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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.
$10 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

No waiting at 10am on a Friday morning. We were seated by the rail with a great view of the water- but unfortunately at the end that was close to the sink and work area. Enjoyed the tasty huevos rancheros and waffles and chicken, large...helpings- 4 waffles and 3 pieces of fried chicken. Reasonable prices and good service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 3, 2021

It was a celebration of my wife's retirement, her last day working. The Cliff is a low key, friendly restaurant with a great view & great service. Jorge was our server & he was excellent along with the other servers. My wife wanted to dine...outside with an ocean view & The Cliff is a great place for both. We were seated along the railing, which afforded us a great view of the ocean, We started with cocktails, which were awesome. I had a Martini, my wife had the Summer Sangria. The Sangria was tasty & beautifully prepared. We ordered the Shrimp Ceviche for an appetizer, it was really good but a little pricy for what you got. After reviewing the menu, we both ended up ordering the Fish & Chips. Very unusual because we never order the same dish as we like to share to experience different items. Anyway, the Fish & Chips were great. Large pieces of fish with excellent fries. We were both very happy with our meal & the views cannot be beat. I'm sure we'll be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021

wanted a ocean view and outside dining. Both were in abundance at the Cliff. the service is prompt and very friendly. Food was fair. the Fish taco's were a large portion and very tasty. The fish and shrimp tempura were on the skimpy side.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021

Upon our arrival at Laguna we took a short walk to The Cliff and we were seating outside quickly. Fal was our server and she was great! We had Calmari steak and ahi poke as appetizers and I highly recommend both. The next morning, because...of our pleasant experience the night before, we headed back to the Cliff for brunch and once again Fal was our server. We split the breakfast burrito that came with breakfast potatoes and it was awesome! Also, I ordered the Blood Mary and it was a meal itself!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 16, 2021

The view can’t be beat. Jorge was a great waiter, attentive, but not overly so. The food was absolutely amazing! What a great place!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

Wonderful food and views! We visited in May 2021 on our way to San Diego and we enjoyed everything this restaurant had to offer. From the calamari steak appetizer to the fish and shrimp - it was excellent! Visit when you can!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 14, 2021 via mobile

This was amazing! The food and atmosphere were great. It can be chilly in May so you’ll need puffer or long sleeves. Excellent food.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 12, 2021 via mobile

Stopped by early one day for breakfast. Great view, food was ok. Nothing to complain about but with the delicious options available in Laguna Beach it suffers a bit in comparison. Definitely worth it if you want the view, because its spectacular. Service was very...good.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 4, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely spectacular location and view. We have never been impressed with the quality of the food. This visit we noticed a definite improvement. Staff has always been friendly and efficient. Happily, change there.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 14, 2021

We had a great breakfast here. We had pancakes and French toast which both were great. The staff was super friendly and attentive. Side note: My son pointed out the bunnies below on the cliffs and our server/manager told us all about them. He got...the carrots out to give the bunnies their morning breakfast. Highlight for my kids which always makes a meal out more enjoyable for all of us.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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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 Greg P | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were plenty of dogs here while we were enjoying it
November 9, 2017|
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Yes, The Cliff Restaurant offers takeout services.

The Cliff Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5