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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab dip” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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1 - 10 of 792 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant on the water. Delicious shrimp 🍤 Live music and walking distance from our hotel.

Thank Candace M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here on a recent trip to Newport Beach. It was about 5pm and the restaurant was not too busy. We were shown to a table with a gorgeous view of the sea and the staff were very attentive. Looking around the table however, we...More

Thank OwnerMark
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I eat here every year. We love the calamari steak and usually get the mahi tacos. Delish! Great view of the surf and coastline.

Thank Greg I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Besides one of the best dining views in LB the HH is very good! There are other choices to dine with an ocean view but at The Cliff all tables have a whitewater sandy beach view. Stay a little longer for a beautiful sunset. Here's...More

Thank loisp9154
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view, the meal, and the service were breathtaking. What can I say, when you are good, you are good. What I had not seen before, was that man's best friend was welcomed there and that they could get a meal as well. What a...More

Thank Joseph-Nass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long wait in the summer for a table, but most go for the view. Food was good and they have a nice drink menu. There is a bar area above that you can have drinks while you wait for your table.

Thank gmichaelcampbell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given their perfect location overlooking the Pacific one would expect premium prices for the view or mediocre food. I'm pleased to report that they charge much less than they probably could and their food is solid if unspectacular (the spectacular view is enough). Basic American...More

1  Thank davemh333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Arizona, my husband and I were seeking a sunset beach experience and we got that and more! Sit outside for Happy Hour for $2 off drinks and half-priced drinks while sunset the sunset moment by moment. The Rose-A-Rita featured a real candied rose and...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I happened across The Cliff Restaurant while looking for Nick's. I went to Nick's, but they didn't have shrimp, oysters or that type of seafood, so I went back to The Cliff. The view is stunning! The hostess was going to seat us and I...More

Thank Outofdodge_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from New Mexico we had to check out laguna and we were starving after the beach and found this Gem. The crab cakes were out f this world and so we're the fishes. Literally must try!!!

Thank Johnny W
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Questions & Answers
Gretchen M
4 March 2017|
Response from The Cliff R | Property representative |
Three dollars per hour. Open from 9 AM to 9 PM every day
Gretchen M
4 March 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
$3 plus tip. Lot is open during restaurant hours.
30 June 2016|
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Response from debrick79 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-1956
  • E-mail
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing lunch, a fine dining experience or a venue for that special occasion, we have it all with a panoramic 180 degree view of the ocean. Oceanfront, open-air dining and cocktails are available daily at the spectacularly-situated Cliff Restaurant in the quaint Laguna Village artist community at 577 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
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