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Splashes

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$$$
French, American, International, Mediterranean
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1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy)
+1 949-376-2779
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the...
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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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Good but not worth the price

Let's face it. the setting is fantastic.. right on the beach with the Pacific's waves crashing right outside. That said, this restaurant tries to bite off more than it can chew. With entrees in the $30-40 range, appetizers in the mid teens and desserts the same, it better be spectacular. It's not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
JDL48
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California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
California
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Let's face it. the setting is fantastic.. right on the beach with the Pacific's waves crashing right outside. That said, this restaurant tries to bite off more than it can chew. With entrees in the $30-40 range, appetizers in the mid teens and desserts the same, it better be spectacular. It's not. Don't misunderstand me, it was perfectly OK, but... More 

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food great views great for a romantic evening for 2. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a table next the glass for the best ocean/sunset views.

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New Albany, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very trendy, great selection, good food. We went here during our stay twice and both times were very happy!

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Murrieta, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

ok, I have several things to say about the restaurant at different times of day. First, let me say, it is a Beautiful hotel that has lovely ambiance and you just feel good looking out at the ocean...it is just fabulous. Now are you eating, breakfast, lunch or dinner.well, if you chose dinner, you will probably be missing good food.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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267 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a fabulous table outside that was ocean view, which was a nice start to our lunch. People were not dressed well for lunch, at least while we were there, so I wouldn't fret over it too much before going. One of us had the Bloody Mary and it was less than average, incredibly thick and lacked olives, which... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This was the nicest place we are in Laguna. The dress is dressy beach (I wore a maxi dress, he wore khakis and a short sleeve buttoned shirt). The food was great, the service was fantastic (super attentive), it was a special evening and Slashes did not disappoint.

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ATL
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great ocean view, drink and beers selection is very good, the food is outstanding. We had oysters, octopus, and scallops - it was all delicious.

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Findlay, Ohio
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our hotel was next door and we were able to walk over a few times to Splashes for breakfast. The hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean and the doors are wide open which enable the guest to fully enjoy the ocean. The service was hit-and-miss, either very good or very bad, so I averaged to just "good." We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a fabulous meal with appetizers,main course and deserts, everything cooked to perfection. Great wine selection also.The service was also excellent. The exec.chef actually came out and talked to us,very nice young man.The atmosphere was fabulous with the ocean views and the waves crashing on the beach.Very special anniversary dinner for my wife and I.

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Joshua Tree National Park, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went for our anniversary, and the food did not disappoint. While you're waiting for a table, be sure to pop on down to the bar below the restaurant. The cocktails are delicious, and the view there is also great. The waves literally break almost underneath you! Pros: We got the brussel sprouts and the octopus as appetizers. Both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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