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Splashes

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 186
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Expected a little more

By its ratings I expected a little more of a professional approach to dining. Our server was polite and considerate but has not been trained in taking orders and especially in serving wines. She decanted our wine and poured the entire bottle upside down into the decanter...good thing there was no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
johnlaquinta
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La Quinta, CA USA
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Splashes twice so far, business related and with friends and absolutely love it. It worked out perfectly both times. The views are incredible, the restaurant is right on the beach and you can hear the wave noise in the background. The staff was really attentive and knowledgeable. Everything that they recommended we loved, Tartare of Albacore and... More 

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LA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, high-end, sun kissed beach setting, overlooking the water. Food was excellent in execution, portions small, but very well put together. Service stellar. Only issue was my filet: asked for rare, but was served medium well on two goes at it. Waiter removed it from the check and gave us two desserts as comp. Could not have asked for a... More 

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Orange County, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

make sure to enjoy a cocktail at sunset...great snack foods too...the view is amazing you are right on the beach

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were completely unimpressed. We had an oyster appetizer. The oysters were smaller than nickels. We then ordered what the waiter referred to as "the best dish on the menu". It was a fish from Australia (John Dory)... overcooked, flavorless, accompanied by a green pea bland risotto. I don't mind spending big money on a good meal but this was... More 

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Ante D, Food & Beverage Director at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear Scott M. Thank you for your feedback regarding your latest visit to Splashes restaurant. It is disappointing to learn that the overall experience was below your expectations. Our Chef takes to heart your feedback and will continue to work with the culinary team in improving our dishes. As a team we take great pride in providing a memorable experience... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Make reservations as the restaurant is relatively small and fills up very fast especially on weekends.

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Splashes is a great place to have breakfast or lunch, their dinners can be a bit pricey. The restaurant is located right on the beach so if you have to wait for a table you can walk along the beach while you're waiting. This restaurant is a locals favorite. It is located inside of the Surf and Sand Hotel so... More 

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I've been going to Splashes for about twenty years and currently go about once a month. I never get tired of it. It has the best view of all the hotels in the area and is as close to the water as you can get without being on the sand. The ambiance is true upscale but relaxed Laguna and the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Co-workers and I went to this restuarnt based on TripAdvisor reviews. We're glad we went. The food was incredible, and the service was professional, but still friendly and relaxed. Started with Carlsbad Black Mussels - the vin juane broth was one of the best broths I've had with mussels in a long time. The croissant goes perfectly with it. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I recently had my second dinner experience here and both times were incredible! The view is unbeatable; our table was literally over the sand with the waves crashing below. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and our servers Ryan & Anas did an excellent job making sure our every need was met and beyond. Jordan the manager checked... More 

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La Quinta, CA USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

By its ratings I expected a little more of a professional approach to dining. Our server was polite and considerate but has not been trained in taking orders and especially in serving wines. She decanted our wine and poured the entire bottle upside down into the decanter...good thing there was no sediment. We sat inside because of the weather, and... 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, Californian, Mediterranean, Continental

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

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?