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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (112 reviews)
“sand dabs” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very lively restaurant with a lot of outdoor seating. Server was very friendly and service was quick. Food was excellent and fish was fresh. You get what you pay for so the prices were very fair. Look forward to eating there again.

Thank Desiree1410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood. Newport Beach I challenge you to find better. Great food and atmosphere with solid service. Don’t miss this gem. Easy to get in for 1-2 ppl. Bar and bar overlooking kitchen first come first serve. Menu is excellent can’t go wrong.More

Thank JohnBrentwood
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear JohnBrentwood, Thank you for the excellent review regarding your dining experience with us- it was such a pleasure to read. We really appreciate the high praise about our seafood offerings. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Presentation was lacking. Some of menu items not available. Wrong kind of tortillas with my fish tacos. No offer of coffee after dinner. No espresso drinks available.

Thank socalmom2013
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear socalmom2013, Thank you so much for dining with us. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback as we will relay it back to our staff and our Chef. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking is a problem during a popular time (there is valet parking but we experienced a long queue) but the wait is worth the time. There is dining inside (we were a party of 10 so we didn't have a lot of choice) and outside...More

Thank Walter T W
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Walter T W, Thank you for the four star review and your comments. Our pan seared scallops are definitely a great selection! We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going there for years and it has seldom disappointed. Our most recent visit resulted in a tasty lunch. We would recommend the calamari steak and the lobster lunch special. And the service was prompt and professional.

Thank Fay M
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Fay M, Thank you for the great review and recommendation. Great choice going with the calamari steak and lobster lunch special. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank you once again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we always start with fresh oysters and always fresh. this is one of a few restaurants that offers local sand dabs are are delicious. wait service is always great. We prefer the outside seating as we get the fresh air with fresh fish. Definitely recommendMore

Thank TheresaSoCal
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear TheresaSoCal, Thank you for the excellent five star review and your kind words. We take pride in our service and fresh menu options, which makes your recommendation so great for us. We will definitely share your comments with everyone on the staff and thank...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Service was more like a 3/5 but probably more my fault and trying to be humorous with the waiter, he didn’t think I was funny. Lol. What does get a 5/5 is they gave my wife blanket so we could sit outside on the dock....More

Thank Jeremy K
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Dear Jeremy K, Thank you for your comments and we would love to have you back to explore more of our menu!. We appreciate it because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the entire staff....More

Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love Chattanooga! We go there once a year to celebrate our Anniversary. This year we found a great new place to eat. Bluewater Grill! The food is fresh and delicious. I had the ahi tuna sandwich and a bowl of Lobster...More

Thank mamogb
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Dear mamogb, Thank you for the great five star review- it was such a pleasure to read! We truly appreciate the recommendation because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the entire staff. Everybody loves to...More

Reviewed June 8, 2018

My wife and I stopped in for lunc h the other day. It was busy but since we chose to eat inside, there was no waiting. Parking can be difficult. The clam chowder was one of the best I have had outside of New England....More

Thank FGU
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Dear FGU, Thank you for the great review about your dining experience with us. We truly appreciate the kind words about our fresh menu options because it contributes to the success of our business and it also helps raise the morale of the entire staff....More

Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The front of this restaurant has metered parking up to 6pm, the back state Customers parking, however it's all Valet parking which is 4 dollars which isn't much it's the point. I parked then the valet came to me for 4 dollars. I lived in...More

Thank Frank R
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Dear Frank R, Thank you for the four star review. We will definitely share your comments regarding the parking situation with everyone and thank you once again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-3474
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1996, Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach was the original inspiration for what hasbecome the leading premium seafood restaurant chain in Southern California. Owner-operated since its inception, the waterfront restaurant on the docks in historic Cannery Village specializes in Orange County’s freshest seafood, classically prepared and served at a fair price in a friendly, casual atmosphere. New lunch and dinner menus, printed daily, feature more than 40 varieties of fresh seafood and shellfish annually. Other highlights include a shellfish bar, kid’s menu, patio dining, full bar, weekday happy hours, full wine list and monthly tasting events.
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