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Nick's Laguna Beach

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Laguna Beach
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440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was alone so I sat at the bar for dinner. Good service & great food. I had a small salad and the Cioppino. It was almost too much food and it was excellent. Be prepared for a noisy vibrant bar atmosphere and you'll love it. Prices seemed reasonable also.

Thank John F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We would go here even if no free corkage. But in addition to great food. Great bar scene. So we take a bottle from cellar. Walk there and have dinner at the bar.

Thank Bobbyb120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my third visit to Nick's. Their Bloody Mary with the battered deep fried olive is just fabulous. Today we had the cheeseburger made from Chuck beef. Unbelievably good. I had the soup of the day and Mom had the battered and quick fried deviled eggs. This is American cuisine that everyone will enjoy.

Thank Kathy R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked restaurant after reading reviews table wasn't ready when we arrived eventually seated 15 minutes after due time. Menu is not extensive but took recommendations from our server. Wait was quite long however that was due to the fact they brought our starter and mains together. In fairness due to mix up they gave us our cocktails complimentary.

Thank scanne
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dropped into Nick's after a long walk on the beach. The menu was varied and the service was excellent. Beyond the great selection, they offer homemade breads. The 7 grain was among the best slices I have ever had. We both had their signature egg dish, which was perfectly prepared. We wanted to return for dinner, after a quick... More 

Thank Bruce1624
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

NICKS is an institution in Laguna Beach ... great food and ambiance and small balcony for people watching! Varied menu has chef specials that change daily ... perfect spot for a date ........ both lunch or dinner!

Thank kapi324
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time for my companion. I had visited Nick's before. She had the best Grey Goose dirty martini with, according to her, the best Grilled Salmon she has ever had. We ate at the bar. No reservation, place full. Ian was the guilty bar tender. Service was impeccable!

Thank 382lemueld
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for breakfast after a hike. Nice spot although surprised that any place in SoCal wouldn't offer an alternative to milk for coffee and lattes. Menu is not really designed for dietary restrictions but they were very accommodating to the special requests that they could do. Breakfast portions were huge but the omelettes were a little meager.

Thank GoSTLCards6161
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our visit to the popular restaurant Nick's was pleasant. Although it was a very budy friday night, there was place for my family (2 little kids). The menu has got good variety and so does the wine list. We chose for the steak (kids as well) and the cioppino, which were both excellent. The wines were good (bit overpriced for... More 

Thank Justin B
Laguna Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to go early or late because this place is always packed. Best asparagus spears and steak sandwich.

Thank crater55

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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
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
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 19493768595
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?