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Crystal Cove Shake Shack

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7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
+1 949-497-9666
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly, a very special and unique area with historic cottages that have retained the charm and character of the 20's and 30's. The Beachcomber Cafe is a great place for lunch that is right on the beach.

Thank Michael B
Corona, California
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch on Mother's day. It was a mistake- too crowded. They have changed their menu and do not have my favorite roast turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce. So I tried their clam chowder which is no longer served in a bread bowl. The menu says it is full of clams but that is false advertising. I... More 

Thank Donna T
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by this place on our way to our hotel in Laguna and just had to stop in! The Shake Shack is a California classic. Tiny little outdoor eatery perched on the edge of the bluff overlooking the ocean. You place your order at the window and take a seat on the outdoor deck. Fare is diner style: hotdogs,... More 

Thank Deb D
San Diego, CA
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This classic beach snack bar/diner is a must-stop for anyone driving the coast between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Parking is very limited, so be prepared to wait, or drop off your party and have them order food to go. Great views from the deck seating of Crystal Cove state park. Very good burgers, BLT is different and full of... More 

Thank KLD101
Herriman, Utah
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We took our kids here after playing at Heisler park. It isn't cheap, but everything tasted good, was fresh and you can't beat the view.

Thank Liz S
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We are a local, but this is a must on your list if you are visiting. The view is amazing, burgers are tasty, and the shakes are 👍👍👍. If you like peanut butter, banana, chocolate ask for the "monkey shake" ...not on the menu.

Thank bsmetko
Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived when they opened on a spectacular day. The egg sandwich with home fries was delicious. While my wife had the skinny eggs, cottage cheese and fruit. We sat on the deck, looked at the beautiful view and, if you are cold, the heat lamps are there just in case. A great take.

Thank Denise F
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Their date shakes and sandwiches are local favorites. It's all outdoor, picnic table seating (with great views). Very casual, as the name implies. Food is good, but in our opinion, not up to the standard of their prices. Very limited parking, and it can get very busy.

Thank Kathi C
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The shake shack is adjacent to Crystal Cove State Park and sells sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, fries and milk shakes. There is normally a line-up so I would suggest you go during off hours or send one person to stand in line with all the orders. The parking is very limited so the shake shack is best visited as part... More 

Thank bepsga
Laguna Niguel, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My Husband and I stopped there for a Shake. Had always seen it on Pacific Coast Highway, but this was our first time to stop. I had the Berries Shake and my husband had the Date Shake. We both enjoyed them a lot. They also serve food there. Nice to sit and be able to look out onto the Pacific... More 

Thank bpatrick277

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7408 N Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-9666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?