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Nick's Laguna Beach

440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
+1 949-376-8595
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“asparagus fries” (73 reviews)
“butter cake” (51 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (50 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the wait for delicious food. Gluten free options. Pretty good atmosphere. Friendly and fairly efficient service. Recommended.

Thank Leesonw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent spot right near the Laguna Beach. Staff is very friendly here, my wife changed her mind on her side and they brought her a different plate. We had tuna tartar appetizer, which was amazing. I had the fillet mignon steak and my wife had...More

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ya’ll Here is the scoop with good food establishments. There is a reason why there is a wait every night. Because it is that good. Nick’s is that good. Prices seems fair for the area, Food is far from fair... it is fantastic. Great vibe...More

Thank Travis J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Trip Advisor reviews of Nick's Laguna Beach lead us to this amazing restaurant. The staff was top notch. There was an excellent selection of beer including some local craft beer which I tried a few. I ordered the San Francisco Cioppino. Check out the...More

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always 5 stars! My favorite restaurant in Laguna! Always reliable with great food, fun bar, and wonderful servers! In my book this restaurant is a 10 out of 10! I wish they had it in my city I’d be there all the time ! The...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Nick's in Laguna Beach, and it was a delightful experience. The food and service were outstanding. We had their meatloaf and salad with a fine bottle of Prisoner wine - all excellent. The atmosphere is busy but pleasant. Highly...More

Thank jmbakulich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon Nick’s while walking by and we were lucky enough to be seated at a pleasant table on their small patio. I had the crispy chicken sandwich and fries. The sauce was unique and delicious. All members of our party were pleased with...More

Thank Blonderlla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service and ordinary food. After reading that this was the best restaurant in Laguna Beach my high expectations were let down beginning with being ignored at the door to my awful drink & uninspired salmon to the rude customers pushing and shoving... a total...More

Thank foodforthought66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never had salmon that juicy and cooked to perfection! It had an amazing sear with the perfect sauce. Even the kale on the side was delicious! I’m not even a seafood person, but I honestly believe this is the best thing I’ve tried on...More

Thank Khaula H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed to a different restaurant for dinner before the theatre, when we stumbled upon Nick's. It was the most crowded restaurant in Laguna just after 5pm, so we decided to stay, and we are very happy that we did. We prefer the bar,...More

Thank skkollie
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21 August 2017|
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Response from vam518 | Reviewed this property |
Many parking lots and street parking with meters. Beautiful walk and everything is in walking distance.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
No ocean view. I believe Las Brisas, on the north side of the main beach, has ocean view. We didn't eat there so I can't comment on the restaurant.
19 October 2015|
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Response from Cara Y | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. This place gets packed any night of the week!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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