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“+ Outstanding food, + welcoming atmosphere, + attentive staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nick's Laguna Beach

Nick's Laguna Beach
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Ranked #1 of 165 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
Description: Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful outdoor patio. Our décor highlights several artistic touches, from inlaid abalone and oyster-shell accents to artistic mosaic tile floors. The Exotic wood-trimmed booths and hand-blown glass lamps along with warm tones of brown, blue and sand complement the exposed brick walls. Our exhibition kitchen showcases the talents of our passionate culinary team. Nick’s Laguna Beach has become a favorite in Orange County to dine, drink and escape.
Santa Cruz, California
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“+ Outstanding food, + welcoming atmosphere, + attentive staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Nick’s is amongst my favorite restaurants in California. I have been twice at the Nick’s in Laguna Beach and had both times and outstanding experience!
Unfortunately the small local chain restaurant only concentrates on Southern California so far.
This place is always packed with locals no matter the day of the week. The staff is very attentive and friendly and the food outstanding! With my first bite of the fried asparagus I got immediately addicted. And their Ribeye Melt is to die for.

In summary the Nick’s doesn’t only serves superior dishes; the atmosphere is welcoming, and the drinks delicious. Try their pear salty pear cocktail and their honey blonde beer. I bet you will return ASAP!

+ Inviting interior
+ Attentive and friendly staff
+ Outstanding food and tasty drinks

Notes: Make reservations for larger groups

  • Visited October 2012
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Extremely reasonable prices, large portions, friendly staff, you won't go wrong here. We had the ribs and the fried chicken and both were great!. I tried to look at everything that passed by me on a plate and it all looked really good. Large burgers and sandwiches, all looked very nice. The only bad thing was the server said they were served Chilean Sea Bass as a special. I'm not sure if she was correct or not but if it was actually Chilean Sea Bass and not just Sea Bass, it's a big no no. It's at the top of the endangered seafood list and no responsible chef would put it on their menu at this time. Anyway, a great experience.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Brunch!! Who Knew?!?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Been to Nick's a few times when visiting Laguna but was not aware that they had brunch on the weekends. Stopped in before a flight home to have a bite and enjoyed the Market Day cocktail and the chicken and waffle stack. Delicious!
Nick's gets crowded so, if there isn't a table available, grab a seat at the bar. The service is great!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food and bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This restaurant had a really nice vibe and the food and service were fabulous. We loved our steaks, mac n chees, sauteed sprouts, great cocktails and wine list.

Visited October 2012
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stopped by this place during the lunch hour.....good luck getting a seat.....its packed. Being on vacation, we had time to wait and a table opened up fairly quickly so we were good. We sat out on the balcony so we watched the people and cars drive by (counted at least 5-10 exotic cars).

The food was really good; I had a salad with noodles and some sort of asian style dressing (I think......only salad with noodles)....and it was hands down one of the best salads I've ever had. My wife got a some sort of a burger with fries and she loved hers too. Would definetely recommend stopping in here (durin off hours would be better though).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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