Newport Beach certainly doesn’t lack locally-owned restaurants catering to every taste. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming. Looking for delicious meals without breaking the bank? Here are some affordable options for every day of the week that promise both flavor and savings, perfect for exploring the culinary delights of Newport.

Steak Night Mondays

Begin your week at Woody’s Wharf, where you can enjoy Grey Goose Martinis and a Sirloin Steak from 4 to 9 PM. Originally a boat repair facility, Woody’s Wharf transformed into a local watering hole in 1965, frequented by celebrities such as John Wayne and Chuck Norris.

Head over to 21st Street for Blue Beet’s Monday Dinner Special starting at 5 PM: treat yourself to a New York steak complemented by garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies. Located near Newport Pier, this historic bar has transformed into a beloved local hotspot known for its vibrant atmosphere and live music scene.

Taco Tuesdays Done Right

Bear Flag is a must when visiting Newport Beach, especially on Taco Tuesdays! Enjoy their famous Panko-crusted white fish tacos, a beloved local favorite since 2007. Founded by a passionate fisherman-turned-restaurateur, Bear Flag is known for serving top-quality seafood sourced straight from the ocean to your plate.

Check out SOL Mexican Cocina for Taco & Tequila Tuesday starting at 3 PM until close. Live music starts at 6 PM, featuring creative dishes like their Animal Taco with carne asada, hand-cut fries, melted cheese, and Sriracha sauce. SOL is known for its innovative Mexican cuisine, inspired by frequent trips to Mexico, consistently pushing the boundaries of flavor and creativity.

Wine Down Wednesdays

At Tavern House Kitchen and Bar, it’s all about Wine Down Wednesdays with 50% off selected bottles and live music by Rain Bisou Duo. Tavern House is a neighborhood hotspot for dining, socializing, and life celebrations, offering a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Over at Louie’s by the Bay, Wednesdays mean All Night Happy Hour from 4 PM to close. They offer a variety of dishes including Wagyu Beef Sliders, House Old Fashioned cocktails, and their famous Cacio e Pepe. Located along Mariner’s Mile with an elegant waterfront setting, Louie’s provides a sophisticated ambiance perfect for relaxing midweek.

Thursday Treats

We’ve all heard of Taco Tuesday, but at Malarky’s Irish Pub, Thursdays are dedicated to Taco Thursday specials, featuring their famous Prime Rib Tacos. This family-friendly spot offers a classic menu with favorites like homemade corned beef hash, hand-carved prime rib sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and Guinness beer-battered fish & chips.

Just a few miles up the road, Wild Goose Tavern embraces the hunting lodge culture with a lively atmosphere. Known for chef-driven menus and craft cocktails, Wild Goose is a neighborhood bar offering lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. On Thursdays, dig into their Steak-Out special: a Ribeye with sides and salad or a cup of chili, available all day with the purchase of any beverage (dine-in only).

Happy Hour Fridays

Fridays are all about happy hour at Stag Bar + Kitchen. From 11am to 6pm. Situated in the prime of Newport Beach near the Balboa Pier, this spot radiates a charming vibe with never a dull moment. Enjoy their famous Personal Pizzas, select Glasses of Wine, and specialty Old Fashioneds & Espresso Martinis, all perfect for unwinding and starting the weekend on a high note.

Another great option is The Cannery, known for its upscale dining experience. While dining here tends to be on the pricier side, savvy patrons know that heading to the Jellyfish Lounge, from 3pm to 9pm, can land you a steal of a deal with 40% off selected items. Located in a historic building that was once a fish cannery, The Cannery offers a unique waterfront setting with views of Newport Harbor.

Saturday Classics

Saturdays at The Alley are all about brunch! Begin your weekend at this cherished Newport Beach spot, serving locals since 1986 and renowned for its delightful brunch menu. Choose from hearty options like Steak and Eggs or classics like Belgian Waffle topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. Plus, enjoy bottomless mimosas for just $14 with any entree!

For a taste of history and relaxation, visit Harborside Restaurant at the historic Balboa Pavilion, established in 1906. They are known for the longest happy hour in town, daily from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Try their delicious Chargrilled Oysters with herb butter and parmesan, or their famous Mac and Cheese with creamy sauce and garlic toast.

Sundays are for Brunch

Love an all you can eat? Newport Landing Restaurant serves a fantastic brunch buffet from 10 AM to 2 PM. Located by Newport Harbor, this casual yet upscale spot offers beautiful waterfront views. Enjoy dishes like hand-carved roast beef, tasty Ahi poke, tender baby back ribs, and savory chicken lettuce cups. They also have classic breakfast options like scrambled eggs, omelets made to order, crispy bacon, and juicy sausage links.

At Helmsman Ale House, brunch is a highlight every Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 2 PM. In addition to being a brewery, Helmsman Ale House provides a full-service, family-friendly restaurant experience. You can complement your meal with bottomless mimosas for $16, along with a variety of house beers, cocktails, wine, and handpicked selections from guest breweries.