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“Clean, tasty food”

Nick's Laguna Beach
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Ranked #1 of 169 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
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“Clean, tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I took some clients here. What a great place. Although a little loud for me, three good was excellent.We started with the shrimp taquitos, which were crisp and nicely spiced. I had the halibut sandwich which was fresh and tasty. My clients had the sea bass and chicken pot pie, which they sol said was great.

If i come back to laguna beach,i would definitely come back.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Halibut Sandwich with Flair”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

It is rare to find a good fresh fish entree and this place delivers with it's grilled halibut sandwich
stuffed with great, fresh California arugula and coleslaw...yum. The only detraction was the big,
fat size of the briouche roll that encompasses it. Intimate and dimly lit with open outdoor balcony seating and friendly servicers made for a nice stop. A bit too noisey though.

  • Visited February 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Went back a second time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

With a recommendation from our hotel, we lunched here on arrival. Because it was off season, we didn't have much trouble getting in, and each loved the Blackened Halibut Sandwich. The sides were imaginative and went well. We returned a few days later for lunch again, and sampled other wonderful dishes. The service was excellent and helpful, the atmosphere comfortably urban.

  • Visited February 2013
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laguna beach
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“this place is a favorite of ours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

the decor, the ambiance, the menu choices, friendly servers and excellent food keeps this place on the top of our list of favorites in town. great for people watching as beachgoers and shoppers pass by.

  • Visited November 2012
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phoenix
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“Great service at cozy, happening spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Went here last evening with a dear friend who lives in Laguna area. It's one of her favorite spots and is now one of mine. You walk in to a flurry of fun - the bar is packed, the tables are lively and the host makes you feel special from the beginning. Our server, Michael, couldn't have been more gracious, welcoming or helpful! And other servers were helping each other making it feel like the whole restaurant was intent on making our experience special. The food was also delicious. Great fun in a beautiful spot!

  • Visited February 2013
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