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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab dip” (21 reviews)
“calamari steak” (18 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The view is superb, the staff very friendly but the food is ok. Nothing special but also not bad. Worth paying a visit

Thank DantehetGooi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pros: The patio overlooking the ocean!! Chilaquiles were perfect! Fresh Berries very good. Service was ok Cons: The parking - I called ahead was told THEIR valet parking was $2 hour or street parking was $2 hour metered with 3 hour max. HOWEVER after breakfast...More

Thank la123brat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely view! Outdoor patio that’s covered. Waves crash belie. Yummy food and cocktails! Professional and friendly staff. Great way to start a anniversary get-a-way!

Thank gypsy90808
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just love the gorgeous view, the food and the great service at The Cliff. Fish tacos for my wife and the tempura-battered shrimp and fish for me with a nice bottle of chardonnay... perfect! The staff here are always so attentive and personable. Thanks...More

Thank ELunk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were in the area for a family funeral. We had one of the worst experiences with greeter / restaurant ever. In addition to deciding to seat another party ahead of us after being told we had a 20 minute wait (with what we can...More

Thank Fahmy M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great views of the beach ! We had the crab dip and it was so good. Nice refreshing drinks and good Service. Worth the wait time.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here to enjoy the view of the waves; the food is decent too. We visited twice during our last trip to Laguna. Once for happy hour; enjoyed some cool drinks. Service was OK although we ordered some nachos and it seemed to take forever...More

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the service and the ocean view were excellent, the California Omelet was stuffed with old Brown Avocado. The Huevos Rancheros were heavily garnished with 2 inch chunks of potatoes, and did not taste or look authentic. Kids did love the waffles. The Bloody Mary’s...More

Thank Crupi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for 3 years now. I celebrate my granddaughter Sofia's birthday at Laguna Beach every year and this is our place to go, to celebrate. Their ceviche is outstanding and their mahi mahi fish tacos are excellent! Everything on their menu...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family in July Very cosy area with artistic boutiques around. Absolutely fantastic location and views. A lot of choice on the menu, Mexican, seafood, burgers. Prices from 15-40$, with an average of 25 Friendly staff. Had hot crab dip for starter which was...More

Thank håkan c
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Gary M
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't accept reservations. But they have a waiting list which you can sign up for about an hour before your arrival.
Dawn D
April 1, 2018|
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Response from slayers911 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were plenty of dogs here while we were enjoying it
November 9, 2017|
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Response from skm4444 | Reviewed this property |
You can send an email to them. Look on their website. You're not allowed to post links on here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
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, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 949-494-1956
  • E-mail
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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