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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to say it started off a little rocky. My husband made reservations for 6:30 Friday night. We got there at 6:30 it was packed.There was hardly anymore to stand. They could not find our reservations . Finally found our reservations they said they...More

Thank Beverly K
Reviewed 6 days ago

I wanted oysters and asked about their availability and which ones they were offering. I ordered based what I was told they had and more than 20 minutes later - when everyone in my group was getting their entrees (I wanted them as an entrée)...More

Thank nancyesca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here for dinner with friends. We had a window table by the water. The food and service were very good. They have valet parking for $5.

Thank b2buck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to eat fish and seafood. Very good service, attention , prices , tasty .... Try this place, you will love it !

Thank Fernando T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this restaurant went through the motions, but just couldn’t get it done! When we arrived for an early dinner, we were seated right next to the only occupied table in the restaurant. The 4 people at that table were talking in very...More

Thank Seabreeze48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved our dinner here, not so noisy, not so quiet. Menu has loads of really nicely prepared fish with sauces. Staff is cheerful and location is lovely.

Thank GigiMommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to dinner there one day, and lunch the next. It’s been in business 45+ years and they still do it right! Beautiful setting on the marina, delicious, perfectly cooked food and surprisingly reasonably priced. A great value! But the highlights...More

Thank ALKAcouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for Sunday brunch with my son and his family (three young Grandkids). My wife and I have been here for dinner in the past and loved it. It's a wonderfully located restaurant on the water, with great ambience. The service was really...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was nicely done but the service was so poor that it really detracted. Despite having a reservation we were not seated until 20 minutes after the time and we had to ask the surly/bored looking staff for updates. Appetizers came out at different...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happy hour is fantastic. Great drinks, great appetizers and great service. The portions were ample and the price was very reasonable. The ambiance is great as well looking out at the harbor.

Thank LagunaGramma
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larry j
January 16, 2018|
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Response from William R | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know. May I suggest you call the property direct.
Christy L
May 8, 2017|
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Response from henrissh | Reviewed this property |
Oh - so sorry I didn't see your question in time. The brunch is not buffet style. It is off the menu, but prices are reasonable.
April 14, 2017|
Response from Aydin B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
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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