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Dock and Dine Favorites

August 13, 2020

Traveling by water is part of the local lifestyle and many make dining a delicious adventure. Here are some Dock and Dine favorites for stunning water views, cool ocean breezes and delectable cuisine – on either the outdoor patio or from the comfort of your boat.

Renting a Boat

Driving an electric boat is easy (compare it to a golf cart on water) and most places only require a driver’s license to rent. Try the below boat rental companies for their prime locations and ease of access!

Lido Electric Boat Rentals

Known for their fun, vibrantly hued boats, Lido Electric Boat Rentals is based in Lido Marina Village with plenty of shops and restaurants to start your adventure.

Balboa Boat Rentals

Located near the Fun Zone at Balboa Village, Balboa Boat Rentals is a local’s favorite to rent a boat for a day out on the water.

Duffy Electric Boat Company

Achieve the classic Newport look by renting an original Duffy electric boat from Duffy Electric Boat Company. Located centrally on Mariner’s Mile, there are plenty of nearby restaurants to navigate to.

Harborside Dining

Most harborside restaurants offer public dock spaces and some even have a dockhand to help you pull up. Whether it’s casual fare or fine cuisine, stretch your legs to dine on their outdoor patio or order your food to-go to eat while cruising the harbor.

A&O Kitchen+Bar

Pull up to A&O’s beautiful waterfront patio featuring fresh seafood-focused cuisine like lobster rolls, fish and chips, crispy crab cakes, clam chowder and more. Soak up the sunshine with a glass of one of their crafted cocktails or local craft beer!


Located in popular Lido Marina Village, Zinque offers French inspired dishes like Tuna Tartare Tartine, Steak Frites and Croque-Monsieur. After dining al fresco, browse the nearby boutiques such as Clare V., Alchemy Works and Cos Bar.

Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails

Mama’s Comfort Food & Cocktails extensive menu has something for everyone! To fuel a day of cruising the harbor, order their Patsy’s Pulled Pork Pan Nachos or Mama’s Slider Basket. They also have breakfast all day in case you want to try Mama’s Famous Chicken ‘n Waffle! No need to get out of the boat, the dock hand will take your order dockside and bring your order to you.

Buddha’s Favorite

Locals love Buddha’s Favorite and for good reason! Featuring a menu of creative rolls and fresh sushi combinations, try their Tiki Platter – perfect for sharing on a boat.

Lido Bottle Works

If you need all day nibbles, Lido Bottle Works has platters for all of your boating needs. Veggie platters, cheese and meat platters and even bottles of wine for you to pick-up for your journey on the water.

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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