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Big Fish Tavern

540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
+1 949-715-4500
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (27 reviews)
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“fondue” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
540 S Coast Hwy Ste 200, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2473
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1 - 10 of 276 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Big Fish Tavern is located right across the street from The Laguna Surf where we stayed. Very nice location. My wife and I enjoyed Happy Hour there which starts at 4pm. Ordered Lobster Fondue. Plenrty for 2 people. Oysters on the Half Shell with all...More

Thank Rondo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the food it tasted great my little group started with the fried green beans and poke let's just say they were amazing. Then we moved on to the main meal three out of the six of us ordered the fish and chips....More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I've been going to Big Fish since it opened and was a fan of the "Hobo" plate , but now only available on Happy Hour menu. I recently had the seafood Jambalaya on recommendation from Becky. It was awesome, full of fish, shrimp, mussels and...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great bar/restaurant with superb views. Food is great and the staff even better. I asked to watch a soccer match at lunch time and the chap working behind the bar couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Highly recommended. Really made my stay in Laguna.

Thank Jaf J
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Big Fish has a nice view from just about anywhere in the tavern. Lots of drink options. Food is just average, but what one might expect for a place like this. Certainly nothing to write home about. Fun place to have a drink, then find...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and great service! I didn't have very high expectations but it surprised me. There is food for everyone's taste from the youngest one to the oldest. Pretty good prizes for the food quality AND quantity!!

Thank Claudia V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Got there before the Friday Night crowd hit. Had an OK cup of New England style clam chowder and a great sea food cobb salad. Would have had a bowl of the clam chowder but my waiter warned me that the salad would be huge,...More

Thank retireejim2016
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We wanted a fresh fish dinner so we choose this resturant based on the reviews. The fish was fresh and well cooked but the portion size was very small especially for the price. The kicker was the price for the drinks which tasted watered down....More

Thank Suzanne c
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Fairly empty restaurant. Should have been a clue on a Saturday night. Daughter order fillet well done. Took 30 minutes to get meal. Cut into it. It was medium rare. It happens, no problem. They took it back and re-cooked it. Still pink. Like rubber....More

Thank Kschwartz62
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our hotel concierge recommended Big Fish Tavern when we were looking for a casual spot to enjoy within walking distance of our hotel. We arrived just in time to watch the sun go down over the Pacific. Our Hostess saw to it that we had...More

Thank OMGYoga
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Melody B
8 September 2016|
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Response from Adrienne E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but don't know. My first time at this restaurant.
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13 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have happy hour every night - including weekends
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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