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The Cliff Restaurant

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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
08:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner during the sunset. Great view! Temperature felt great and the breeze was amazing. Staff was nice but food was average. More of a place to sit down and enjoy view than to go purely for the food.

Thank abdelm_08
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather was perfect for this outdoor restaurant. Had the turkey avocado bacon wrap and it was delicious. Chose the pasta salad as the side too. Hubby had the soup/sandwich combo with the tuna sandwich and clam chowder. Service was quick and friendly. All has smiles on their faces so you get the feeling it is a good place to... More 

Thank JVLD
Ferndale, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perched 100' feet above the beach in Laguna Beach, open air restaurant. Great selections of Seafood and restaurant specialties. Fresh Guacamole was out of this world. Food, drinks, service and view above excellent.

Thank Jay G
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to have breakfast or lunch while you enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. During peak times, the wait can be long but worth the wait. The food is very good and priced fairly. The service is just average but tolerable because of the view. We have been here dozens of times and will... More 

Thank wallyworld2017
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a nice spot to stop and have lunch. The weather was a bit cool and they had portable heaters that they would bring to your table. The food and service were excellent.

Thank Jeff L
Orange County, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Sunday my wife and I along with another couple went to the Cliff House in Laguna Ca. and sat right by the glass windbreak with a great ocean view. This time of year (Feb) you should at least BRING a jacked, because under an umbrella with shade it can get a little cool. I had the cobb salad loaded... More 

Thank Roger B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is great value and beautiful location. Bathrooms need upgrades and they smell horrible. The food was great and we really enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Peter M
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great experience. The views over the bluff looking at the ocean, with a great, friendly atmosphere. Food was very tasty, service was good. Weather was perfect, only enhancing the experience. Chicken and waffles were on point, and my wife lived what she had that I cannot spell or pronounce. Great time!

Thank plz2meatu
Toulouse, France
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been here for a couple different sunsets a month apart and this is for sure the best place we found on Laguna Beach. Come at least an hour, if not two hours, before sunset. The places fills up fast. But, the sunset is worth the wait.

Thank John D
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot to enjoy a drink while overlooking the ocean. It's pretty touristy/busy and the food is only so so. With that being said, I always end up here at some point during my stay because of the great view and easy access.

Thank Leah J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-1956
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.

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