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Nick's Laguna Beach

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440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
19493768595
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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 10:30 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, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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
Dinner before the Pageant of the Masters

We had a fun dinner here on Friday night before the Pageant of the Masters. We scored and got seated right of way. The food and service were both very good and the prices were quite reasonable. The only complaint was that it was very loud and there isn't much room between the seats to walk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Bears78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a fun dinner here on Friday night before the Pageant of the Masters. We scored and got seated right of way. The food and service were both very good and the prices were quite reasonable. The only complaint was that it was very loud and there isn't much room between the seats to walk.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nick's has some of the BEST food in Laguna Beach. I dream about their fried chicken (2 gorgeous chicken breasts) in panko bread crumbs) with an awesome chicken gravy, velvety mashed potatoes, roasted corn on the cob and a huge, flakey biscuit! My friend and I shared the plate and ordered a summer salad with fresh fruit, nuts, etc. in... More 

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is in the center of Laguna and is very small. The food is good but over priced at least what we had. The service was just so so but that could be because they were packed and really just trying to manage the crowd the best they could.

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We ate here on a recommendation from a friend. She raved about the blackened fish sandwich, so we both gave it a try. We both enjoyed it very much, the fish, the bun, the dressing, everything. Look out for an employee named Kyle. He was neither a host nor a server, but was supporting the wait staff. He was model-perfect,... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped in about 4:30 for an early dinner. We had no reservation but had a few tables available. The menu had many interesting items. Unfortunately we couldn't try them all because everything we did order was very good. By the time we left the place was packed. So if you want to go later make a reservation.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We ate here for dinner and the place was packed at 6PM; thankfully we had reservations because there was a line out the door waiting for a table to open-up. We started with the tuna tartare and if was one of the best we have ever eaten; I highly recommend this appetizer. For our main course we had the petite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great vibe restaurant ..sat at the bar and had drinks..and great appetizer choices. ..would definitely go back

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Terrific food and service at this cozy Laguna Beach Restaurant. I highly recommend a visit and put this restaurant on top of your list while there.

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we ordered fire roasted artichokes to start, they were not meaty and our server promptly took care of the situation and sent over a fresh batch. its not really anyone's fault, sometimes artichokes aren't great. the blackened fish sandwich is really great, and the warm potato salad is bomb! overall a good experience. great wine list, too!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very well appointed restaurant. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. We had eggs, bacon and hash browns, but the chicken and waffles looked amazing (people around us ordered it). Bloody Mary was very good too.

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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: Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 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?