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Nick's Laguna Beach

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Delta, Canada
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped in at Nick's on a rainy afternoon. It was a late lunch that turned into an early dinner. We sampled a few tapas which were outstanding. The drinks were well prepared old fashioned cocktails that were memorable. We enjoyed the service and the fellow customers so much we stayed for dinner as well. Great spot.

Thank Ken L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait staff is always great. Never had a bad meal. With reservations, you get seated within minutes. Yes, it is more "bar" volume inside so if you are looking for quiet, not the place for you.

Thank William C
York, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for drinks on a business trip and they rocked! We each had a martini and the bar is great (it's sits in the middle of the restaurant so there is lots of scenery). We didn't eat dinner here but the menu looked good and the place was packed on a December Friday night.

Thank Liana B
Grand Rapids
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great and food was great. You need to try the meatloaf! The staff knows the food very well. They always seem to be busy.

Thank pmt1234
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation at this very busy spot. We were seated on time. The atmosphere is fun and energetic. The menu has so many choices, and everything was delicious. The artichoke appetizer and asparagus fries were fantastic starters. Dinners were great, and the Buttercake dessert was out of this world. Service was outstanding. Can't wait for next visit.

Thank Petey126
San Jose, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had dinner at Nick's during our recent vacation in Laguna Beach. The service, food, and atmosphere at the restaurant were all excellent. Service - the wait staff was very attentive and did a great job of taking care of us. Our requests were attended to promptly even though the restaurant was completely full. Our food both... More 

Thank Daveymouseonthewheel
Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Nick's/Laguna Beach for lunch, and had a wonderful meal. Service was excellent; ambience was energetic and fun; the food was delicious. Had the "Blackened Fish Sandwich," which was Mahi-Mahi on the day I visited. It was a BIG sandwich; great value! Will definitely return.

Thank TheBrasilian
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, amazing food. Memorable 15th anniversary dinner! The wait was over an hour long because reservations were full but worth it. Ribeye melt was so good. Husbands filet cooked exactly to specifications. Drinks and dessert also great. Will be back next time we are in LB

Thank jjd15
Washington, DC
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take my advice...go early! There are always long lines at Nick's and if you eat there, you will know why. We arrived around 4:30 with no wait. By the time we left, it was packed. We had the grilled artichoke (delicious) and both had the grilled fish sandwich. Paired with a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this was a... More 

Thank larry126
Scottsdale, Arizona
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ran into this restaurant last year and are now forever fans..we were in Laguna last week and had to eat there, so fantastic that we ate there the next night too.

Thank Gina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?