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The Cliff Restaurant

577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
+1 949-494-1956
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab dip” (22 reviews)
“calamari steak” (18 reviews)
“salad” (50 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cliff Restaurant is in a great location with an amazing view. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. (We just had chicken nachos - because they looked to good when someone else had ordered them and excellent drinks.) I don't know...More

Thank Janice5555
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Cliffs Restaurant again while in SoCal. ( Las Vegas residents). Highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of its food and drink, and the view is a plus. The dining area sits on top of a cliff overlooking the beach below, with...More

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Happen to get lucky and had 1/2 off appetizer promo on Wednesday. Though they might look a little pricey, but half off is a great deal. And the food is fantastic. Had the crab cakes and bruschetta with a few cold ones...... great.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to sit outside to watch the sunset and have a drink. Parking is not that easy. It's an old place that in my opinion could use some freshening up to be truly a nice experience.

Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a view! I used to eat here when it was just a few plastic tables and chairs. Now, it has a large canopy over the patio and umbrellas for those tables that get just a little too much sun. They serve breakfast, lunch and...More

Thank Aimee K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect location to view a gorgeous sunset! The food was delicious and we had great service.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THE VIEW & Ambiance was everything! BEAUTIFUL plating* quality food, Servers were on point with a palatable delivery of the menu selections and suggestions, no major WOW on flavors, but again the VIEW & AMBIANCE WAS EVERYTHING. Looking forward to returning. My daughter made a...More

Thank Erica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and the food was to die for I had the Salmon spinach feta salad with strawberry vinergrett. They also had alot of little shops with pretty things to buy. We ever visit California again we will for sure go back.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great very busy packed place. Bar scene music. All ages. Dining hanging over cliff wonderful vires great viees. Make a reservation. Food was good but i didnt think best in town. Great for drinks and appetizers i think more.

Thank sodawater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for happy hour on Tuesday afternoon. Drinks and appetizers were delicious. Service delightful. Definitely recommend!

Thank Susan G
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Gary M
1 August 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't accept reservations. But they have a waiting list which you can sign up for about an hour before your arrival.
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
10 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.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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