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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)
19493768595
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, 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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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
Really good food!

Just had a wonderful lunch here at Nicks. We were seated right away and had a young, helpful waiter take our order. The three of us had roasted salmon with caper sauce, mashed potatoes and stir-fried kale; sliced rib-eye steak salad with a wedge of blue cheese; and an amazing veggie burger with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lorna N
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Fayetteville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just had a wonderful lunch here at Nicks. We were seated right away and had a young, helpful waiter take our order. The three of us had roasted salmon with caper sauce, mashed potatoes and stir-fried kale; sliced rib-eye steak salad with a wedge of blue cheese; and an amazing veggie burger with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts. all... More 

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd time at Nick's. Coming back to Laguna Beach, we made sure dinner at Nick's was included! We were seated a few minutes after our reservation time. The service here is great, very personable staff. And the food is AMAZING. We will be sure to stop in at Nick's anytime we're in or near Laguna Beach.

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Laguna Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm a local and I'm never disappointed. it's not a quiet place, it's the beach crowd enjoying a quality restaurant with great service.

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nicks is a casual style restaurant that offers Lunch and Dinner and awesome breakfast on the weekends. It's small and comfortable and located in downtown Laguna Beach. The staff is welcoming and attentive and the food is tasty.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have a Nick's near use in Belmont Shore Long Beach and know the experience is always great so we went to the one in Laguna, I believe the original. It was great, the service was friendly and welcoming. The food as always very good and pleasing to the palette. Love their cocktails, Salty Pear is one of my favs!... More 

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Ft. Worth
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The wife and I grabbed a quick lunch at Nick's while we were on our way to the airport. The service at the bar was awesome, so we decided to eat there. It was crowded, and the walk-in wait time for a table was an hour and a half...so get reservations if you're going on Sunday for lunch. The tuna... More 

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Atlanta Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Was this the best burger I've ever had? No. Was the atmosphere and service terrific. Yes. We overheard a gentleman challenge a charge on his bill and the bartender said, my mistake - I'll take care of it. Well-trained staff! Great stop for lunch in Laguna Beach.

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Laguna Beach, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Awesome Food, Drink and service. Very crowded a lunch, in evenings and on weekends. Try between these times if you want to get in. Cool frozen beer tap. Try the extraordinary fried asparagus and deviled eggs. Great on all counts.

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San Diego, California
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stopped in to try some of their amazing drinks and also some dinner. A bit pricey but its the hot place to go in town right now it seems. We both loved our drinks. So tasty and not too pricey. The apps were great, especially the Shrimp taquitos which were phenomenal. For dinner the Grilled Steakhouse Salad is really the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Best veggie burger EVER!!! The service was unsurpassed. Enjoyed a nice cold beer from a local brewery. Would recommend...

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Additional Information about Nick's Laguna Beach

Address: 440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
Phone Number: 19493768595
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Wine Bar

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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: 19493768595

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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