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Nick's Laguna Beach

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440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
+1 949-376-8595
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Concord, California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nick's is hard to get into, because Nick's serves good Food in a fun atmosphere. My wife and friend had the Chilean Sea Bass while I had the blackened halibut sandwich, they said that the sea bass was good, but the blackened halibut sandwich was simply amazing. Usually a restaurant will blacken cod or some other cheap fish - but... More 

Thank YayaShare
Santiago, Chile
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by hear because it was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor, I know why - it was simply perfection. From the service to the food - amazing. It looked a little pricy at first, but it was well worth it.

Thank kris_goku
Charlestown, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in at around 5:30 without a reservation. All of the tables were full so we sat at the bar for dinner. They have a great beer list and the food and service were excellent. I got the fried chicken which was fantastic. My advice is make a recommendation. Parking can be tight too so get there early.

Thank dick02176
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Nicks, it's got a great menu, right on Laguna beach , better to take a table in the outdoor patio.. I enjoy going for a weekend lunch and having some Californian Pinot or Chardonnay The tuna tartare , the taco , and most of the dishes on the menu are excellent

Thank Neerja24
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 3 adults in our party. We were taken here by my cousin Carin as she'd eaten here many times before and told us it was good. We had very nice waiters who looked after us and helped to advise on the menu. We shared a starter of artichoke which was ok but I'd not have it again not... More 

Thank Beverley-Eaton
Laguna Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat the wonderful selection of food at this amazing restaurant. Great service and special ambience

Thank momow7346
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! Dinner at the bar on a Sunday was exactly what we needed after walking Balboa Island. We had beer, the Stella for me and Dogfish for my husband. The glass was so cold and frosty it really is the only way to drink beer. We shared the shrimp taquitos, the French dip with macaroni and cheese... More 

Thank Sherena T
Laguna Beach
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like it for brunch! If you eat ooutside you can enjoy watching coast highway and the people gong by. the drinks are a little high price.

Thank Marcia J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy Fried Chicken sandwich!! Service was great also. It was hard to hear sometimes and is always packed so make a reservation...

Thank Anne B
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant for a nice dinner. I had the buttermilk fried chicken. It was amazing. The rest of the food was good. I would recommend having the Asparagus fries for an Appetizer. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I am definitely going back.

Thank Aydin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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: +1 949-376-8595
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?