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829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
+1 949-673-4110
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07:00 - 19:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little place with only about 7 tables and a long counter. Fairly large sized portions for breakfast and lunch. Comfort food with a few healthy options. Soups and specials of the day....loved the pea soup! Prices are great, especially for the area! We had the same server the 3x we were there, and while she wasn't rude, she wasn't... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We came on a Tuesday and there was no wait time. The place is small seats about 30-40 people. We came here for breakfast but they do serve lunch. They have a little bit of parking but more parking on the street. We each ended up getting omelettes with hash browns and ordered a stack of pancakes to share. The... More 

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1 Thank Qness47
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Galley Cafe, a must stop. Going out on the water today. So a little food stop before. They are known for their chocolate malts. They say it's one of John Wayne's favorite places.

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1 Thank Randy T
Rome, Italy
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had breakfast here going to Crystal Cove Park. When we arrived there was a long line, but it went fast and it was definitively worth to wait. They don't have a list and people have to wait outside, where few sits are available. The waitress was extremely nice and the food great. We loved it.

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Thank Eleonora_673
Franklin, United States
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186 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Galley is a well known and highly thought of restaurant in the Balboa area of Newport Beach. It's especially great for breakfasts. It's location on the water is also a plus but you have to know where it is.

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Thank David K
Santa Clarita, California
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

You'll need directions to find this place, but it has great simple dishes at a fair price too. Close to the water in Newport Harbor.

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Thank Kent S
Newport Beach, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Longing for a trip down memory lane? Take a trip to the Galley cafe. Wonderful breakfasts with all of your traditional favorites served in an original 50'decor venue. Get on Google maps --it is tucked away near a boatyard. The servers here are warm and friendly especially Adrian who is the best and friendliest of all!! The locals love it--if... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were hoping for more based on the other reviews, but the food was only so-so and the portions were really small. Most breakfast places offer a pancake combo that comes 2 pancakes and 2 eggs, but they only offer 1 and 1. So my daughter was presented with a tiny portion of scrambled egg, two small, very crisp pieces... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited here twice during our four day visit to Newport Beach. We never had a problem finding a place to park, and did not have to wait to be seated. We enjoyed seeing the boats in the adjacent marina while we had breakfast. This restaurant feels like a real diner direct from the 1950s, with a nice view, friendly... More 

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Thank soxfan1975
Newport Beach, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

What a fun 'old school diner'. The staff was incredibly friendly. The food was really good. Awesome diner chili! They have great shakes, and breakfast all day if you'd like. It's a small diner so you might have to wait for breakfast 20 minutes or so, but it will be worth it. The prices are reasonable too! Bring an appetite!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 19:00
Saturday
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-4110

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