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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, 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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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 36
    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
Great view

I wish we would have made our reservation earlier. This is a perfect place to watch the sunset, but by the time we got there at 8:30 p.m. all the tables near the water were filled and it was too dark to see the ocean. The food was very good but it's really about the ambiance for me. I was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
eandd Z
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Washington, DC
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Goodyear, Arizona
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for the view and the atmosphere being in the Surf and Sand Resort. We had a wonderful dinner and it was my friends birthday and they gave us special treatment which we loved. The food was excellent and the view was incredible. I had the Scallops and the shrimp salad which was amazing.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food was expensive as expected because it's in a hotel in a resort town, but it's not that good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed splashes. The octopus appetizer was delicious and tender. My kids tried to gobble it all down. Not much in the of kid friendly options on the menu, and kids menu is really just toddler age food. Nice cocktail list, well done and presented. We enjoyed our meal, but at $250 when all was said and done for 2... More 

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Corona del Mar, California, United States
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful view of the ocean steps from the sand. We love coming here to have a cocktail and lunch, watch the waves. It's like being on vacation for the day. Favorite locals place to hang out as well.

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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wish we would have made our reservation earlier. This is a perfect place to watch the sunset, but by the time we got there at 8:30 p.m. all the tables near the water were filled and it was too dark to see the ocean. The food was very good but it's really about the ambiance for me. I was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a table on the terrace with the waves crashing beneath us and heat lamps warming us on a cool evening. It is a stunning setting! We were a group of six and felt that the lobster bisque, tuna tartare, poached lobster and ribeye were all very good. The broken lemon tart was outstanding. Very attentive service on a... More 

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El Cajon, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant on at least 4 other occasions while staying at the Surf & Sand Resort, and have never had a meal that was less than great....until last Sunday. My husband ordered a grilled half chicken and it was still pink inside when served. Ugh! We sent it back to be more thoroughly cooked, but meanwhile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've eaten at the restaurant and enjoy hearing the waves as we eat. Food is better quality than most comparably located restaurants. Wait staff is so incredibly polite. Like grabbing an appetizer and a drink after taking a long walk in Laguna Beach.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A family lunch followed by cocktails in the bar - a great way to spend a Friday ! The restaurant is small enough to feel special and the location is just awesome.......feels like the seats right on your doorstep . The food was excellent and the service, prompt and efficient. A definite must if in Laguna Beach

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Tampa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sit in the bar area and have a drink and appetizer. The view is better from the bar area than the main restaurant. Beautiful view with the ocean waves crashing right below you. We had dinner here but it was overpriced and not as quality for the price you paid. I'd go back but just for a drink with a... More 

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Additional Information about Splashes

Address: 1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: +1 949-376-2779
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, American, International, Mediterranean

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?