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Big Fish Tavern

540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
+1 949-715-4500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (29 reviews)
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“fondue” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We like Big Fish but every time we visit there always seems to be reservations for the tables that have a good view. This last time we came in at 5pm, had a quick dinner, and still nobody was at the front tables. So make...More

1  Thank Alyssa C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We ate in a open air room on the second floor overlooking the ocean. Great service and energy. We all had the fish tacos and they were great.

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place is on the second floor with a nice view of the ocean and Laguna. We were a bit pressed for time when we came for dinner. Service was a bit slow (there was a large party seated so perhaps that was why it...More

Thank jerjon
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wife made reservations for our first meal in Southern California here. They have their own parking garage (from the front) I parked behind in the public parking garage. Food is predominantly fish. So of course 2 kids ordered steaks, wife vegetables, and my son and...More

Thank Guinny_Ire
Reviewed 6 August 2017

There are so many restaurants in the Laguna area - when we wanted some seafood (and other options), this place jumped out on Trip Advisor - plenty of menu variety, but lots of fresh fish offerings, as well...my husband and I could enjoy fresh catches,...More

Thank jackmom1112
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Big Fish Tavern is located right across the street from The Laguna Surf where we stayed. Very nice location. My wife and I enjoyed Happy Hour there which starts at 4pm. Ordered Lobster Fondue. Plenrty for 2 people. Oysters on the Half Shell with all...More

Thank Rondo
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Let's start with the food it tasted great my little group started with the fried green beans and poke let's just say they were amazing. Then we moved on to the main meal three out of the six of us ordered the fish and chips....More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I've been going to Big Fish since it opened and was a fan of the "Hobo" plate , but now only available on Happy Hour menu. I recently had the seafood Jambalaya on recommendation from Becky. It was awesome, full of fish, shrimp, mussels and...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great bar/restaurant with superb views. Food is great and the staff even better. I asked to watch a soccer match at lunch time and the chap working behind the bar couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Highly recommended. Really made my stay in Laguna.

Thank Jaf J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Big Fish has a nice view from just about anywhere in the tavern. Lots of drink options. Food is just average, but what one might expect for a place like this. Certainly nothing to write home about. Fun place to have a drink, then find...More

Thank Tom M
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Thomas B
9 September 2017|
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Response from Mike A | Reviewed this property |
yes they are now closed and I'm very surprised. Their web site says "we have poured our last beer and we are now closed" As they say (in Laguna Beach) another one bites the dust
Melody B
8 September 2016|
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Response from Adrienne E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but don't know. My first time at this restaurant.
j o
13 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have happy hour every night - including weekends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-4500
  • E-mail
House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer – the name says it all. This seafood savvy neighborhood hotspot boasts an upbeat atmosphere and a straightforward menu of fresh fish perfectly paired with one of the best ice cold beer selections in town. From the clean, vibrant interior to the relaxing ocean views of the wraparound dining patio, BIG FISH is uniquely Laguna Beach.
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