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Nick's 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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11:00 - 22:00
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Started the meal with two most excellent cocktail choices. The first was a tequila based spicy martini and the other was a cucumber Collins. Both suited each of our tastes. Our meals were the sea bass and the baby back ribs. The sea bass was cooked to perfection. It melted in the mouth and was accompanied by delicious mashed potatoes... More 

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Thank Denise F
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is small however, it's comfortable and the bar is nice. The food was great (recommend the rib eye sandwich!) and the staff friendly.

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Thank GPNTJ
Laguna Beach
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great brunch. Miles our server was excellent. Great combinations of flavors. The mimosa was really fresh. The location was perfect.

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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch at the bar with a friend and it was incredible. The kale and quinoa salad was fantastic and the black and blue mojito was delicious. Service was efficient and friendly and it was a fun atmosphere. I highly recommend making reservations.

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WestSlope,CO
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended Nick's. We didn't bring any dressy clothes on our trip, so we wanted somewhere we could go in our jeans but get a good meal, and Nick's was a great choice! I later read their mission statement on their website, and I'd say they fulfilled their mission of impeccable service, great food and a comfortable atmosphere. We... More 

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Thank misspWestSlope_CO
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

NICK's is definitely a Staple in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach! My Hubby and I have been coming here since they opened in 2008! I love the Open air feel of the restaurant, it has fantastic downtown Laguna views! It's also cool the Kitchen is on display and you get to see the hustle and bustle as they prepare... More 

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Thank LagunaBch
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came on a Sunday for a late lunch, really good food (we both had burgers and some artichoke), nice wine and cool atmosphere.

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Thank HollyS_0
Irvine, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Early dinner on Valentine's Day. Have walked by many times and it was packed, now o know why. Short menu that covers all the bases. I could have ordered anything on the menu, it all looked fabulous. Will defiantly be returning here. Our server Dindo also did a great job.

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Thank davelink1120
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for couples, friends, business...lunch, dinner our just cocktails and appetizers.can't miss with this wonderful lively local restaurant.Food is always fresh and prepared to perfection.Great customer service.

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Thank Rhonda W
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service, and the ambience are all excellent. This is a small but lively restaurant on the main street in Laguna. The food choices are interesting and very tasty. The prices are very reasonable. Since this place is hard to get into, I suggest that you make a reservation.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?