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The Cliff Restaurant

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American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
19494941956
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Anaheim, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the ocean on a cliff with stunning views. Staff is excellent food is very good, reasonably priced. Shops and entertainment nearby.

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Thank dan9669
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband's quesadea was unusual, well presented and tasty. My shrimp and crab salad:. Tons of fresh seafood, rest was unremarkable. Service there (two visits) allows plenty of time to enjoy the view. There can be a wait on weekends.

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Thank Carolyn B
Laguna Beach
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This open and airy outdoor restaurant has reasonable food and prices. Great view. Good service. A local favorite.

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Thank agatestreet
Fort Worth
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to eat lunch here after arriving in LA. What a great start to a vacation. Beautiful views, along with a great lunch and drinks. I highly suggest the crab dip, it was wonderful.

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Portland, Oregon
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great cocktails and food. Awesome location and great views! Valet parking and shopping! Nice waitstaff and accommodating cooks!

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Thank Skookumlukum
Texas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great restaurant with the perfect backdrop. Drinks, food & service were excellent. Take the surrounding in after eating with a walk down the beach.

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Thank Lisafaye61
Miami
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, good food. Valet parking available. I enjoyed a delicious martini. Server was very nice. Moderate prices

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Thank Appleramos
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food with a beautiful setting. Chicken nachos were amazing, husband ordered carnitas and said they were very good.

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Thank ckmoffett
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They don't take reservations, but do allow for call-ahead seating. We did that before we left our hotel and were seated immediately upon arrival for an evening dinner. other reviews are on target about the location and view - beautiful for a Pacific Coast sunset. We had a waiter who was great - friendly and attentive (shout-out to Aaron). Food... More 

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Thank Jim H
Grass Valley, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was get out of town day so a good breakfast was a must. The night before we had a beautiful dinner at a Resturant called Splashes the waiter (Pete) recommended a good breakfast spot for the next day. He told us they had great food and was right on the beach, he lied about nothing. Just another spot that... More 

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Thank James E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: 19494941956
Description
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in 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?