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“Great place for casual lunch ”
Review of Rusty Pelican

Rusty Pelican
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Ranked #26 of 524 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Riverside Dr
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We were in Newport for a late afternoon sail, and decided to head down early to enjoy the area. We stopped at Rusty Pelican for lunch and enjoyed an outdoor table with great weather. We were a group of five and ordered a number of starters and different entrees. Everything came out well timed and tasted great.

Rusty Pelican offered a great variety of entrees and there was something for everyone to enjoy.

Thank mike60521
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

And overall great visit. The garlic bread was some of the best I’ve ever eaten. I started with a bowl of clam chowder which was wonderful. I had the salmon and shrimp and lobster sauce and it was perfectly prepared. All others were perfectly happy with their fish choices and the wait staff wasAttentive. Overall a great experience!

Thank Pat P
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We stopped at the Rusty Pelican on a Sunday to find they offered a limited menu if you weren’t having brunch. The servers were friendly, but the place is not large, was very busy, and took some time to get a table. We had a mediocre meal that was reasonably priced, but not worth the wait. The view is beautiful and had we went on a different day, where a wider selection menu was offered, we may have had a better review.

1  Thank Bill13669
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Very nice view of the boats coming and going. The staff, including the manager were very gracious to all of us (11).

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Thank mamiefiere
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We stopped here on our way to Long Beach for a very late lunch, early dinner. Rainy day in March, but there was an early wedding rehearsal party. Dirty tables, not so great service, insistent on using a wine opener/pourer that did not function and took literally 5" to pour one glass. Not cheap, but food was not up to standards. Large portion of fish, but not particularly well prepared and COVERED in a mysterious not so delectable sauce. It took several inquiries to get water, bread. We were seated at a table away from the water and moved ourselves to a table near the water as there was hardly anyone there at that time--after we had waiting over 15" from being seated to having our order taken. Mandatory valet. All in all, not what it's cracked up to be, not worth it to me. Would not return.

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1  Thank runswim54
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