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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
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is part bar and part patio. It is not a fine dining restaurant. They had LIVE music which was a plus- BUT it was out on the patio and it was COLD. Food was bar/pub food. Drinks were average. dogs allowed.

Thank sandra f
Los Gatos
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cliff Restaurant is already on TripAdvisor's "Top 10" list of restaurants in Laguna Beach, so what more can I say? This place is a local institution. We arrived in time for lunch and were lucky enough to score a table at the railing overlooking the ocean. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and the view was absolutely jaw dropping!... More 

Thank 363alanf2016
Riverside, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family gathering had Excellent food and service and view for my wonderful 69th birthday fun ..!!!!

Thank Bonnie202
Borrego Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were invited by friends to join them for breakfast at The Cliff. What an amazing choice! Only one other table was occupied, so we were able to enjoy a fantastic, unobstructed view of the Pacific. It probably is a bit off the radar as a breakfast destination, but I can really recommend it. Friendly, unhurried, service. Delicious omelets. Creative... More 

Thank Wahzah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good happy hour but if you are not ordering food will not get a coveted seat overlooking the ocean. Happy hour prices still a bit elevated.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place! My husband and I went with another couple for my birthday in June. We dined while the sun was setting. Our table was right up next to the glass wall on the deck. All of us enjoyed our food. Our server was very informative about the menu and friendly. He took pictures for us too! Will... More 

Thank Danielle C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding place to enjoy the sun dipping behind Catalina Island. The service and food are OK, but the sunset show is memorable.

1 Thank Mark W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the sunset view, and the service was amazing. We liked the food too! So we came back for breakfast!! Really the best view, and meal we have had.

1 Thank Melissa W
Laguna Niguel, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is spectacular! The restaurant food not so much. Go for sunset cocktails and enjoy, then have dinner somewhere else. I did not enjoy the average fish and the meh service.

1 Thank kathleenm430
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, good food and excellent service - can't ask for more, plus easy pick up/drop off service. One of the very best overall in Laguna Beach!

1 Thank Margot C

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?