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Bear Flag Fish Co.- Crystal Cove

7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-715-8899
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (29 reviews)
“burrito” (23 reviews)
“clam chowder” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like Poke bowls, this is the place to enjoy one. They offer either a Ahi Tuna or Salmon bowl. They are delicious and you can eat on site or carry out. They also have a fish market at this location.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a small fraction of the price of Nearby Mastros come here and get fantastic food fun and value. For less than $100 we feasted like Kings guzzled great California cab and meet a bunch of locals! Did I mention sustainable fresh seafood? The freshest...More

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted something healthy and tasty and by the looks of the line I think everyone had the same idea. Don’t worry, the line goes quickly and the fish tacos are amazing. All the fish is fresh so you can’t go wrong with your choice

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was recommended us by the hotel staff. It is a very simple place. a lot of choices of fish. grilled fish are a bit dry...

Thank GreenLV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bear Flag was a regular sushi/seafood spot for us... for well over 2 years it was our goto place in Newport- They hired new cashiets at the lodo location - mexican girl Michelle who clearly had it in for me & my sister... every time...More

Thank walburgerz
Reviewed 6 October 2018

If you want fresher fish, you'll have to catch it yourself. The fish tacos I had were simple and sublime. The small green salad was also excellent, actually a generous portion with fresh greens topped by a variety of veggies, and two tasty house-made dressings...More

Thank S L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We stopped there for lunch and were not disappointed. It looks that this place is popular local place, we came 2Pm on Thursday and waited in line about 10 min. They have tables inside and outside, but if you order beer than you can be...More

Thank Vitaliy94080
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I found it expensive with few options and the fish was not fresh compared to all the places I frequent! I wouldn't eat there for FREE!

Thank ilovenudism
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Bear Flag is a delicious locals spot that is a must go! I have been a regular of Bear Flag since they were in their original location and let me tell you it is always delicious! Get the Ahi Poke with the chips, you wont...More

Thank AmberP1691
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

After having ordered many times in the past, fresh fish to be picked up in order to avoid the long lines for lunch - I called to order 1.5 pounds of yellowtail to be cut and ready for my husband to pick up. I was...More

Thank cydsworld
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co- Crystal Cove)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-8899
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Bear Flag Fish Company was founded in 2007. Bear Flag Fish Company specializes in the freshest seafood in town. The creation of the company started with the love of the ocean and most of all the love and the knowledge of fresh seafood.
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