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“Great experience...OUTSTANDING service”

Nick's Laguna Beach
Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It was our first time in Laguna Beach in about 15 years, and first time without kids. Went to Nick's based on a recommendation from our Innkeeper, backed up by the very high Tripadvisor rating. Stopped in for dinner last Wednesday (7/2), left our name for a table for two and went to the bar for a cocktail. The bartender, our new friend Carlos, was superb with wonderful drink and food suggestions, to go along with a great personality. We were having such a great time at the bar, we cancelled our table and had dinner there. We had the fried deviled eggs, which were unique and pretty darn good. But the food highlight for us was actually the Prime Rib French Dip sandwich. Melt in your mouth good!!! Really delicious. Also, remember to ask for the bar nuts. Warm and seasoned, incredible.
The next night, after having a less than average appetizer at a neighboring restaurant, we returned for more good times. We went straight to the bar for some wonderful wine and, you guessed it, shared another Prime Rib French Dip. Yummy.
Kudos to the team at the bar: Carlos and Jonika (sorry if I butchered that spelling) in particular, who kept us smiling the whole time.

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Thank Philmyglass
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

This place was perfect!! Our waitress was so helpful and the food was simple, fresh, and delicious. What more could you ask for? The kale salad made me have a new appreciation for what can be done with kale, and my husband enjoyed every bite of his ahi tuna salad. Great casual atmosphere, and yummy gelato around the corner:-)

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Great food and reasonably priced. I had the San Francisco Cioppino and my wife had the Pan Roasted Salmon. Make sure you have a reservation!

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1  Thank Jose M
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Super wait staff, ambiance, and food. Restaurant is in a fun location. Appetizers and entrees were wonderful.. A perfect experience all the way around. Worth every penny.

1  Thank Tuberose95
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

All I can say is Amazing!! After hiking all morning, my husband and I decided to check out Nick's Laguna. We read the Yelp reviews and wanted to make sure we made it in time for breakfast to check for ourselves. We arrived as they were transitioning to the lunch menu. We nearly missed breakfast. Our waiter was wonderful enough to squeeze our breakfast order in. We ordered the chicken waffles with bacon and the Californian omelette. WOW!!! The waffles were fluffy, the chicken boneless, crispy and well seasoned, and the bacon was just perfect...crispy! The omelette had just the perfect amount of cheese, bacon, avocado. It was so moist.

We were beyond pleased with the delicious food, that we ended up back for dinner! We should have made reservation (which we suggest), but opted to wait one hour because we thought it would be worth it--and that it was! We started with fish tacos and fried deviled eggs as appetizer. The fish in the taco was tender and excellently seasoned. I had never tried flash fried deviled eggs before and it was different---fabulously different. Nearly full from appetizers, My husband and I decided to share out entree. We ordered the baby back ribs. The ribs were so unbelievably tender, that the meat literally FELL off the bone! The bbq sauce had a flavor we had not tasted before, slightly tangy and unforgettable. As much as we wanted to have dessert, we just could not fill our stomach any more. Therefore, it means we will be back the next time we are in Laguna!

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1  Thank LT1
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