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The Cliff Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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, 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
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All reviews crab dip calamari steak salad taco fries quesadilla great view valet parking beautiful sunset overlooking the ocean watch the sunset can't beat the view decent food great lunch enjoy the view worth the wait main beach
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We headed here for lunch on our first day in Laguna, having had a wonderful lunch here a few years ago on a prior visit. Again it was a highlight of the trip. Wonderful food, spectacular view of the beach, and great service. You can't...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank PrairiePaddler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We kind of stumbled upon this place and I’m happy we did. Johnny was our server and he provided excellent service!!! The clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had!! Get a BOWL! Not a cup :) And save room for dessert !! His description...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BrittnyeNicole
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place. You can walk through a few shops before you get to the hostess stand (or go around) which is great because the art shops are beautiful. I had the Ahi poke bowl and my husband had the lobster salad. We both really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Cburkie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we came here the first day of our trip and it might’ve been the best view and food of the whole trip! I had the mahi burrito which was perfectly cooked and delicious. the management was superb and the manager/owner came by and spoke to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank J1860CLnathanw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst walking on the beach in the beautiful town of Laguna. We spotted the restaurant on the cliffs edge. It looked busy and people seemed very happy. So we had to check it out. 0nce we got there, we found that the restaurant was named...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Harry2J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view and wonderful food. Came her for brunch with some friends enjoyed some cocktails and some Eggs Benedict. Little pricey but look at where your at. Worth the wait to sit outside but Sunday brunch can be a very long wait.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank cherrybelle77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the 10th time I have visited this restaurant. My friend and I split the chicken nachos; that turned out to be a stack of corn chips with a small amount of cheese and lots of chuck chicken on top. Once you ate...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Vlk-707
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is all outdoor seating. Beautiful views, and the food and drinks were delicious. However the wind and rain came up and we had to leave - really no choice.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anne D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

My wife and I on a trip to San Diego stopped here for a Sunset dinner. We were not disappointed! Service was excellent, food was delicious and our table was perfect for the sunset!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

... except when it is raining and windy. Then only the hearty are on the deck and the rest of us retreated to the cozy (but crowded) bar. Still the beer and the food were pretty good.

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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