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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 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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94% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went on a busy weeknight in the summer and sat at the bar with my wife and daughters the food was outstanding the service was awesome and it was one of those restaurants that truly Lived UP TO THE HYPE.My southern fried chicken,biscuits,gravy with homemade mashed potatoes and grilled corn on the cob was a foodgasm.My wife's filet mignon was... More

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Laguna Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite places in Laguna Beach, really good food and a great staff! Sometimes there is a little bit of a wait but it usually worth it. Really cool atmosphere, making it good for big groups or a nice private dinner. I usually go with one of the salads but the appetizers are also really good!

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Erie, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We loved this place! Just had lunch and the food was excellent. We had the blackberry and blueberry mojitos. Outstanding! Erika had the Ahi Salad. Very fresh and a great balance of flavors. I ordered the fish sandwich. They were out of the usual fish and they replaced it with Sea Bass. Best "Fish Sandwich" that we have ever had.... More

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new york
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We spent a great night at nicks. Food was great service was great. Very. Very nice staff. Best Jb seen in years. Anyway. If U thinking of going here. Just go. Totally worth it. Great wine list too. And let's not forgets desserts. great!

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Fresno, ca
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My hubby ordered the filet. Probably one of the best steaks ever. Tasty, tender, perfect! Need to get there early or make reservation....it gets very crowded.

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Torrance, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the Lagula Arts Festival and Pagent of Masters. These were about a half mile from Laguna Beach town. We parked at the Arts Festival area and walked to dinner. It was a leisurely walk to town. It was fun meandering down streets of town looking in shops along the way. Nick's was a pleasant surprise. It seems... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

My brother suggested this place on our visit to Laguna Beach. We even had taken the hassle to wait for half hour on the waiting list to try it. At least, the person who had taken our name showed the curtesy to give us a call when the table was ready so we did not have just stand at the... More

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food is wonerful and the service impeccable. Try the Deep Fried Devil Eggs as an appetizer, you will enjoy. Other menu items are equally eclectic and delicious. Patio seating offers a view of busy PCH and sunsets over the Pacific. Reservations are a must to reserve the patio, especially on weekends. The bar area is large and active.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Service is surprisingly good, the servers are very knowledgeable about the food and its preparation which helps make a good decision from the great menu. The cocktails are superb and not over-priced or watered down. Pricing is reasonable for such a great location and vibe. super place to people watch. This is one of the few places in Laguna that... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place for breakfast. Good atmosphere and very close to the beach. The staff is friendly and the decor is for upscale and pretty.

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