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Nick's Laguna Beach

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American, Wine Bar
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440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
(949) 376-8595
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 386
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  • 155
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Great spot to people watch and relax for Brunch on a Sunday morning!

Came to Nick's after two beach dives in Crescent Bay. I was exhausted, and the wait staff could tell. I was served water immediately and the cold beer was not far behind. There were many different orders for brunch, they all looked fresh, and tasted incredible. I had the Chiliquelies, which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Michael A
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Alta Loma, California, Usa
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Foothill Ranch, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nick's is a highly rated restaurant in Laguna Beach, but what no one ever says is that there are booths in the back that are practically in the kitchen and right outside the bathrooms. This is NOT a good place to sit. There is no people watching from the back of the restaurant and frankly the service was sooo slow... More 

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Alta Loma, California, Usa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Came to Nick's after two beach dives in Crescent Bay. I was exhausted, and the wait staff could tell. I was served water immediately and the cold beer was not far behind. There were many different orders for brunch, they all looked fresh, and tasted incredible. I had the Chiliquelies, which was fantastic, and the chicken and waffles were my... More 

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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

so Nick's isn't right on the beach but it's across the street. It's a great place to people watch if you can get a table on the patio. I had to chilequeles (sp?) and they were excellent. My kids had the waffles which were light and airy so not very filling and they only gave you two in an order... More 

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I couldn't get a reservation but I was taking my goddaughter and her college roommate to dinner to celebrate her birthday so we decided to make it an adventure. We put our names in for a 30-45 minute wait and walked around town to shop and check out the amazing sunset. After a further delay we were given a table.... More 

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Columbus, OH
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27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I made a reservation at Nick's. We were glad to have it. I would definately recommend having a reservation - the restaurant is small. The food was delicious and the waiter was friendly!

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Laguna Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Nick's has been around for a while, the food is great, the atmosphere is energetic and you can't go wrong with the view and the drinks. The staff is always 100% on top of everything.

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Laguna Beach
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nick's Laguna Beach has been serving it up in the local area for 7 years now. Great food and excellent wine/beer list. Always busy so plan ahead with reservation.

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Ogden, Utah
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant seems to be part of the recent trend of updating an old building or location into a more modern restaurant. The location is small and intimate with the bar in the center of the dining area and various tables surrounding the bar. The space is small and there may only be 25 to 30 tables in the restaurant.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Yummy.... Ridiculously good!!! I've been here many times )from sitting at bar to restaurant to patio) ALL so so good!!!

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Colorado Springs
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486 reviews 486 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nick's packs quite the punch in such a small space! A well designed and decorated little spot, this restaurant feels airy, bright and open. The food is very tasty and the wine list is compact yet full of delicious options. Our service was both crisp and friendly. I would return here in a heartbeat!

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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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, 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

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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?