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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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Ranked #35 of 153 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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Huntington Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great Tuesday night happy hours with fish taco's (yum) and life music. Sit by the fire pit outside and enjoy the evening

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Ashland, Wisconsin
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115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch at The Cliff today. The sun wasn't out, but the ocean view was great. She had the fish tacos and I had the shrimp salad and a cup of clam chowder. All food was served promptly and tasted good. Our server was friendly and efficient. I thought the price was pretty high for what... More 

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Oak View, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch. Food was good but our server was way to scattered. We had a child with us and was not given a child's menu. When we asked for one it took forever to get it. Also, one person ordered an Arnold Palmer and it took three times asking to finally get it. There was no explanation for... More 

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North Bay Village, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Go when sun is setting--the food was okay but the atmosphere is why you go there and to Cali! Would love to do again. Even caught some whales surfacing a half dozen times.

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Denver, Colorado
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208 reviews 208 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Though we dined at The Cliff for dinner, and couldn't indulge in the views (well, a little!) the food was excellent. I really enjoyed the Halibut Laguna very much, my husband's Grilled Ribeye was one of the best we've had, it was surprisingly excellent! The crab dip appetizer and cheesecake dessert were also scrumptious! This restaurant misses a five star... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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286 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Atop the cliffs directly over Laguna Beach, very casual, very California. Some nice beers on tap, like Kona Longboard Lager, and margaritas (they will make a real one with fresh lime juice, not the usual mix). Nice NE chowda, and tasty shrimp and fish tempura with fries. The usual flame space heaters. The real CA experience for drinks and snacks/lunch.... More 

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Saint Charles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lunch or happy hour on the deck overlooking the beach is great. Good fish tacos, large portions. What else can you ask for?

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful menu and a great view! We went to The Cliff for lunch while staying in Laguna Nigel. Best lunch we had on our trip!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Cliff restaurant is great for breakfast & lunch. It's right on the cliff, hence the name. It is popular so you may have a wait, however, there are shops to browse in while you wait. Parking is valet only & is not free, however, you can have the restaurant or shops validate so you can get the price discounted.

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SF Bay Area, CA
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31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just had lunch last week with 3 friends at the Cliff Restaurant. Our waitress was friendly, professional and very welcoming. The perfect amount of spunk! We each ordered a different lunch dish and we all commented on how great the food was. The restaurant offers many choices as well. I will mention that the portions were extremely generous! The view... 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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