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Crystal Cove Shake Shack

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7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-497-9666
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their date shakes and sandwiches are local favorites. It's all outdoor, picnic table seating (with great views). Very casual, as the name implies. Food is good, but in our opinion, not up to the standard of their prices. Very limited parking, and it can get very busy.

Thank Kathi C
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shake shack is adjacent to Crystal Cove State Park and sells sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, fries and milk shakes. There is normally a line-up so I would suggest you go during off hours or send one person to stand in line with all the orders. The parking is very limited so the shake shack is best visited as part... More 

Thank bepsga
Laguna Niguel, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My Husband and I stopped there for a Shake. Had always seen it on Pacific Coast Highway, but this was our first time to stop. I had the Berries Shake and my husband had the Date Shake. We both enjoyed them a lot. They also serve food there. Nice to sit and be able to look out onto the Pacific... More 

Thank bpatrick277
San Francisco, California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent selection of shakes + some healthy sandwich options in addition to regular burger/fries fare. The line can be long at peak times, but if you can get a table on the side patio, you'll have a nice view of the ocean.

Thank vinotour
Denver, Colorado
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329 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Order at the window and enjoy your food on their deck on the cliff that overlooks the ocean. Seared Ahi burger was tasty and small but good selection of beers to enjoy with the sweeping views over Crystal Cove. Small parking lot can be a little congested - even when we visited on a Tuesday.

Thank Stephen S
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this shake and burger hut overlooking the ocean for lunch. The views are amazing from atop the Cliffs of Laguna Beach overlooking the Pacific. The only reason I can't give a five is because parking is at a minimum with only a few spots out front. The menu is simple diner style with hamburgers, grilled sandwiches, sides, and... More 

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Mountain View, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch here yesterday. I had the burger with Swiss cheese and sweet potato fries. It was the freshest burger hands down. Fresh bun, crispy lettuce, juicy ripe tomato and their burger sauce was da bomb. The sweet potato fries were hot and crispy. My friend from Austin loved the BLT with extra bacon. She was... More 

Thank Marlene B
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went here today with kids- shakes were sensational. Stunning view over the ocean. Super fast service. Shakes aren't overly cheap at $5.45. I had a hot fudge sundae- also great for- $3.99. Great beach for swimming too just down the stairs.

Thank jalexoli
Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not only is the food delicious, but the view can't be beat! Such a relaxing place to sit, eat a delicious dinner and watch the sunset!

Thank BOJ8283
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Half the time that I drive by and think about stopping there are no spaces and I have to continue on. When I have been there recently, the chili cheese dogs and drinks have not been up to the taste standard that I remember when this place was an Orange Julius. Still, its a nice spot with a view of... More 

Thank CaliforniaLen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-9666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?