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The Cliff Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would agree with all of the previous reviews in that The Cliff gets 5 stars for the view alone but everything wasn't perfect. Suggestion (not a criticism) when serving chips and salsa, don't bring the chips in a plastic bag to the table. Our server, Ashley did an EXCELLENT job of making everything perfect and in her brief absence... More 

Thank barrett68
Columbus, Georgia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Request waterfront table, so worth the wait. The views are fabulous. The service was great and the food was delicious. Could have sat here all day!

Thank Patty C
Grand Junction
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the great view and the food was really good and the service was good as well. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Cristopher H
Laguna Hills, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is almost always a wait from 30 to 90 minutes or more at the cliff. They don't take reservations, but they do take call ahead seating up to 60 to 90 minutes before you actually arrive. The food is not bad, but nothing to really shout about it, and the prices reflect their open air location overlooking the beach... More 

Thank Bob F
Surprise, Arizona
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This a great restaurant with a fantastic view. The food is great , the burgers are huge. Love the valet parking. Can call one hour ahead of time, which is a great service.

Thank cheeksnbull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for drinks on Sunday... And had to go back on Wednesday for a "redo". Just beautiful! It would be a great location for a small romantic wedding.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Anaheim, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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.

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 5 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.

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 5 days ago NEW

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

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank txtraveler2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free
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
Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 19494941956
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?