One of my favorite places to eat in Orange County is Bear Flag Fish Company located on 407 31st St, Newport Beach, CA. This is the Local Eats favorite restaurant and one of my favorite gems in Newport when it comes to food. If you are looking for fresh fish, great fish tacos or just a Local Restaurant, Bear Flag is the place for you.

Any type of fish available that day, you are given the option to have them grill it and put it in a taco for you. One of the best parts about Bear Flag is that none of their tacos are deep fried. Instead they are grilled to perfection and served fairly quickly.

You may get there and realize there are too many options to choose from, so one of my favorite fish tacos from Bear Flag include their Lobster Tacos, Poke Tacos, Shrimp Tacos and my all-time favorite, Swordfish Tacos. All of these tacos are equally priced at $3.40 per taco.

Other notable mentions include their Bear Flag Burrito which is priced fairly at $8.95. But the overall most raved about item on the menu is their famous Poke Salad. Although I have not personally had it, all of my buddies have had it and say it does not disappoint.

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Newport, but there are two things that disappoint me. #1 is their limited seating. You most likely will eat outside unless you are lucky enough to find a seat inside. #2 is a complaint which comes especially from us, because we are Bear Flag is a dry restaurant. There is no beer or wine selections within the restaurant.

If you are fine with either of those reasons, then I highly recommend Bear Flag Fish Company for you.

Written by Stevo
Steven is an editor for and spends the majority of his weekends at the bar.