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Splashes

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1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy)
9493762779
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Pricey Lunch

We stayed at the hotel and went for lunch at Splashes the day we arrived. The prices are quite high, compared to some of the great restaurants in town they are almost double priced. The food was good, I would say average lunch, kind of a limited menu. The views are out of this world, but you are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
willi172
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the hotel and went for lunch at Splashes the day we arrived. The prices are quite high, compared to some of the great restaurants in town they are almost double priced. The food was good, I would say average lunch, kind of a limited menu. The views are out of this world, but you are better to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Amazing view, cozy intimate seating even on a rainy blustery day. When you dream of California dining on the beach, this is what it looks like, feels like and tastes like!

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Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I used to adore this place n it was my special place but in the last few years the good had gone downhill to whete it's very expendive n not really fabulous I really want it to go back to its original greatness the view however is killer amazing so there ha have it very just average good small portions... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Just celebrated our anniversary here last night. We ate outside right next to the ocean under the heat lamps in the middle of feb and it was gorgeous! Waves were breaking, it was cool out so they kindly offered me a blanket but I didn't need it. Food was fabulous- service was top notch and ambience couldn't be beat. Everything... More 

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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Pros: Above average but not inexpensive meals. Beautiful oceanfront view on a sunny day Cons: Somehow the frontdesk lost our reservation even though we received a reminder phone call. On even mildly chilly nights, the indoor seating resembled a wind tunnel. All of us were quite uncomfortable from the cold wind from the open doors. Outdoor seating would be preferable... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've been in Laguna 33 year and this is one of my favorite restaurants. Can't beat the location and the Lemon Drop Martinis. I always bring my out of town guests here.

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a Laguna local I have been to Splashes many times. This time was very disappointing. At arrival we were told they had one of their best tables for us. We were escorted to the table next to the fireplace and the table adjacent to us had a dog with them in the dining room. Let me be clear this... More 

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Clint B, Assc. F&B Director at Splashes, responded to this review

Dear ChristyA777, Thank you for your feedback regarding your latest Splashes experience. It is regrettable to hear that your experience was not according to your expectations. The points you made are important to us and we will work on better ourselves. Especially as a local, we appreciate your business a great deal and hope to welcome you again to Splashes.... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

When you visit a place like Laguna, you want the best ocean front view and fabulous food - this is the place. The service was great and the brunch selections were perfect. We were there for a baby shower and the service was just right (not too much to interrupt the flow of conversation). Our glasses remained full of bilini's... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I was there for a romantic dinner, came highly recommended, and was fabulous. The food was incredible, and everything was perfect. If the price will be a bit lower it will make this place amazing.

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Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food was excellent!! We tried a few different appatizers and all of them left us wanting to try another. Our main dish the meat was so tender you didn't even need a knife to cut it. Absolutely delicious!!! Cassandra our server was friendly and professional. Also very knowledgable about the menu. I enjoyed and appreciated the time she took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 9493762779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Continental, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?