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Eat Chow

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1802 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
+1 949-650-2469
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Costa Mesa, California
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place has excellent food! I have paid twice as much at restaurants that aren't as good! My only grumble would be that they don't take reservations. The menu is varied, the coleslaw is unique and delilcious, and the Red Wine Sangria is incredible. Also the "gooey butter cake." It's clean.

Thank FineDinerPatty
Central Hungary, Hungary
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

In town visiting our son and we decided to have some breakfast. He brought me to Eat Chow which he had visited one other time. Service was great and quick and the food is quite tasty. Recommend a visit if you have a chance.

Thank kramhayes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The menu features quite a variety of food from Mexican to salads to pulled pork. I had the southwest chicken salad and it was wonderful. Good size portion and loaded with nuts! Chicken, dates and more. Salad was $12. Had the white bean hummus appetizer and it was delicious. $6.50 It is a small place so seating is limited. Service... More 

Thank Pedalpeaks
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I have been her only for lunch twice. Everything has been tasty. The mussels were very good. The portions are reasonable for one. The atmosphere is very, very basic. The price is reasonable as you are paying for the quality of the food and not the decor.

Thank gmgOc
Corona, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This a very small restaurant that always has a line ! That should tell you something . They serve sandwiches that come with side salads . This was our 3rd visit . For appetizers we ordered fried green tomatoes, jumbo grilled prawns (to die for) beer battered onion rings(delicious),truffle Parmesan fries( you have to try these). We ordered the po... More 

Thank Sharkbaitbaby
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lunch at Eat Chow is great. The food is excellent, those sweet potatoe fries - yum. The sandwiches are large and the ingrediants fresh. There are three separate places to sit, outside, main restaurant and the inside next to the store. We sat inside next to the store, than goodness because the middle area is really noisy.

Thank Beverley C
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with some co workers. Service was fantastic, dinner was hot and the food was great. Absolutely recommend this place if you are in the area.

Thank Aaron S
San Jose, California
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206 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a small, very casual, restaurant that could use some updating on the interior (looks a little worn) but the food is very good. The menu provides a lot of options. Four of us met for lunch here and had the following: - Grilled Artichoke - good - Cheesy Tots – ok to share but too rich to eat... More 

Thank Diane W
San Clemente, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The best little tucked away hole in the wall in Costa Mesa you must check this place out for lunch or dinner absolutely spectacular

Thank Alicia R
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must try place! It's small so the wait may be a little long but totally worth it! Try the short rib tostadas and the amazing tacos with the blueberry habanero salsa!!!

Thank Janett S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-650-2469

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