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Balboa Saloon

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700 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1357
+1 949-673-9783
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10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A bar with potential with new management. Good location/layout. Owner can run off business with attitude/belligerance.

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Thank Frank C
Newport Beach, California
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

While I love the interior of this bar, the public Restroom across the street smell, and that smell reaches over to the saloon. I wish they would get air conditioning and keep the front doors closed to keep out the smell.

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Thank DrCICS
Sanford, Manitoba Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

The duelling banjos from the movie "Deliverance" should be the background music playing in this bar. It would be a subtle warning that "outsiders" are not welcome! We held a reunion at a friend's residence along the bay front on Balboa Island on Halloween. We attended at this premises in the afternoon of October 31st dressed in our Halloween costumes.... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This place was so fun... If you aren't into trendy hot spots, don't care about being seen, this is your place. Awesome local pub, wish we could have stayed longer...the service was excellent and we met friendly local folks!

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Thank mesajenn
Fort Worth, Texas
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

After enjoying great BBQ at Balboa BBQ, a friend and I stopped at this saloon for drinks for a while before we took the ferry to Newport Beach before the last run. The saloon is fun and you meet very interesting clients. The bar tender was good and the selection of drinks was good, too. If one wants a nice... More 

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Thank Msafiri_Mwenyeji
Orange, California
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I often go fishing out of the pier in Newport Beach, CA and the Balboa Saloon is always a great place to grab a few beers after docking. Nothing fancy from a long shot just friendly and fun with some great characters ... and even free food on occasion be it Chili or hit dogs. Doddsy

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Thank steve d
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

This place is a cool gig. Great place to shoot pool and have a good time. Bartenders are all real cool and pour the drinks right. Good food to. Definitely enjoyed my times there.

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Thank JCStolz
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

We read the reviews and went any way. Yup, they were true. It was mid afternoon, mid week so it was slow. Bartender was rude to say the least. Too bad, tourists would love this spot and from the looks of it, they could use a few more customers. Go to Class of '47 instead.

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Thank Ruffierules
Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

This place is a little loud for my taste, but we still had a good time. The service here was ok, our cocktails were made pretty good, there are a lot of locals here but I always love places like that. It kind of has that dive bar atmosphere, but I never really mind that. The prices here are pretty... More 

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Thank Ginene
Huntington Beach, California
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174 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Been driving and walking past the place for years, so came in for beer and a game of pool- finally. It was a Sunday afternoon, and several super drunk people were there. That was a little off- putting, because they were grabbing our pool balls and falling onto the table. They should have been tossed out. So - loss of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 E Bay Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-9783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?