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Muldoon's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7523 (Anacapa)
+1 949-640-4110
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Saturday afternoon and the place was buzzing, yet the staff were very attentive, and the food was served quickly.

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Thank Carla M
Monaco
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great meal and few Guinness while watching the final game of the World Series. The wonderful live performance Irish music in live. Highly recommended!

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Thank WorldTravlerMonaco
California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was good. Nice ambience and very relaxing casual atmosphere. I ordered the fish/shrimp and chips and I loved it.

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Thank mvreyes63
Santa Monica, California
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this place probably 100's of times. Food is good happy hour ok. The bar staff make a difference. The 'old hands' rally know their customers and know how to make great cocktails. The newer staff seem to drift off key a little. But it is still a great place. Try the guiness and ale shepherds pie!

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Thank Ian A
Pacifica, California, USA
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The structure of Muldoon's is unique. A courtyard around an enormous tree but with an indoor feeling. And there is a pub on either side. The service was good and the food was Irish.

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Thank ERIN B
North Canton, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having visited Ireland and dined in charming pubs, my companion and I decided we wanted a touch of Ireland in Newport Beach, California. We chose Muldoon's and were delighted. The beef-based Irish Stew was terrific as was the freshly baked bread. A glass of Merlot was a most pleasant companion. The service was attentive and witty.

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Thank Mike J
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Great for both lunch and dinner. Lovely inside or in the patio. Both food and service are terrific. Good selection of beers.

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Thank stevefie
Lake Forest, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If Irish music is your choice, be sure to check the live music schedule. But, if good food and a beautiful setting will satisfy your appetite, then Muldoon's will not disappoint. The drinks are generous, the food of the highest quality and quantity. I love the Irish Stew and/or the Shepherd's Pie, and the list goes on...

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Thank J David O
Newport Beach, California, United States
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We love to eat here!! You feel like you are in a pub in Europe! Warm and cozy on the inside and also has a beautiful patio. Love their food and service is always wonderful. Been going here for 30 years!!!

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Thank LuckySCGirl
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Muldoon's for many years. It is always consistently excellent. I have been to many events here and hosted my own parties here. Food is fabulous. People are the best. I only wish I could work upstairs with the owner.

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Thank Mark W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-7523
    (Anacapa)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-4110
Description
Celebrating nearly 40 years, Muldoon’s is the real thing. A warm generous & friendly pub with fine pub food. Situated on the corner of Southern California’s #1 shopping - financial district Fashion Island - Newport Center, Muldoon’s is known for her two pubs, outdoor courtyard and cozy Dublin dining room filled with booths and a warm fireplace. Locals call Her their “neighborhood gem” in a neighborhood filled with excellent restaurants. But, there is only one Muldoon’s. Great for lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and private events. Muldoon’s has a lively happy hour, live music - dancing on weekends. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day is the best! Fit for foodies and those in the know of the greatest ales, lagers beers, mean cocktails and notable wine. Muldoon’s is the home of Sindi Rae’s Dark Chocolate Pudding when she’s in the kitchen! Her Awards: Best Pub in Southern California & the OC, Best Food, Best Burgers, Best Guinness, Best Irish Coffee & Best Staff!

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