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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (30 reviews)
“burrito” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for lunch with my parents and my 2.5 year old. Reviews said kid friendly. I loved the fish tacos and my parents loved the clam chowder, but they only had one option for kids and I definitely wouldn’t call it kid friendly. Would...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank njjanuary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic! If you’re looking for really fresh delicious seafood, at reasonable prices, this is the spot. Seating is limited and the outside seating doesn’t allow alcohol (mall rules- not restaurant)— likely because the neighboring restaurants know Bear Flag would take all the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Odyssey733953
Reviewed 23 November 2018

We had a number of different dishes and all of them was as good as one would expect from a fish specialist restaurant. But the ones we had was absolutely nothing to write home about and the indoor part of the place has music level...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bbjurstr
Reviewed 10 November 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 9 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GreenLV
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vitaliy94080
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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