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“Just makes excellent rating - beats competition in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nick's Laguna Beach

Nick's Laguna Beach
440 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
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Ranked #2 of 133 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
Description: Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
Lebanon, New Jersey
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1,011 reviews
867 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Just makes excellent rating - beats competition in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

As is the case with most all good places in town, you have to make reservations well ahead. The first thing I noticed about Nick's compared to other places in town, is that the seating was more spread out vs on top of each other - certainly a positive. We started with artichoke and french onion soup. Both were fine, nothing great. Soup should have been served hotter. Lady had chipino - which was very good. I had ribs - which were good to very good. Side of shoe-string fries was very good. Overall very good food. Service was very good. Prices were a highlight - most plates under $20. Wines under $40. I give it overall excellent based upon the value.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Def. recommendable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Went there because Watermarc next door was closed that night. Had an enjoyable dinner at Nick's. Everything was tasty if not delicious. Particularly liked the shrimp tacitos and the seafood stew. Prices are appropriate. Service good. Would go back if in the area.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and great service. Had a cheese burger. And amazing artichoke. Servers are very friendly and helpful

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, Indiana
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Quality Atmosphere and Great Service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My wife and I went to Nick's for dinner. It was excellent. We had the shrimp taquitos for an app. They were big shrimp with a nice kick! My wife had a center cut fillet and I had the pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi. I recommend both!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Alamitos, California
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“Boy, Are We Glad We Picked Nick's!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

A noon stroll down Coast Hwy. in Laguna Beach with old friends naturally came to "where do you want to eat"? We noticed empty restaurants, but Nick's was nearly full. We thought this must be a good choice, we were right!! First, the decor is charming, clean and fresh. The Server was extremely professional. Everything on the menu looked wonderful with several very unique and unusual items. My seared sea bass, mashed potates and sauted spinach/cabbage were cooked to perfection.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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