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Blue Beet Cafe

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107 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4338
+1 949-675-2338
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 02:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 02:00
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great for the simple fact that you can listen to live music. Most evenings there is a local band showcasing their musical talents. The staff are polite & efficient and deliver service with a smile. The food is good and there is something on the menu for everyone. Definitely worth a look if you enjoy live music... More 

Thank Adam L
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The food is wonderful, a little over priced but tasty. It can get loud during the summer and weekends. I was the manager here about 30 years ago and the place is still operating still after all that time. The restaurant must be doing something right. Give it a shot but get there B-4 the crowd.

Thank Chris S
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Former gadfly proprietor would lament the starkly devolved transformation of his former McFadden Wharf crown jewel seafood eatery and musical safe harbor; now a wildly popular imbibing pub, in irons, uncomplemented by cantankerous wailing troubadours, redeemed by its scenic balcony area, adrift from the ocean vista, conveniently located a few fathoms from reputable dining establishments. Next time…mess first nearby, then... More 

Thank BFDiner
Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The bartenders here really made the place worth it. It's cramped, packed with people, and could have been a headache but for the bartenders. The beer selection is great and the food was pretty good. They apparently have live music here, but given how packed it was at lunch we decided to avoid it.

Thank xscratchx
Newport Beach, California
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133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

the food is average and have no dishes that got out attention. it just basic dishes. the restroom need improvement. the most annoying thing is smelly.lung cancer smoking upstairs. it smell so bad and get worst when they walk by us. it like a skunk just spray us.i am surprise they don't sell life insurance to these lung cancer smokers.... More 

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392 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is a must stop to eat or drink. Old style atmosphere and great pictures hanging on the walls that take you back to the past. Three different levels to choose from and if you go to the third level you will be able to see the Pacific. Food was above average and for this beach area was within the... More 

Thank Greg P
Pismo Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Was one of our favorite "locals" places with live music back in the early 90's, so we were thrilled to look down the alley and see that it's still there some 20 years later, and decided to have dinner there for old-times-sake. The halibut fish-n-chips were good, and the Angus sliders were excellent. We didn't stay long enough to take... More 

Thank Geologist_from_CA
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This has the feel of a college bar with more sofas and casual seating than tables and a large space for live music. That said the menu choices were unexpected and tasted fantastic. They also made one of the best Amaretto Sours I've had in a long time. There were four of us dining that night and I think we... More 

Thank CinciFamily96
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I recently moved to the Newport area with my boyfriend who grew up here. His brother recommended we check out blue beet because of their live music and it turns out it was a complete waste of time. The ignorant women (Ashley and Jen)working the bar rejected my drivers license despite my ripe old age of 30 and then continued... More 

Thank ayweller
St. Petersburg, Florida
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I stumbled in here my first day in Newport Beach. Set a block or so off of the main beach drive, the quality of food here was much better than the beachside places I tried. I regret not going here for my 'last meal in town'. The service was excellent and there was a nice selection of beers to choose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 21st Pl, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-2338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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