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540 South Coast Highway Suite 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-4500
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Ranked #42 of 153 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Dinner for a work trip. I suppose there are worse places to be working than Laguna Beach and my colleague is picking great places. Really well cooked Mahi Mani and a great range of beers and cocktails. Simple, exceptionally well executed food and drink. It is a large noisy place not a quiet intimate restaurant.

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Laguna Beach, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great bar, lots of TV's, really good seafood appetizers and plenty of different beers and drinks. Poke is Awesome! Sit at the bar if you can, near the windows on a hot day for a good breeze. Good place where tourists and locals meet. Its noisy but usually worth it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

After 5 years of monthly dinners the ownership changed. Menu choices have been reduced, prices were raised and service has slowed. While the food is still good the value proposition is gone. Predict tough times ahead when the seasonal tourist business fades.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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