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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was surprisingly very good, and right on the water also. Plenty of umbrellas to stay out of the sun. The beach burger and shrimp scampi were excellent. This is definitely a hidden gem in Laguna Beach.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022

We ate here twice= the appetizers and hamburger were amazing! The staff were all super friendly and the sunsets were beautiful.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2021

We walked to The Deck from our hotel for an early dinner at 4 pm, which we discovered was not the best time to visit. It was hot and bright on the deck as the rays of the late afternoon sun reflected off the water....We shared salmon on quinoa with fresh veggies and a round key lime pie with fruit for dessert. They were all very good, and the crust of the key lime pie was outstanding. Our server was friendly and efficient. There was a small bar by the dining area attended by happy and enthusiastic beach people. We feel The Deck is a very good value, probably best after the sun reaches the horizon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

This place was a welcome surprise. Excellent place to watch the sunset. They had a wait, so we just hung out on the beach until our table was ready and then were very impressed with the food and cocktails!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

The best! The best food with the best views! It does not get any better than this. The Mahi sandwich was the best fish sandwich I have ever eaten. The poke stack and Guacamole were beautifully presented, and delicious. We will definitely be back when...we are In the area again!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

This place is a great hidden gem on the ocean front. The food was good, the staff was friendly and the view was breathtaking!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

We arrived at about 5:05pm on a Thursday was told it would be 20-30 mins and put our name on a wait list. Walked around and came back 20 mins later- was seated by 5:30pm at a great table by the rail away from the...busy bar area. Had a wonderful view of the beach and ocean. Nice cocktails and draft beer. Enjoyed the clam chowder, mahi-mahi sandwiches with crisp and tasty potato chips, and crab louie salad. Good service- we were finished well within the 90 min limit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 22 August 2021

Had the salmon and burger - loved watching the surfers below from our table. Only drawback is parking - you really need to valet as it’s a bit of a hike from downtown.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

Such a great place to eat, the food was good and the view is amazing. You have to get there about 15 minutes before opening to get on the list if you want a good seat.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021

We chose The Deck because we wanted outdoor dining with an ocean view, and because it was available: on a Saturday night during the Sawdust Festival, many restaurants weren't even taking reservations. We got in, after waiting more than an hour, and were seated right...next to the bar, where people stood three deep (looming over us at our table) yelling to each other over the music. We couldn't hear ourselves talk at our table -- and this was outside. In addition, it's an actual "deck," so the floor shook when people walked by. When we saw other tables, further from the bar, open up, we asked our sever if we could move, but she said once our orders were in, it was impossible. If that's how their system works, so be it, but really unfortunate. The service was very good (servers constantly in motion, working hard), and the food was fine: we enjoyed a Crab Louie salad, a mahi-mahi sandwich, and a lobster quesadilla. It was just hard to enjoy the food, and the view, with so much racket from so many people in such a small area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

Waited over an hour on a Wednesday evening at 6:00. Daytime seems packed here, busy with afternoon cocktails and beach goers. Drinks were great and we had a nice spot with a view while we waited for our table. The Liquid Vacation is yummy with...rum, POG juice, and passion fruit. My hubby liked his seafood pasta, but my Mahi sandwich was average. Views were great if you could get a table on the perimeter, but otherwise you are packed in and get bumped everytime someone walks by.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

As a visitor to CA, I have visited a number of amazing restaurants. I would not include The Deck as one of them. The food was ok. The 3 hosts could not be bothered to provide good info about open vs reservation seating in the...bar. The wait for drinks and food at the table was too long. Bright spit: Bar service was outstanding.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

Communication issues. Host stand at top or stairs and bottom, no Indication how to report back when table ready. 10 min before server check in once seated. 1.5hour limit at tables, helps to accommodate when food out in less the 45min (hummus, mahi sandwich, chopped...salad) Lack of management, 15 person party “bogged” down kitchen. Amazing view, standard food, average service overall.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 July 2021

My first visit and I am glad I found this gem on the sea. Enjoy some wine, stunning ocean views and the best seafood around. The great service is the cherry on top,

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 29 June 2021 via mobile

Came here with my wife, my stepson and the love of his life for lunch a couple of weeks ago. Not fancy or pretentious just comfortable and relaxing. Ate on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean. Lots of tables filled and a good mix...of couples and families. The menu was varied and offered many choices for each of us I had the crab Louie. Something I have not had in a long, long time. Very good I must say. No complaints from any of us about the food or service. We did not feel rushed or forced out of our table because others were waiting. Had time to enjoy the scenery on the beach and ocean. I do not know when I will be back as we are from Northern California. Bring a hearty appetite you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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drcyslvdr
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Response from SteffaniFletcher | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t see any dogs. I’m 3000 miles away now so please contact them directly for specific info.
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They do have Valet parking. Public parking is on the streets near the restaurant but on good weather days and summertime it is very hard to find a close local public spot.
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The Deck on Laguna Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5