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Big Fish Tavern

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540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473 (Legion)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised at the creative and vast menu. They offer a seared edamame with a soy reduction glaze that was outstanding. The portion was huge! We also had the New Orleans grilled cheese and the turkey dip sandwich. Both were delicious. If you are in the area, check it out. You... More 

Thank JulesnSC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although our team didn't win, this was a great spot to watch football.... And we also watched the sunset over the ocean! The food & drinks were good & prices were very reasonable! Our server, "Chelsea" did a great job. Also free parking in the deck next door. I would visit this place again!

Thank thinkin'vacation
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I have had better food at Long John Silver. I ordered the double lobster tail fof $44 They were so small I could hardly see then hiding in the pile of over cooked vegetables. The tails were rubbery & dripping with oil. Save your money.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Big Fish Tavern has great views of the Pacific Ocean ... We saw a whale from here !!!! Located on second floor a shopping area .. Easy pay parking in the back ..the bar area is intermingled with the restaurant area which makes it pretty fun .. Locals come to watch sports events ..TVs are all around I love the... More 

Thank Christine B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, 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: 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?