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White House Restaurant

340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
949-494-8088
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Ranked #50 of 150 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Cuisines: Californian
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Winter Park, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I don't normally care to give a bad review, but if its deserving, what other choice is there? We started with an appetizer of "salt & pepper" calamari, and we were then going to order two entrees. Don't know why they called it "salt & pepper" - did not taste that at all. And the calamari was so bad and... More

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Tyler, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were a group of seven who ate here for dinner. The service was very attentive, and we never had to ask for things like refilling our water glasses. Our server was patient and answered many questions regarding menu items, and he was also very patient when many in our group asked for to go containers. We all agreed our... More

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Park City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were looking for something with a varied menu for our fussy eater and the menu was great! We all found something we liked! Drinks were strong, just like we like them! Not watered down!

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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Laguna is beautiful. Very busy in the summer. The White house accepted our reservation the afternoon of our meal. That made us a little suspect given how busy the town was. The service and quality of the food was really good. We enjoyed our evening. The restaurant itself is a little tired but the food and service more than made... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were in Laguna beach for the pageant of the masters and while there we ended up eating at the White 3 times all were great thanks White House we will be back

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Greater Cincinnati
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I ate dinner at White House Restaurant on a Thursday evening. It LOOK like a great place with a nice outdoor seating area as you walk up. However, the food was just "okay" and it took forever to get it. The server tried to make excuses, but many of the folks around us were experiencing the same excuses AND repeated... More

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Sedona, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food is nothing amazing, I like this place better for the nightlife, but it is fun to people watch. Love the live music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Laguna Beach has plenty of great restaurants but they are always too expensive if you're on a budget. We stumbled upon this restaurant on our way to finding Slapfish. Since we couldn't find the other place, we turned around and decided to eat here instead. The place doesn't have much bells and whistles to attract people to stop by but... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A nice break from the very pricey Laguna Beach offerings ... but quality and freshness are not skimped on ... try the clam chowder and fresh tilapia ... great sourdough bread too

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Oceanside, California
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273 reviews 273 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My friends and I came here for drinks and dancing on a Saturday evening. I don't really think that it is worth a cover but luckily my friend arranged for us to only pay half since we had such a large group. The dance floor area is pretty small and they do not let you drink while dancing. They are... More

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