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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It would be very hard to find a nicer, relaxed location. Great for lunch, dinner or drinks, you have the entire Pacific Ocean right in front of you. And the food has improved over the years to be Very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zapprint
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view of the ocean and the food is excellent. You are right on the beach I would recommend taking children as well as adults

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank _betmiddleton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suitable for breakfast and dinner, could be too sunny and hot during summer for lunch time even with Umbrella. Recommend to anyone who is visiting Laguna Beach. Food quality is good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mondy77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view at this restaurant couldn't get much better. Food lovely we had breakfast and good choice for gluten free. We sat at the bar at night good atmosphere and great drinks

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emma n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has good food. The service is ok. Parking is a nightmare! BUT....the view of the ocean is breathtaking....and let's be honest, that's what you are really paying for.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank colby101105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find that there’s a really long line to The Deck in Laguna Beach (or you don’t want to walk down and back up that really big hill), head north on PCH ABOUT 100 feet and through the flea market and hit The Cliffs....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheScottRose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over from Oz visiting our son who is at UCI and visitimg friends at Laguna Beach. Restaurant location is awesome and menu is extensive. Best margaritas in town plus an excellent server in Hannah. She goes the extra mile. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SportingDad2015
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I spend a beautiful afternoon having lunch, margaritas and contemplating the view. I highly recommend the blackened ahi tuna and the oysters on the half

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank karlivarc
Reviewed 10 December 2018

My husband and I had fish tacos here and they were very very good. The views were just as good! The staff was very polite and efficient!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jeanie H
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Had a few hours on my own following a conference. The Cliff was a short ten minutes from the Inn at Laguna Beach. I had the shrimp/fish and chips. Waitress highly recommended the sweet potato fries (no upcharge like a lot of other restaurants). So...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank atlantisaug
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Gary M
1 August 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't accept reservations. But they have a waiting list which you can sign up for about an hour before your arrival.
Dawn D
2 April 2018|
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Response from slayers911 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there were plenty of dogs here while we were enjoying it
9 November 2017|
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Response from skm4444 | Reviewed this property |
You can send an email to them. Look on their website. You're not allowed to post links on here.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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