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Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes/
  • Phone: (949) 376-2779
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blue Bird Canyon and Coast Hwy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $6 validated valet parking and street parking are available
A word from Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine.

Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner and breakfast at Splashes. The view is spectacular, the service was friendly and prompt on both occasions. We will go back many more times."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal in a great atmosphere! We also found the service to be tremendous."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Splashes is always a treat. It's beach location, food and service make it a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Beach front dining cannot get better than this. The service and view are outstanding. We have spent over $2,000 at this restaurant over many visits. We really love this place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "which is too bad, because I love Splashes. I don't get to go there often because I don't live nearby and because it's expensive. I consider it a special treat. That is why it was even more disappointing to catch the restaurant on such an off day. We had reservations for 2:30 p.m., so the restaurant was not busy at all. Yet, the tabletop was not clean, and there were no bread plates. The waiter appeared out of nowhere, and instead of introducing himself, asked if we wanted a drink. The food was good, though expensive -- $29 for 4 scallops on a bed of couscous the size of my fist?! Service, however, was uncharacteristically slow and lackadaisical, with the exception of Hussein, a busboy who has been there a long time. Shape up, Splashes!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have to say it's been years since I've been to Splashes and it definitely will not be that long again. GREAT SERVICE and AMBIANCE. OUTSTANDING customer service. Not inexpensive however ... so it's a "special occasion" treat. Without wine comes in at $100 per person. Worth it. My guests will certainly not forget the experience and I'm sure it will have a payoff for years to come."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Bar prices where a little to High, food was very good though. NO BUD LIGHT!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we had dinner here for our 24th anniversary and had a fantastic time. the food was yummy, everything we ordered was so delicious :) we were seated on the patio/terrace and gazed at the ocean throughout - just beautiful. our waiter was great, also."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Our table was overlooking the beach (right on the sand); we completely enjoyed our time here; highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "this is a unique location along the Southern California coast where you can actually be right above the sand and hear the crashing waves excellent food, expensive but a great value in my book"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Can't beat the location, practically on the sand. Great brunch menu. Steak and eggs outstanding. Salmon cooked well with sweet onions and sweet sauce, that kind of overwhelmed my sweet tooth. Service was friendly and attentive. I'll be back and order something different."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Birthday dinner for my wife. We are not big eaters so we split an entree and appetizer. We ordered the vegetarian dish which was very tasty. The presentation was good. The view was right there over the beach."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a wonderful 50th Anniversary dinner at Splashes. Everyone went out of their way to make the evening memorable."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I brought my external audit team and executive coworkers for an engagement meeting and our service was slow, order was taken very late, appetizer was missing and brought out way after dinner and I had to remind the waiter. It was obvious he forgot and out it in rushed because he quality of the dish was significantly lacking. Next time I hope this doesn't happen."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food was better than I could imagine, view was fantastic but the friendly staff made this occasion truly special. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great time."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The location and ambiance were amazing. The food was terrible. The appetizers, main courses and deserts were sub par. The lamb shank was bad. The filets were undercooked."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience of this restaurant is the BEST!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We like the ambiance, the view and, the bartenders so much we ate at the bar instead of the table. Bartender Kevin made great suggestions for food and drinks. I will definitely ho back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I saw the recommendation for this spot and booked the reservation. I made a request for a special table for my wife's and my babymoon and they definitely delivered. Definitely had a wow factor! Service was awesome, the hostess for very sweet and smiled constantly and the food was amazing. I would recommend and plan on going back the next time we are in town...The only background noise we heard was that of the ocean...PERFECT!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated a friend's birthday at Splashes and had an outdoor table with a nice view of the sunset. The food and drinks were delicious, particularly the mussels, which were even better than the last time we had them about a month ago. Apparently we were there the first night they introduced a new recipe and it is amazing. I am not a big mussel fan, but I would order these any time. The scallop entree was excellent, and much preferred over the snapper entree. Service was very good, thanks to our friendly and attentive server, Ashley. I am looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great staff, good food and a superb view of the surf and sand. Very nice for that special occasion and not a noisy establishment."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Been coming to Splashes for 14 years, and have never had a bad meal. The service is always exceptional, and the view is the best in Laguna. I expect to keep coming back for many years to come."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The view was breath taking. They've revised the menu, and taken off some favorites. The lobster bisque was outstanding. Hamburger very good. Portions on salads small, and priced very high. Main dishes were pricey. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Have been here many times over the years, though not for a few years. Visit was very disapppointing. Arrived at 7:30 Thursday evening. The place seemed busy (about 40%% occupied), but emptying out. Wthin 30 minutes there were only two other couples in our dining area. Yet, service was slow and for long periods of time non existent. Seated right away, but took 15 minuites to get menus. Took another 15 to get the order placed. Took almost 50 minuites to get the food served My sword fish was underdone and tough. Took another 35 minutes to get the bill All told a 2 and 1/4 hour disappointing experience. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday here and had a very nice time. They seated us at a table right on the water and even threw in a free dessert for the birthday. The food was delicious. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you are looking for a special place with good food for a special event- Splashes is the place! Great service, easy parking and great ambiance. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My friend recommended this place for my 3rd wedding anniversary. We seated outside and enjoyed meal, watching ocean and huge californian sun. Price was not cheap but reasonable. So, I would recommend here for special event. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a group of 5 we all were comfortable at our beachside table. Kristen our server was excellent. Food so darn good. We will be back :)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "am pleased to see a resort that completes an active and friendly environment for families"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a table of 8 women. We had asked waiter if he could split the checks before we ordered. Food came, was ok. When the bill came, it was all lumped onto one check. I asked our waiter, Abel, to please separate our check after realizing he was getting a $50 tip, I figured the least he could do was correct it, he then seemed put off, and reluctantly went to fix it. After much time and our concern of being late to pick up kids (and expired meters, as well as the lack of any water refills) I asked another waiter for the manager. Instead, Abel came back out, with only two checks wrong. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was great, but very hard to find parking. Valet was super full. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Spashes and had a memorable evening with really great food, wine and a fantastic ocean view."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We entertained guests from chiacgo and wanted to give them an Ocean/Beach dining experience. They were very impressed. Overall a wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Perfect day for a wonderful time on Mother's Day, of course the weather and food + service were top in quality. Coming back later for their great hamburgers when we spend time at our Laguna Home."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A bit overrated for the price. Swordfish was not as good as I would have expected. Scallops were very good, but have had better. Very nice ambience with very good service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The locations right on the ocean in Laguna Beach, energetic atmosphere, tasty and health-conscious cuisine, and friendly service made my family's dinner there the perfect place to celebrate Mother's Day. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Very romantic and scenic, yet casual and relaxing. The patio had breathtaking view of the beach and ocean. Even saw a whale 100 yards offshore causally migrating. The service was outstanding. I would absolutely dine at Splashes again in the future for breakfast, lunch or dinner"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My friend loved the whole experience. He had never been to Laguna Beach, enjoyed the view, food and friendly staff. Thank you for making it such and wonderful birthday experience for him. :) "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "20 Years ago my husband and I had wonderful small wedding reception upstairs at the towers restaurant which is gone now. Though it's gone they made up for it in Splashes. It was scenic, warm, romantic and a perfect place to remember our wedding memories. I had a white fish which was so moist and flakey. My husband had steak and lobster. The steak was cooked to perfection and tender, however the lobster was a bit chewy. We had a perfect evening and plan to come every year."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Really nice food prepared with a great deal of thought. The service was great and the concept is excellent. It also has one of the greatest views of any restaurant in the area. I would say that the prices for some of the dishes are a little more than they should be. We paid $20 for a tuna appetizer and $35+ for Squash. Those should have been 20% less. The other dishes were appropriately priced. The service was excellent, much better than I expected."
    Dined on 5/2/2014