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Charlie's Chili Restaurant

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102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
+1 949-675-7991
07:00 - 21:00
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Glendora, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Customer service is always found here in this quaint restaurant. They give you an abundance of food and its always yummy!

Thank jlahameister
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Although chili was there specialty. We had cod fish and chips and fish ticks. Great food. Large portions and friendly service. Outdoor seating too. Waitress was very friendly. Would recommend this place for a great meal. Just off Rt 1.

Thank Cathy M
Roseville, California
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469 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This popular pier-side place has been around the area since 1967 when it started on Balboa Island. They relocated to cheaper rent near the pier. Seeing it was dog-friendly, we stopped for coffee & tea at an outdoor table. Glancing at a menu, it seemed imperative we should try the “almost world’s best chili.” Who is to argue with them?... More 

Thank Newsboymac
Los Angeles
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Good for American standards, burgers, patty melts, tacos, fish and chips. Friendly staff, selection of beers.

Thank FrancesPatrick
Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Before a day at the beach, we enjoyed a Sunday Brunch at this location. So, busy but they keep tables turning pretty quickly. Both inside and outside dining. Noisy, casual, generous mimosa's and perfect place to hang out before beach time!

Thank John F
Plymouth, Minnesota
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

They specialize in homemade chili and clam chowder and both are very good. Great outdoor spot by the pier.

Thank jeanine a
Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here after watching the sunset. Half of our party sat inside and some sat outside. It was not any warmer inside then it was outside and it was a little chilly. The food was good. Loved the clam chowder. Got a lot of food with our orders. Great food!

Thank Amy A
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

After a long day at the beach we walked around and looked at menus around the beach. We settled on Charlies Chili and decided to sit on the patio. The food was spectacular and the portions were perfect. Everything had great taste. Our server Gina if I remember right was just as great. We traveled a total of 7000 miles... More 

Thank hrderthnu
Alpine, Utah
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We go here at least once every time we visit Newport each summer. It has become something we look forward to as much as Balboa bars and Jane's cheese on a stick next-door. We like it best for breakfast, but I believe they're open for all meals.

Thank Dave B
Newport Beach, California, United States
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178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I've gone to this restaurant a lot over the years, usually for breakfast with family or with friends. We went again for the 4th of July and was very surprised to get a table by the window! Usually there's a long line, but we hit it just right and was able to get seated right away. The food here is... More 

Thank Andy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 McFadden Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-7991
Ocean front casual dinning with a family friendly atmosphere.

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