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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 #38 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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English first
Geneva, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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california
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160 reviews 160 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Midwest
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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
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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169 reviews 169 reviews
114 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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