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“Great food and atmosphere”

Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #4 of 178 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Was in Laguna on business and this restaurant was recommended. What great food and service.
I came in late for dinner, sat at the bar, and the food was excellent and service from Bobby was great as well.

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Thank Ben S
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Went for dinner on a Wednesday night, had to wait about 30 minutes, no problem sat at the bar with appetizers and cocktails. Dinner was delish, had ribs, others had short ribs, sea bass, steak, salad, everything was really tasty. If I'm ever in the area again I would definitely go back.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, good service, and reasonable prices--what could be better? Definitely recommend, and definitely recommend making reservations in advance!

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My wife and I stopped by on a Friday (about noon) for lunch. There was a 20 minute wait for a table so we just sat the bar, which was perfectly fine. The place has a nice energetic vibe to it, and while not huge (it seats 70 per the fire code sign near the door), we really enjoyed it. The service (by the bartenders) was attentive and efficient and, frankly, was as good if not better than some fine dining places we have visited.We were very pleased with the food. We ordered the fried deviled eggs ($8) (and yes, they are as good as the other reviews say--don't miss them), and the shrimp taquitos.($12) which were also excellent (we split those dishes). For our main course, we split the Ribeye melt ($16), which was also a great choice. The portions were generous but not crazy, and this was plenty of food for us. A few Upper Long Island Ice Teas ($11), some David Bruce Pinot ($14) and some La Crema Chardonnay ($11) completed the meal. We loved the place, and will be back!

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Thank Steve421
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

I've walked by Nick's many times, but never stopped in since we don't tend to go out for big fancy meals. Since we were meeting family in Laguna, the occasion called for something special. Everyone was very happy with their food, from the salmon to the veggie burger. The service was excellent as well. It's not very big, so it would be good to plan well ahead and make reservations.

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Thank DSSanDiego
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