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The Cliff Restaurant

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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
19494941956
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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 enjoyable!

Great view of beach, great service, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Was exactly what the doctor ordered after a full day of training in our CA office. Lot parking was valey only but at a very reasonable rate. Street parking also available but limited.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Angela H
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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The location is very small and the parking lot was full when we ate there. We were told that the wait time was 20 minutes, but after 30 we returned to get an update. The person seemed confused about our reservation. That was disappointing! The tables were very close to each other so the space felt rather small. The view... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great view of beach, great service, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Was exactly what the doctor ordered after a full day of training in our CA office. Lot parking was valey only but at a very reasonable rate. Street parking also available but limited.

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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I always enjoy both the food and the view from the cliffs. Any time we have out of town guest we take the to The Cliffs for a wonderful meal. Service is great.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The view from the Cliff is outstanding. Food is excellent but limited to few and seems like more Mexican food in the menu. There are traditional Amercan dishes. Service is also excellent and fast - BIG CATCH - Pack your patients on Saturday night we've waited 100 minutes starting from 7pm. A little friendlier guest host would've helped.

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

First off of all the beach towns along the south coast of California, and we've seen many - Laguna Beach is the best - not stuffy, not hippy just laid back awesome This restaurant is at the south end of the highway driving thru - so if you park down town - walk up the hill - it is in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Dining Al Fresco--bar tables! The line for dinner was over 90 minutes so we grabbed a bar table and ordered a delicious easy dinner and drinks. The place was buzzing with a wedding, bar scene and live music. The perfect way to spend a summer night.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Go for the view the food was only OK. Had taco salad and it wasn't good. How do you mess up that? someone else with us had fish and chips and they were OK. 2 ordered Halibut and thought it was really good. Good thing about this place is that it has valet parking. Bloody Mary was good but beer... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is amazing, the service is great, and the views are awesome! Just as the name of the restaurant implies a lot of the tables are situated on a cliff overlooking the beach. Just beautiful!!

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Central PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This has an amazing view of Laguna Beach. My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way to LA. We enjoyed our food and the service was good...however, I agree with many other reviewers, on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, that the hostess was a bit snobby and rude. I can't imagine with all the comments from reviewers, that the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went there for the sunset, which was dramatic. We ordered Mojitos, with a premium rum. They arrived weak and diluted. All the food was good. The coffee arrived cold and after a long wait returned burnt. The service was poor, inattentive and not available when needed.

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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: 19494941956

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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