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Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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630 Lido Park Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4442
+1 949-675-3474
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10:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Newport Coast
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The seafood here is as fresh as it gets for a great price. The sourdough bread is as good as Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. There is no corkage on the first bottle of wine so bring your own. The restaurant is on the water and a very nice setting. Even if you do not have reservations tables open up... More 

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Thank aekrfk
Newport
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They do a great job with fish. The bar can be fun. May be tough to get into on the weekends. Not too expensive by Newport Beach standards.

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Thank BalboaPaul
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is an excellent and varied selection of fresh seafood at this large venued resturant. The vegetable sides were healthy and tasty. The service is attentive. Great cocktails as well. A real treat if you want seafood.

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Thank Suzanne c
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne c, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great ambassador. We believe our staff delivers this type of hospitality at every table and it... More 

New York City, New York
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The family atmosphere was lively and the service was friendly. Pleasant location by the dock. Food was average but large servings.

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WICHITA
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had clams, salads, soup, ahi, halibut & dessert. All was pretty good. Server was impatient, distracted & abscent. Made up for the good food. We wouldn't go out of our way to cone back.

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Thank DarrinWichita_KS
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Blue Water for years. It is the closest fresh seafood restaurant that we have, that compares to east coast seafood. They even have grilled calamari..I have always had amazing food and service every time I have gone. I usually take friends that are visiting from out of town to have a Blue Water Grill experience.

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Thank Gary B
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Gary B, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great ambassador. We believe our staff delivers this type of hospitality at every table and it... More 

England
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146 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was really loud, even though we were in a corner of the restaurant! The food was OK but not great and the service was rather slow even though we hadn't ordered anything special. My husband's salmon and vegetables arrived cold and rather tasteless. My salad had far too much dressing that drowned the flavour of the seafood. Topping... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down from Los Angeles to a Pop Art exhibition at OCMA in Newport Beach & found this fun place in the marina. Warm, casual & reasonably priced, this indoor/outdoor pier restaurant overlooks the yachts & speed boats from its spacious terrace. Well-priced freshly made crab cakes, fish or shrimp tacos, fried calamari & delectable ceviche were on our... More 

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Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear WehoTravelers, Thank you for the great review, the four stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it, since it helps our business and it also helps raise staff morale. Everybody likes to hear when they are doing a good job! We will definitely share your comments with everyone and thank you once again. More 

Wisconsin
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Things started well, the server was friendly and offered good advice on the fish of the day. But I ordered a martini, advertised as including blue cheese stuffed olives. I thought blue cheese would be a bit weird, but decided to try it. Martini arrived, no blue cheese (I was somewhat relieved), and the glass was a disappointing 3/4 full,... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Food was excellent; service was impeccable and the ambience fun! There were 11 oof us. We sat outside, enjoyed the view. All was perfect!

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1 Thank Heidi B
Bluewater_Management, Manager at Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Dear Heidi B, Thank you for the great review, the five stars, and your comments. We truly appreciate it since it helps our business and it also helps raise the staff morale. We will give Marissa a huge high five for being such a great ambassador. We believe our staff delivers this type of hospitality at every table and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
Newport BeachEstablished 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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