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Nick's Laguna Beach

440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
+1 949-376-8595
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“asparagus fries” (75 reviews)
“butter cake” (52 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nick's is amazing. I go for lunch, but go at an off-time to avoid long waits. They have the most amazing mac n cheese and fish sandwich. Great service, great food! I've been here many times and it is always consistent.

Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is always excellent. Just grab a table and select anything on the menu. They are open for lunch, dinner and weekend breakfast. I haven't tried their new place nearby called South of Nick's Mexican restaurant and bar but I'll bet its wonderful too....More

Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here for a reunion dinner with family and it didn’t disappoint. Excellent service, good wine list and quality food. One recommendation - sit outside if you can as it gets very noisy inside.

Thank SueS2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

labor day.....lucky enough to find a table as seating is limited here. Party of 4 served by Madison, had some omelettes, bacon, waffles (best light and crisp waffles ever). Food was very good, and the service. Spent about 90 bucks for 4 entrees and couple...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten many times at Nick's on 2nd in Belmont Shore, but was very happy Nick's at Laguna was totally held to the same exact high standards.... even the food was seasoned, prepared, and tasted the same deliciousness. Service is always top knotch, and...More

Thank Tina455
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times over the past 7 years, and last month we decided to hold a birthday celebration here for someone in our family. Yessica went out of her way to make sure we all were enjoying our meals and having a...More

Thank delta757man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small venue so plan for a cozy experience. The service is stellar. Attentive but not intrusive. The food is delicious. Could be considered pricey but not really for the area and location. Beautiful indoor/outdoor feel where you can smell the ocean...More

Thank JBoLaguna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate to choose the cioppino for lunch in 2017 and when I was in USA again in July, I just had to drive the extra miles to Nick’s for its excellent cioppino. Recommended to have a reservation before heading down. You wouldn’t want...More

Thank ShopaholicMama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried to reserve for dinner but it was fully booked so we settled for midday instead. Noisy and very busy but a great atmosphere, friendly service and a fun place for lunch. The Bistro plate with its filet mignon was delicious and great value...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lunch experience 8/28/18. John was our server and he was fantastic-great personality, accommodating and efficient. We had the delicious cheeseburger, chicken sandwich and French Dip. From the friendly hostess when we arrived to the dessert, this place is a class act and deserves all...More

Thank rhodacosta101
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Brandy W
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Albert C | Reviewed this property |
The place is always very busy with a lot of energy but not so loud that you can not carry on a conversation.
August 20, 2017|
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Response from vam518 | Reviewed this property |
Many parking lots and street parking with meters. Beautiful walk and everything is in walking distance.
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
No ocean view. I believe Las Brisas, on the north side of the main beach, has ocean view. We didn't eat there so I can't comment on the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
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
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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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