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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (70 reviews)
“swordfish” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
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1 - 10 of 620 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here following the reviews from trip advisor family and not sure this would be #9 but it was good. Had the coconut shrimp and crab cakes and they were good. Parking is all valet only and servers were few and far between but friendly...More

Thank rodjan5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an early afternoon meal with blackened catfish (me) and salmon with a crab dish on top (her). Delicious!

Thank knowbe4eyougo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved being by the water and having brunch with the bridal party. The staff was friendly and the food was so good! i loved being by the water as we ate and drank refillable mimosas. Cannot wait to plan the next brunch!

Thank Brittany M
Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this place. Sat outside and took in the sun. then enjoyed some great halibut grilled fish. It was perfect. Good staff great food. This view is worth the place

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in without a reservation based upon the trip advisor reviews. We were seated at a small table in a very busy location,which was understandable given our lack of reservations. The service was good, but the food mediocre to poor. Man wife had the crab...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived around 6pm. No reservation. We were told we could seat ourselves in the bar area wherever we wanted. So we found a tall bistro table and reviewed the menu. Then we saw someone leave who had a window seat in the same area....More

Thank madaboutvegas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now's a delightful time to have dinner on Newport Harbor's bayfront at the Rusty Pelican if you love seafood. With Labor Day past, the vacation crowds and abundant tourists have cleared out. So you can enjoy a pleasant, romantic dinner, and hear one another without...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate upstairs in the bar area of the Rusty Pelican rather than in the downstairs formal restaurant and had a truly delicious meal. The service was first class, the menu choice was perfect and the waitress took the time to explain the dishes. Coming...More

Thank SteveAD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservation was for 7:30 and got seated at 7:50pm. Beautiful setting and views of the marina. Friendly server staff. Lots of seafood choices, not much for vegetarians. Valet service staff was rude.

Thank CCDenver49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had asked for patio dining when we booked but wasn't available when we got there which was disappointing although in hindsight good as people outside looked cold! We had the calamari as an appetiser which was excellent and more than enough for 4 people to...More

Thank David J
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Christy L
9 May 2017|
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Response from henrissh | Reviewed this property |
Oh - so sorry I didn't see your question in time. The brunch is not buffet style. It is off the menu, but prices are reasonable.
15 April 2017|
Response from Aydin B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
    (Riverside Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-3431
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