Waterfront dining in Newport Harbor
Experience the dock and dine scene in Newport Beach, which is known for its amazing waterfront dining and gorgeous views, is nearly a rite of passage. There are a multitude of different types of restaurants which feature beautiful views whether you are celebrating a birthday, bar hopping, or looking to have a casual meal or a nice glass of wine with a high end cut of meat.
Sure, we are biased towards the incredible establishments in Lido, but if you’re out on the water for upwards of 4 hours with one of our electric boats, you’re going to need to make a stopover! So, Vision Electric Boat Rental has put together a list of recommendations for you!
Inspired by the coastal cuisines of Southern California, Hawaii, and Mexico, Tavern House’s menu features creative interpretations on classic comfort food dishes. Tavern House uses the highest quality ingredients while practicing sustainability, properly harvesting seafood and humanely raising poultry and livestock.
The Cannery was originally built in 1921 as a fish cannery. For over 20 years, the family owned restaurant has provided locals and travelers with fresh and delicious seafood. The Cannery offers several different vibes such as classic dining, a traditional sushi bar, a cozy fire pit area, and a speakeasy called The Snug Bar.
Established in 1965, Woody’s Wharf offers fresh fish dishes, great cuts of steak, comforting bar food, and live music. Over the decades, the historic establishment has seen visits from many famous celebrities and athletes such as John Wayne, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin.
In 1988, actor, martial arts, and Woody’s enthusiast Chuck Norris bought the restaurant as a present for his wife, Diane, who managed it while then struggling actor Jean-Claud Van Damme worked the front door. Norris has since sold Woody’s to a private group of partners.
The Winery is known for its immense ever-changing wine list which currently offers approximately 650 selections featuring a wide range of varietals from around the world. The restaurant’s climate controlled cellar holds up to 7,500 bottles and is available for tour.
AAA Five Diamond Award winner, Chef Yvon Goetz cultivated his talent through the many years spent in prestigious Michelin starred kitchens in England. Chef Goetz describes The Winery’s menu as "wine country-driven."
For over 45 years, Rusty Pelican has offered aged steaks, fresh seafood, top notch deserts, award winning wine list, and spectacular waterfront views. Additionally, the upscale white tablecloth restaurant is the recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2011-2020, an award given only to the nation's premier restaurants.
The Lighthouse Cafe is an easy to spot landmark in the heart of Marina Park, a family friendly walking park in Newport Beach. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, both of which exhibiting unobstructed views of Newport Harbor. Lighthouse Cafe offers an array of fish tacos, burgers, steaks, salads, and comfort food alongside an extensive cocktail menu with tasty frozen cocktails and margaritas.
Do you have a favorite Dock & Dine spot that isn't on this list? Next time you rent an electric boat with Vision Electric Boat Rental, feel free to let us know where you like to stop to eat.