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The Cliff Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • 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 yesterday

The food is quite good. The service is so so. You definitely will have about 45 minutes to an hour to be seated. But you can meander through the local shops while waiting.

Thank Rio P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very welcoming staff that thoroughly explained the varieties of seating sections (restaurant seating, bar, bar-patio, open seating, etc.). We split the Pasta Angelica which was a delicious, savory and light tasting entree. When you'r in Laguna Beach it's a "must", however do put your "patience"...More

Thank hikingaf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Two couples and two dogs. We all very much enjoyed what we ordered, and the view is very special. Pricing is what you’d expect to pay for the views, and food was delicious. We had clam chowder, burger, wedge salad (which was larger than I...More

Thank elainehincv
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with friends and we decided to go to the Cliff for lunch. The waite for a table of 6 was about 45 minutes but well worth it. The views are spectacular, the restaurant is located on the side of a cliff overlooking the Pacific....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was great But service was very poor. Pretty views. We loved the fish tacos, ahi tuna and lobster fettuccini in our party.

Thank Marcylw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Waited 20+ minutes after asking hostess where ‘open seating’ was available. Hostess loosely pointed toward direction of bar area. Sat down @ hi-top table where another couple just finished meal and paid bill with server. 20 minutes later I went to find another server who...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

When I need some "beach", I head to the Cliff in Laguna. Deck dining has beautiful view of the coast. Food is good and reasonably priced (for the beach!). Yes, my breakfast burrito was $10 and not that big, but worth it to eat it...More

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This exquisitely located restaurant offers a varied menu thats reasonbly priced. The Mahi Mahi tacos were super tasty and well prepared. The service was professional and friendly. We will definitely return.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and great views of the ocean. It’s off the beaten path but a wonderful place for some breakfast, lunch and views. Great for couples or families.

Thank bigray89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful jumbo scallops. Cooked perfectly, nothing fancy, just melt in your mouth tenderness. Also, wonderful view and service. I like their call in waiting list. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank DavidFullerton
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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.
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
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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, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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