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“Stunning Views”

Crystal Cove Shake Shack
Ranked #10 of 186 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

There are few places along the California coast that offer the unique combination of amazing view and terrific burgers that Shake Shack does. I go there often when I drive along PCH to my daughter's home in Laguna. But you don't have to have a special destination this place is almost worth a unique visit because the view is so spectacular. I don't eat beef so get the turkey burger. My daughter gets the fish burger, we always share a shake. Fantastic. And, best thing of all is you can usually get a parking space right there on the premises.

Thank lollydepaulo
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat and face the day
Brilliant cliff top location with excellent food at affordable prices

Thank timthomas98
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

HINT: Arrive about an hour before sunset. It will take that long to park and order.

GLUTEN FREE BUNS - I regularly try gluten free bread and buns at local restaurants. Without a doubt, this is the BEST gluten free burger bun in Orange County. This is a great burger!

HANDICAP PARKING - Take a look at the attached picture. They only have one handicap parking spot, but it's a REALLY GOOD one, with ramp access out the right side and a really reasonable ramp. This is VERY wheelchair friendly.

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Thank FunintheOCsun
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Used to go here and one directly across highway back in the 60’s as a kid and later on my bikes as a young adult. The one in the north side is gone and the one on the south side (ocean side) is still there and updated with a full menu of burgers and shakes. Years ago it was more “organic” during the hippie years with fresh carrot juice and fresh date shakes. No more carrot juice which is why I didn’t give 5 stars, but date shake was very close to what I remembered. Lots of chopped dates. Be sure if you like to taste a more closer “way it was” condition, be sure and leave the whipped cream and cherry off. A bit more pricy than I remember at about 6.50 for about 16 oz than the 1.50 back then but I guess you gotta make a living. Lol. Didn’t try anything else because I was reliving a memory. However I did photograph the menu for those who wish to peruse it. The shack has very limited parking on site, but can be accessed on foot from crystal cove village area across from the beachcomber restaurant (see my review of it, go there first for lunch and here for a cool desert.) wood stairs get you up to highway so no handicapped access from crystal cove village. Usually pretty busy at all hours, but you can find times when it’s not packed out. Recommend off meal times and off weekends for quicker service. Tables available with awesome views of ocean front or can stand in several areas for same views if tables not available. Enjoy!

2  Thank Steve E
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

If you are in Laguna Beach/Cystal Cove area and crave a shake and hamburger then cruise by along the coast to this little burger stand.

Thank terryprod
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