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The Village Inn

) #4 of 8 Restaurants in Balboa Island $$ - $$$ American, ,
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
+1 949-675-8300
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Balboa Island mid-week on an overcast, gloomy day and was beyond pleased with this little hideaway. I hadn't been here in 30 years and it was such a delight to find exceptional service (bartender was also busing tables, I think his name was...More

Thank 510kerryg
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for happy hour drinks and snacks. Angel was our server and she took good care of us. The orange crush cocktail was very good. Avocado egg rolls were very good as well. Good time in a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Christy D
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Wife and I were there Thursday evening for dinner, last Thursday of April. Food was good as was service. However, place was more like a sports bar with big screen TVs which, although on closed captioning, place was so noisy we left immediately after paying...More

Thank 4,324
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful service from Tracey. We both enjoyed our meals which were very generous and tasty. We were able to park right outside the restaurant in a Handicapped space so this made it easier for my husband.

Thank Mair2510
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic entertainment, especially on Sunday afternoon's. They have really good food and beverage's. too! I go there several times a month!

Thank JillyBean949
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The location is the saving grace for The Village Inn. The adult beverages are well made, interesting and a little pricey for the environment. The menus for brunch is standard issue omelettes, burgers, etc. and again, OK, but not great. If you're on the island,...More

Thank Dbtogi
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and were greeted at the door. We were seated on the bar side for a quick snack and a drink while catching a little football on the televisions over the bar. We were seated next...More

Thank cajuntrifecta
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food is often good, music usually fun, almost always an entertaining evening. Nothing fancy, kind of a locals hangout.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited here for an impromptu evening meal. We were seated in the 'back' area which was fine, we were the only ones at that time but it soon filled up. The service was very slow, not just the intial taking of the drinks order...More

Thank Marsy0071
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The VI is a cornerstone on the Island, in large part because it has been the only place on Balboa Island with a full bar. But it's more than that. After changeovers a few years ago, the menu was updated and new items were added....More

Thank Bill M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-8300
  • E-mail
Description
The historic Village Inn restaurant transitioned owners in 2012. The restaurant has updated its menu to contemporary, American cuisine with coastal influence. The venue maintaines live entertainment 6 nights a week and offers happy hour from 3-6pm Mon-Fri.
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