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The Cliff Restaurant

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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great meal with a view to die for. The scallops were awesome. Will be back! We had a cocktail in the bar with views over the sea at sunset and then the meal to follow did not disappoint.

Thank Francesco D
Loudoun County, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch at The Cliff Restaurant overlooking Laguna Beach this past February (2017) with my daughter. The location cannot be beat. The seating is designed so almost every table has a spectacular view of the water and beach, and for that reason alone it's worth stopping for a meal. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find the food was... More 

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch at The Cliff while visiting Laguna Beach for spring break. The view here is spectacular! And the food and service were just as good. The ahi poke and fish tacos were among the best we had on our trip to Southern California. Our youngest daughter has a nut allergy and our waiter was very attentive... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was outstanding and the view priceless. The sound of the surf was beautiful to my ears. Call ahead to get on the waiting list. I had an hour and a half wait so try calling more than an hour ahead at peak times. They don't take reservations. They have some cute little shops on site as well as... More 

Thank LizaB00
Seaford, New York
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant. Perfectly situated for the perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. Food was delicious. Stopped there on our drive up the coast. Highly recommend this location.

Thank TLM821
Laguna Beach, California
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, I highly recommend this restaurant for it's view/location and bar/happy hour. Best deal in town for one of the best locations!! You will pay half the cocktail prices of Las Brisas and you are literally ON THE CLIFF right over the ocean. Shops located around restaurant make up it's own little village, very quaint. One of the... More 

Thank LagunaBell
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This super spot right over Laguna beach was great for our group of 15. The made sure we were well taken care of all night, the food was superb, the drinks plentiful and perfect, and you could not find better ambiance.

Thank Brian K
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cliff is perfectly placed with amazing oceanfront views - if a view is one of the highest priorities for you, then this is a great place to soak up the Pacific. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, service is friendly. The menu is perfectly balanced with healthy options (some beautiful salads) but other options that can lead you to... More 

Thank GemH_Lon-UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and friendly service- good food- great views and dog friendly!! Enjoyed the menu and the ambience!

Thank NikkitheTexasDoc
Tustin, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu and drink selections. Crab nachos are sensational (warning: big enough for two entrees). Expect a wait, yet the ocean view is worth it!

Thank Dennis R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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
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?