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“Best fast food view on the coast.”

Crystal Cove Shake Shack
Ranked #22 of 176 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

If you like malts, good burgers and a killer view, don't miss Shake Shack on coast highway. Short on parking, but with a little patience, you get a great meal. Many times you'll see some exotic cars stopping by.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This place has been recently purchased by the Ruby's diner chain and have expanded their menu. It used to be that they only served shakes and basic ice cream fare which is what drew us to them.
I knew I had found a great place when I asked if they could make a root beer shake and the young man behind the counter said "you mean a root beer freeze?" The old Fosters Freeze root beer freeze has always been one of my fave things so I thought I had found heaven. Sure enough it was a very close copy..(needed a bit more root beer)...and I savored it down to the last drop.
This place stays busy. Be prepared for a parking challenge and a bit of a wait, but it will be worth it. Especially on a hot summer day. Enjoy.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Excellent spot for an inexpensive breakfast or a shake. Overlooks the ocean you can see the dolphins from the seating area. Clean friendly place

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

They don't take Ruby's coupons here which was a bit frustrating as the coupon didn't state this and having to wait about twenty minutes just to park kind of ruined the feel of a good time. The view is great but the prices are high given that you're not served but instead order at a window. We loved visiting last year but this year we were disappointed.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Crustal Cove Shack Shack is actually a mini Ruby's (leased by the chain). The food is good and the prices reasonable but the view is why you go there. There's nothing like eating a sandwich (or breakfast or burger) on the outdoor patio (the only seating available) overlooking the beach/ocean.

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