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The Deck on Laguna Beach
The Deck on Laguna Beach

The Deck on Laguna Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://deckonlaguna.com
  • Email: deckonlaguna@att.net
  • Phone: (949) 494-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    Daily 9:00am - 11:30pm
    Lunch

    Daily 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner

    Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Rainer Schwarz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer beachfront sunset dining option with reservation of our Bungalows from 8-50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Christina Lomonaco (949) 281-5720
  • Entertainment: Live music Monday thru Thursday in the late afternoon from 5pm to sunset.
    Featuring local musicians singing and playing beach music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacific Coast Highway
  • Public Transit: The Laguna Beach Trolley stops on our block directly in front of the entrance to The Pacific Edge Hotel just above our location on Sleepy Hollow Lane.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer convenient valet parking in front of the restaurant. $6 with validation.
A word from The Deck on Laguna Beach
Come as you are. The Deck on Laguna Beach is the ultimate place to relax. We offer a menu inspired by our stunning beachfront surroundings. From the freshest oysters, appetizers and entrees to our handcrafted cocktails made from the finest spirits.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I was taking some business associates who have not seen the Pacific Ocean since childhood and this couldn't have been a better experience with the ocean crashing in the background. In addition, it was such an amazing experience as a result of the delicious food, and heartwarming service that made it seem like we were at an event in someone oceanfront home. The experience couldn't have been more amazing. I am recommending this restaurant to everyone that I know and will be back soon."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We love Laguna Beach and decided to visit The Deck for the first time. Being a Friday, we wanted a reservation, which was booked with ease through Opentable. This restaurant is on a Pacific Ocean waterfront deck not much bigger than a family home deck. The tables' umbrellas come together to form a canopy; most tables have a gorgeous ocean view. We ordered a shrimp appetizer, seafood tacos, and the Deck hamburger. The shrimp appetizer was unique, with three large cold shrimp and a delicious salsa-based dip loaded with shredded crab, squid, and sweet red peppers. We only wish there were four shrimp to make the dish more shareable between two. Tacos were loaded with shrimp and delicious. A memorable anniversary dinner. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and had called earlier in the day to request a table location near the sand. It was not promised to us but I would expect that there would have been an attempt to get us a good spot. It was obvious when we arrived that no one had made a note of that and we were given a table as far away from the sand as possible. It was a beautiful evening but still a little bit of a chill. I asked our waitress to have the heater right above us turned on. The reply was that she wasn't sure that it worked but she would bring us another heater if not. That was not acted on and we had to remind her when she finally came around again. Service was very slow. Food was OK. Menu is a little limited. The setting is great."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great view....fabulous food, excellent drinks menu. Great service staff"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Imaginative takes on simple classics. We loved it."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Need to improve the menu. You've got the view which no one can beat however the food isn't that good like it was before under the previous owner/management."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Back for a third time in three months. All three times the food was excellent, the service top notch and oh the view is amazing. The tuna tapas and the shrimp tacos are two of our favorites. Also the SoCal mule is a must have. Already planning a girl's b-day lunch in April!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The location of this restaurant is incredible. It's right on the beach on a deck overlooking the ocean. I got the ahi tuna poke small plate for dinner and it was a big portion. We also got appetizers cheese board, house made hummus dip, and a Tuscan kale caesar salad that were all amazing. And I had the silver surfer tequila drink that was awesome. Everything was great but super pricy. We were a table of 3 and split the appetizers and I still ended up paying $75 for just me. I think this restaurant would be considered a great special occasion place because of the pricing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for a Friday night and requested a table near the sand. I got there a few minutes early and was waiting for my friend. The bar was packed and tried to get near the bar to order a beer, the bar tender helped me quickly and even with the large crowd he contined to check in to see if I needed anything. When my friend arrived we were seated quickly and on time at a table for 2 right up against the glass next to the sand to see the sunset. The waitress was great - helpful, attentive and friendly. Great time!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We live in Laguna Niguel and go out to Laguna Beach often, and The Deck is one of the favorite places for the view of course and the party atmosphere. But this time I was impressed wiht the food we had. We had the spaguetti squash which was very good with an egg over and easy, that was pretty good, but nothing like the Large Mexican shrimp on a bed of mashed butter beans, garlic nage and crispy shalots... wow wow wow. So very good. The organic Sauvignon Blanc was also good. We had the time of our lives and made friends with the people next table visiting from Dallas. The service was great and the fact they have heaters over the tables make it nice and cozy. I higly recomend the place, the view and definatelly the food."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Beautifully situated in Laguna Beach overlooking the sand and the sea, The Deck is a liitle known gem. The food is outstanding and the service is quick and professional. You need to have good directions to find the location and be prepared to Valet park since parking spaces are few to find. Menu is varied and the wine selection is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great Ahi Poke, Mussels and Clams. Great view, good energy, great cocktails - recommend the mojito and silver surfer!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I had the Salmon and my wife had the Scallops. Our dinners were great! The view was beautiful!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had family in from out of town and we wanted to take them to a special place to remember on the ocean. This was it! My only complaint was that it was very difficult to choose what to eat. Everything on the menu sounded fabulous. Spectacular view of the ocean. Service was great. Food was great. Cocktails were great. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always a great time at the Deck! Both food and service are always exceptional. The view is breath-taking! One of my favorite spots in Laguna!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The perfect place for lunch (or dinner); The Deck offers a wide variety of food and drink options with a breathtaking view of Laguna. With small plates to share and lovely menu and a variety of fabulous beverages."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our first visit to the The Deck on Laguna Beach. The location is outstanding, right on the beach with great views of the ocean and the sunset. The food and service were excellent. It is, though, a bit noisy as the tables are relatively close together. Definitely a popular spot for younger adults."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The ambiance was great and the attetion was perfect i really loved it! I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Music was great, service was on-point, and the food was delicious. Would definitely come again and recommend to others. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They sat us right next to the bar, and We had 10-15 people standing around us while we tried to eat. Our table was constantly being bumped, people were hitting our chairs. One of the worst layouts I've ever been to. We didn't even get to our main course because it was unbearable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "First we parked in valets, and we waited for 5 minutes waiting for someone who can help us to be seated , no one showed up ! So I went inside and asked for someone who can have us to be seated . And The server asked us if we would like to drink any alcoholic drinks , and as soon as I said we don't drink alcoholic drink , we felt they totally ignored us !!!! We waited for 10 minutes for the server to show up , and after that we waited another 25 minute for small desert ! I liked the desert and the ambiance , it was a good nite for us but it could have been much better . Even tho it wAs not even a lot of people there they made us unhappy with the wait time !"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great and accompanied a fantastic ambiance. The service was accommodating to the temperature and I would recommend the Deck as a great date spot. We had such a great time we are going again next week!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great views, Great service and Good, what more can one ask for!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We loved our time at The Pacific Edge Hotel and my husbands birthday dinner at The Deck! It was a phenomenal sunset view and so very romantic! The food was really delicious too! Thank you for a great dinner and a delish good-bye breakfast (that was so yummy too) the day we left beautiful Laguna Beach! Darby"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "You definitely can't beat the view - but it would be nice if the menu was a little more creative in it's offerings. The big recommendation from the waiter was the burger - not exactly my idea of a unique lunch item."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The Deck is exactly what its name implies--it is a platform that extends over the sand and overlooks the ocean for a fabulous view day or night. It is the restaurant associated with the Pacific Edge Hotel. As such, I was not expecting a great deal in terms of food from a hotel restaurant. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised with both our appetizer and entrees being quite good. At night you need to get a seat around the edge of the deck as you will have no view if you are seated in the middle. In daylight, any seat would probably afford some view."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Awesome Catalina Sunset view! Seafood fresh and tasty. Service a bit slow during peak time, i.e., 5 pm sit down. Very polite valet."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We stayed at Pacific Edge and ate and drank on the Deck. Couldn't have been better!!! Thanks so much!!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "It's hard to beat the setting but with the construction next door it wasn't all that pleasant."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We chose the deck for a happy hour group get together. Unfortunately, the drink and appetizer specials were hardly what we would call "special". Very limited and still expensive, and from the limited options, some still were not even available. Great view, but with not go back for happy hour."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I found this establishment after doing a quick search on-line to try a different dining venue in Laguna Beach and The Deck immediately stood out for it's menu selection and on-line photo's. What a fantastic find!! My Wife, two Sons and I dined there for an early dinner selecting oysters and the ahi tuna for appetizers. I had the New York steak, which was cooked to a perfect medium/rare and tasted great, washed down with a splendid Pinot Noir. I will definitely be frequenting this establishment again in the near future and would recommend it to friends and family."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The Deck has changed drastically in its menu and food quality. The prior owners had a great menu at reasonable prices. It was a great experience any time. The current menu is mediocre. Maybe when they get the next door restaurant in place, they can improve the menu. I hope so as this was a unique dining experience and we took guests there regularly."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The appetizers could be improved. The old menu at the Deck before the change in ownership was better and so was the food. I love the Deck so hate to trash the food but it could definitely be improved. I love the Deck! The hamburger is the best. I miss the Pita appetizers from the old menu with the choices for dipping. Hope they can work on the food. Best view in Laguna to see the sunset."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Anniversary Dinner- restaurant located right on the Ocean- view is spectacular! The ahi poke and Baja shrimp cocktail are amazing. Expect busy- As it is the place to be, so service was a little Slow, but would definitely come again !!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This is the first meal at The Deck in quite a few months. New menu, new staff, and disappointing overall. Sadly, all of the 6 meals we had at our table for brunch were all bland and tasteless. Too bad. Great location."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "The Deck manages to strike a perfect balance between casual and beachy along with a well conceived menu and inviting ambiance. The decor is clean, simple and takes full advantage of the epic coastline views. Come with someone special or friends, you won't be disappointed. Crowded in the summer so try to get it off season if you can...."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I will say the food was amazing but more importantly was the service. Our server Luke was incredible. It's was cold and only one other couple. He tracked down another propane tank for our heater in seconds due to ours running out. He also could have easily just hung out since it wasn't busy but he still stayed very attentive to us and always was available. It seemed he read our minds when we were needing something. Also tracked us down across the parking lot into the hotel after my wife left her purse on the chair."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This is a small restaurant with a great view. Heaters are available over outside tables and there is a nice gas fireplace inside. The menu is limited but everything we ordered was tasty and well prepared. The live singer was loud, but good. There are steep steps to get down to the dining area, but there is an elevator available down a driveway around the side of the entrance that I we only found out about as we were leaving."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Amazing place with a great view and nice relaxed vibe. I love bring friends from out of town to the deck."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The Crab Louie and Shrimp/Crab melt were to die for. We really loved the beach front dining overlooking the sand and ocean. We made the reservation through Open Table and did not wait two 2 min. Perfect romantic Sunset on a perfect evening."
    Dined on 10/17/2013