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House of Big Fish

540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-4500
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Ranked #32 of 151 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Legion
Description: House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer – the name says it all. This seafood savvy neighborhood hotspot boasts an upbeat atmosphere and a straightforward menu of fresh fish perfectly paired with one of the best ice cold beer selections in town. From the clean, vibrant interior to the relaxing ocean views of the wraparound dining patio, BIG FISH is uniquely Laguna Beach.
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

House of Big Fish used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach. We would recommend to anyone coming to Laguna to try this restaurant with full confidence. They used to be special due to the lively atmosphere and small plates menu with terrific pricing. We dined again on 7/10 to find another menu update. The latest revision... More

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Ladera Ranch, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here for the first time because we wanted a place with great views of the ocean without the usual over priced food. I was hoping for good food but I was pleasantly surprised with great food! We had 8 of us; we all ordered different items and all loved our food. The lobster fondue as well as the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had our 1 year old with us and our server Frank went out of his way to make it child friendly. The fish tacos, gumbo, bacon wrapped scallops, lobster fondue and shrimp cocktail were all repeat worthy. Great area.

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Champaign, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My party of 10 adults and a small child enjoyed the wide array of appetizers and entrees here. The service was superb, the food excellent and the ambience as expected for such a restaurant. Our table didn't have a direct view of the beach, but we could see portions of it that added to a fine experience. The drinks and... More

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Irvine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food, service, and view were outstanding!!! I had not been there before, but will definitely go again and recommend to others.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is a simple unpretentious Laguna restaurant The name says it all It's not a place for a fancy night out but it's great for lunch Great Thai Squid and simple and fresh blackened tilapia tacos Efficient service

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Minneapolis, MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A friend and I really enjoyed the food at Big Fish. I had the macadamia tilapia over coconut risotto, and it was beyond delicious. The tilapia was cooked perfectly and the risotto was creamy, sweet, and rich with just the right amount of mushrooms. Although the waiter described the food as "small plates" it was plenty for a meal. The... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Small plates, good fish and good service. Go grab a quick bite and enjoy the fresh fish and sides. We are going again this visit (June 2014) and looking forward to the fresh fish

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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great view of the water, with a nice breeze coming in through all the windows. Good food. Loved the coconut shrimp. Fish and chips batter was good, but not a fan of cod. Good service.

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Irvine, CA
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317 reviews 317 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The House of Big Fish really fills a need for Laguna Beach. The food is tasty and reasonably priced for the area. If you get the right seats, the views can be great. When you are looking for good bar food and simply prepared fish, you could do far worse that the House of Big Fish!

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