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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner this past weekend. I don't know whether the management or kitchen staff has changed but this is not the rusty pelican quality of food or level of service I'm used to. Our mains came out and...More

Thank melissa1980
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is excellent and the decor is very nice. It offers nice water views off the back and there is back patio in which you can eat outside. Service was good but not special given the prices. Menu is largely seafood but they do...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving at 2pm meant the rush of lunch hour was over and we could enjoy the window view of the tranquil harbor. Tiffany, our waitress, brought our wine and gave us time to read the menu after telling us the specials. We relaxed in the...More

Thank Clint B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a late dinner after arriving at SNA and the place has great atmosphere. First the view, we sat by the window on the dock and the views are really amazing. The service really well paced, the server was not rushing us...More

Thank Tmh519
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lounge is the bomb. Great views of the harbor, Raw oysters were outstanding along with the coconut shrimp. $5 valet parking. If I lived here this would be my hangout. Service was good and atmosphere great.

Thank Stanley Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and wonderful staff. I'll return on our next visit to Newport Beach! Ask for a window seat to enjoy the sunset!

Thank Ginadesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could, but then you'd miss out on the excellent menu. Our group had various entrees, passed samples and agreed it would have been easy enough to trade anything for anything and still be satisfied. It is hard to argue simply starting at the top...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rusty Pelican offers to stories , whereas the upper deck offers a Bar as well as a full menu Dinner. great atmosphere , overlooking the Newport beach harbor....Dinner menu includes seafood as well as great meats selections, both are very good and not expensive...this is...More

Thank Uri H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner was very enjoyable. Food was good and wait staff very attentive. Great atmosphere and waterfront dining. The only downside was the charge for valet parking. The resturant had a parking lot, but no option to self park.

Thank Maryjopat
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went here on the last night of our vacation because it was across the street from our hotel. Ill start with the positive. The Wait staff and the manager were beyond nice, They are the reason this place got any stars at all. The...More

Thank humann4
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Christy L
How much is the Mother's Day brunch? Is it a buffet?
8 May 2017|
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Hours of happy hour
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
    (Riverside Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-3431
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