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Nick's Laguna Beach

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440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
19493768595
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful breakfast...in fact we wanted to come back the next day! Waffles were fabulous, omelet perfect and chorizo scramble was to die for. We will be back on our next trip to So-Cal

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Nick's for lunch upon arrival in Laguna Beach, and can see why it has a #1 ranking. The service was excellent, the restaurant is small but has a classy yet relaxed vibe, and the food is top notch. I started with the Petite Bistro Salad, and I have to say, I'd go to this restaurant just for this salad... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nick's has a great location in downtown Laguna Beach on the coast highway. You'll need to make a reservation since it's always packed even it's off peak hours. Food and drinks were delicious. The only complaint we had is that we had to sit on a tiny, cramped table on the patio and we had 4 people. The sun was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with my husband & I during our visit to Laguna Beach & this restaurant exceeded our expectations. To bad I am on a portion control diet!!! we shared the Deviled eggs, & asparagus fries which were amazing!!! Then he had the petite mignon with the bistro salad, OMG!!!! YUMS!!!! I had the prawns taquitos & they were delicious!!!!... More 

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London, GB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hadn’t booked, but were lucky to eat at the bar and watch the skilful bartenders at their job! I had a great veggie burger, and they happily complied with my request to put all the toppings on the side. My husband loved his Californian salad, which included kale, strawberries, dates, smooth goats cheese and a champagne vinaigrette. The hot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walked in @ 8:00 pm on a Thursday night and greeted warmly by hostess. Told to expect a 30 min wait, but got seated within ten minutes. Roasted artichoke appetizer was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Ordered 2 entrees: Scottish salmon and San Francisco Cioppino...both with the petite bistro salad. Salmon was cooked to perfection and the Cioppino was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food. Great drinks. Good service. Our food was great and everything that came out of the kitchen looked interesting and was beautifully presented.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Nick's is very good. There is a looooong wait to get it. Also, it's a much smaller place than I expected, so it was noisy and a bit tight. We went to The Cliff across the street and liked that a bit better. More open, less crowded, amazing view (there is no view at Nick's). Don't want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from NJ. A friend back in NJ told us we had to eat here and they didn't steer us wrong. Our server was super friendly as was the rest of the staff. Had the asparagus fries which were different and delicious. Also had the shrimp taquitos as an appetizer and these were equally as good. My husband had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, trendy, quite satisfying - with a nice view of the boulevard. Liked the wine list and the excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Bar, Steakhouse
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
    (Laguna Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 19493768595
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?