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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 #37 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Came for a late lunch and the service and food was excellent. The fish was cooked to perfection - moist and flavorful, with quinoa and grilled vegetables. My husband had the fried fish and fries, which were fine. It wasn't very full at all when we got there because of the odd time, but it was noisy. And I wish... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant so much, we hit it twice in one week! The menu is so expansive and everything we ordered was so good, we had to do another round! The fish is fresh and the preparations are just right...not overpowering. The chowder fries were especially addictive!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The service personnel ignored us for the first 20 min or so but then we were perfectly served and the food was great! Good tacos and sea brass...

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stopped here for lunch while visiting a local friend in the area. Friendly staff, good food and nice views of Laguna Beach made it a nice first visit. Had the Salmon Salad and it was great. Would recommend this establishment for anyone passing through or staying in the area.

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El Paso, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were there on a Saturday night. The food and service were good. The room was so loud. Very difficult to converse. Nice view on outside deck.

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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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