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Splashes

1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #16 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
Description: Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine. Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was on of our favorite meals. The food was fabulous, waitress super nice and efficient, and the views could not be beat. We had the ahi tuna poke and the burger. Both were outstanding.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seven of us dined over the course of a beautiful sunset on crashing surf. A glass wall sheltered us from the cool breeze. It is somewhat expensive however the service and everyone's food was perfect. I had the short rib which was a somewhat small portion but the taste was fantastic. So was the paella. Spend and enjoy it.

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SW USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great food, even for a vegetarian! My only complaint is that the breakfast service can be slow, over an hour for breakfast so for now don't go if you are in a rush. The good news is that the ocean scenery is incredible.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Gourmet dinner menu, good wine selection and excellent service but the real star is the ocean view. This is our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Seven of us dined over the course of a beautiful sunset on crashing surf. A glass wall sheltered us from the cool breeze. It is somewhat expensive however the service and everyone's food was perfect. I had the short rib which was a somewhat small portion but the taste was fantastic. So was the paella. Spend and enjoy it.

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Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

As a fine dining local resident we stopped going to Splashes a few years ago, when food quality and service dropped. We support Laguna restaurants and try everything again periodically. New chefs and management can come in, we realize. This time---Our friendly server initially asked us if we were visiting, and commented on the color of my husbands skin, -... More

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Ante D, Manager at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear Jann, Thank your for taking the time to review your recent visit to Splashes. I am disappointed to hear that your experience was any less than excellent. Our intentions are not to rely on one-time visitors, but to create experiences that leave our guests excited to return. I'd like to apologize for your server's attentiveness and that your dining... More

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

One of the pleasures of living in Southern California is being close to the ocean. At Splashes you sit only a few feet from the ocean with an clear view. The food is good although not exceptional. If you are in the area it's worth a visit.

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USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been coming to Splashes for more than 25 years and keep coming back for the food, the atmosphere and the view. The minute we sit down at our table, I begin to relax. We typically ask to be seated on the lower level near the window in order to more fully appreciate the crashing waves and the setting... More

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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was the best seafood I have ever tasted and the view was spectacular. We could see dolphins from our table by the window looking out over the beach at the sunset. The raspberry mojitos were moreish and the service and ambience couldn't be faulted. A perfect meal. 11 out of 10.

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Redlands, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Splashes has always been one of my favorite spots. The restaurant is mostly outdoors with some indoor seating. The venue is at the bottom of the Surf & Sand Hotel which is also my favorite hotel in Laguna Beach. We were seated at a table for four right by the window with the large waves crashing just below us. We... More

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