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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 good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (29 reviews)
“burrito” (23 reviews)
“clam chowder” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7972 East Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank S L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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

Thank AmberP1691
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

After having ordered many times in the past, fresh fish to be picked up in order to avoid the long lines for lunch - I called to order 1.5 pounds of yellowtail to be cut and ready for my husband to pick up. I was...More

Thank cydsworld
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Been going to their locations for over 3 years. Good food, fresh and priced is fair for what you get. Would recommend to anyone in the area of either the Cove or Lido Island. Great place to have a quick lunch or early dinner. They...More

Thank Larry A
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Ahi Poke!! I get it every time. I'll stop in to catch up with friends and it's a very simple dish that's quick to grab and tasty to eat. Add a beer to that and you're golden! Chips come with it as well if you...More

Thank NeverANumber
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We stopped by for lunch on a Sunday, place is located in a shopping center, easy and free parking! It was very busy, line was out the door, you have to be patient to get a table; ceviche was awesome as well as the ahi...More

Thank joinville
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

With all the restaurant options between Newport and Laguna, we really enjoyed dinner at Bear Flag Fish Co. It’s easy to find, easy to park, no reservations needed. It’s all easy to spot the line of people waiting to place their orders at the counter....More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We met out here with a friend from LA. We were staying nearby. While unfamiliar with it, we liked the reviews And it seemed fast and easy. Got a table outside, and ordered at the counter. I became fearful since we didn't have a waiter,...More

Thank pjp22843
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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