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The Cliff

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
949-494-3805
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Ranked #42 of 147 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Service was very slow, food mediocre,view spectacular. But what ruined our meal was debris which flew onto table and food due the trimming of bushes on property just below table. Explained to General Manager, Andrew Turula, who arrogantly blew us off, failed to take responsibility, and failed as a representative of the service industry. Don't go there.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is such an enjoyable place to dine and the views are incredible. The food is tasty, the beer cold and service great. We shared the crab dip as an appetizer. Delicious. My husband got the fish tacos and loved them. I got the chowder and sandwich, which was absolutely delicious. When in Laguna, I would definitely dine there again.

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Anaheim, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The Cliff Restaurant offers spectacular views in a casual setting. The menu offerings are diverse, with numerous appetizers, large plentiful salads, burgers, sandwiches and of course a variety of seafood items. On this last visit it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. They do not take reservations, but you can call an hour in advance to be put on a preferred... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Laguna Beach. Right on the cliffs above the water. Food is WONDERFUL and the staff is exceptional. They do get VERY busy and it is a small place but so well worth the wait and crowdedness. We took my cousin from Michigan, who has never been to So. Cali and in the... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was just average, but location and views fantastic. We would skip the oysters if offered. Great place to watch the sunset.

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LaMarque, Tx.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

First time in this busy area. Looked for a restaurant overlooking the beach. Wow, great view, easy parking($3). Food was excellent and service was very good. My wife and I were pleased with this choice. As an added bonus there were local shops in the vicinity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were on a family vacation to California was looking for a good outside place to eat on the beach that was a sit down restaurant. We loved this spot beautiful views, great food. Good romantic spot or with family! Only unpleasant issue was the valet who was rude when we pulled in! My husband and I both had the... More

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newport beach
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

food is average and the stereo is loud distortion, Lucky the waves can drown it out. Service is below average. Basically if not for the beach location this place would be empty

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New Braunfels, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The waiting time was about an hour. Probably because the restaurant was understaffed. The tables are located outside, overlooking the ocean... beautiful view. The food wasn't bad but clearly the attraction is the view. There is valet parking but it appears to have very limited parking. Considering the location, it is reasonably priced.

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We attended a wedding and the reception luncheon was at The Cliff. I can see why they chose it! We sat outside facing the ocean and the view was unbelievably beautiful. The food and service was great and they made sure we had everything we needed. I can't wait to go back.

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