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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a...
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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Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 92
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
On the terrace

We walked up from the main part of town and saw The Cliff and gave it a try, as luck would have it we got a table almost immediately with a fabulous view from the upper level of their outdoor dining area. I had the shrimp and chips, (shrimp tempura with fries) A nice sized delicious dish. My wife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
jeremy t
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
668 reviews 668 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
1,804 helpful votes 1,804 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We walked up from the main part of town and saw The Cliff and gave it a try, as luck would have it we got a table almost immediately with a fabulous view from the upper level of their outdoor dining area. I had the shrimp and chips, (shrimp tempura with fries) A nice sized delicious dish. My wife has... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our party of four enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Cliff restaurant where the view is beyond compare, the service excellent, and the food very tasty! It was a chilly February evening, but the heat lamps are efficient, and the new larger umbrellas hold the heat in nicely. We've been going to the Cliff before it was called that (but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The view of the beach from this hillside restaurant is picture- postcard perfect! Go for lunch and there is no waiting. The clam chowder and other soups were great, and we split a very good turkey sandwich. Waitress couldn't get drinks, though, a bartender had to bring them from the bar. It is ok to linger and soak in the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped here for lunch while driving down the PCH without reviewing. It was a great surprise that we found a gem in an area full of restaurants. The food was awesome and I highly recommend the Fish Tacos, the Mahi was grilled perfectly. The service was top notch and the view cannot be beaten.

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Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went there hoping it wouldn't be too bad, ha, no luck. It was a 2 hour wait, YES, 2 hours! I don't think any place would be worth that. This was at 2:00pm on a Saturday.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our favorite Coast restaurant. Whenever we want to eat over the ocean this restaurant is our go to place. The views are spectacular from any seat and the food is pretty good too. Service is always top notch. Their Bloody Mary is one of the better ones that I have enjoyed. We have never had a bad meal or experience... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After a long drive down from Santa Barbara, harrowing traffic and all; The Cliff restaurant was just the ticket. The minute we walked out to the patio overlooking the ocean I could feel my shoulders start to relax. With such an incredible view I was sure the food and beverage was going to have a price tag to match. I... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food was delicious and the view spectacular. The hostess & waitress were both very friendly. Will definitely return if I'm back in this area again. Food prices weren't bad but the drinks were expensive.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Here for business. Stumbled across The Cliff while driving down the PCH. The food was excellent and you get a fantastic ocean side view. Awesome!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Happy Hour is a joke! They stick you way down the deck so you feel like you are not even a part of the restaurant. The hostess seemed to turn up her nose as soon as we said we were there for the Happy Hour and her heavy accent was VERY difficult to understand! After we found our own table,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-494-3805

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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