Love this place!
House of Big Fish... never disappoints! Fun, loud & interesting.
The servers know the menu & the food is very good & presented well.
My brother, from Michigan, visits often & always want to go to Big
Parking behind the building is very convenient & the the view is
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun atmoshphere and great
Fun atmoshphere and great beer selection. Fish was terrific too. I would highly recommend for families and night out for fun -- not a quiet place though. Good to watch sports too
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was impressed with Big Fish
I was impressed with Big Fish because I expected it to be a big bar scene, sort of like a frat house. When I made the reservation I requested a table near a window (to get a view) and the staff not only delivered the table with a view but also put us in a corner where the restaurant is much quieter than the expansive main floor area. They had Sculpin on tap, which was a special treat.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow...I ordered the muscles
Wow...I ordered the muscles on the waitresses recommendation, and they were better than expected. Also had the fish tacos and the wife had the pulled pork. All were excellent!!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place...im a local
House of Big Fish is a great eatery. Amazing happy hour, good scene ALWAYS, excellent menu, top notch service and offers something for all! You will come back to this place!!!
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big Fish and Ice Cold beer
Big Fish and Ice Cold beer is a great change from all the foodie type restaurants along the Newport-Laguna Coast. Casual spot has tons of beer choices, in various sizes, including buckets of beers, pints, 22oz and even a 5 liter keg. The menu is large and has many options for everyone, the Poki is a great starter as is the Lobster Fondue. Will be back, it was tasty and affordable.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite spots when we come to California. The food is fresh and tasty, the service is friendly and efficient, and the atmosphere is always vibrant. The prices are quite reasonable. The ocean is in view, although not close. There is a good beer selection, and happy hour truly rocks.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, casual fun atmosphere
Big fish came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Food was fantastic, service was incredible ( Paul and Chris were superb). Beer was ice cold and there was a great selection. Initially thought it was gonna be too casual but the food was better than some fine dining I've had recently. Highly recommend.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just as the new suggests,
Just as the new suggests, they have big fresh fish and ice cold beer. If you are lucky enough to get a seat with a view, you won't be disappointed.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second trip for us and everything
Second trip for us and everything was very good. The fried clams were particularly noteworthy!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great casual dining! Food
Great casual dining! Food is excellent and well priced.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the table we asked for!
Just the table we asked for! Delicious Atlantic salmon cooked to perfection wonderful kale salad. Delicious Baha oysters.
My husband had scampi with noodles also memorable. A perfect evening and we eat out every night!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding beer options and
Outstanding beer options and good food overall. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our dining experience. The ocean view from our table was a nice surprise.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu choices for all budgets
Skilled chefs, terrrific appetizers, fresh fish prepared well and plated professionally. You can bet a decent meal if your on a budget or just go hog wild.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very courteous but not really on top of our order, it appeared there was no communication between waitress and her helper.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hour Tapas
went here with my wife for some Happy Hour bites. the oysters in halfshell were HUGE and juicy. not a spec on sand in them. we also had the lobster fondue, poke, clam chowder and gumbo.
all that with 2 soft drinks was a little over 30 bucks!
the dinner menu looked enticing, but after our tapas frenzy we had no room left.
even for one tiny wafer-thin mint.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aside from being very particular
Aside from being very particular about not seating early for a reservation, even if tables are available, the food is worth the wait. Chowder Fries are a must, like a coastal poutine, these have delicious Old Bay seasoned fries and delicious thick clam chowder acting as the gravy. Their version of the "New England lobster roll" is also quite good, and the closest on this coast to the real thing. This version uses shrimp, crab and lobster, but they have the right type of roll and use the right amount of mayo. The kale slaw provides a surprising kick of spice. The only slight disppointment was overcooked Opah. Good wine and beer list, and tasty cocktails. Plenty on the menu to satisfy everyone.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. hopping atmosphere
We went to dinner on a Thursday night and it was packed. I had requested a "quiet" table. However, the table we had been assigned was still occupied so they put us at another table that definitely was NOT quiet. There are some tables along the windows with a view that would have been very nice. The service was good, staff were friendly. The portions are not large, but certainly big enough. One of us had swordfish, one jambalaya and the other had gumbo. All were good. Prices are moderate. There is a $15 charge for corkage. I would go again.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local, Great Food
Great White Sangria, the fish was so fresh, along with the farm to table produce. Jessica the manager was really nice she complemented us with a lobster fondue to try and since it was my hubby's birthday she sent over a free dessert which was so yummy also! The sunset in Laguna made the whole night picture perfect. Loved it!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This spot has a bit of an East coast vibe which I like. I'm originally from the East coast, and the menu is similar to what you will find there.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good in Laguna Beach
First time here and went to the Pageant after. This is a great place for: good food, good service and nice view. A little energetic but what the heck, your here to have fun so go with it. The Fish & Chips and the Shrimp Pasta are terrific.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really enjoyed Big Fish!
Excellent food and atmosphere. Good servic with a gorgeous view. I would reckoned it!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive, but good food
The food is really quite good. Price/quality ratio is worthwhile, though price/portion ratio is not as high as some places. I'd say the food is comparable to Slapfish, though in a much bigger, noisier place. The children's menu is nice but it might make more sense to feed smaller kids off of one's own plate. Service was good but a little spotty. Beer very good but a tad on the pricey side.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service in a friendly casual setting - if we lived nearby, we'd reurn often
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fab every time!!
been going to this warm and friendly and fun spot in Laguna for 2 years now........absolutely love it!! highly recommended.......excellent for friends,relatives,strangers,enemies......whomever!!!! the food is fab and the beer selection is pretty decent!!! great ocean views as well!!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We used to visit House of
We used to visit House of BF the first few summers it was open. Didn't go last year..anyway we went Saturday with 8 friends, open table was great - however the food wasn't as I remembered. I didn't like the fish n chips; which is a favorite in a beach community. They were dry and seem like not "fresh". This item should be a hit; and two of us were disappointed. Having had them a week earlier at the Harbor; there was no comparison. (sorry). I think the menu used to be better. The price point is good with the smaller plates, but we all agreed we prob. wont be eating there again. It just seems like the taste/flavor isn't what it used to be; sorry because you use to be one of our favorites. Staff is excellent.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome experience. Servers
Awesome experience. Servers were great. Great place to spend our anniversary.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Haven't been for a while and
Haven't been for a while and the menu changed. The food is still good but the portions were way too small. Usually a fish portion is 6 oz and mine was more like 3. Probably going off my must go again list.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time during
We had a great time during Happy Hour; the new small plates were just what we wanted.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with friends
Great clam chowder, bacon wrapped scallops and poke ahi salad! The atmosphere is low key so any attire is appropriate. We sat next to the window so we had an ocean view. Service was great and the food was served quickly! Stop in and check it out - I recommend it!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience
Thanks again to this restaurant for a fantastic dining experience. We chose House of BIG FISH and Ice Cold Beer for a post-wedding lunch for family members who traveled for our daughter's wedding the night before. We were a group of about 20 and everyone raved about the food and ambiance. We've been back several times since then and enjoyed it each time. Our latest visit was for dinner before a performance of the Pageant of the Masters. Coconut shrimp, king crab cobb salad and lobster truffle risotto were our choices. We sat at a table in the enclosed patio looking towards the ocean and enjoyed some great food (everything was delicious). Our server, Andy, was friendly and made two great recommendations. Will DEFINITELY be back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family went to Big Fish one night for our 40th anniv. & loved it so much we went back the next night for our daughters' birthdays. Our family is into healthy eating & everyone's meals were delicious. Lobster/shrimp quesadillas, grilled tilapia & barramundi, seafood gumbo, & salads all wonderful. Desserts on the house for our special events. Enclosed porch a great way to view the ocean while dining. We'll be back when in Laguna Beach!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Fish
This was the second time in a month we visited with foreign visitors. We like coming here as your portions are much smaller so we can have 3 courses without leaving most of it behind. Your fish of the day was Sword Fish and Mahi Mahi and it was great. My wife loves your Ceviche and the Ley Lime pie really finishes it off well. You also have a great selection of beers.
Please don't stop your format as we will keep coming back
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very relaxed and friendly.
Very relaxed and friendly. Interesting menu with wonderfully fresh fish in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Great views of the water from the patio!!!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM