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Big Fish Tavern - CLOSED

540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
+1 949-715-4500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (29 reviews)
“fondue” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
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1 - 10 of 280 reviews

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been closed for almost a year, yet ranks #1 for Seafood Restaurants. Update your listings please. There are plenty of great seafood restaurants in Laguna...this was not one of them. Beers were cold, the view was great and you cold always get...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gjuillena
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We like Big Fish but every time we visit there always seems to be reservations for the tables that have a good view. This last time we came in at 5pm, had a quick dinner, and still nobody was at the front tables. So make...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We ate in a open air room on the second floor overlooking the ocean. Great service and energy. We all had the fish tacos and they were great.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Greg M
Reviewed August 13, 2017

This place is on the second floor with a nice view of the ocean and Laguna. We were a bit pressed for time when we came for dinner. Service was a bit slow (there was a large party seated so perhaps that was why it...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jerjon
Reviewed August 6, 2017

There are so many restaurants in the Laguna area - when we wanted some seafood (and other options), this place jumped out on Trip Advisor - plenty of menu variety, but lots of fresh fish offerings, as well...my husband and I could enjoy fresh catches,...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank jackmom1112
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Big Fish Tavern is located right across the street from The Laguna Surf where we stayed. Very nice location. My wife and I enjoyed Happy Hour there which starts at 4pm. Ordered Lobster Fondue. Plenrty for 2 people. Oysters on the Half Shell with all...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Rondo
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Let's start with the food it tasted great my little group started with the fried green beans and poke let's just say they were amazing. Then we moved on to the main meal three out of the six of us ordered the fish and chips....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tyler B
Reviewed June 6, 2017

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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Mike A
Reviewed May 24, 2017

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.

Date of visit: May 2017
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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Tom M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$30 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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