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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“garlic bread” (67 reviews)
“swordfish” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation and still ended up waiting almost an hour with 5 hungry kids. It made for a long night of hangry kids that normally would have been pleasant. It would have been nice to have received a discount or free desert or...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crab bisque had great flavor but needed to be heated more. I love that their fish is brought in fresh daily! My salmon was cooked perfectly but I wasn't crazy about the shrimp and lobster sauce with rice. My husband loved his spicy orange...More

Thank BWtravelgirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

We "randomly" decided to eat here on a Thursday evening. We ordered the fresh Halibut and the Salmon ~ both were excellent!! The service from the Valet, the reception area, our waiter and even the busboys were awesome!! We are looking forward to coming back...More

Thank luvhorses2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was visiting the Newport Beach area and decided to get a reservations at this restaurant known for its good service and fresh fish. My friends were visiting from Germany and I was hoping for a classic New Port Beach meal. I was not expecting...More

2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here for my birthday yearly. Got a seat outside, which was great. Ordered a bloody mary. Maybe they are better earlier. I was not impressed. The celery was upside down? Listen up bartender...the leafy part was in the drink. The faded part was...More

Thank tomjonesCalifornia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The waiter was very helpful and friendly. Personally I thought the garlic bread was overrated, but I think I was in the minority at the table since 2 orders of it disappeared in...More

Thank MKstays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rusty Pelican turned out to be a really nice dinner spot to visit. Service was very good with a pleasant demeanor and ninja-like attentiveness. The interior of the restaurant is darker thanks to heavier wood and dark flooring, but there are nice views of...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a table for 7pm. We were 10min early and had a very ok drink at the bar. Bar tender was very kind, quick and efficient, and cocktails according to expectations. BUT : we left the location at 7.45 pm since our table...More

4  Thank U. S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask for a table next to the window if available. Great views of the harbor. The food is fabulous and the staff was wonderful. Try the garlic bread ( a must!) with a bowl of Crab Bisque. We shared the halibut special, which was delicious...More

Thank mdluvs2shop
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location with a wonderful view. Seafood and streaks were delish. Nice wine selection. Valet parking or park on the other side of PCH and it's a short walk in a nice area.

Thank SuzChef
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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
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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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