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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 - 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 381
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Excellent Dinner Spot

Make sure you make a reservation, we made one a few weeks before we were out to CA and we were lucky, when we arrived there was a long wait to get in. We were seated right away. The drink menu was awesome, we tried several different ones and they were all delicious and innovative. The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
willi172
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Make sure you make a reservation, we made one a few weeks before we were out to CA and we were lucky, when we arrived there was a long wait to get in. We were seated right away. The drink menu was awesome, we tried several different ones and they were all delicious and innovative. The food was delicious, I... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Nick's features a creative but comfortable menu for both food and cocktails. The service was first rate and the prices are very reasonable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had the kale salad, which was outstanding and filling. Drinks were inventive, and made fresh with in season fruit I'm only sad I only had time to go once.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great food, service, and atmosphere. A place we love to go to all the time. Only problem is getting a table. They don't take many reservations and the wait is typically an hour and a half to two hours.

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Yorba Linda, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband & I have going to Laguna Beach for over 36 years. For some reason we've walked by Nick's many times. I wanted to try a new restaurant in Laguna and decided to look on Trip Advisor. I found Nick's and everyone seemed to love it, so we tried it. We loved everything about the restaurant, the food, the... More 

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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250 reviews 250 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I do not understand why everyone loves this place. It is an attractive place with good service and I appreciate the no corkage fee policy but the food we had was not that great . We started with the worst tortilla soup I have ever had. It had very little liquid or chicken, mainly just corn kernels with very little... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped by here for dinner one night and found a dish common to back home. Added their own touch to it and made it an excellent back home meal. Atmosphere is fun and staff is friendly.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been coming to Nicks for years. This is one of the 'go-to' places in Laguna. Breakfast is great, lunch and dinner great and the bar is where you can hear the pulse of the local scene. Check out the wine list. You will be surprised by the availability of some premium wines!

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Winnipeg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

So glad we got to try this place ! It was a bit of a wait to get in but for a good reason clearly . The Sea Bass is a must have and the Short Ribs were excellent!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stopped I for a snack between stores. Service was very friendly. My friend had a drink and I had the asparagus fries....yummy. I would highly recommend.

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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

Questions & Answers

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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?