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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
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Today
7:30 am - 12:00 am
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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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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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
Romantic Dinner

This is a great restaurant for a night out with friends or a date night. Their food was excellent and the staff was very efficient. There will definitely be a wait on the weekends so I highly recommend making reservations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Cara Y
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant for a night out with friends or a date night. Their food was excellent and the staff was very efficient. There will definitely be a wait on the weekends so I highly recommend making reservations.

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Seattle WA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Read horror stories about not having a reservation and waiting hours for a table. I'm only guessing these reviewers showed up on a Friday or Saturday night between popular dinner hours half baked on pre-func. We didn't have this problem, even though there was a 30 minute wait for a table,

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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had a craving for fish and chips and Nick's were perfect! The fish was fresh and cooked just right, flaky and flavorful. We also had a fish sandwich and the fish was just as good in the sandwich. Fish and chips do not appear on the menu but are a regular offering. The tempura batter was dairy-free. The service... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Okay, I've never been a veggitarian type of person. Until I've worked with one. We would order out for lunch. I tried the veggie burger here...MAN!!!! it was the best burger I've ever had. Just all the different ingredients that put on the burger enhances the flavor. Plus add there shoe string fries with it....amazing lunch!!! A bit pricey for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

These guys do it right. Amazing service and really good food. This is a place to eat and enjoy yourself. Don't think foodie or ultra fine dinning, just quality! Again, the staff here is well trained and the service is top notch. Thanks for a great experience time and time again!

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Ladera Ranch, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food quality and service have really diminished since I first started coming here. Definitely not what it used to be. Not worth the money now. I'd say go somewhere else for better food and better service for the same price. I was pretty embarrassed to bring a client here recently.

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Dana Point, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was in on Friday night, took uber just to get my favorite steak salad, only to be insulted by what they brought me.. the steak was along side a iceberg wedge! The great field greens salad atop their awesome potato salad was reduced to a sad iceberg wedge, but of course the same $21 charge for it! I had... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is always busy.... brunch, lunch, dinner and latenight.. Stopped by for lunch.. they were on a wait so we ate at the bar .. service was good. Nice salad, fish and chips special was just ok (fish lacked flavor and texture) rib eye melt was one of the best sandwiches i ever tasted. nice comfortable atmosphere... overall great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Tacos are awesome, as is the buttermilk fried chicken. Fries are divine. Burgers excellent too. Great wait staff. Good wine selection and cocktails. Clean and great location.

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Phoenix az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have eaten at Nick's a lot in the past year. Lunch and dinner, both great! Asparagus fries are to-die-for, steak salad is amazing, and everyone in our group loves their burgers. Servers are engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly.

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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?