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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab dip” (21 reviews)
“calamari steak” (17 reviews)
“salad” (47 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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11 - 20 of 828 reviews

Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

We were with a group of nine people and on a Sunday afternoon we were seated quickly outside in the terrace. The views are absolutely stunning. We had the bruschetta and it was delicious! We also had the bread pudding which was also delicious. My...More

Thank pickvacations
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We had been to this little area with shops on a previous trip to Laguna Beach, and the folks sitting at this restaurant looked to be in the perfect spot for a meal. Spot on! We stopped for lunch on this trip through and were...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We came here for the views. It gets 4 out of 5 stars because the Hostess was rude. She showed us a table and put the menus down. When I asked if we could sit two tables over, she said "Get your menus" and walked...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

This was the first time dining at this lovely gem of a restaurant. We did call ahead seating at 6p, as they did not take reservations. We seated about 6:30p and missed most of the sunset. The service was superb. We ordered crab nachos and...More

Thank Sherri L
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Good friends lived in Laguna Beach for years, so we decided to stop there and see if it lived up to all their hype. Let’s just say, I can see why they loved the place. While there, we wanted to stop someplace with a view...More

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time enjoying the spectacular views of this place! And all the boutiques that surround it. We were told by a local to go here and so glad we did. We visited for a HH at the bar for $2 off and half...More

Thank Krystal S
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. The view is spectacular with food to match. My wife and I enjoyed the The Cliff for a lunch on our trip to California and we loved it. We started with drinks. My wife had a Mai-Tai and I had a...More

Thank JCBags
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here and although we had to wait 20 minutes for a table, it was worth it. Good drinks, too.

Thank SueAnn C
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Love the food and always had good service. Valet parking and unique shops make this a must stop every time I'm in Laguna.

Thank theoaks1954
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We went for lunch and got a table at the rail with a gorgeous view. Our waiter was Eric and he was terrific. Friendly but not overly so. Did a great job. My husband had the clam chowder and a calamari steak which he enjoyed....More

Thank skm4444
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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.
Gretchen M
March 3, 2017|
Response from The Cliff R | Property representative |
Three dollars per hour. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day
Gretchen M
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
$3 plus tip. Lot is open during restaurant hours.
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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
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, 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: +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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