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House of Big Fish

540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Ranked #39 of 150 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We received a strong recommendation so we decided to try the place. We found the sign, the menu, the display, where's the door? After realizing the restaurant is upstairs, we walked into a place with a nice relaxed atomosphere. We were given a table by the window facing the ocean: The view is fantastic! We witnessed the sunset in full... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Ate there tonight with the family (10,8 & 6) and the food was great. We sat in the porch area and were able to see a sunset (marginal sunset, but great view) with a beer in hand. My wife had the strawberry basil margherita and loved it. The server recommended the fresh catch (Mahi) blackened and I went pan cooked... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Burgers are great, and the list of beers on offer is very good, lots of local ales. Some drinks served with a sense of humour. Worth a visit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice meeting spot for friends. Food was good and lots of great choices for beer! Best place to sit is outside the main bar area in the covered patio area.

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Geneva, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I stopped for happy hour, excellent lobster fondue, real pieces of lobster for 7.00 at happy hour. chilled shrimp 7 large to x large. we wanted to stop back when we were in town again, found out in the town paper they will be closing next month. very disappointed. great food and excellent Service.

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Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a nice place with a bit of a view of the ocean in laguna beach. Food was good but the music was way too loud. I would say the food is average. They have a good beer selection Things are on the spicy side.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food was tasty and well prepared. Presentation of the dishes was a bit lacking. The "pineapple salsa" listed on the description of the chef's daily special was few bits of pineapple. Nice value...great ambience, fast service.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to the "House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer" with friends. The fish (two of us had sea bass, one had mahi mahi and the other had salmon) was excellent. All were prepared perfectly and the veggies and risotto were excellent. I had a beer because it was hot out and nothing is better than an ice... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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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 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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