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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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11:30 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 85
    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
New look, good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
melobeam
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 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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505 reviews 505 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
333 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?