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Rusty Pelican

2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
+1 949-642-3431
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“garlic bread” (66 reviews)
“swordfish” (66 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
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1 - 10 of 587 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice location with a wonderful view. Seafood and streaks were delish. Nice wine selection. Valet parking or park on the other side of PCH and it's a short walk in a nice area.

Thank SuzChef
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table last Saturday for a pre-theater dinner. It was very busy and the parking lot for valet filled. Luckily we found a spot on street but had we not, we would have had to drive around to find a spot and walk....More

Thank travelernottourist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fathers Day 2017 was more than unforgettable, due to the extremely horrible service! Never in my life have I had such disrespectful staff. First of all, we had reservations and still had to wait over 30 minutes for our table. Our table was for 4...More

Thank Luv2dolphins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining at this restaurant brought back memories from years ago. Quite busy for a thursday evening. Bay front location just off the coast highway. Food and service was very average; nothing was exceptional. I ordered the fresh Halibut special and sent it back because it...More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went as some had never been to the West Coast. Dinner was very good - I had the Ahi Tuna - very good. The group I was with all enjoyed their dinners. A few ordered desserts and someone order the mud...More

Thank BoSoxVacation
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled the US for the previous 2 weeks we wanted to go somewhere nice on our last night and we were recommended here by he waitress at our hotel. We arrived and had a great table that overlooked the water. Our waitress was great...More

Thank SophieDonalson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for work and our group had dinner at the Rusty Pelican. The food was amazing, the service was phenomenal and the atmosphere was like no other. Great evening with newfound friends. You MUST order a vanilla cappuccino! It was beyond delicious!!

Thank Adrienne J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If this were an average family restaurant in an average town, I'd be...well, less surprised. But it's rated #9 out of 399 restaurants in Newport Beach, and #3 out of 106 seafood restaurants. Yet my wife's poached eggs in her crab cake benedict were well-done....More

Thank ordecreek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a "Fresh fish house" specialising in fish and seafood with a fish special every day. Apparently the chef hand flays fish within 24 hours and cooks them lightly so as to preserve the flavour. Fish choices include swordfish, mahi mahi, arctic char and...More

Thank la_viajera_constanta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely up class restaurant on the water. Service was excellent. Full bar. Excellent varied menus. Food presentation wonderful.

Thank Marie M
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Christy L
How much is the Mother's Day brunch? Is it a buffet?
9 May 2017|
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Response from henrissh | Reviewed this property |
Oh - so sorry I didn't see your question in time. The brunch is not buffet style. It is off the menu, but prices are reasonable.
Hours of happy hour
15 April 2017|
Response from Aydin B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2735 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4798
    (Riverside Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-642-3431
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