Not to be confused with the Shake Shake above it on PCH.
This Ruby's-owned eatery is a few days old and surprisingly 'together'. B,L,D are served. Breakfast and dinner were very good, especially for the price. Price run $6 (B) to maybe $20 (D).
NOT a Ruby's menu. Steak, fish, chicken dishes w/a CA accent. Snappy service (tho' the joint is still finding its sea legs). Coming soon: cocktail bar (they serve good drinks from a service bar now) and a walk-up window for beach grub-type fare.
But the view! Steps from the water, literally. Historic cottage vibe as you are right in the heart of this magical enclave. Inside is jet-engine loud-- but who want to sit inside when that patio is there? Crowds will be thick for some time. Expect to wait; or, dine early.
Bottom line: worthy eats on the some of CA's finest beachfront real estate. Be thankful this is a state beach-- and can't become yet another lush-posh resort.
Crystal Cove State Park and Beach
PCH, just south of Newport Coast Drive
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