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Kim 16 days ago

*Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Golden Beet Soup w/ Homemade Bone Broth & Coconut Crème

This velvet-y soup with the crunchy grilled cheese on yummy grainy bread- SO goodūüėč

Leah about 2 months ago

Waffle Lady's Crispy Fried "Free Range" Chicken 'n Waffles w/ Pan Gravy and Real Maple Syrup

I love the Waffle lady!! Everything recipie she has invented is the best including fried chicken, chocolate chip cookies and biscuits !! But the very best that my family has eaten since 2006 is the Belgian pancakes. OMG!! We are so addicted beyond belief.

Christine 2 months ago

BBQ Pulled Pork Sloppy Joe w/ Smoked Gouda Cheese, Sesame Peanut Coleslaw & Onion Rings

I had this last night!! It was so yummy. I will order this again! Tonight I'm having the tequila chicken wrap. I'll let you know if I like it. I'm sure I will

Jennifer 2 months ago

*Red Beans & Rice Vegetarian Style w/ Roasted Shallots, Tomatoes, Corn, Sauteed Spinach & Parmesan

This meal is a vegetarian treat. The various layers of flavors and the nice mix of textures make it a meal worthy of returning to Tupelo to order. Plus the portion is quite generous so that there are always leftovers for the next day (and it tastes as good cold as it does hot!).

Carolperry1112 5 months ago

*Blackened Molasses Wild Salmon w/ Spinach, White Bean, Cherry Tomato & Andouille Sausage Sauté

We can talk about the most incredible moist and delicious Salmon dish I have ever tasted and pork chop beyond amazing, and mud pie that was a mile high, but the story doesn't begin there. This was actually our second trip to this amazing find...in the same day, that is! We enjoyed the tranquil quaint patio for breakfast of a crazy delicious small plate (nothing small about it) breakfast wrap, while my man enjoyed an egg scramble like none before and the mouth watering biscuit with the jam that he said he will never forget. And the service was terrific, we were treated like family at both meals. We will be back, again and again... love love love this find.

Tmshirachi 6 months ago

Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle w/ Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans & Real Maple Syrup

This is my all time favorite breakfast meal. We order it every time we visit Tupelo Cafe even if we eat it each week! We love Tupelo Cafe because of the personal touches, friendly staff, and Amy is wonderful!

Lori 7 months ago

Char Grilled White Cheddar Burger w/ Caramelized Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Fried Pickles & Hand-Cut Fries

Tupelo Junction has been my go to favorite in Newport and even more so while sheltering in place. Their food is amazing. A wide variety of selections for every pallet. I have tried their breakfast & dinner menus and have not been disappointed. Dessert is amazing. We have brought guests from out of town several times and they always ask to go back on return visits. Their customer service is above and beyond, you are always treated as "family", and they are very appreciative of your support during this time.

Stringer 8 months ago

Pan Seared Pork Chop w/ Parmesan Scallion Risotto Cake, Broccolini & Mushroom, Bacon Cream Sauce

Pork chop was very juicy and cooked well. Holds up great to the sauce with the earthy cream sauce. The risotto cake underneath soaked up the sauce deliciously.

Stringer 8 months ago

Cheddar Jalapeno Grits w/ Shrimp & Lobster Gumbo Sauce

Had this as an appetizer for a brunch on a weekend. This was about the right size before having a large plate. The grits were very creamy and the lobster gumbo sauce has a very good lobster essence. The shrimp were cooked very well and complemented the dish. Very good way to start a meal.

Duswenson 8 months ago

Cowboy Grilled Filet Mignon w/ Oven Roasted Potato, Bacon, Asparagus, Cheddar, Scallion, Sour Cream Hash

Family dinners to go from Tupelo. Just imagine having a nice dinner at home with your family members, each getting something he an she likes, and not having to cook or do the pots and pans. Order from the menu, call in your order, pick up your order, and have everyone at your table enjoying their tasty dinner. It doesn't get any better than that. Family time at your own dinner table. DON'T FORGET THE DESSERT!

Rheston 9 months ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

First, disabuse yourself of any notion that salad equals low-calorie diet food. Second, dive in. Even the most those of us most suspicious of being satisfied by a "salad", will be happily question whether there remains any room for dessert.

Mikki 9 months ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

heaven on earth. moistest chicken, fabulous rich corn bread butter milk dressing this is a light dish despite all the ingredients which are just so fresh it a beautiful dish to look at but you will devour it instantly

James 12 months ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

You won't find a better tasting salad anywhere!

Cotto1136 about 1 year ago

Crispy Fried "Free Range" Jidori Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Swiss Chard, Corn & Pan Gravy

Absolutely delicious! Love this dish and this place! XO

Chariss2003 about 1 year ago

Vanilla Dipped French Toast w/ Jumbleberries & Fresh Whipped Cream

This french toast was amazing. It is so rich and buttery with the perfect amount of sweetness from the berry compote and whipped cream. I will definitely be returning, the next time im in the area.

Heatherjean7 about 1 year ago

*Blackened Molasses Wild Salmon w/ Spinach, White Bean, Cherry Tomato & Andouille Sausage Sauté

Super Yum! I could eat this dish at every meal! The salmon was the best salmon I have had! The molasses flavor is delectable! The bed of white bean and cherry tomatoes was tasty and so healthy. I am vegetarian, but managed to eat around the sausage, saving that for a friend who devoured every morsel of goodness. We tried the bargain $10 happy hour portion. What a treat! We will definitely be back for more. We also loved the cute neighborhood bar feel!

Alisonlharris about 1 year ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

This salad was fabulous! Best combination of flavors you can ever experience in a salad!

Lorraine92627 about 1 year ago

Southern Fried Chicken w/ Hand-Cut Fries 

Southern fried chicken tastes so scrumptious in this special house on 29th Street off Lafayette by the Newport Beach Harbour. Tupelo Junction Cafe is in a house converted to a cafe with a bar and back private patio. The southern fried chicken is just the right degree of crispyiness with each juicy chicken bite you take. The neighborhood has an electic mix of original older two story buildings, art galleries, coffee shops and new three story million dollar townhouses. The staff is very attentive yet respectfully observant to respect your privacy without a barrage of interruptions. Great hospitality with southern charm in the OC by the sea. A definite place you will return to often.

Sarah about 1 year ago

*BBQ Baby Back Ribs w/ Fried Onions, Cornbread & Sesame Peanut Coleslaw

Baby got BACK back back back I want my baby back baby back baby back ribssss CHILI'sss baby back back at Tupelo Junction! SO GOOD!

Kelly about 1 year ago

Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle w/ Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans & Real Maple Syrup

More than one year ago, I was going to meet my friend Julie for breakfast. She highly recommended a restaurant in Newport Beach called Tupelo Junction Café. She told me about one of their more popular menu items but said to get what sounded good to me. I went with her suggestion of the Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle with Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans, Sweet Cream and Maple Syrup. I was moaning with delight from the first bite. Julie asked if we should share each of our breakfasts' and I said no. We now laugh about it because she could tell how much I was enjoying my meal. The waffle was crisp on the outside yet soft in the middle, the candied pecans gave it the sweet and crunchy texture, the sweet cream was spreadable and decadent and the bananas…well, I wish there were more! Two weeks ago Julie moved out of state, but before she left I wanted to treat her to one last breakfast at Tupelo Junction Café. I hadn't been back since my first visit but have often thought about that epic meal and have recommended the restaurant to so many people who have also fallen in love with other menu items. This time Julie and I both got the waffle and it didn't disappoint.

Kim 16 days ago

*Cowboy Grilled Filet Mignon w/ Two Eggs Any Style & Potato, Bacon, Asparagus, Cheddar, Scallion, Sour Cream Hash

Best food, people, and atmosphere ever- our faves are the porkchops, filet, swordfish, fish n chips, fried chicken salad, warm pear salad, pinwheels- but you'll love the whole menu- all fabulous! Take home the granola and the jumbleberry jam!

Khayes1106 2 months ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

I can't rave enough about this salad, it's my go to dish when I come to TJC. The portion size is great and it's very filling.. won't be disappointed!!

Christine 2 months ago

*Red Beans & Rice Vegetarian Style w/ Parmesan Cheese

I loved every bite! It is so delicious and healthy too. My boyfriend once again had the pork chop. His very favorite

Nancy 3 months ago

*Blackened Molasses Wild Salmon w/ Spinach, White Bean, Cherry Tomato & Andouille Sausage Sauté

I have dined at this little gem of a restaurant 4 times, and what always brings me back? This salmon dish............just WOW! Going tonight and will TRY to order something different, as I'm sure all the choices are amazing and fresh!

Lisa 6 months ago

*Smoked Bacon, Spinach, Caramelized Onion, Tomato & Gouda Scramble w/ House Potatoes 

2nd Favorite Scramble (Asparagus Black Truffle Cheese is my go to!) I'm a creature of habit but decided to venture out to try this decadent scramble. Sooo good, so rich and the gouda ...... yum!! Get this with their homemade biscuit on the side and you'll be full enough til dinner! Mouth watering just thinking of it .... :)

Stringer 8 months ago

Cinnamon Apple Beignets w/ Crème Anglaise

Good with a coffee to start a brunch. These light, delicious treats soak up the creme anglaise. Great for splitting amongst 2-4 people.

Stringer 8 months ago

Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle w/ Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans & Real Maple Syrup

Pretty much my go-to large plate at brunch. Frankly, I want to try more items on the menu; but, this always brings me back. Not a bad problem to have. The waffle is good; but, the thing that makes it are the toppings. The caramelized bananas & candied pecans are fantastic and go well with the syrup & smooth whipped cream.

Dorianrmains 8 months ago

Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Roasted White Corn Salsa

So I'm from the south, and these fried green tomatoes take me home. The seasoning in the breading is perfect, and the dipping sauce is the most excellent compliment. The roasted corn salsa rounds it all out nicely to make the perfect beginning to your meal or a nice snack on a warm afternoon enjoyed with one of their refreshing mint juleps.

Rheston 9 months ago

*Grilled Swordfish w/ Chili Style Black Bean Puree, Red Rice, Roasted Corn Salsa & Guacamole

Swordfish at $23 is hard to beat. But this could cost considerably more and still be well worth it. The swordfish was prepared to perfection, but the presentation eliminates any concern that the fish can be simply a bland alternative to a steak. The roasted corn salsa is delicious, and topping the swordfish with guacamole and planting chips at color and almost and hors d'oeuvre to an already sumptuous entrée.

Raileendr 9 months ago

Breakfast Wrap w/ Smoked Bacon, Cheddar Cheese,  Potato Scramble & Avocado Salsa

This is by far my go-to dish every time I come to Tupelo. It's the most delicious wrap ever had!

Chachiseverson 9 months ago

Pecan Crusted Trout w/ Sweet Potato Crab Hash, Sauteed Haricot Verts & Beurre Blanc

Loved the Pecan crusted trout. The sweet potato chops with green beans were amazing!

Ysvuong 12 months ago

Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Roasted White Corn Salsa

One of the first dishes I tried, the one that reeled me in to become a fan of this place, and one that I always go back to. If I'm being realistic, though, I have not tried anything at Tupelo that I did not like, but this one I will enthusiastically endorse. This and their Strawberry Shortcake which has often been the deciding factor when I'm trying to choose between Tupelo Junction and another place to eat. Easily one of my favorite places in Newport Beach.

Hannahhillson7 about 1 year ago

Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle w/ Caramelized Bananas, Candied Pecans & Real Maple Syrup

I went to Tupelo Junction Cafe the other day for Breakfast and had this too die for Pumpkin Oatmeal Waffle with caramelized bananas on top. Pumpkin is my favorite flavor of the fall season and just year round, and this waffle was had the perfect taste of pumpkin it was so fluffy and it just melt in my mouth. I loved this waffle because it was cooked the way i like and had such a delicious buttery taste. If you ever come in and order this waffle i recommend to pair it with there chai latte, it fits very well together. I am beyond happy i live just down the street from the cafe so now i can pop by anytime and grab a waffle.

Paigeeee about 1 year ago

Vanilla Dipped French Toast w/ Jumbleberries & Fresh Whipped Cream

Tupelo Junction's vanilla dipped french toast is undoubtedly my favorite french toast dish of all time. Every component of the dish is fresh, light, and SO delicious. It's easy to tell that they make everything with quality ingredients.

Beachbungalow9 about 1 year ago

*Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Black Truffle Cheese Scramble w/ Baby Green Salad 

This lil gem is our special place. We save it for special occasions but would be in weekly if we lived closer for sure. The quality and creative plates just hit our happy button......every single time! A must go!!

Dfulmer674 about 1 year ago

Biscuit w/ Jumbleberry Jam or Cornbread w/ Honey

Great

Sarah about 1 year ago

Cinnamon Apple Beignets w/ Crème Anglaise & Homemade Caramel

This dessert hits the spot!! Highly recommend!

Sarah about 1 year ago

*Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Golden Beet Soup w/ Homemade Bone Broth & Coconut Crème

Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a surprisingly hard dish to find in Newport Beach. Maybe because everyone is worried they will gain a pound. I am not one of those people. I'm only worried that those unfortunate souls will never feel the joy and satisfaction of this meal. The ultimate comfort food is right here at Tupelo Junction!

Emilymcgin about 1 year ago

Fried Chicken Salad w/ Cornbread, Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Seeds & Herb Buttermilk Dressing

Best salad in Newport! Highly recommend this mix of southern taste and fresh appeal of Cali farm to table. The cornbread is worth coming for.



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