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Crystal Cove Shake Shack

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7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
(949) 497-9666
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 62
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  • 56
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A coast must

Get your shake on. This shack; perched on the edge of the cliff, overlooking Crystal Cove is a must. A fresh shake on a hot day... OH YES.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PickyBaer
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get your shake on. This shack; perched on the edge of the cliff, overlooking Crystal Cove is a must. A fresh shake on a hot day... OH YES.

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Thank PickyBaer
colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular shake shack right on Coast Highway above Crystal Cove State Park. We've always had great comfort food and a spectacular view.

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Thank Anne G
olympia, wa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this place from the condo and we took a beach walk to get there. Parking is a problem but we were walking. There was someone pointing out spaces to the line of cars awaiting entry from the highway. Big shakes (I had a double chocolate chip malt) and fries for us. They had other foods on the menu... More 

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Thank willieronk
Chantilly, France
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

even in january , best place to stop just for a burger and a view on the ocean. the only problem s the lack of place on the parking so you feel Lucky when you can stop and stay for lunch.

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Thank chrystele
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is set very near the road but the view and the setting make up for that.its a little shack in a layby. Good value for money and constantly good food.

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Thank Graham W
Bakersfield, California
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146 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning. Because it is a small place with limited parking, I was afraid of long wait. We got the last space. Enough seating. All seating is outdoors overlooking Crystal Cove. Absolutely beautiful! You can eat a good breakfast for less than $10 a person. Food is plentiful, and presented well. Very relaxing watching the ocean.

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Thank nancypants911
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Great place... a yellow beach shack on PCH in Laguna Beach/ Newport Coast.. Food is outstanding and the SEARED AHI Sandwich is the best... even my wife liked it...Nothing better than sitting on the wood benches ,on top of a bluff, watching the Pacific Ocean with a great sandwich for lunch... My NEW Favorite Place to eat.... do not expect... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This place is just a shack on the highway, but take a minute to get out and visit. Order your food at the window, then sit down at a deck overlooking the ocean at Crystal Cove. Other than the small cottages below, just pristine ocean to look at. If you stroll down the walk way to the beach, you can... More 

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Thank Robert W
Claremore, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I loved the atmosphere and the service was absolutely wonderful. The setting of the beach absolutely made the entire experience great. Would recommend to anyone going.

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Thank Debbi G
Long Island, NY
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Everything an authentic outdoor dining "shake shack " should be - juicy and well-attended burgers and fries, cold drinks, huge selection of shakes and reasonable prices across the board. Location right on Coast Highway makes parking a challenge (you can park in nearby Crystal Cove park and walk over), but the food and of course, ocean views make a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 497-9666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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