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White House Restaurant

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340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
949-494-8088
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for breakfast

Wonderful staff and delicious, not expensive breakfast. Loved by the locals. I'd definitely return when I stay at Laugna.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Tunelesschalace
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wonderful staff and delicious, not expensive breakfast. Loved by the locals. I'd definitely return when I stay at Laugna.

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Huntington Beach, California
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403 reviews 403 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I decided to take a short road trip down PCH for lunch in Laguna Beach. We have not been downtown LB in maybe five or six years and so decided on The White House Restaurant as we've been there before. I enjoyed an ale while waiting for my meal. We sat street side and had a great... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

stopped in here for late breakfast before some shopping! great drinks! bloody mary and cute little bottle of sparkling wine for the OJ! Along with an awesome sandwich and the fries! the FRIES! i think i may have to come back to california to have their fries! skinny cut with some kind of seasoning on them that is just fantastic!... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We had an excellent meal at the White House restaurant in Laguna Beach last Saturday night. My wife had the salmon special and I had the chili lime chicken with avocado and both entrees were excellent. The only problem was that it took at least 45 minutes between our salad and our entrée. Our server, Sarah, who was great, kept... More 

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Encinitas, CA
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Met with some friends for Saturday lunch. We arrived at 1 pm thinking most of the lunch crowd would be gone and that was true. Got seated right away on the patio which is the best place - the inside is too dark and noisy. Service was excellent - food, only ok. We all opted for a brunch item -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely a locals favorite. Almost everyone who came in was greeted by name. The waitress was very professional. The breakfast was very decent traditional food, although I think I would order the Benedict with the sauce on the side. I can still feel the calories!!! The potatoes were just average, but a lot of Tv's to watch the game on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

White House Restaurant in Laguna Beach is an institution in this laid-back beach town/artist colony. It's known for its excellent food and lively entertainment. Waiters treat you like you've been a regular for years. Spend a day walking the shops in Laguna and be sure to have lunch or dinner at the White House Restaurant.

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Godfrey, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were looking for a place to eat outside since it was December and the weather was beautiful in Laguna Beach! Since we are from the mid-west it is just nice to have such perfect weather to dine outdoors. Just walked around looking for a good spot and this was right on the South Coast Highway near the arts district.... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Locals have been eating at the White House for decades. I went there as a kid with my grandparents and i have been taking my kids there for a very long time for one simple reason; the food is always good and you can depend on it no matter how busy they are. Great eggs and they don't mind changes... More 

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
679 helpful votes 679 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

The White House is a Laguna institution, having been here forever. The last few times I've been here, however, have been disappointing. Service is still top notch but the food is merely expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-494-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?