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House of Big Fish

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540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (Legion)
949-715-4500
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer – the name says it all. This seafood...
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great all round casual restaurant in Laguna Beach

This restaurant is upstairs so not so obvious when walking but the advantage is that when you are in you can get a great view if you ask for it. We regularly bring visitors here as it is a great casual restaurant for all ages. The starters are superb. We love the Crab Cakes and Peruvian Cerviche... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Dexter15
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Aliso Viejo, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is upstairs so not so obvious when walking but the advantage is that when you are in you can get a great view if you ask for it. We regularly bring visitors here as it is a great casual restaurant for all ages. The starters are superb. We love the Crab Cakes and Peruvian Cerviche. The portions are... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Hey the lobster quesadilla the shrimp miso soup was very good, tilapia blackened tacos best on PCH so far, service excellent , view fantastic! Very pleased w/this experience

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SanClemente, CA
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We dined with a group of 8. Appetizers were wonderful especially the lobster fondue. Meals were great, Jambalaya is the best I have ever had. Restaurant has an ocean view. Get there early for happy hour prices on cocktails. See website for nightly specials.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Skinny: Parking - pay lot behind, street if you are lucky Decor - nautical, love the fishy wallpaper Coke- perfectly carbonated (bar) Service - friendly Food - delicious Nothing strikes terror in the heart than when you reach down to grab your phone and its gone. I had left mine on the table at Big Fish and when I... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We went to Big Fish for Valentine's Day, right at sunset. It was fantastic to be able make a reservation on their website. We were given a perfect table to view the gorgeous sunset, but that was truly all that was special about this restaurant. The service was fair. We ordered steamed clams that were disgusting. In hindsight, I should... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Despite open tables adjacent to the windows, hostess tried to seat us near the main entrance. A little persistence and voila- now our table of four was at a window table, the beautiful view for all to see. The food was good, not great. Enjoyed the guacamole and chips - fresh & tasty. Prices fair. Service attentive and the water... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We had a great lunch of patty melt, garlic chicken and fish n chips. As we sat near windows we watched the whales playing in the ocean. Excellent service and decent prices. We will be back. :)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ate supper one night here with my teenager. We must have had the best table in the place corner table on covered porch perfect sea view and watching the people on the street below. It was a weeknight so Laguna was not too crowded Had an appetizer and fish. Service and atmosphere was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here. Kid friendly. Lots of TVs. Great menu selection. Clam chowder is great. Salads are excellent as well.

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Laguna Beach
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We recently had lunch here. The food was good, the service was great, but it was SO noisy, we could hardly hear our own conversation. I wish they'd install some sound-absorbing material somewhere. Floor, walls, ceiling were all hard, sound-reflecting surfaces. I'll be reluctant to go back.

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Additional Information about House of Big Fish

Address: 540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-715-4500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    (Legion)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-715-4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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