414 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663-4211
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Zubies Chicken Coop

Cuisine: American, Breakfast, Family Fare

Zubies Chicken Coop is a American, Breakfast, and Family Fare restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid less than $10, and tipped more than 18%.

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Overall
100%
Food
100%
Service
100%
Ambiance
88%
Pros
"Great food and local atmosphere"
"Service is friendly. Food is great. Prices are good. "
"Food and price. Great "
"Great food at great prices served in a comfortable atmosphere."
"Just a great place to est and have fun."
Cons
"Parts of the place. .are not perfect to look at. "
Comments
"Parking is on street or parking lot...very safe. I hear the Thanksgiving meals are good..im going to try it this year!"
  • 1/02/2018

    A diner from Lake Forest, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 11/18/2016

    A dining patron from San Juan Capistrano, CA tried it.

  • 8/05/2016

    A dining patron from Costa Mesa, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 3/01/2016

    A diner from Irvine, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 8/17/2015

    A dining patron from Perris, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food and liked the service.

  • 8/13/2015

    An American food lover from Costa Mesa, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 4/07/2015

    An American chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it.

  • 3/24/2015

    A diner from Dallas, TX tried it and liked it. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/04/2015

    An American food lover from Los Angeles, CA tried it and liked it.

  • 2/15/2015

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it.

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COLESY

 Costa Mesa, CA
 

Zubie's Chicken Coop Rocks!!!!!

One of the best values for fresh and gourmet seafood and more! One of the best values for fresh and gourmet seafood and more! Our favorite of course is the 12oz Prime Rib night on Thursday for ($11.95) served with all the accoutrements. Their side salad is the bomb with awesome dressing and shrimp. The best appetizer that has us coming back is the Potpourri ($8.95), or love in a dish served with extra cheese! They combine a lovely creamy, cheesy sauce with fresh seafood and bake it to perfection with garlic bread… so yummy. My little ones love the claw machine at the front they can drop down to pick their lobster dinner from a live tank for $2 a try. It is rumored a little girl got 6 decent sized lobsters one night with 8 tries. They will prep your lobster as you wish and with your choice of sides at no charge beyond your win! Also, they do a 1/2 rotisserie chicken that is so succulent, it is perfectly seasoned and falls off the bone, for $10.95 or $6.95 on Monday with all the sides. For those of you who have a taste for martinis etc, they are an excellent choice for price and a good pour. We were regulars when we were local and now that we live further, make it a meeting ground when we are in town. The brothers that own it are nearly always present, extremely friendly and will likely remember your name.

Prime Rib

What a high quality for such a value, and a complete meal! My husband and I can share and walk out full with an extra side salad or garlic bread.

Potpourri

The best appetizer that has us coming back is the Potpourri, or love in a dish served with extra cheese! They combine a lovely creamy, cheesy sauce with fresh seafood and bake it to perfection with garlic bread… so yummy.

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TheBeachBum

 San Clemente, CA
 

Good Food and Great Drinks!

Back in my college days (70’s), I lived in Costa Mesa, California. Being single and on a tight budget, I looked for places where the food was good, there was lots of it and the price was right. Cold beer, good drinks, a pool table and the availability of single gals from time to time were always a plus. Well, a place that filled all of the aforementioned was a local dive called Zubies Pizza. Zubie must’a bought it from a pizza place, cause there was a pizza oven, but pizza was nowhere on the menu that I knew of and I never saw a one served. What made Zubies Pizza popular was his Prime Rib. There was a weekly prime rib night where you had to call in first thing in the morning for a `reservation’ time. Reservations were issued kind of like ticket masters issues tickets to a sellout concert, on a first come basis. You got a time slot, you showed up at that time, gave your name, bought a ticket ($2.85 in the 70’s) and got in line. Once you got through the line, seating was unassigned and `family style’ on picnic tables with sawdust on the floor. Well that place fell to the coastal development craze, but before it did he opened up a couple other low key, local favorites. Zubies Dry Dock in Huntington Beach and Zubies Chicken Coop on the other side of Costa Mesa at the Newport Beach city boundary.

Before it was Zubies Chicken Coop, this was a fancy French restaurant with a fancy French name just off Pacific Coast Highway at the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa city boundaries. It was an upscale restaurant with valet parking, velvet wallpaper, beveled French windows, and plush carpet. I don’t know why or how Zubie came to acquire it, but when he did, he got rid of the menu and the valet parking, but didn’t do much remodeling other than a couple inches of sawdust on the carpet and then he opened the doors. Not much has been done since, either; some new tables as those fancy French ones wore out and an occasional replenishment of the sawdust on the floor (If you scrape your foot through it you can still make out the design in the old carpet).

Known to the locals as a place with good food and drinks, the menu is diverse with home-style, freshly cooked food served in large portions. The only thing I’ve been disappointed in was the rotisserie chicken (maybe that’s some kind of tribute to his pizza-less pizza place). It’s no surprise to see dressed down multi-millionaire yacht owners sitting at the bar for breakfast telling jokes with the local mechanics. Zubie (Captain John Zubieta) is gone now, he died a few years back and the place continued on under the direction of his wife. She has since sold it (she still runs Zubies Dry Dock in Huntington Beach), but the place lives on without change, weekly prime rib night and all!

Pork Chops & Eggs

I had the center-cut boneless pork chops cooked to order and served with eggs, any style, home-style potatoes, biscuits and country gravy. Even though I didn’t (couldn’t) finish it all, it was great!

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Zubies Chicken Coop is located near the cities of Lido Isle, Costa Mesa, Central Coast, Balboa, and Huntingtn Bch.
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