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House of Big Fish

540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #35 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

my old lady and i flew one of them flying birds to go see our next of kin. they moved out to the western world here a few months ago. we ate at this here fish place. the ole lady had some fish stuff that wasnt fried. she seemed to like it. i was told that fish tacos was such... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We enjoyed the food at this popular eatery but when busy it sure is loud. I would suggest eating earlier or in the patio area. They have nice cold beers on tap and the Peruvian Cerviche is the best I've had in a long time. The service was very good too but you'll have to yell a lot to be... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We went with a group of 36, reservation was made WEEKS in advance. We had one server, yes you read that correctly ONE server and she also had an afditional table of 6 that we became aware of. There was also ONE bartender, we felt so sorry for our server,,,, food was not that great,,,, stay away from the curry... More

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Lyons, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

they have lunch specials and on place mat shows the different types of fish which was helpful very nice and great food for someone who hasn't tried much seafood and husband loved it.

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As local Lagunatics, "Big Fish" is our "go to" restaurant at least 2 times a week. Great food, beer and wine at reasonable prices. I especially love Caesar salad and salmon carpaccio. My husband loves the gumbo ... Oh and I can't forget the bacon- wrapped scallops with mushroom risotto!

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Mission Viejo, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A fantastic restaurant overlooking the town. Not only were the views amazing, but so was the food. I highly recommend the Lobster Mac & Cheese. It's also a great place to go for drinks. The White Sangria is a must.

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Orange County, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find this location in Laguna Beach that offered a great view without costing a fortune. We had the best seat in the house to enjoy the sunset over the ocean view (arriving at 4:30 for dinner probably helped secure this great table). The food was delicious. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. She warned... More

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Mission Viejo, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed in Laguna just after Christmas and House of Big Fish was recommended by our Hotel. We really enjoyed the selection of beers and the food was good. I would have no problem recommending Big Fish to any friends. Fun place! For me to take the time to write a review means the place was worth... More

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Washington, DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A casual option in Laguna, I love the menu options and every dish is fresh, flavorful and fantastic. The lobster risotto, fish tacos, coconut shrimp, fresh fish dishes -- all GREAT. Plus they have a fun beer menu, and a fabulous view.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Based on reviews I expected the food to be amazing. Unfortunately, we found it to be just okay... 'eh' at best. The view from the enclosed patio was lovely, and our waiter was fantastic, but the bloody mary was aweful; I didn't even drink half of it. The fish tacos were blackened and a little too spicy for my taste.... More

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