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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Location right on the water Full menu with live music Fun bar scene w TVs to watch games Nice staff 3$ an hour parking charge

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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

An amazing sunset watching Dolphins swim by How is that for ambience Wide selection of food, good service and reasonable prices make this restaurant a great choice

Thank NandJNewJersey
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Located above the beach, right on the waterfront. Nice view. Outdoor eating. Glass walls buffer the incoming winds, making it comfortable eating. Food was very good. I ordered Fish & Chips, wife order Crab Cakes. Portions are fair, but not huge. Expect to pay $16-$22...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The food here is good but average. . The view was worth it though. The dining is outdoors looking at the water. Wonderful.

Thank jayjaymag
Reviewed October 28, 2016

All outside dining and looking right at the water. If you call when you are on your way they will take your name and put you in line. They do not do reservations. They have live music at might which was fun. Definitely a local...More

Thank Pandee
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Worst breakfast I had in America so far. $6 coffee was cold, fruit served was old and soggy. Fruit juice not fresh as stated on the menu

Thank zzannaleinzz
Reviewed October 20, 2016

I love the location overlooking the ocean. It is especially beautiful around sunset. The food and service are very good too. The only drawback is parking space. It is almost impossible to find a parking spot around dinner time. Come very early to find your...More

Thank wzain
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a wonderful meal and the service was very friendly. The food was great, the location was even greater! Try the Bread Pudding Bites with Whiskey sauce... SO FREAKING delicious!

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A enjoyable and busy bar, lots of people and seems popular with the locals. On a warm day great place to hang out and enjoy the sunset and ocean view.

Thank ck0421
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Just happened on this place driving up the coast and was lured in by the music. Fun local's crowd dancing to the jam band - i jumped right in. Got a glass of wine. It Was very crowded so i sat at the bar and...More

Thank Tracey S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gretchen M
How much for valet parking and what are the hours for March 4 2017
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
How much for the valet parking and what are the hours for February 2017
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
$3 plus tip. Lot is open during restaurant hours.
wht is the zip code
June 29, 2016|
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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
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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.