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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
Laguna's casual elegance

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Dave D
,
Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
796 helpful votes 796 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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San Pedro, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's been many years since I have been to the White House and the quality of the food seems to have suffered. I was there for breakfast which was average, at best, not the quality I have experienced for their dinner and lunch selections. Eggs Florentine was made with an untoasted muffin and frozen, chopped spinach. Now I can excuse... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I have no complaints on my burger with fries. Seating was prompt. The patio was full but the inside area was fine. Service was prompt & courteous.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you breakfast before 10am this is a bargain. Delicious pancakes, bacon and syrup - the full works. Okaaay service.

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Laguna Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

White House is good, not great. They have an awesome early dinner special if you are in the mood for an early dinner. For some reason the restaurant just feels dirty to me. It's not going to ever be my first choice, but the food is decent.

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California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After a jog on the beach decided to hit WH for Breakfast. Had waffles with fresh strawberries and cream. It was amazing and the the coffee was freshly brewed. We sat outside and weather was great. I really recommend WH they have a big menu and Brfst is served till 4 pm.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I go to Laguna quite often and always stop by the White House for a meal. The staff and wonderful and always remember you! The food s always solid and the prices are very reasonable, especially for Laguna. Great breakfast menu

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