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Food and restaurants in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Nice place, good seafood. Upstairs bar great for discount sushi rolls at happy hour. Bay view.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Truly a hole in the wall local gem! Make sure to check this place out for brunch and try their breakfast burrito and famous chai latte with almond milk. Try to get there before 11am to avoid the crowd. It is worth the wait! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The handmade ravioli is AMAZING ! The wine special are fantastic . The warm and excellent service makes each guest feel special and like family . ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Counter-service seafood market. One of our all time favorite restaurants. Best seafood in town. Amazing ahi poke burrito! Casual eats with indoor and outdoor seating. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Mutt's is a great beach bar/restaurant. It's actually my husband's favorite spot. Usually not super crowded at night, it's hopping during the day. The whole menu is great from the pizza (my husband's favorite), to salads, sandwiches and even breakfast. And they serve schooners of beer. You can't go wrong here.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Ask for a seat on the waterfront patio. Make sure to check out their list of fresh, locally caught seafood choices. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Iconic Newport Beach Location; Great Manhattan Clam Chowder... good for kids ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're into high-end seafood, Nobu is world renounced for Japanese cuisine. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafes

Restaurant
“Truly a hole in the wall local gem! Make sure to check this place out for brunch and try their breakfast burrito and famous chai latte with almond milk. Try to get there before 11am to avoid the crowd. It is worth the wait! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“This place has a stunning view with the terrace outside. Dock your boat in their guest slips and try their happy hour dishes and drinks. they are also kids friendly - there is a marvelous lighthouse playground on the beach, walking distance from the cafe.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent smoothies, bagels and breakfast sandwiches on a lovely outdoor patio.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Great spot for morning Joe and a stroll on the boardwalk. Last I checked they serve Stumptown”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“A fun spot right at the base of the Newport Pier. You can sit outside and people watch or sit inside if you prefer. Good food. I LOVE their pancakes!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Enjoy breakfast or lunch at a picnic table on the sand! Causal eating with a great view. Service is hit or miss but the view makes up for it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“You must get their bagels (from Shirley's bagels), Peanut Power Smoothie and fresh local orange juice! Tiny hole in the wall - tell Mr. Lee hello! ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Amazing French bakery-cafe offering pastries, sandwiches & salads, cakes, cheese, coffee and traditional baguettes baked all day.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Right at newport pier. Best doughnuts around. Ham and cheese croissants are good. Say hi to our very old friend Sandy at the counter.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Serves great donuts & donuts and of course, the famous Balboa Bars and Frozen Bananas. They also have cookies and ice cream for dessert runs after dinner.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“You must get their bagels (from Shirley's bagels), Peanut Power Smoothie and fresh local orange juice! Tiny hole in the wall - tell Mr. Lee hello! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“These donuts are bomb! Super fluffy and yummy. Be forewarned though, yours truly loves any donut as long as they don't taste of refried oil. They actually have some healthy egg white protein sandwich options as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Easy walk from the cottage, beautiful place in Lido Marina Village, delicious coffee drinks, friendly hosts. A little expensive. ”
  • 1 local recommends