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Galley Cafe

829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
+1 949-673-4110
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chili cheese” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen
829 Harbor Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7235
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Warm and traditional breakfast spot. Perfect pancakes and chili cheese omelets. Hard to find, therefore very few tourists but always crowded with locals.

Thank HPH360
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Denver omelette had "thin" chopped ham - and what tasted like Valvetta cheese - ugh. Small restaurant has lots of history and atmophere. Sorry about the food for breakfast - not what it use to be.

Thank Venice27
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Everything we had, eggs, waffle, bacon was cooked to perfection and very tasteful. Definitely recommend this place. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stopped in here for breakfast and it was like going back in time. All the food was great, good coffee, juice, eggs, an old school diner right on the harbor, lots of regulars. Hidden gem. More expensive than you'd think. Egg and Bacon sandwich...More

Thank ktleyed
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Cute little diner, very little. We enjoyed breakfast at the counter. Omelette was made to order, but there was a $1 charge for each item added so be careful when making one. It was delicious so worth it, the price just added up quickly especially...More

Thank Sheri D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast at the Galley Cafe on one of the harbors of Newport Beach, off of Bayside Dr. It's been ther for over 50 years and is a local landmark. One of the Specials is there chilly & cheese inlet, to die for. It's...More

Thank Cathie P
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on Sunday morning, only waited a few minutes for a table - well worth the wait. Great food, great value and fantastic service - I can see why it was John Wayne's favourite!!

Thank Jmmdw6
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Our breakfast was absolutely delicious. I would say that the pricing was high but for Newport Beach I'm sure it was a deal. For a family of four with tip and tax it was about 50$. We had everything from French toast to eggs, chicken...More

Thank Teresa J
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very small place that gets crowded very fast since its small but you´ll find a table in 15 minutes. Packed with locals. Pet friendly, has been there forever and it doesn’t seem to get old. Food was above average and a good alternative from the...More

Thank JJAlvarezRG
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It is all done on the honor system here, you arrive, see who is already in line and then watch who comes after you. I have never seen a dispute about position here, there is no list made. The clients seem to be mostly regulars...More

Thank James W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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