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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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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is just a shack on the highway, but take a minute to get out and visit. Order your food at the window, then sit down at a deck overlooking the ocean at Crystal Cove. Other than the small cottages below, just pristine ocean to look at. If you stroll down the walk way to the beach, you can... More 

Thank Robert W
Claremore, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I loved the atmosphere and the service was absolutely wonderful. The setting of the beach absolutely made the entire experience great. Would recommend to anyone going.

Thank Debbi G
Long Island, NY
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Everything an authentic outdoor dining "shake shack " should be - juicy and well-attended burgers and fries, cold drinks, huge selection of shakes and reasonable prices across the board. Location right on Coast Highway makes parking a challenge (you can park in nearby Crystal Cove park and walk over), but the food and of course, ocean views make a little... More 

Thank Howard691
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We tried this little place based on TA reviews and we are so glad we did! We pulled in about 6pm and snagged one of the last two parking spots and a bench facing the ocean. Ordered burgers and shakes which were all typical fare, but the sunset view was anything but typical. As the night went on there was... More 

Thank Jen F
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

After a morning of playing hard on the beach this was the perfect place for us. Great burgers, good shakes. We were fed well.

Thank daddysizzle
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Pull up a chair and eat some good burgers, sip and scrape a great shake and enjoy the sunset! We did not want to leave. Pull up and wait for a spot to park, dont pass by!

Thank Daniel S
Palmdale, California
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Superb lunch spot, be prepared to wait awhile for a parking spot but it is worth the wait! Large menu with something for everyone's taste and amazing shakes. The seared ahi sandwich was so good, one of the best I have ever had. Do not drive by and miss this gem on the Pacific Coast. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Mark R
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

What a fun stop on the coastal highway. We had to wait patiently for a parking spot but the sandwich was excellent and huge and my friends peanut butter shake delicious. Sitting in our wooded bench overlooking the ocean waves. What more can you expect.

Thank Jana H
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

My husband and I so enjoyed the experience of this little roadside restaurant. You don't see from the road that once you pull into the parking lot and then sit down, that you can see the ocean while you eat. And the shakes were the best Ive ever had!

1 Thank dbdl
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Carmel shake. Excellent view. We will go back the next time we visit. Loved the cabins on the beach. Hope to try the Burger next time.

Thank Janie1950

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
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, Cheap Eats
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?