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White House Restaurant

340 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2112
949-494-8088
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Ranked #43 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
Calgary, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had the best fish I have ever had for dinner here! The restaurant is in a great location, right by many of the shops and across from the ocean. They have lovely outside seating which was also nice. I had the seared mahi-mahi (special of the day) and it seriously was the best fish I have ever had! Wait... More

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Ithaca, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've been going to this place for years. And not just every now and then. This place has NEVER DISAPPOINTED! Not only is it a local fav, it's located on one of the best parts of PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Walk across the street to the beach, walk up and down both sides of the street for boutiques, art galleries,... More

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Marmora, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a nice lunch while on a day trip to Laguna Beach while staying in Anaheim. The food was great! It was a little noisy until one family left. (I think it was some sort of gathering) An issue arose with one meal but was graciously taken care of by the wait staff.

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