Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront Restaurants in Newport Beach

There’s no shortage of great restaurants in Newport Beach, but waterfront dining is extra special. There’s nothing like sipping a California wine while watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, breathing in the salty sea breeze. Waterfront restaurants in Irvine span from the ultra-chic to casual fresh seafood joints. Check out our favorite spots to grab a bite on the Balboa Peninsula!


Start your Sunday morning with the fresh seafood brunch buffet with complimentary sparkling wine and Mimosas at Waterline. This sophisticated restaurant in the Balboa Bay Resort offers views of the yacht-filled harbor. Enjoy coastal-inspired modern California cuisine while watching the sunset from their patio.

SOL Mexican Cocina

Kick back with Baja-inspired Mexican cuisine at SOL Mexican Cocina, located just off Mariner’s Mile at the Balboa Marina. Their weeknight happy hour includes special pricing on snacks and margaritas.

Pelican Grill

Get grilled at Pelican Grill, where steaks and chops are the co-star, after one of Irvine’s greatest views. Every seat is the best seat in the house, with views of their open kitchen and the waterfront, making this a most luxurious neighborhood bar and grill.

Fly-N-Fish Oyster Bar and Grill

Fresh seafood is the catch of the day at Fly-N-Fish Oyster Bar and Grill. Located in a compact spot on the boardwalk at the northern end of the Balboa Peninsula, it’s the spot for fresh-shucked oysters and weekday fresh seafood lunch specials. Need a quick bite before hitting the links at one of Newport Beach’s best golf courses? They have the area’s best take-away fish and chips.

Hook & Anchor

For delicious fast casual fun that includes loads of lobster, Hook & Anchor on convenient Newport Road has online ordering so you can grab fresh seafood sandwiches, tacos, and salads on your way to the marina. Because there’s no waterfront restaurant in Newport Beach quite as exhilarating as eating lunch on a yacht.

Cruise the Balboa Peninsula in a Jaguar from Jaguar Newport Beach

Whether you’re restaurant-hopping to find the best sunset sipping spot or Indian restaurant, getting to the marina for a cruise, or making a day trip from Costa Mesa or Huntington Beach, Jaguar Newport Beach has the car for you! Contact us, or swing by for a test drive after that great waterfront meal. We’re located north of the Balboa Peninsula, on your way to the water.

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