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The Cliff

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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Ranked #31 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
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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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Overpriced, ordinary food, less than stellar service...The meal was average absolutely nothing special about it. Sunset anywhere in Laguna is great. Choose another place if you want good food.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The view is what this place is all about. The waiter was attentive and comical. For a place with $13 sandwiches, its not bad at all. Would definitely come back again!

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Buchanan, Va.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

First, I really don't like that question about whether this was one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. While I answered yes, the truth is I would put so many restaurants in that category to be fair to them that it makes it pretty much meaningless. But, it would be less fair to say no, because the food... More

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California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Go to this place for the view. We went for Sunday breakfast. The breakfast was average price, probably very good deal for ocean view. It was just average food, nothing to write home about. I loved the view. It was so amazing to hear the waves crash. I didn't get the best seat at the table, so the sun was... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

One of my favorite all time places to relax, watch the surfers and enjoy a diversified menu. Whether you want breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is always good. Prices are good considering you are in Laguna Beach with waterfront views. I love that they offer four tables (upper deck) for diners to bring their pets along. I would highly... More

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Strongsville, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Found this restaurant by chance after spending a few hours at Heisler Park. Walked up and were seated immediately. Beautiful seaside views with shelter from the sun via blue table umbrellas. Food seemed reasonably priced, and was very tasty. Service was excellent. Didn't want to leave this scenic outpost with it's great views and cute shops to look around in.... More

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went to breakfast with my son, his wife, and my grandson. Enjoyed seeing the ocean from the cliff, watching the surfers, and beach walkers. The food was good and nicely prepared. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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Arlington, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you want that ocean front view dining experience, this is where to eat. I ate here with some of my training mates from work while we were in the area for training. The food was delicious. I order the Lobster & Shrimp Dip for an appetizer and had one of the steak entrees for dinner. The food was great... More

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Carmel, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to dinner at this local site. Views right on the ocean are terrific. Watching surfers right below is great. The place feels a bit touristy, but the food is fine... Not a gourmet meal, but quite good and reasonably priced. Definitely a keeper and worth the visit.

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Chandler
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Sit outside with a beautiful view of ocean. Wait staff excellent. Food prepared nicely and tasty - great salads. We eat here every time we visit Laguna Beach.

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