dinner

21 Oceanfront – Seafood, Steaks, & Ocean Views $$$$

Cannery – Upscale Seafood located in Newport Harbor $$$$

Fable & Spirit – Irish inspired Progressive Modern Dining Great for date nights $$$$

Javier’s – Upscale Mexican Cuisine $$$$

Mastros – Upscale Steakhouse $$$$

Nobu – Upscale Asian fusion cuisine $$$$

Buddhas Favorite Sushi – Great sushi with Harbor Views $$$

Avila’s El Ranchito – Family Friendly Mexican Restaurant $$

Mama D’s – Family friendly Italian food & best customer service in Newport Beach $$$


Nightlife & The Bars

Mutt Lynch’s-Big Daytime Bar, American Cuisine, Located at the Newport Pier, Great to watch a Game

Baja Sharkeez- Located at the Newport Pier, Mexican food, always has a crowd day or night year-round

Woody’s Wharf – Great Brunch with an option to eat on your boat if you rent a Duffy. In the evening you will find lines out the door as the dance floor starts.

Cruisers Pizza Bar/Grill- Big Daytime Bar, American Cuisine, Located at the Balboa Pier, Great to watch a Game.

Cabo Cantina-Located at the Balboa Pier, packed during daytime hours

Blue Beet-Great place with live music in the evenings every weekend

Malarky’s Irish Pub- sit down and watch the game in an Irish pub with good food, Good Pub, Packed wall to wall in the evening with a young crowd

Stag Bar + Kitchen – Packed Evening Bar


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