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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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1 - 10 of 773 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for breakfast and it was simply extraordinary. We enjoyed the beautiful view, ocean breezes, and magnificent food (just be sure you confirm ingredients as they have some rather creative things that may or may not be to your palate). Delicious waffles, pancakes,...More

Thank AdventureReady
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not eat at The Cliffs, only had drinks since we had our 2 yo with us. The outside was busy but we were able to snag a couch over looking the ocean. Saw other guests eating menu options and it looked yummy. Enjoy

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for breakfast-brunch today. Fantastic. Hot coffee and cool breeze. Waffles top end as well as Denver omelette.

Thank Randall L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love having lunch here. Food is very yummy and the view is excellent. Last time was here for lunch was able to see whales go by while I was eating.

Thank dynamicwomn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view and sunset. Regular menu with moderate prices. Extremely long wait even if you call and get wait listed. Waited 2 and 1/2 hours for a seat. Not worth the wait unless you have nothing to do.

1  Thank csatths
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic sunset! This made the meal memorable, even if the food didn't. To be fair, the starters were really tasty, but the main course let them down. I would recommend this restaurant for sundowners and snacks, that would be a very enjoyable evening.

1  Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful view and great food equate to an enjoyable experience. It is very popular so expect at least an hour or more wait.

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a night out with the wife I recommend this restaurant cozy atmosphere for two. service exceptional servers are on game when serving you.

Thank W6439VZericd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to have a few drinks while watching the dolphins in the sunset! We were a large group of 11. We made reservations by calling in at 630 and we were seated by 8 - half hour before sunset. No problems...More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We sat along the outside of the restaurant (Cliffside) and couldn't have asked for a better view at sunset. The fish tacos were phenomenal. Definitely recommend the hour call ahead, otherwise you'll be waiting a while. We went with the on-street parking but the restaurant...More

Thank Jason M
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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
Gretchen M
4 March 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
$3 plus tip. Lot is open during restaurant hours.
30 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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