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Nick's Laguna Beach

440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
+1 949-376-8595
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“asparagus fries” (77 reviews)
“butter cake” (56 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in on a whim because Denver friends challenged us to visit. Wow!! Are we ecstatic we did. Beyond wonderful grilled artichoke. Garlicky but not too. Salt dusted to enhance the flavor and dipping sauces that tested our ingredient memory. To add just a...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a chance on getting into this place and walked in. It’s always busy and luckily we managed to get a bistro table (regular table was 1.5 hour wait) so I would suggest booking. I can now see why as the food was excellent....More

Thank ChrisJames204
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 7 for lunch We had a super great appetizers: grilled shrimp, fried asparagus and raw tune. Main courses: mixed seafood soda, rib sandwich and buttermilk chicken. All dishes were exceptionally tasty.

Thank Tarek b
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stop by almost weekly in the late afternoon to be able to sit at the bar. The cocktails are consistently excellent and the food selections are great. My favorite combo is the single barrel Margarita with the Tuna Tartare.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long Heisler Park to Crescent Bay Wall we headed to Nicks for lunch. I ordered the Bistro Plate and it was the perfect light lunch. Staff was very friendly and it’s right across from the beach. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Traci P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended for nice location and great food. Customer service is good as well. Well balanced menu! Yum yum

Thank george u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, this was the best we found on our road trip, but it was still way below expectations for a $150 meal. The starter was bland and way too big. Supermarket standard potato salad - be embarrassed!! The main was insufficient. We didn’t bother with...More

1  Thank Nick Natalia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here on recommendation from our hotel and it was great. They had a menu for kids and offered a good selection.

Thank Adrine K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience was wonderful. Third time in Laguna, first time at Nick's (because we live no where near an ocean, I have always booked us at restaurants with an ocean view. No longer! This place has been our favorite in Laguna. The drinks (I got...More

Thank Ttug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only stopped in for a drink; the Berry Mojito was great and had the asparagus fries...... AMAZING. Then finished with great coffee and the butter cake with berries and fresh whipped cream Yummy stop nice place!

Thank RachelGebaide
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Brandy W
26 March 2018|
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Response from Albert C | Reviewed this property |
The place is always very busy with a lot of energy but not so loud that you can not carry on a conversation.
21 August 2017|
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Response from vam518 | Reviewed this property |
Many parking lots and street parking with meters. Beautiful walk and everything is in walking distance.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
No ocean view. I believe Las Brisas, on the north side of the main beach, has ocean view. We didn't eat there so I can't comment on the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
    (Laguna Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-8595
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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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