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Tommy Bahama's Island Grille

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854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945 (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-760-8686
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food was tasty, nothing to scream about, service was very good, would eat there again

Thank Qingram
Yorba Linda, California
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

After making some last minute vacation purchases we decided to have lunch at the "Island Grille". Our server was outstanding, he took our drink and food orders promptly. In short order our food was served. The entrees were Roasted Chicken Chopped Salad and a Cuban Sandwich - both were excellent. However; the highlight of the visit was the Key Lime... More 

1 Thank Lee B
Kansas City, Missouri
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247 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stopped in for a glass of wine and appetizers, and the staff was very accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, and the glass wine selection was interesting.

Thank littlepepita
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258 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Start your visit with Bloody Mary's and be sure you have made reservations. One person had fish and chips, one had grilled chicken Cobb salad, one had the tomato bisque and grilled cheese sandwich (the best comfort food) and one blue lump crab salad. Presentation of each of the dishes was perfect. Even the french fries were cut in triangles... More 

1 Thank swimdiva
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife and I visited this place for the first time last month. Normally, I would not go to a restaurant (run by a retail shop), however the place was always crowded, so we tried it. Oh my God! Excellent Food, attentive service and reasonable prices. We liked it so much, that we ended up eating here three times during... More 

2 Thank Araxi2014
Mission Viejo, California
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276 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at several Tommy Bahama restaurants and enjoy their Caribbean atmosphere and menu options. This one has a less tropical, casual feel; decor is stylish, yet comfortable. Drinks are imaginative. Coconut shrimp app a small share with only 4 to go around our table of 4. 3 of us ordered the ribs. These were excellent with a blackberry... More 

1 Thank travelernottourist
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have always been a fan of Tommy Bahama, coming from the east coast, however this restaurant does not live up to the others I have eaten at. I will say the Kona coffee crusted ribeye was excellent and does deserve more than the two stars I gave overall, but there is where it ends.The "fish and chips" was way... More 

Thank Linda H
Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I had cob salad with chicken which was good. My wife had Lobster sandwich with soup and it was largely disappointing. The restaurant has changed this sandwich to now resemble a ground lobster / cheese mixture. Previous visits this sandwich had chunks of lobster, now it resembles ground up tuna fish.

Thank DoubleBlack1
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Tommy Bahama store with a bar and restaurant perfect. Buy a shirt get free coconut shrimp or a cocktail. We stop by here Everytime we're visiting our daughter. Nice place good food, and martinis of course.

Thank Randy T
Andover, New Jersey
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very casual restaurant with a tropical vibe. Loved the coconut shrimp and the burgers. The fish tacos were very good, but the taco shells were a little mushy. Also, the Signature Cocktails were excellent.

Thank smithjrs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 854 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7945
    (MacArthur Blvd and Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Public Transportation: Easily accessed from Pacific Coast Highway at MacArthur
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-760-8686
Tommy Bahama Island Grille is conveniently located in Corona del Mar Plaza, minutes from Fashion Island, John Wayne Airport, and of course, the beach! The upscale alternative to our Laguna Beach location features a fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and innovative new dishes as the development kitchen for our other 14 locations.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?