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Big Fish Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473 (Legion)
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent place to enjoy a nice casual dinner, the atmosphere is great , plenty of television screens for the sports oriented. Great food.

Thank Mario G
los angeles california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we ate there, we couldn't get over how good the chowder and clams were so good. This last visit, the lobster was undercooked and the shrimps in the shimp cocktail were very small and too soft. It has kind of view through the end windows which is nice. prices are reasonable. Would go there one more time... More 

Thank tropicalsun33
Sherman Oaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a solo diner it's not uncommon to be asked to sit somewhere other than the table and booths. Unfortunately the young Asian hostess was put off when I said I didn't want to sit at the bar. She told me to sit at any high top but when I tried to sit at one that allowed me to enjoy... More 

Thank Dianeinla
Vevey, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This really looks more like a bat than a restaurant with live music several evening per week. We sat near a window with a view on the sea - not full view as this is not sea side - but still with a view. Oysters were fresh and nice - very different from European oysters - worth trying. Rest of... More 

Thank Frenchfrog39
Agoura Hills, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner. My husband had lobster tails that were ok. I had seared ahi that was yummy and quite healthy. We also really enjoyed the edemane and sweet potato fries. Overall, good experience and we would go back again.

Thank Sharon_and-Family69
Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will definitely want to order the lobster fondue! This is delicious - words can't describe how yummy it is! Pretty much everything is great. We like to sit near the windows and look out at the view when we are at Big Fish. Also - great location to catch the game - plenty of screens. The staff is attentive... More 

Thank Lisa G
Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Ate here about a month ago and was pleasantly surprised. We shared 2 appetizers, the filet tips w/mushrooms and grilled artichoke, shared the 2 lobster tail dinner, creme brulee for dessert and 4 alcoholic drinks and it was $95 out the door with tax and tip! EVERYTHING was excellent. Going back this weekend! Nice atmosphere. Lady singing with a guitarist... More 

Thank shanna661
Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a wonderful place to have an outstanding dinner or just drinks. The bar area is large and roomy and the dining area has open windows of the ocean. The service was spot on and our food was quick to come. On some nights they have live music which was very entertaining. All kinds of choices on the menu,... More 

Thank M N
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My daughter and I attended the 2016 premier evening of the Art-A-Fair (like many others in the crowded expo, we were invited by the artist of a painting I purchased a few years ago). We had intended to get dinner at the onsite restaurant, but the menu proved unsuitable for my daughter's salt-restricted and vegan diet (she has heart failure).... More 

Thank Adrienne E
St. Louis, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My family and I just spent a weekend in Laguna Beach California. We all wanted to experience a good fish dinner, since we were on the beach in California. Well we found a place that we thoroughly enjoyed not once in the three days we were there, but we ate there for a second time the very next day. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: 949-715-4500
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?