February 15, 2017

Best of Newport Beach: Top Spots for an Amazing Lunch

Best of Newport Beach Top Spots for an Amazing Lunch  Beachside Vacation Rentals

Here at Beachside Vacation Rentals, we love to bring you the lowdown of the best of the best from all of our beachside vacation destinations. One meal that often goes unnoticed is lunch, so we are sure to research those hidden gems for a midday pick-me-up! Featured this week are the best lunches in Newport Beach! Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat between hopping on California bike rentals, the best places to visit on your beachside vacation, or a nice meal after shopping at Fashion Island, you are bound to find something here! All of our places to stay in California, from California vacation homes to Newport Beach vacation rentals, have at least one of these fantastic locations nearby!

Best Mac N Cheese (+ more)

Patty Macs
209 1/2 Palm St
Newport Beach, CA 92661

Looking for that Newport Beach vacation spot that captures the mundane-made-fancy feel? Patty Macs is the place! With limited seating, Patty Macs is a must-visit during lunchtime, when crowds are less dense and parking is a bit easier to manage. Patty Macs offers a plethora of unique and fun versions of mac n cheese, like Buffalo Chicken Mac (chicken lightly breaded and tossed in spicy buffalo and ranch sauce, julienne carrots, diced celery, scallions baked in a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, bleu cheese) and Lobster Mac (lobster chunks, cheese blend, shell pasta, and herbs). They also serve other dishes and beverages like Cool Cucumber and Rosemary Lemonade, truffle fries, mini sliders, and truffle flatbread. This unique and delicious restaurant is a must-try on your list of things to do in Newport Beach!

Best Sandwiches

Sessions West Coast Deli
2823 Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663


Looking for an affordable and satisfying meal? Sessions West Coast Deli offers a variety of subs and beers at the best prices around! Try fan favorite and number one sandwich in the Orange County register: Summer Zephyr (mozzarella, marinated tomato, arugula, onions, balsamic all on a French roll), or the Meddock Melee (with turkey, sprouts, tomato, jalapeno jack cheese, guac, and buttermild adobo sauce). Pair your sandwich with a fresh cup of coffee (Sessions brews the infamous Kean coffee), and add some house made chips if you are craving some more crunch!

Best Tacos

Wild Taco
407 31st St
Newport Beach, CA 92663


If you are in the market for a solid afternoon taco fix, stop by Wild Taco . Prepare for street parking, and beware of crowds on Fridays and Saturdays. Starting at $3 a taco, Wild Taco is in the middle range in terms of price, but overall, worth the couple extra dollars. Offering everything from veggies, swordfish, scallops, shrimp, lobster, and classics like carne asada, Wild Taco will have a taco for everyone in the family. Chips and Guac can also cost extra, but they are well worth the money if you are craving some classic guacamole. Overall, Wild Taco is the place to go for a Newport Beach Taco, especially during lunch hours and in between beach adventures!

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Café Gratitude
1617 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

We’ve mentioned them before, and we will mention them again-- Café Gratitude is the spot to be at for a vegan and vegetarian friendly meal. With an open patio perfect for daytime dining, this is the perfect lunch stop for a unique and customized meal. Make sure to visit for happy hour Monday-Friday 3-6pm for inexpensive drinks and $6 appetizers! And don’t forget to have fun with unique dish names like like “I am golden” or “I am Dazzling”!

Best “Fancy” Lunch

R+D Kitchen
Fashion Island
555 Newport Ctr Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

In the mood for a more luxurious dining experience? Stop by R+D Kitchen for a more romantic and elegant lunch. Many locals enjoy lunch dates, business meetings, and catch up time with friends at R+D. Perhaps you are taking a break from the kids for an afternoon, hanging out with a girlfriend, or seeking out a romantic lunch spot for a day out. R+D is perfect! Try their dip duo (queso and guac with chips), French Dip, or Reubenesque sandwich!

Looking for something else?
No matter where your travels take you along the Southern California Coast, we have a local recommendation perfect for you!

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