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The Cliff Restaurant

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577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Norman, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location & views for cocktails and appetizers. This is a great place to stash the guys while the girls get in a little shopping!

Thank SueCliff52
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an awesome restaurant to just sit back and enjoy the views and eat great food! The service was great too! I highly recommend checking it out! It is awesome!

Thank Libby R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous wedding here, plenty of room for guests to sprawl out. Reminds me a bit of Italy once you get into the little shop/bar areas. Such a fun and cool place. Totally different in the day vs. night. Night is a different vibe! Loved both. We went several times during our stay.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
College Park, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our perch and food at the Cliff. Service and food were gorgeous while we soaked up the sunshine and ocean breezes.

Thank julie f
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh, the oceanside restaurant really is built into the cliff. The food is now super delicious so if you've been disappointed in the past, be sure to visit again. We're partial to the salads, sandwiches, and seafood. It was so exciting to enjoy the food again as the ocean backdrop is spectacular. The heaters work perfectly in the cooler weather.

Thank karenmcclu
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food with an outdoor patio with an excellent view of the ocean and beach. Don't be fooled by the simple front facing the street.

Thank John B
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As if the spectacular setting wasn't enough, the food was just as spectacular! For the first time, I ordered chicken and waffles (and I really don't eat fried chicken) with all their special fixings - wow, was that something to behold! All the other meals at the table were just as wonderful. Not cheap but well worth it.

Thank LarryML1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok, staff was friendly and the views were wonderful! We enjoyed our time here but can't say it exceeded our expectations.

Thank Megan F
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for the view. It seemed a bit quirky so we weren't sure what to expect on the food or service. Places that have a setting like this sometimes don't follow through because they don't have to. Not the case here. Our server Gary was really great. On top of everything and really friendly despite being very busy.... More 

Thank NYCDesign78
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. We loved the price point of the food and atmosphere of this quaint little restaurant. They have valet parking which is a plus so no worries about finding a place to park. The food is American Grill, reasonably priced and offers a variety. We will definitely be back!

Thank Irene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?