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340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
949-494-8088
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7:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oldest Restaurant in Orange County

Being locals we frequent the White House often. We can always count on excellent service, good food and most importantly during the summer months, getting a table. Laguna is more crowded every year and finding decent affordable places to have a meal are hard to find, especially for families... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
LagunaGranny
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Laguna Beach, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Laguna Hills, United States
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very nice location on PCH but the place is a rundown with criminal atmosphere. Music was so lousy...poor service.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First - Food was executed perfectly, and was outstanding! The Chef was on his game, as all 7 entre's were served simultaneously during a busy friday night. We weren't a server or chef's dream table either. Substitutions and special requests, all perfect! Second - Service was like none I've ever had before. From the hostess, to the bartender while we... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Being locals we frequent the White House often. We can always count on excellent service, good food and most importantly during the summer months, getting a table. Laguna is more crowded every year and finding decent affordable places to have a meal are hard to find, especially for families. This restaurant has been open since 1918 earning the distinguished history... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped here during our "Savor Laguna" tour & got to sample the Asian Nachos. They were delicious! We plan on coming back! The location is excellent as well.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While we were vacationing in this great beach city, we ate Breakfast and lunch here on several different occasions. The breakfast was excellent - We had the Wyland Special - Yummy! They have a sidewalk seating area, which is absolutely wonderful. The waiting staff are top notch. The lunch menu is also very good. I high recommend this to anyone... More 

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Kansas City Missouri
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We popped into the White House Bar before attending The Pageant of the Masters. It was Happy Hour so we decided to have a drink and appetizers. The bar and adjacent restaurant are kind of funky but interesting. I quickly realized that everyone in the bar was a local. This was a very good sign. Everyone was very friendly and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Bar and restaurant are dark, and had a musty smell. The smell could have been from the humidity that day, because it is a very open area. Food is american, and average. There is live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Was there for a light snack and Happy Hour in the bar. Bartenders were ok, very friendly if you... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There were 6 of us all enjoyed the food and service. We had a great time and they had a good selection of entrees and generous portions

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Del Mar, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Food was very average. Chicken sandwich had little taste, but French fries were served hot. Nice outside seating area right on sidewalk.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Overcooked steak, underwhelming experience. Really I wouldn't bother with this place unless you favour quantity over quality which can be the case with American restaurants. Honestly guys, serve less but make it better! The only redeeming feature was the Asian nachos starter which was really good.

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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: American

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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