Newport Beach Waterfront Dining

Newport Beach Waterfront Dining

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Home to the sun-drenched climate of Southern California and tucked away in the ecological reserves of the Newport Dunes, the Back Bay Bistro has become the ultimate destination among both locals and tourists to experience unparalleled cuisine. The ideal place for waterfront dining in Newport Beach.

With fifteen foot high panoramic windows and a retractable roof, the waterfront patio provides the perfect ambiance to enjoy great food and delicious cocktails while watching luxury yachts cruise along the sparkling waters of
Newport Bay.

Enjoy award-winning American cuisine or a signature cocktail while taking in the quintessential panoramic view of the Back Bay Nature Preserve. The Bistro is famous for Family Brunch on Saturdays and the Champagne Brunch on Sundays, which earned the “diners Choice Award by Open Table for Top 10 Brunch Location in Orange County.” Dog-friendly dining is also offered on the bistro’s waterfront patio.

Happy Hour offered Tuesday-Sunday 4pm-Close. There is a public dock and Back Bay Bistro offers 2-hour validation.


The Cannery Restaurant in Newport Beach came in at #10 on the OC Register’s list of 75 best restaurants in Orange County. With a stunning location on the water and an unforgettable menu, it’s no wonder this spot receives high praise.

The menu features a variety of fresh seafood, steaks, chicken, salads and the finest sushi and sashimi in Newport Beach. The kitchen uses only wild, line-caught fish, and all of their meat is certified Angus beef. Their Wine Spectator Awarded list includes a broad spectrum of both California and imported varietals. The bar is complete with a variety of liquors, cognacs, ports, beers and sakes. They introduce innovative specialty cocktails seasonally.

Happy Hour offered daily 3:30-7pm. 220 feet of dock space for guests. Recommended to call and reserve dock space.


With spectacular waterfront views and an eclectic menu of fresh seafood and tender steaks, it’s no wonder Rusty Pelican has become a Newport Beach dining destination. They are proud to be a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 – a distinction bestowed upon only the nation’s premier restaurants.

Happy Hour offered M-F 4-7pm in the lounge. No dock or slips available.


Located on the waterfront overlooking the historic Balboa Ferry with a panoramic view of Newport Harbor, Balboa Island, Newport Center, and the distant peaks of Saddleback.

Newport Landing restaurant provides the best of Southern California – incomparable cuisine, fresh seafood, exciting lists of wines and spirits, and a unique waterfront location from which to enjoy Lunch, Brunch, Dinner or a tasty appetizer from the upstairs Oyster Bar.

At Newport Landing they dedicated to the pleasure of the “ocean-hearted” and to all who enjoy dining at its best. In the interest of your enjoyment and satisfaction and their own adherence to the policy of excellence, all food items served to you represent the ultimate in freshness and quality.

Happy Hour offered daily 3-7pm. They do not offer moorage/private slips.


Established in 1996, they operate their own swordfish harpoon boat, Pilikia, and serve the finest quality locally harpooned swordfish in season. Their fish is always the most pristine quality available, and we purchase directly from fisherman, in season, at the peak of quality and freshness.

Bluewater Grill offers more than 40 varieties of seafood annually, with oysters on the half shell, award winning chowder, a kid’s menu approved by the Kids LiveWell program of the National Restaurant Association, patio dining, full bar and wine list, brunch, and happy hour. Bluewater Grill’s mission is to serve great food in a casual, relaxed environment, by friendly and knowledgeable people at a fair price.

Happy Hour offered M-F 3:30-6:30pm. They have a boat dock and bike racks.

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