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Bear Flag Fish Co-Newport Peninsula

3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908
+1 949-673-3474
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (35 reviews)
“fresh fish” (26 reviews)
“ahi poke” (16 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Bear Flag Fish Co. is a small, casual restaurant/bar with indoor/outdoor seating in the Via Lido shopping plaza in Newport Beach. It has a casual, hip atmosphere and great seafood. The clams and mussels, which are on the appetizer menu in 1 or 2 lb...More

Thank ELinsky2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looked like it was going to be our next awesome find, but we came away disappointed. We both ordered fish tacos, halibut and ahi. The halibut was tasteless and rubbery which leads me to believe it was frozen and the ahi just had no...More

Thank lisamanning2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I definitely recommend the wild salmon burritos. Just delicious. I feel the menu food prices were reasonable too. The glass of wine was a bit much and very warm. It's hot in California so I understood. I appreciated that they offered to change it out...More

Thank Carina C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual combination of quality seafood, but counter service. Good value healthy meal. Will make this a regular stop even with the line and sold out menu items.

Thank ibnevrywrmn
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Typical for Newport Beach, it is pricey. $12 for a fish burrito so feeding a family will cost you. Food is good and place is busy, the line to order at the counter was about 15 deep the entire time we were there. Very noisy...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation from our whale watching guide. We were able to find parking pretty easily even though it was very busy. We really liked the atmosphere. I was kind of surprised that it was an order at the counter (fast casual)...More

Thank FrankWichita
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Great find!! Reasonably priced, deliciously fresh food! A must if you are in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff:). The white fish is delicious and not fishy tasting at all. I for one, am not a fish lover and the burrito was excellent. You...More

Thank Tezma
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A great place for a fish burrito! Plus the house salad dressing is excellent! Be sure to taste the extra sauces on the side counter...expect to stand in line..but it's worth the wait.

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I've visited Newport Coast and Huntington Beach locations and had an amazing time while I was there with friends that were visiting from out of town, decided to go to the Newport Beach location and was highly disappointed and more embarrassed because I spoke highly...More

Thank BestoftheBestOC
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is where the locals come for lunch or dinner to get their fish taco fix. You can choose from a variety of fish for your taco or burrito, or have it as sushi. *Love* this place! Highly recommend it. (p.s. "Bear Flag" refers to...More

Thank Kris A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-3474
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Bear Flag Fish Co. is the seafood wonderland we all long for on idle summer days, a fish market-cum-restaurant where brilliant slabs of tuna glint like rubies and the spindrift of crashing waves hangs in the air. It’s minimalism at its seafaring best — Bear Flag understands that often all a fish needs is a satisfying char and the salty rush of a beach breeze.- LA TimesThe Bear Flag Fish Co. pushes a healthy lifestyle that’s exuded from just about everything in their spot, including the food, the decor and the good looking people coming in and out.-FoodBeastSometimes good food is simply, simple. Its fresh ingredients create an effortless melody, the kind you find stuck in your head when you’re in the shower, or driving to work or when you’re cleaning up around the house. -OC Register
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