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Blue Beet Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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107 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4338
+1 949-675-2338
16:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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trail, BC
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252 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

if you want to get on roof get there early! But there two other floors to choose from. We did have an obnoxious young man next to us who could only communicate by yelling but our waitress was great and the beer was cold

Thank mexicanbound5
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went here at 1 pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon for a low key spot for a bachelorette party. It was AWESOME!!! It wasn't crazy busy. We got great drinks with amazing service from the manager. After we ordered one round of drinks at the bar, we climbed to the rooftop and found a table top for 4 and... More 

Thank Nicole R
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great for the simple fact that you can listen to live music. Most evenings there is a local band showcasing their musical talents. The staff are polite & efficient and deliver service with a smile. The food is good and there is something on the menu for everyone. Definitely worth a look if you enjoy live music... More 

Thank Adam L
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The food is wonderful, a little over priced but tasty. It can get loud during the summer and weekends. I was the manager here about 30 years ago and the place is still operating still after all that time. The restaurant must be doing something right. Give it a shot but get there B-4 the crowd.

Thank Chris S
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Former gadfly proprietor would lament the starkly devolved transformation of his former McFadden Wharf crown jewel seafood eatery and musical safe harbor; now a wildly popular imbibing pub, in irons, uncomplemented by cantankerous wailing troubadours, redeemed by its scenic balcony area, adrift from the ocean vista, conveniently located a few fathoms from reputable dining establishments. Next time…mess first nearby, then... More 

Thank BFDiner
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The bartenders here really made the place worth it. It's cramped, packed with people, and could have been a headache but for the bartenders. The beer selection is great and the food was pretty good. They apparently have live music here, but given how packed it was at lunch we decided to avoid it.

Thank xscratchx
Newport Beach, California
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136 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

the food is average and have no dishes that got out attention. it just basic dishes. the restroom need improvement. the most annoying thing is smelly.lung cancer smoking upstairs. it smell so bad and get worst when they walk by us. it like a skunk just spray us.i am surprise they don't sell life insurance to these lung cancer smokers.... More 

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412 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a must stop to eat or drink. Old style atmosphere and great pictures hanging on the walls that take you back to the past. Three different levels to choose from and if you go to the third level you will be able to see the Pacific. Food was above average and for this beach area was within the... More 

Thank Greg P
Pismo Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Was one of our favorite "locals" places with live music back in the early 90's, so we were thrilled to look down the alley and see that it's still there some 20 years later, and decided to have dinner there for old-times-sake. The halibut fish-n-chips were good, and the Angus sliders were excellent. We didn't stay long enough to take... More 

Thank Geologist_from_CA
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This has the feel of a college bar with more sofas and casual seating than tables and a large space for live music. That said the menu choices were unexpected and tasted fantastic. They also made one of the best Amaretto Sours I've had in a long time. There were four of us dining that night and I think we... More 

Thank CinciFamily96

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-2338

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