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Big Fish Tavern

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540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
+1 949-715-4500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“fondue” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Big Fish since it opened and was a fan of the "Hobo" plate , but now only available on Happy Hour menu. I recently had the seafood Jambalaya on recommendation from Becky. It was awesome, full of fish, shrimp, mussels and...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bar/restaurant with superb views. Food is great and the staff even better. I asked to watch a soccer match at lunch time and the chap working behind the bar couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Highly recommended. Really made my stay in Laguna.

Thank Jaf J
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Big Fish has a nice view from just about anywhere in the tavern. Lots of drink options. Food is just average, but what one might expect for a place like this. Certainly nothing to write home about. Fun place to have a drink, then find...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great service! I didn't have very high expectations but it surprised me. There is food for everyone's taste from the youngest one to the oldest. Pretty good prizes for the food quality AND quantity!!

Thank Claudia V
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Got there before the Friday Night crowd hit. Had an OK cup of New England style clam chowder and a great sea food cobb salad. Would have had a bowl of the clam chowder but my waiter warned me that the salad would be huge,...More

Thank retireejim2016
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We wanted a fresh fish dinner so we choose this resturant based on the reviews. The fish was fresh and well cooked but the portion size was very small especially for the price. The kicker was the price for the drinks which tasted watered down....More

Thank Suzanne c
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Fairly empty restaurant. Should have been a clue on a Saturday night. Daughter order fillet well done. Took 30 minutes to get meal. Cut into it. It was medium rare. It happens, no problem. They took it back and re-cooked it. Still pink. Like rubber....More

Thank Kschwartz62
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Our hotel concierge recommended Big Fish Tavern when we were looking for a casual spot to enjoy within walking distance of our hotel. We arrived just in time to watch the sun go down over the Pacific. Our Hostess saw to it that we had...More

Thank OMGYoga
Reviewed April 8, 2017

We were craving good seafood, so we drove 5 1/2 hours to stay over one night and eat seafood. Big Fish did not disappoint us and our waiter was kind and friendly.

Thank justmoxie
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Our entrees and drinks were incredible. Waitress was attentive, but didn't hover. Perfect evening until we ordered dessert. Creme brulee was awful. Whoever threw it together needs to go back to the dishroom. All three were not tempered correctly and had the consistency and texture...More

Thank Maebeth F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Melody B
What time is their happy hour on Friday?
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Adrienne E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but don't know. My first time at this restaurant.
j o
happy hour Friday night?
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have happy hour every night - including weekends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-4500
  • E-mail
House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer – the name says it all. This seafood savvy neighborhood hotspot boasts an upbeat atmosphere and a straightforward menu of fresh fish perfectly paired with one of the best ice cold beer selections in town. From the clean, vibrant interior to the relaxing ocean views of the wraparound dining patio, BIG FISH is uniquely Laguna Beach.
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