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“One of our best restaurant meals ever”

Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Laguna Ave
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.
Hollins, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“One of our best restaurant meals ever”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were just bumming around Laguna Beach on vacation, and tried Nick's based on a friend's recommendation. We are glad that we did!

It was a crowded Saturday, but we didn't approach the host until around 3pm. We ultimately waited less than 30 minutes.

Each of the four of us ordered something different, and each dish was spectacular. We were trading and sharing everything.

Service was great.

Our table happened to be outside, which was a bonus on such a pleasant day.

  • Visited April 2014
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Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“We Were Slightly Disappointed”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Maybe we didn't get our order quite right here. The Cheesburger and the Buttermilk Chicken were no more than ordinary, so our experience was not memorable. The service was friendly and reasonably attentive, and the 'vibe' in the place was really excellent. We would have liked to order Margaritas, but the cocktail list only offered Skinny Margaritas (why?), with the orange liquor available as an extra. The wine was good though.

  • Visited May 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. This was one of the best places we have ever eaten at. Everything was absolutely first class. We had the side of grilled Artichoke. This was the best ever! To top things off we tried the Butter Cake. That was also First Rate. Next time we get close to Laguna Beach, we are definitely going to Nick's!

Visited May 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Food matched by service”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Popped in for lunch on my own. Serving staff were lovely, attentive too. All the food I saw looked really great. I enjoyed the Blackened Halibut Sandwich and was surprised that the Roast Asparagus on the side was not charged extra. As I dead about the Butter Cake I decided to try that too but said I could not manage it all. So they brought me half with the ice-cream and the other half was ready in a box to take home. The place was buzzy and fun.

Visited May 2014
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Fairfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“ONE OF THE BEST!! IN LAGUNA BEACH!!”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

My wife and I got a chance to spend our 2 year anniversary dinner at Nick's and we had an awesome time!! The service was amazing with a vibrant atmosphere... Our waiter Michael was one of the nicest people we met in Laguna Beach... We started our dinner with some appitizers asparugus fries and tuna tartar... The presentation and taste was amazing... I ordered the 8 oz center cut fillet mignon and my wife ordered the fried chicken steak meal... The dessert was so so good!! yummm yummmmmm if you ever come here get the butter cake and butter vanilla bean ice cream...

  • Visited April 2014
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