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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: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, 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
  • 39
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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
Very Good

We went for a late lunch (lunch menu available until 4) and had no wait and got to sit right along the ocean view deck. Our food was great. I highly recommend the enchiladas and my daughter loved the fish and chips. My son had the Clam chowder and said it was the best he's tasted. He also really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Redlands
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for cocktails during happy hour, great prices, great server! Went for breakfast the following day, the food was excellent! This is a must visit!

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We first found The Cliff last year when we visited Laguna on vacation. When you enter from the street, all you see are some nice boutique type gift shops with some very nice jewelry and art pieces, but as you wind around the shops, you discover yourself overlooking a beautiful beach, you hear waves pounding the sand and see the... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great views! Good food. There was a 45 min wait but was worth the views. Food was good. I had a vegetarian sandwich & my son fish & chips.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted to have a memorable venue and meal, to celebrate on my wife's 60th birthday. Having a Pocket Beagle within our family does present more of a challenge to find a suitable venue to accommodate a family group of 13, plus our Pocket Beagle. Reaching out to Andrew (GM of the Cliff Restaurant), Andrew was very helpful in getting... More 

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Woodland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I went for dinner and were very disappointed in the food. There was way too much pepper and tomatoes in the pasta with shrimp and too much pepper in the halibut. The green beans were undercooked. The sunset, however, was spectacular.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went for a late lunch (lunch menu available until 4) and had no wait and got to sit right along the ocean view deck. Our food was great. I highly recommend the enchiladas and my daughter loved the fish and chips. My son had the Clam chowder and said it was the best he's tasted. He also really liked... More 

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Tustin, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you love to dine outdoors, love views of the ocean at Laguna Beach, and great food to boot, this is the place for you. This is a little outdoor restaurant at the back of Laguna Village, just up the street from Main Beach. My husband and I love the food there-we've tried several items on the menu and have... More 

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Orange County
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite breakfast spot in Orange County! Fresh ingredients made to order, staff is so accommodating and friendly and you have an an amazing view of the ocean while you eat under their blue umbrellas. We've done breakfast as a family here, met girlfriends for brunch and date breakfast with the hubby. Love it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location with a great brunch menu. Wouldn't sat food was fantastic but it's good. Location is the thing and service is quick and good. A great place to visit

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Rosemead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My birthday was right around the corner and I wanted to dine at a restaurant right near the beautiful beach and ocean. I called The Cliff two weeks in advanced, but was informed they do not take reservations. Upon arrival at the restaurant during prime dinnertime (7:00pm), I was crossing my fingers there would be availability. The wait for table... 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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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, Doing business

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?