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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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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Cambridge, UK
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived early and had drink at bar before being shown to our table. Service was very pretentious, but compensated for by two excellent dishes - the ribs and cioppino. Also the restaurant, particularly take towards the back is very noisy, and conversation can be difficult, even when sitting next to each other!

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Thank ashgreen
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, amazing service and food. I pesonally love the fish burger. The drinking are amazing and they have a good selection of wines.

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Thank Anayo23
Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. Great vibe. Local hangout across from beach. Great place to meet and make friends. But beware. Always crowded. Make a reservation.

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Thank Michael B
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great place for local vibe and a wonderful meal. Porch very small so specify if waiting on that. Inside very intimate too. Asparagus fries Were not as yummy as reviews indicated, but beside that we all four had great food, topped off by scrumptious signature butter cake. Definitely the desert hit of our southern Cali trip!

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Claremont, California
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to make a reservation to this restaurant if dining on a weekend. They were prompt in seating us at our time. Great service and I think all the other reviews state so as well. The food was top notch. I had the Fried Chicken Dinner with mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and a biscuit for $21. Wife... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Bloody Marys. unique Pub style Foods. interesting flavour pairings. Good size portions. well worth the visit

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Thank csimmamps
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great - very busy, clearly the place to go. Best brunch we had on our 2 week road trip. Loved the breakfast burrito!

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Thank LulasTravels
Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Met our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters for a Sunday brunch. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. Highly recommend.

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Thank TaxLass
Encino, CA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautifully appointed informal setting supported by a well trained staff & delicious food. I am amazed by the attention to detail. It is consistently a great experience. I suggest reservations during peak hours.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place to be and they backed it up. Whether you wait for the table or eat at the bar, they don't disappoint. Recommend the chicken sandwich and seasoned fries. Yummy! Another interesting fact I was told. They take reservations but intentionally keep some tables open fir walk-ins.

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Thank jclundy84

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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, Gluten Free Options, Steakhouse
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?