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“it's the meat...man”

Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“it's the meat...man”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

the ribs were good...but the steak was better....great fries too...the patio is great for people watching

Visited March 2014
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Mountain View, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lunch at bar”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Sat at bar, had ahi salad and steak salad. Wonderful! Also the salty dog cocktail was fabulous. Good service, sitting at bar meant we didn't need to wait on a busy sunny Sunday.

Visited March 2014
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Laguna Beach, California
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Always busy...”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

The menu is limited, but the food is consistently good. The interior is very casual and a bit noisy.
Try for a table on the front patio especially if you like to people watch. The prices are reasonable___it is a good value. The biggest drawback is the long wait for a table. Make a reservation or plan to put your name in and take a long walk around town!

  • Visited February 2014
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Laguna Beach, California
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16 reviews
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“Nice location, great food!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nick's has a nice atmosphere, and the food is consistently very, very good. I have had dinner, lunch, and even breakfast on the weekends. It is often difficult to get in, so plan ahead if you are going to be there on the weekend.

  • Visited November 2013
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Zurich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“best in town!!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was wondering why even on Sunday and Monday evenings that there was even a wait of at least 20min even for me as a lonely business traveller.....I know now. Food at Nick's is excellent and just a very great value for the price!! I had a filet mignon and it was cooked to perfection. There is some nice beer on tap as well as a wide range of bottled beer. The atmosphere is lively and its a charming place to hang out in groups, family or even alone at the bar. I will be back once in Laguna again. Well done.

Visited February 2014
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