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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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Ranked #37 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The selling point for this spot was a great view overlooking the beach and ocean. Plenty of outdoor seating with umbrellas to protect you from the sun. Food overall was very acceptable; not fining dining, but that's not what they are trying for. They have a good selection of wraps, sandwiches, etc. and I would recommend it for a good... More 

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LaVerkin, Utah, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Combine a great view and really good food and how can you miss having a great day. The Omelet California I had was loaded with crab, avocado, eggs and havarri cheese. The red potatoes were a perfect side. The orange juice was weak, I expected more being in Orange County and all. Prices were fair for the California coast. My... More 

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Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went to have a dinner and look at the ocean. We were not aware that most of the restaurant is outside. It was too cool to sit outside and a wedding party came to the small inside area. Our food had no taste and we could not hear each other talk. I have the fish taco and it had... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great views, even at night! Perfect find... we had wandered around looking for a place to eat and eventually found this. Friendly service and good food. A new tradition has been started!

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maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Get here for sunset and you wont be sorry . Sit agains tthe glass rail and watch the sun disappear into the waves and the cliffs glow for a few moments before shes gone. Food is great parking is cheap and you can walk the shops before or after dinner. Also there is live music and fire tables for you... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We love going to The Cliff Restaurant. The valet parking is super worth it. Sometimes we go for just drinks and watch the sunset, and other times we will stay and have dinner. Last time we tried the crab nachos. It was more than enough for 2 persons and full of crab. The view of Main Beach Laguna, the beach... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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355 reviews 355 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The views here are just breathtaking. Laguna Beach is such a beautiful place. We had a drink in the bar before we had dinner and then we had fish tacos and other fish dishes. All were very good and it was a gorgeous night to be in Laguna Beach. There was a wedding reception going on we could see from... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The food was above average and our waiter was excellent. The view of the Pacific was spectacular a great photo op. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Sunny Southern California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This restaurant is located right above Main Beach (slightly to the south) on a high bluff. Many of these types of establishments tend to take the view for granted and forget about the food experience, but not The Cliff Restaurant. This time we decided to venture out of our typical seafood preference and try their steak. To our surprise the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My mother, sister, and I – all discriminating critical epicureans – had a wonderful experience at The Cliff restaurant. Having read stellar reviews on TripAdvisor about a breathtaking sunset to be witnessed from an outdoor table with cocktails and appetizers, we struck for The Cliff about 4:15p in readiness for a sunset 20 minutes later. Louie our waitperson, a quiet... More 

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Additional Information about The Cliff

Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
Phone Number: 949-494-3805
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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