Sometimes when you’re enjoying California boating fun, your stomach may begin to rumble like the sea. There are many Newport Beach area restaurants to choose from, and many participate in the unique “dock & dine” experience: pull up to the dock and either take a seat at the restaurant or order to-go and enjoy a meal on your vessel! Many boat accessible restaurants in Newport Beach have their own docks or are part of marinas where you can park your craft for the duration of your meal. Slips are typically available in 2- to 3-hour slots and are often first-come, first-serve. There are a variety of cuisines to choose from, too.
Located in Lido Marina Village, you’ll get your fill of fresh, local seafood. Local, sustainable choices include calamari, shrimp, mussels, clams, and more. Start out the meal with crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, or calamari fries. Choose from Baja style fish tacos, seafood chowder, lobster bisque, or a selection of salads. For the main, choose the fish of the day, a poke bowl, fish or shrimp and chips, and more. There’s a kids’ menu with kid favorites like chicken tenders, fish and chips, or shrimp and chips. Round out the meal with local craft brews, wines, or choose a non-alcoholic beverage. Hours are Sunday-Monday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Free docking is first come, first serve and is limited capacity. No boats over 24’ L.O.A.
Enjoy dockside and waterfront dining options for any meal of the day! Before heading out for the day, stop in for an omelet, eggs Benedict, breakfast sandwich or burrito, and more. Add on bacon, sausage, toast, and more for a complete meal. Take a mid-day break for seafood like crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, or calamari. Satisfy your land lover tastes with buffalo cauliflower, asada fries, nachos, or lamb lollipops. Choose from a variety of burgers, or go for something lighter, and choose a soup, salad, or sandwich. Wrap up a day on the water with chicken wings or strips, salmon & shrimp, mahi mahi, hanger steak, New Zealand rack of lamb, and more. For a complete meal, add local craft beer, wine, cocktails, or soft drinks. They’re open daily starting at 10 a.m. Located in Newport Bay, there is free docking on a first come, first serve basis. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Thursday-Friday 10 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
A&O Kitchen + Bar
Pull up to the waterfront patio and disembark for a meal of fresh seafood at Balboa Bay Resort. Start the meal with clam chowder, mac + cheese, hot crab dip, free range chicken wings, and more. Choose from salads or “handhelds” like the A+O Burger, club sandwich, or black bean burger. Order up main dishes like seared salmon + gnocchi, grilled 8 oz. beef tenderloin, or seared scallops. While you dine on the weekends (Thursday-Sunday), enjoy live music. Docking is first come, first serve and is limited capacity. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Billy’s at the Beach
Enjoy Pacific, Hawaiian fare and more in Newport Bay. Dine on Hawaiian pulled pork, fish tacos, huli huli chicken, salads, shrimp, or crab cakes. Land lover offerings include filet mignon, BBQ baby back ribs, burgers, pork chops and more. Finish off the meal with desserts like chocolate rum cake, key lime or coconut cream pie, or traditional Hawaiian malasadas! Select from a full bar menu, or a variety of soft drinks. Hours are Tuesday-Wednesday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Thursday-Friday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. They are closed on Mondays. Reservations are preferred. Docking is first come, first serve and is limited capacity.
The iconic waterfront restaurant is located inside historic Balboa Pavilion building. Enjoy fresh local seafood, plus Alaskan king crab, Canadian lobster, shrimp, calamari, and more. Land lovers can dine on pot roast, pasta, salads, chicken, turkey, and a lot more. Choose from a variety of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as soft drinks. There’s also a kids’ menu full of kid favorites like cheeseburgers, penne pasta, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and many others. Docking is first come, first serve and is limited capacity. Dining room hours are daily 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saloon hours are daily 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Dining and Boating Combine for Fun in Newport Beach
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