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Big Fish Tavern

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540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473 (Legion)
+1 949-715-4500
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and service...highly recommend Filet Mignon and garlic mash potatoes..,Calamari as appetizer...beautiful overlooking the ocean.

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Thank Tina N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared a very nice bowl of spicy fish chowder that had at least 5 different types of seafood. It had spice to it, but not too spicy. We also shared a swordfish entree that was very good. The rice accompanying was nothing special, but the veggies were good. They have a good selection of beer on tap, in bottles... More 

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Thank marsjeanne
Orange County, California
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After tennis doubles we like to go there, they have big TVs and it's a good sports related type of place. They have manny kinds of beers, and great appitizers, and some round tables where at least 4 people can sit and watch sports on the different screens.

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Thank Roger B
Long Beach, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Brussels sprouts which were ok; the lobster fondu which tasted pretty close to nacho cheese from a can with some small lobster pieces in it; a hamburger that after I sent it back came out as requested; the clam chowder which was delicious; and the brownie Sunday which was great. Service and the view were wonderful, atmosphere was... More 

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Thank Wendya01
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Location is nice. Parking is really convenient in the parking structure behind the restaurant. (I paid but I learned after 7 it's free) Food was just so so. The prices were quite reasonable so it wasn't like I didn't a bunch of money on mediocre food. Sorted to see that they closed at 9:00 pm. It was a weekday but... More 

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Thank Thomas W
Orange, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We saw the menu while walking Saturday afternoon and thought we would try it out. The staff was friendly and made sure we were happy with our meal. Our meal was delicious. I had the Maine Lobster Tail and my husband had the Patty Melt. We were both happy. The restaurant had live music with was great also.

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Thank Teahen
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Couples night dinner - I had the fish and chips. On the scale of 1 -10 fish was a 5. The fries a 0 because I could taste that they were fried in the same oil as my fish. Big no no in my opion. Service was good, ambience is casual and fun. My husband had the steak and crab,... More 

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Thank JessieFriesen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised at the creative and vast menu. They offer a seared edamame with a soy reduction glaze that was outstanding. The portion was huge! We also had the New Orleans grilled cheese and the turkey dip sandwich. Both were delicious. If you are in the area, check it out. You... More 

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Thank JulesnSC
Midwest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Although our team didn't win, this was a great spot to watch football.... And we also watched the sunset over the ocean! The food & drinks were good & prices were very reasonable! Our server, "Chelsea" did a great job. Also free parking in the deck next door. I would visit this place again!

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Thank thinkin'vacation
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have had better food at Long John Silver. I ordered the double lobster tail fof $44 They were so small I could hardly see then hiding in the pile of over cooked vegetables. The tails were rubbery & dripping with oil. Save your money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
    (Legion)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-4500
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?