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Splashes

1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #13 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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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los angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had breakfast at Splashes. The view is wonderful. Maybe we were unlucky to hit a day when the staff was short handed . The service was very slow, in fact the busy waitress forgot us. The yogurt and berries and cappuccino were delicios when they arrived. The eggs came without the spinach. Since this seems to be the only... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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282 reviews 282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Sorry, but other than the view there is not any quality to the restaurant. The waiter was was nice but seemed to lack sophistication as it relates to food/wine. The food also lacked depth considering the price point. At half the price it would be worthwhile. Don't expect much other than paying for a great view and you will be... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Drinks, food service good. Space interesting. Loud seems the spec could have lighter better atmosphere. Views exceptional

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Thousand Palms
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Besides the beautiful ocean view from your window-side table, the wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the cuisine served at "Splashes". It's our go-to restaurant whenever we arrive in Laguna Beach, late lunch, early dinner, or just a cocktail-by-the-sea. Don't miss their fish tacos in the upstairs lounge.

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Walnut Creek, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good food - selection was a bit limited our dishes were very good. The server was really friendly. The wine selection was very good. When you sit downstairs you will be literally on the beach.

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place was soooooooo beautiful! Located literally on the beach, hence the name! The 24 hour short ribs were melt-in- your-mouth delicious, great wine and the wait staff was kind and attentive...I absolutely loved everything about this place!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed at the Surf & Sand so had lunch at Splashes. Intimate menu with interesting items. The view obviously is unsurpassed. Service was great, waiter knew the menu and we made adjustments on our meals and was done exactly as requested.

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san antonio
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260 reviews 260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Main dinning room and bar have amazing views. We dinned there five times over four days. Food was good to very good, service was average at best. If you want the view you won't care, if your a looking for fine dinning go off site.

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laguna beach
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

we live minutes from here so we are fortunate to be able to pop in any time. there are beautiful views and the menu is filled with yummy and unique dishes. reservations are highly recommended. if you choose the bar area, you will probably have a wait.

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Las Vegas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great restaurant with indoor/outdoor dining. Breakfast was great and inventive options will delight. Service is slow- order another coffee and enjoy that view!!

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