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Nick's Laguna Beach

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American, Sandwiches, Wine Bar
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440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
(949) 376-8595
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort...
Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
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  • 23
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nothing better than breakfast at Nicks on the weekend. Kind , quick and delicious

Consistently good, sometimes excellent. I breakfast there on Saturday almost every week. the staff is always friendly, and helpful. No attitude here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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lagunabeach
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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lagunabeach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Consistently good, sometimes excellent. I breakfast there on Saturday almost every week. the staff is always friendly, and helpful. No attitude here!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great meal in a great town! We just love to visit Laguna Beach and vist various restaurants in town. We loved this meal.

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is fairly priced and more delish than it needs to be for a smartly appointed and well located bar in downtown Laguna across from the sea. Friendly servers and well made drinks earn bonus points.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had to wait 1 1/2hours for our table - went next door to the little pub to have drinks while we waited. So worth the wait! Excellent food, drinks and service - definitely will be back when we visit Laguna again! I must try place to eat!

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came here on a Saturday. Initially thought there would still be brunch at around 12:30 but was told brunch finishes on the weekend at 11. Didn't quite understand that part as I thought the purpose of brunch was to be able to run later into early afternoon as people usually wake up later on weekends. Nevertheless ordered from the lunch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

First review ever what a great experience for dinner. The little extra touches were nice. Great atmosphere with center bar. They greet you by name when you get seated at your table. We ordered the fried chicken dinner very good. One meal is enough for 2 people unless you like leftovers. Devil eggs appetizer good. The butter cake for dessert... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After shopping along the street, we stopped in for lunch. We were lucky enough to snag the last outdoor table. I had a summer salad that was very fresh. And the mango dressing for it was amazing. Almost went back before vacation was over, but didn't make it. Definitely would return here.

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Huntington Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Went with friends after a play. Two of us had the BBQ ribs. There was plenty of food and the ribs were great. Would definitely go back. Fries were excellent also. Had to get a to-go box. Good service and great location.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This restaurant was jumping at lunchtime on a Friday. We had reservations for noon and were seated about 15 minutes later. Seating was available outside on the patio overlooking PCH and inside with booths, and stools around the center bar. You could see all of the activity in the kitchen via the clear, glass windows surrounding the area. We started... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We popped in without a lunch reservation having heard it was good, and got a table on the deck after about 5mins wait. The staff were super and the food lived up to expectations. My daughter ate the exquisite tomato soup. Shame as I could have happily finished that for her! I had the asparagus fries and steak sandwich. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
    (Laguna Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 376-8595

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Description

Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?