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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%
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“asparagus fries” (75 reviews)
“butter cake” (52 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (48 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent dinner at Nick’s on a Thursday evening. I read how busy this place gets so I made a reservation and was very glad I did. There was an hour plus wait when we arrived at 7:00. The food,...More

Thank McLainPink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick’s has a limited brunch menu; however, all of the items we ordered were well prepared and executed. The creme burlee oatmeal was over the top. The wait staff was very attentive and the head waitress was on top of the entire brunch. The people...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location and ambiance. Chilean sea bass cooked perfectly. Unique preparation of the sourdough loaf. Sat at window. Sunset view added to a great night. Staff attentive, upbeat and efficient

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our wknd getaway from San Diego, my husband and I were walking around trying to find a place open for breakfast. We stumbled upon this and I can’t tell you how happy we were. We were not disappointed and only wish I was hungrier...More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sit at the bar and have our dinner and a couple of drinks. Bartenders are really cool guys and gals. The chicken is the best. I record it highly

Thank cowboyronw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick's is always so good!! Food, service and atmosphere are always great. All menus (breakfast, lunch, dinner) have lost of variety and the prices are reasonable. The only downside is that its is hard to get in so plan ahead!

Thank Krista S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty salads and friendly service. Outdoor seating is good for people watching but the street is very noisy. We had the SPICY THAI and KALE/QUINOA with SALMON. The salmon was charred on the outside and moist on the inside. Very good. Prices are high and...More

Thank Leon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here twice. Once for lunch and then dinner a few days later. Great menu especially as I don't eat meat. Lots of seafood choices. Amazing sides to go with the dishes too. Good wine and cocktail selection. Smart decor and very good service. We...More

Thank JulesMain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have to visit Nicks when in Laguna. Bomb food and five star service. The salmon, fried chicken and strawberry salad is absolute delicious .

Thank Darin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday evening very busy bar and dining room, actually had to wait for a seat at the bar. Nice wine selection by the glass, tuna tartare and Chilean sea bass were both great, enjoyed the butter cake maybe too much. Austin and Nicole at the...More

Thank RichardS6571
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Brandy W
26 March 2018|
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Response from Albert C | Reviewed this property |
The place is always very busy with a lot of energy but not so loud that you can not carry on a conversation.
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.
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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