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Crystal Cove Shake Shack

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7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
(949) 497-9666
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Albany, NY
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought it was just shakes and with June gloom that was the last thing we needed. Instead enjoyed BLT with avocado and 2 kids meals for $5. Quaint take out containers and fries were still hot by time we got back to Marriott. Fully appreciated real quality ketchup packs and silverware. Dinners were delicious for $22 total. Restaurant had heat... More 

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orangevale CA
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Every time we drove by the shake shack there would be a line of cars waiting for a parking place so we decided to give it a try and I'm glad we did. Each one of us ordered a different shake and tried each other. We had a strawberry, a black cherry, a pineapple and a peanut butter shake. We... More 

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Playa Del Carmen
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Crystal Cove is located at the end of a beautiful trail that leads to a very serene, isolated beach. It has a few shops a great restaurant and bar as well as old cottages for rent. The beach has lots of tide pools and is fun for everyone. It's a,beach everyone should visit. The restaurant is very busy and wait... More 

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Fox Island, Washington
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Right on the side of the road. Its convenient, quick, and you have a great view from their outdoor deck. Surprisingly crowded sometimes, but go ahead and squeeze in. Breakfast and lunch are served. The food is pretty standard burgers, fries, and shakes. You get about what you would expect.

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Thank Robin F
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is a great place to stop for burgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes especially when you are hiking in Crystal Cove, or just around the Laguna Beach/Newport Beach area. It doesn't get 5 stars because parking is very limited. On busy days, people have to wait in line for parking until someone leaves and the line can go all the way... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

All by itself right on the Pacific coast Hwy, this gem has good simple food, reasonable prices and A FANTASTIC VIEW. Nothing fancy, order at window and food is brought to your table. Open for breakfast Lunch and dinner. Dinner is a tough seat to get even an hour before sunset because of the limited parking. We were there breakfast... More 

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Thank Tom B
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We walked to the Shake Shack from the Los Trancos parking lot (through the tunnel). Definitely better to walk. Virtually no parking and cars are all lined up just to get in. The line was a little long but moved quickly. Nice ocean view seating. The food was good, just a little expensive for what it is. $11 sandwiches and... More 

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Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada
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158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I had read rave reviews about this spot and how it's "THE" place to stop for milk shakes. I'm not sure I'd rate their shakes above other shakes, to be honest - but who cares! After struggling to find parking, we committed to staying and giving it a try and we weren't disappointed. The shakes were still good - and... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I will admit, we originally parked a short walk North on PCH at the Crystal Cove State Park lot ($15 per day, or less with validation from Beachcomber), and rode the shuttle ($1 per person each way) to the beach, planning on having brunch at The Beachcomber. Once we were told the wait was going to be 90+ minutes, we... More 

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Bethel, New York
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Stop! Plan on a burger and a shake, quick service, and a smile as you get back on the road. It's really good, not fancy and w/o a fancy price.Great view - Yes, they have seating/umbrellas. Parking. (Very quick turn off Hway)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 497-9666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?