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Nick's Laguna Beach

440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
(949) 376-8595
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Ranked #2 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
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.
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Vancouver, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We ate there on my friend's son's recommendation who goes to the area on business. The food was very good and the service was excellent. All in all a very enjoyable lunch

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Our second time (a year apart) visiting Laguna Beach and eating at Nick's. Loved it last year and again this time. Had to try two night's running to get a table - the first night they estimated an hour and a half wait time! Lovely food (particularly liked the salads) and good wine. Will reserve well in advance next time.

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ate here twice during our week stay in Laguna. The food is quite tasty, however, what really makes this restaurant is the ambience. Has a very lounge-y, manhattan vibe. Great place for drinks and a bite for a night out with friends.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We first went to Nicks 2 years ago and decided to go again as it was so nice. This time it was even nicer than the first visit. The staff are all so helpful and friendly and the food fantastic. I had the ribs and they just fell off the bones. The black and blue mojot was wonderful. We hope... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nick's has great food but you must be willing to wait for a table. They only have a few outside tables that are pretty close together. The food is fantastic.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We've been trying to dine here but it's always a long wait. We finally were able to try it out for breakfast/lunch. Although small, we liked the decor of the restaurant. We ordered the chicken and waffles, roasted red pepper soup and steak salad. The soup and cheese bread were really good. And my husband said the steak salad was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and specialty cocktails are great. Everything is fresh and full of flavor. There is seething on the menu for everyone.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner prior to going to the Pageant. For some reason we thought that the restaurant was on the waterfront. It is not. Service was great and they brought us a delicious desert for our anniversary.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took my parents here who were visiting from out of town and we were all pleasantly surprised! We made reservations and were seated right away! Service was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed! My mom ordered the chicken tacos and loved them! I recommend the salmon kale salad! Perfectly dressed and so good! My husband and dad ordered the... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had been in Laguna for a few days and walked past Nick's a few times to see it was always bustling day and night, so we reserved a table. Our meal at Nick's was our best in Laguna! The food didn't come out too quick and not too slowly, which is always good, the sea bass was fantastic!! Our... More

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