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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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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
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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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting overlooking pacific ocean

Professional servers, quality drinks, intoxicating view made for a memorable visit with friends. Lunch was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
christopher0006
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San Francisco, California
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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family stayed at the Surf & Sand to celebrate my father's birthday. On Saturday night, we went for a pre-dinner drink in Splashes Bar and Kimmy and Rich were absolutely wonderful. On Sunday, we dined for bunch in the main restaurant. The service and food were lovely. Thank you for such a nice time!

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Thank Lauren B
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Splashes is located in the Surf and Sand, one of Laguna's best Hotels. Splashes is s great restaurant and the bar has a life of its own. Both sit just above the water. In the bar you can watch the waves hit the window in front of you while you have a signature drink and snacks. Its so fun.

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Thank TonyFi18
Laguna Beach, California
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Splashes last Sunday for brunch, expecting very good food and a spectacular view of the ocean and surf during a howling rain storm. For the first time ever, Splashes underwhelmed, but for reasons that were clearly fixable. Before any of our food arrived, we were forced to leave our table by the windows for... More 

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Thank James J
Ante D, Director of Food & Beverage at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear James J., Thank you for your feedback regarding your latest Splashes experience. We appreciate the sentiment of enjoying Splashes in general, and deeply regret the lack of attention in ensuring your comfort during difficult weather. This will certainly serve as an opportunity. We are looking into improving the spaces in the doors and windows to prevent sand from entering... More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Professional servers, quality drinks, intoxicating view made for a memorable visit with friends. Lunch was delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented.

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Thank christopher0006
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here with my cousin. We're from Dallas and didn't know where to go so he made the reservation. He couldn't have picked a better place. It is one of his favorite restaurants because they have quite a few vegetarian options. We sat outside and it was wonderful. It gets chilly at night but they have heaters... More 

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Thank Grant T
Burr, Nebraska
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner at Splashes that was wonderful! The romantic atmosphere, the ocean crashing in the background, wow! The food was magnificent and the service was outstanding. There recommendations were right on! The chef even had a special dessert sent to our table for our anniversary, The creme brûlée was great!

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Thank Cheri W
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. We came here for our anniversary and it was wonderful. Beautiful ambience, beautiful views, good service, and good food. We started our meal off with the lobster bisque and grilled octopus. Both were delicious but the octopus was too salty after a while. For our entrees we had the filet with sweet potatoes... More 

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Thank Cheyenne P
New York, New York
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to dine in an elegant ocean front restaurant that also has a great bar and an even better menu, check out Splashes. We had lunch and brunch here recently and we can't say enough about the food, the atmosphere, the staff and the views. Oh, those views!

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Thank Bob G
Ladera Ranch, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have an awesome view from the bar! Expensive and menu could be better. Watch out for the birds if you decide on the restaurant upstairs. Yes, my friends were hit and we had a bad experience with the oysters... ok not me, I can't do Oysters!

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Thank Cheryl B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the five best seafood restaurants in California, and I know because we've been fortunate enough to visit many of them. Service is superior. Never intrusive. All the items are most enjoyable. And then the view.....crashing waves, surfers, walkers, and people being in a SoCal state of mind. Groovy.

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Thank Mark S

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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 31 - 60
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?