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Nick's Laguna Beach

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As featured in Best Food in Laguna Beach
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440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 (Laguna Ave)
+1 949-376-8595
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meal at Nick's so much last year that we had to come back again and we were not disappointed. The location is great and if you can get a table outside and enjoy the weather, even better. Try the tuna tartare appeteaser, awesome and enough to share. I had to have the chilean seabass again and it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't get seated until 30 minutes after our reservation! Food is very good, cocktail menu great and butter cake will defiantly raise your cholesterol levels.

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Thank 3Guapas
Johns Creek, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite simply the best restaurant in Laguna Beach. Excellent food, professional service, cool vibe, and always buzzing with activity. Do not miss the warm butter cake a la mode.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and very good service. We stopped in at noon and were immediately seated. I had the fried chicken sandwich and my husband had the prime rib sandwich. Sandwiches were served with a choice of sides. We both had their chopped salad that was delicious. If we had more time we would have came back to try more of... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just can't beat Nick's for its stellar service, incredible menu & AMAZING food (you HAVE to save room for their butter cake with vanilla bean ice cream. I moaned as I ate it). Patio seating as well as indoors. Right on PCH. Reservations a must during weekends & holidays. Small resturant & always full. I dream about going back every... More 

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Thank ChrisM1960
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last year we visited Laguna and were referred to Nick's for lunch. We loved it! Today, as soon as we landed in Orange County we headed to Nicks for lunch and it was fantastic again. I think they have the best veggie burger ever and my husband loves the chicken sandwich. The servers are always great. There is parking behind... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meeting old friends at Nick's for dinner. We arrived separately, but only a few minutes apart. Unfortunately, when we checked in with the hostess, she told us that the other couple was not there, and that they did not have a reservation. As a result, we ended up waiting 40 minutes, only to find that (a) they did have a... More 

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Thank luv2travl003
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Atmosphere, friendly staff and typical bistro style plates freshly made. Long waiting time for walk-ins, so better reserve at least one week in advance. Great place for later dinners, other than in most other places you are not the only guest after 10 pm.

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Thank Christofer v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, plenty big to share, great prices! Love the atmosphere and bar! Great service! Friendly staff!

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Thank Danielle C
Seattle, Washington
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168 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nick's was recommended by the hotel where we were staying and it did not disappoint. We were there for lunch. I had two appetizers: the shrimp tacquitos & asparagus fries and my husband had the chicken sandwich. Everything was excellent. The sandwich was huge and a bit messy, the fries crisp but not oily and the shrimp blackened with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?