The Rusty Pelican

The Rusty Pelican

Seafood Restaurant and Food
2735 W Coast Hwy (at Riverside Ave), Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:15pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:15 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–11:15 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:15 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

A Newport tradition of outstanding food and legendary service.

8.2/10

Based on 228 votes

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  • "Firepot Swordfish was awesome!!! <3" (3 tips)
  • "Best calamari ever!" (2 tips)
  • "The Macadamia Mahi Mahi is delicious!" (3 tips)
  • Campbell M.

    The Calamari Appetizer is amazing!

    Campbell Michael · March 26, 2010
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  • Nicole N.

    Best calamari ever!

    Nicole Navarro · September 13, 2010
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  • J-RoC

    Yup, the Calamari Fritti rocks. Their new item - Seabass w/Bok Choy and Mushrooms is delicious as well.

    J-RoC · August 6, 2010
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  • Nicole G.

    Food is amazing!....trust the servers...they are very knowledgeable with the menu.

    Nicole Gant · January 5, 2013
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  • Mike G.

    Firepot Swordfish was awesome!!

    Mike Gant · January 5, 2013
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  • Nicole K.

    Awesome service, awesome view, awesome food!!

    Nicole Kelso · October 24, 2010
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  • Ryan N.

    Be nice to the awesome bartender up stairs or down depending, Canaan is one cool bartender!

    Ryan Nolan · October 23, 2010
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  • Chandra F.

    The Garlic bread is dangerously good!

    Chandra Ferrer · December 28, 2011
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  • Debra L.

    Unbelievable. Try the Firepot mahi mahi. Jimmy is also an incredible waiter

    Debra Long · July 26, 2011
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  • Marisa K.

    Fabulous Sunday Brunch... Eggs Benedict and endless mimosas!

    Marisa Knox · July 18, 2011
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  • Holly R.

    The calamari appetizer is to die for! I'm also loving the Ginger and Orange Mahi Mahi...spicy yet sweet!

    Holly Rocco · November 11, 2010
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  • Ed S.

    Great food. Calamari is very good. Servers are friendly and knowledgable.

    Ed Sogolow · 3 weeks ago
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  • Voxx C.

    Dont let the name fool you, the food is gourmet, the drinks are awesome, and the deserts r decadent!!

    Voxx Celeb · March 26
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  • Ady V.

    Firepot Swordfish was awesome!!! <3

    Ady Vaskez · October 15, 2013
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  • Creative T.

    Try the Sea Bass Lemon Butter Smashed Potato (via @Foodspotting)

    Creative Traveler · July 19, 2013
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  • Kaleigh S.

    Outside seating is perfect. Calamari and garlic bread are delicious. Fish and oysters are fresh!

    Kaleigh Simpson · June 17, 2013
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  • Nancy I.

    Great food. Great service. Treated Paul with a free desert for his birthday.

    Nancy Insinga · June 7, 2013
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  • Trukrr ..

    Ruby ahi rare is delicious

    Trukrr .com · May 30, 2013
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  • Vadim K.

    Everything is fantastic! Tender and delicious dishes! Must taste it! Drinks are wonderful as well

    Vadim Kolosov · May 13, 2013
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  • Abigail S.

    Unless you're a serious seafood fan, skip it. It isn't worth it if you're not, oh and the coleslaw is surprisingly tangy(???).

    Abigail Shilts · April 24, 2013
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  • Robb R.

    Best calamari ever!

    Robb Rey · April 15, 2013
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  • John S.

    Happy hour specials here were great and made it a must-visit place whenever we were in the Newport area.

    John Stanforth · October 14, 2012
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  • Jeremy C.

    Try the Halibut with lemon butter caper sauce (via @Foodspotting)

    Jeremy Chung · August 5, 2012
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  • Kevin R.

    Macadamia nut encrusted mahi mahi was cooked perfectly. The jasmine rice was a nice touch. Add a half dozen oysters and I'm in Heaven!

    Kevin Reese · July 11, 2012
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  • Jackie B.

    The Sourdough bread is excellent

    Jackie Bernardi · June 17, 2012
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  • Joseph C.

    If you want a medium rare order a medium. (Prime Rib)

    Joseph Constellation · June 4, 2012
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  • Erica S.

    Garlic bread is to die for!

    Erica Strickland · May 2, 2012
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  • Bridget H.

    Happy birthday Bridget!

    Bridget Heathershaw · April 8, 2012
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  • Rita K.

    yum...........

    Rita Kalra · March 21, 2012
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  • Brittany A.

    everything was just amazing :D

    Brittany Arnold · January 29, 2012
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  • Gregg O.

    It's Restaurant Week!! Ask for the discount menu. They sure won't offer it!!! Ate there last night. All six of us will not return. Over priced. Bad fish.

    Gregg Olson · January 22, 2012
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  • Ally M.

    Happy Birthday Alicia

    Ally Morrell · November 12, 2011
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  • Joanne C.

    Fresh fish for reasonable prices....and the icing on the cake, the cheery on top: great ocean view.

    Joanne C · October 11, 2011
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  • Samantha B.

    perfection. yummy seafood brunch with unlimited delicious champagne right on the water! Read more

    Samantha Bell · October 11, 2011
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  • Debbie B.

    Clam chowder is delicious. Macademia nut Mahii Mahi is yummy.

    Debbie B. · September 7, 2011
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  • Sid S.

    swordfish is fanastic here.

    Sid Shim · September 2, 2011
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  • Krista P.

    Not very expensive but very nice restaurant.

    Krista Pahl · August 8, 2011
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  • Jason B.

    Firepot swordfish.... yummy. Garlic bread is best in town as well.

    Jason Baranowski · June 16, 2011
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  • David M.

    Bartenders upstairs are fantastic! Happy Hour specials are great, and the food is amazing!

    David Murphy · June 15, 2011
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  • Tara R.

    Calamari is a must have. Halibut and Opah are amazing. They even offer complementary blankets if you get cold!!

    Tara Robinson · May 20, 2011
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  • Cory

    Rub the Rusty Pelican in the parking lot after dinner. It won't bring you luck, but it might bring you tetanus.

    Cory · May 19, 2011
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  • Claudia V.

    Great food! Ask for Justin to be your waiter :-)

    Claudia Vandenheuvel · May 11, 2011
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  • Ashley

    The Macadamia Mahi Mahi is delicious!

    Ashley · March 22, 2011
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  • Heidi I.

    garden salad w blue cheese...ask for rice vinegar to sprinkle on top. amazing. Calamari of course. mahi firepot is delish.

    Heidi Ingersoll · December 12, 2010
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  • Katherine D.

    cobb salad is greeeeeeeat!!

    Katherine Duque · August 23, 2010
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  • Johnny P.

    great lunch!

    Johnny Packer · August 10, 2010
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