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Big Fish Tavern

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540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473 (Legion)
+1 949-715-4500
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Orange, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the menu while walking Saturday afternoon and thought we would try it out. The staff was friendly and made sure we were happy with our meal. Our meal was delicious. I had the Maine Lobster Tail and my husband had the Patty Melt. We were both happy. The restaurant had live music with was great also.

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Thank Teahen
Laguna Niguel, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couples night dinner - I had the fish and chips. On the scale of 1 -10 fish was a 5. The fries a 0 because I could taste that they were fried in the same oil as my fish. Big no no in my opion. Service was good, ambience is casual and fun. My husband had the steak and crab,... More 

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Thank JessieFriesen
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped in for a quick bite and were pleasantly surprised at the creative and vast menu. They offer a seared edamame with a soy reduction glaze that was outstanding. The portion was huge! We also had the New Orleans grilled cheese and the turkey dip sandwich. Both were delicious. If you are in the area, check it out. You... More 

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Thank JulesnSC
Midwest
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Although our team didn't win, this was a great spot to watch football.... And we also watched the sunset over the ocean! The food & drinks were good & prices were very reasonable! Our server, "Chelsea" did a great job. Also free parking in the deck next door. I would visit this place again!

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Thank thinkin'vacation
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have had better food at Long John Silver. I ordered the double lobster tail fof $44 They were so small I could hardly see then hiding in the pile of over cooked vegetables. The tails were rubbery & dripping with oil. Save your money.

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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Big Fish Tavern has great views of the Pacific Ocean ... We saw a whale from here !!!! Located on second floor a shopping area .. Easy pay parking in the back ..the bar area is intermingled with the restaurant area which makes it pretty fun .. Locals come to watch sports events ..TVs are all around I love the... More 

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Thank Christine B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent place to enjoy a nice casual dinner, the atmosphere is great , plenty of television screens for the sports oriented. Great food.

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Thank Mario G
los angeles california
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The first time we ate there, we couldn't get over how good the chowder and clams were so good. This last visit, the lobster was undercooked and the shrimps in the shimp cocktail were very small and too soft. It has kind of view through the end windows which is nice. prices are reasonable. Would go there one more time... More 

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Sherman Oaks
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As a solo diner it's not uncommon to be asked to sit somewhere other than the table and booths. Unfortunately the young Asian hostess was put off when I said I didn't want to sit at the bar. She told me to sit at any high top but when I tried to sit at one that allowed me to enjoy... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This really looks more like a bat than a restaurant with live music several evening per week. We sat near a window with a view on the sea - not full view as this is not sea side - but still with a view. Oysters were fresh and nice - very different from European oysters - worth trying. Rest of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
    (Legion)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-4500
Description
House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer – the name says it all. This seafood savvy neighborhood hotspot boasts an upbeat atmosphere and a straightforward menu of fresh fish perfectly paired with one of the best ice cold beer selections in town. From the clean, vibrant interior to the relaxing ocean views of the wraparound dining patio, BIG FISH is uniquely Laguna Beach.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?