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Charlie's Chili Restaurant

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102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
+1 949-675-7991
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for American standards, burgers, patty melts, tacos, fish and chips. Friendly staff, selection of beers.

Thank FrancesPatrick
Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Before a day at the beach, we enjoyed a Sunday Brunch at this location. So, busy but they keep tables turning pretty quickly. Both inside and outside dining. Noisy, casual, generous mimosa's and perfect place to hang out before beach time!

Thank John F
Plymouth, Minnesota
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

They specialize in homemade chili and clam chowder and both are very good. Great outdoor spot by the pier.

Thank jeanine a
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here after watching the sunset. Half of our party sat inside and some sat outside. It was not any warmer inside then it was outside and it was a little chilly. The food was good. Loved the clam chowder. Got a lot of food with our orders. Great food!

Thank Amy A
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

After a long day at the beach we walked around and looked at menus around the beach. We settled on Charlies Chili and decided to sit on the patio. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. Everything had great taste. Our server Gina if I remember right was just as great. We traveled a total of 7000 miles... More 

Thank hrderthnu
Alpine, Utah
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We go here at least once every time we visit Newport each summer. It has become something we look forward to as much as Balboa bars and Jane's cheese on a stick next-door. We like it best for breakfast, but I believe they're open for all meals.

Thank Dave B
Newport Beach, California, United States
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167 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've gone to this restaurant a lot over the years, usually for breakfast with family or with friends. We went again for the 4th of July and was very surprised to get a table by the window! Usually there's a long line, but we hit it just right and was able to get seated right away. The food here is... More 

Thank Andy B
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Well that was awesome!! It's in a perfect location, right in front of the pier and next to an ice cream stand. The environment is meh, but the food is great. The fish and chips was better than a fancy restaurant down the street that cost TWICE the amount. We went there because a friend wanted to relive her childhood... More 

Thank bmsj4
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Ate breakfast at this place a couple of times whilst in Newport Beach. It is pleasant enough. The service is good and portions huge - but quite greasy for my tastes. My partner thought the food was not greasy and typical for cafe cuisine. I would recommend it - cheap for the location and the location is great. The Pier... More 

Thank Petitebird
Palm Desert, California
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

You either like hamburger in a cream sauce or you don't. Most GIs called this mixture SOS (stuff on a shingle). I call it delicious. I've had SOS all over the world. For breakfast with eggs and hash browns you can't beat this meal. Charlie's has the best SOS I've ever taste. Big chunks of cooked hamburger meat in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
American, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7991
Ocean front casual dinning with a family friendly atmosphere.

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