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Bear Flag Fish Co.- Crystal Cove

7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-715-8899
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (30 reviews)
“burrito” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a number of different dishes and all of them was as good as one would expect from a fish specialist restaurant. But the ones we had was absolutely nothing to write home about and the indoor part of the place has music level...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bbjurstr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like Poke bowls, this is the place to enjoy one. They offer either a Ahi Tuna or Salmon bowl. They are delicious and you can eat on site or carry out. They also have a fish market at this location.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

For a small fraction of the price of Nearby Mastros come here and get fantastic food fun and value. For less than $100 we feasted like Kings guzzled great California cab and meet a bunch of locals! Did I mention sustainable fresh seafood? The freshest...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ScottD58
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Wanted something healthy and tasty and by the looks of the line I think everyone had the same idea. Don’t worry, the line goes quickly and the fish tacos are amazing. All the fish is fresh so you can’t go wrong with your choice

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed October 18, 2018

It was recommended us by the hotel staff. It is a very simple place. a lot of choices of fish. grilled fish are a bit dry...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GreenLV
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Bear Flag was a regular sushi/seafood spot for us... for well over 2 years it was our goto place in Newport- They hired new cashiets at the lodo location - mexican girl Michelle who clearly had it in for me & my sister... every time...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank walburgerz
Reviewed October 6, 2018

If you want fresher fish, you'll have to catch it yourself. The fish tacos I had were simple and sublime. The small green salad was also excellent, actually a generous portion with fresh greens topped by a variety of veggies, and two tasty house-made dressings...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank S L
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We stopped there for lunch and were not disappointed. It looks that this place is popular local place, we came 2Pm on Thursday and waited in line about 10 min. They have tables inside and outside, but if you order beer than you can be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vitaliy94080
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I found it expensive with few options and the fish was not fresh compared to all the places I frequent! I wouldn't eat there for FREE!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ilovenudism
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Bear Flag is a delicious locals spot that is a must go! I have been a regular of Bear Flag since they were in their original location and let me tell you it is always delicious! Get the Ahi Poke with the chips, you wont...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank AmberP1691
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657 (Formerly Bear Flag Fish Co- Crystal Cove)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-8899
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Bear Flag Fish Company was founded in 2007. Bear Flag Fish Company specializes in the freshest seafood in town. The creation of the company started with the love of the ocean and most of all the love and the knowledge of fresh seafood.
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