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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 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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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English first
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had been in Laguna for a few days and walked past Nick's a few times to see it was always bustling day and night, so we reserved a table. Our meal at Nick's was our best in Laguna! The food didn't come out too quick and not too slowly, which is always good, the sea bass was fantastic!! Our... More

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San Diego, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Were there last night before the Pagent of the Masters. We enjoyed the deep fried asparagas appetizers and bacon deviled eggs (Nicks' creations). My buttermilk fried chicken was flavorful and tender, but I thought it would be crispier. Other entrees enjoyed by our party - Chilean Sea Bass - great! Kale Salad with Salmon - Great. Prime Rib Sandwich -... More

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North Logan, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Eaten here several times on vacations. Always a wonderful meal. Creative cuisine a cut above the rest. Will be back again.

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We live locally and this is always one of our go-to spots in town. The menu has a nice mix of California cuisine from fish to beef to salads to sandwiches. I usually order the blacked fish sandwich on a fresh brioche bun with their yummy asian coleslaw. We always order the deep fried deviled eggs to start. Wonderful atmosphere,... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After hearing how nice this restaurant was from several friends, we finally visited for a weekday lunch. I was surprised how small the place was, but I imagine the rent must be quite steep at such a great location. Service was excellent and the limited menu covers all the bases. Food was excellent; we had the buttermilk fried chicken and... More

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This place is great - cool bar atmosphere day and night and super food - cole slaw, hamburgers, much more. Their rose is good - darker with flavor, unlike the French roses.

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Grand cayman
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We go to Newport Beach every summer for 2 weeks. Nick's was a find last year. They have fabulous food, great service in a wonderful location. Food is reasonably priced as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Ventura, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We recently had lunch here. All the food was delicious. I loved my black & blue mojito!! Our server was always around when we needed her and all the staff was very good.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant by usingtrip advisor most popular restaurants and it was really good food quality and I had my sea bas there was great The butter cake was great too I like the place

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Dublin, Ireland
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160 reviews 160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My first time to eat there. Great buzz and vibe but food was unbelievably good. Real American place. Great value.

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