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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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Reviewed March 19, 2024 via mobile

Yum! Great location and good food. Parking is tight. You’ll most likely have to wait 5-10 min for a parking spot to open up. My son had a hotdog and said it was the best he has ever had! It had what seemed like texas...toast for a bun! Milkshakes were good too! Reminiscent of a restaurant from long ago. Great view and good quick food.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed July 30, 2023

Great service and great food, wonderful views! My grandsons loved their shakes and especially the fries.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 28, 2023 via mobile

This place is always busy and if you try it you’ll understand why. The parking lot is very small so you have to wait until a space opens up before you can park and there is usually a line onto PCH. Be patient and you’ll...enjoy your meal. You order at the shack and listen for your number to be called for both your shake and your food. They sell a variety of items: breakfast (eggs, burritos, avocado toast, French toast, pancakes, oatmeal), burgers, fish and chips, soup, hot dogs, sandwiches, fries, coffee, and a wide variety of shakes. They even sell beer but you must drink it on site. We had the cheeseburger and grilled hot dog with fries and we split the peanut butter cup milk shake. It was sooo good. We sat on a bench overlooking the ocean and Crystal Cove, it was the perfect lunch on a summer day!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed February 7, 2023 via mobile

We were able to go before the crowds arrived. Had the cinnamon roll French toast combo. It was delicious and eggs we’re prepared perfectly. Food was delivered fairly quickly, tasty and reasonably priced. More than enough to serve more than one person. Chocolate shake was...the best my husband has ever had. Had leftovers that reheated nicely as well. Will definitely return for more.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed November 7, 2022

OK, it's an iconic place in a very unique location and I love going to drive-ins like that, but I can't give it rave reviews. I went to the Husky Boy farther south on PCH in Laguna Beach a couple of days before and I'd...say it's better. I'm basing my review on only three items: a cheeseburger, fries, and a caramel shake. The cheeseburger was good, but nothing to write home about and nothing out of the ordinary. The fries were good to very good; crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. The shake ($7.99) was too thick and did not have enough caramel flavor. If you like eating your shakes with a spoon, this one was for you. Personally, I like to be able to drink it through a straw and that was a no go with this one. So...would I go back? I've driven by this place a dozen times and it's always been so crowded that I haven't stopped. Today, it wasn't and I took advantage of that and I'm not sorry I did, but I wasn't excited about the place. That said, yes, if it was time to eat and if I was going by and if it wasn't crowded, I'd stop again. The view is fantastic.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

The Shake Shack … a Newport Beach tradition for our family and visited by us every year for the past 20+ when we vacation in the area. The shakes are great and the “beach fare” food is very tasty. This visit I had a seared...tuna steak sandwich and thoroughly enjoyed it. Oh yes, the view of Crystal Cove from atop the bluff where the Shake Shack sits is fabulous! One note of caution, the parking lot is small and you occasionally need to que on the side of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH); so worth it!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022 via mobile

Gorgeous view and setting. Very efficient and friendly operation. I had a milk shake with fish and chips. The meal was very generously portioned with four fairly large pieces of fried fish, and fries. The milkshake was delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

Best view in Orange County overlooking the beach and Pacific Ocean. Parking can be tough and crazy hard during summer months. A genuine California experience.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

Winding up our 11 day drive from Canada to Mexico we stopped here late Sunday morning on Memorial Day Weekend. They serve both regular and decaf coffee. The kiosk is a window order and outdoor seating. The view is spectacular. Perched high by the roadside...on Highway 1 overlooking the beach and crystal blue Pacific ocean below, I just had to try out their Chili Cheese Dog and share fries with Jan. Messy to eat, but equally delicious. A recommended quick stop between Los Angeles and San Diego for a 1/4 lb Big City Red DogMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

Excellent service, it was worth the wait. We will be back for sure. We had burgers and milkshakes. Really friendly staff.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

Depending on when you go there can be a line of cars and/or people. There are only about 10 parking spots so patience is key but does move quicker than you expect. The shakes were the biggest hit in our group. Burgers were very good...but not as good as the chain with a similar name. Service is brisk and the views of the beach and sunset is spectacular.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 24, 2022

I am a teacher with a small private school and we took our students to Crystal Cove for an end of the year field trip. We had called in an order for our students and they went above and beyond in customer service! They wrote...each child's name on their lunches/shakes despite being very busy! They were on time with our order and the food was great! All the teachers (myself included) were so pleased with how helpful they were! The manager even came out to greet us and had one of the workers help me carry our cart full of food down the stairs to our students! A + Shake Shack!!!! -MichelleMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

Recently visited Crystal Cove Shake Shack while on a family vacation. Parking can be a problem backing up into the highway however we got a spot in a 5 minutes. Service for ordering was fast and friendly. Food in less than 10 minutes. Burgers and...shakes were very good. Awesome views from the cliff above Crystal Cove. $20 Per person for a tasty cheeseburger, fry and shake.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Nice view, but other than that…cheeseburger was fine, shake was okay. Sweet potato fries were not great. 20 bucks for a burger, fries and a shake. Just average food, cost too much.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

While driving up The Pacific Coast Highway on business with my coworker, we decided to stop at the Crystal Cove Shake Shack. The place is tiny and if you blink you’ll miss it. The parking lot is small and the building is as well. You...order your food at an outdoor walk-up window. We decided to split two meals. We ordered the Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich (BLTA) with coleslaw, and the cheese burger with fries. The eating area is a small outdoors area on a wooden patio, which consists of several small tables and a long wooden bench (think bar top) overlooking the ocean. It’s a tight area, but that’s no big deal. While you wait for your food, you can enjoy the.view. Once your food is ready, which was fairly fast, they call your number to pick up your order at a side door. The food was delicious. The BLTA was toasted with fresh avocado and all. The coleslaw was tasty with a hint of mustard for flavor I think. The burger was good and the fries are thin and crispy. If you are looking for a nice little lunch joint to try with beautiful ocean views for a ver reasonable price, give them a try. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
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