One of the greatest things about coastal living is access to some of the world’s best seafood cuisine.  Newport Beach is truly a seafood lover’s paradise where you’ll find something on nearly every block!  Of course, some outshine the rest — and particularly when it comes to seafood, you want to indulge with the best selection possible.  Here are some of our favorite seafood picks for Newport Beach.  

Wildfish Seafood Grille

If you’re going to treat yourself to a great meal, Wildfish is the place to go. Patrons love their impeccable hospitality and delicately prepared assortment of fresh fish.  Swordfish, lobster, and halibut are always done right, but you’ll find some seasonal specials worth sampling as well.  Wildfish also does a great happy hour!


Waterline is exactly where you want to be at sunset — water’s edge.  While you enjoy an unparalleled SoCal sunset over the ocean, let Waterline serve you up some of their famous diver’s scallops or lobster pot pie (YUM!).  Waterline is located inside the Balboa Bay resort, part of the Meritage Collection.  Service does not miss a beat at Waterline.

Pearson Port

If eating out has inspired you to have a go at cooking great seafood at home, Pearson Port market is your go-to for fresh fish.  Sccallops, clams, fresh fish, and live spot prawns.  Take home your loot, and fire up the grill.  It’s the ‘summer’ thing to do!


Slapfish offers a new angle on “ocean to plate”dining by serving the freshest fish and shellfish sourced from well-managed, responsible suppliers of sustainable seafood.  Sustainable also happens to taste better.  No white tablecloths or fancy silverware here, just a healthy slap of fresh!  It’s a truly unique and tasty fast-casual dining experience you will thoroughly enjoy each time.  


Back Bay Bistro

On the water at the Newport Dunes Resort is a hidden treasure, boasting a casual elegant patio view of the Back Bay. A state-of-the-art retractable roof will leave you in awe of the gorgeous evening sky in the Back Bay preserve!. Chef Kurt presents a variety of American contemporary cuisines with a flair for seafood. Plus, it’s a great spot to visit for live music!