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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, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice view

Loved the view from our table. We went for lunch. Kids menu was reasonably priced as was the regular menu. I ordered a salad with grilled shrimp. Shrimp was great. Very fresh. There was no shrimp cocktail which I thought was strange at an oceanfront restaurant. Will dine here again

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went to The Cliff for a rehearsal dinner. It was absolutely beautiful! The views alone are worth it. We had excellent service and the food was amazing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place to have a meal. Over looking the beautiful Laguna Beach and Pacific Coastline. Although we only had a coffee which was a bit strong for me, my husband liked it very much. The food being served to the other tables looked very nice and the menu was enticing, we just weren't hungry. I will say I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the view from our table. We went for lunch. Kids menu was reasonably priced as was the regular menu. I ordered a salad with grilled shrimp. Shrimp was great. Very fresh. There was no shrimp cocktail which I thought was strange at an oceanfront restaurant. Will dine here again

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The food is not as good as it used to be but ok, parking helps and you can't beat the view at sunset! best kept secret in Laguna!

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Although the wait was over 90 minutes for a Father's Day lunch we didn't mind since the day was absolutely perfect & the view must be the one of the best in Southern California, but then the hostess noticed our canine companion & we were seated immediately in the dog-friendly section; what a sweet & welcomed surprise & then to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The first time we went there, it was a long wait and we were given a buzzer. Hours later, we returned to find our name crossed off the list with no buzz or phone call. We were upset and got no apology or even a smile. The second time we went, there was no waiting. We were seated promptly and... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My friend at the time took me to the Cliff restaurant in Laguna Beach. It was my first time there. I enjoyed everything from food, service, to the view. The food was fantastic. The service was awesome. The waiter was very attentive. The night we dined out was a little cold but they had the heating lamp which made it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Come here for the great cliffside view of Laguna Beach - 4 star view. The menu includes seafood, burgers, salads and Mexican dishes. Quality was good - a solid 3. The menu felt touristy but paired with the view was good. Service was slower than I would prefer. Hostess was not friendly. I would still come back for the amazing... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went on a Sunday morning. Arrived early, as they don't open until 830 AM. Walked around a little bit, but worth the wait! They have a great breakfast menu. Wait staff is very enthusiastic, and will honestly tell you what they enjoy eating there. It is dog friendly on upper deck, but the place to be is the patio/dining area-... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Went here with wifey for a sunset dinner. The view was very nice and the service was great. Came over on a Monday evening so we were promptly seated and nicely served. Prices were reasonable considering the location and food was ok. Had the scallops and wife had the angel hair with shrimp which were both very generously served. If... 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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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: Romantic, 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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