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Driftwood Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
American, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch quinoa salad sticky toffee cake steak and eggs branzino brussels sprouts french toast pork belly ribeye oysters fries bread crab sea bass tacos great view valet parking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Driftwood for the great location but the food and service were amazing too! We had the ceviche tacos, which we're basically thin sheets of sesame crunch. Delicious textures and flavors. The Octopus was delicious (note to cilantro haters, they put cilantro on almost...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ohdonnaoh
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Truly beachside dining. Off PCH, past the main beach lies this little gem. Stilt housed Resturant w nice bar, falls into a beach side Resturant that reminds u of Florida’s Panhandle. Contemporary dining. Nice wines and delicious foods served in a relaxed So Cal way....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ken_stearns
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

All I can say is “wow”. The view is one of the most stunning of beach views I’ve experienced at a restaurant. You can’t get any closer to the beach while dining, it’s literally on it! I had the Laguna Beach omelette which comes with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kari_Lutcavich
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

So rude all of the staff. Not attentive at all. Food is average. The views are great. That’s about it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Iliya M
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. Service was very nice. Inside seating was loud, if you can sit outside it is probably preferred.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TAP647
Reviewed October 21, 2018

So, this place was within stumbling distance of our hotel and since everyone in town recommended that we give it a try, we decided to do so...after all, nobody wants to eat in an empty restaurant, right? When I lived in Laguna during my high...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank GrandPooBa1
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here our second night of a vacation stay in Laguna Beach. The Driftwood Kitchen is a tremendous combination of location view and food. Great place to see sunsets. I had the chicken dish and my wife had the sea diver scallops and both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coder
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I wanted a place to eat by the ocean, and this was recommended by a local while I was here on business from Pennsylvania. Although they said they did not take reservations while the same service was going on (meaning I could have made dinner...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mouseturtle
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Stopped for lunch on a weekday while driving through Laguna Beach. The restaurant was nearly full and we didn't have reservations but we got a table for six within a reasonable 15 minutes. The table was in the last row from the beach facing patio...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shantanu55
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Nice location in front of the beach . Good sea food for a reasonable price . Efficient service . Nearby, you have a trendy lounge bar as well .

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jb03111
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Gary M
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
There are some steps to go down, then to leave, up, and a little walk from the valet area to get there.
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Rhonda C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, why not call them?
December 14, 2015|
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Response from travelernottourist | Reviewed this property |
At Driftwood Kitchen there aren't that many tables outdoors. Just a small surround lined with small tables so most tables are inside. In case of rain I'm sure they would seat you inside. There is a good view from wherever... More
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