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About Dizz's As Is Restaurant

Our dimly lit, quaint, shingled house filled with '20s and '30s antiques provides the perfect setting for any special occasion. Come join us.

2794 S. Pacific Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed Monday

Cross Street:
Victoria Dr.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(949) 494-5250

Website:
http://dizzsasis.com/

Dizz's As Is Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Cozy (11)
Casual (9)
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Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome place. I have been going there for 30 years.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Phenomenal personable experience with great food, service and unique ambience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We made a same day reservation for 10 people. They were able to accommodate and went above and beyond to make my mom's birthday a truly special one. Erika, our hostess and waitress, was very personable and hospitable. She was incredibly attentive and met our every need. She even volunteered to take pictures of the family when the food came out! Mom's birthday dessert was complimentary, and Erika brought out their specialty cake--"grandfather's recipe." Erika won our stomachs with the fantastic food, and won our hearts with hers. She really took the extra care to make this day an amazing one. I highly recommend this restaurant for its food and unmatched dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

What can I say? Total CLASS!! I love Dizz's and have since the first day I experienced the food and ambience well over thirty years ago and I am SO glad that it is always so consistently excellent on every level. Food's D'lish, great flavors and diverse menu - classics that also have changed very little over the years which always makes for a welcoming memory - and of course the decor - extravagant in an art nouveau Hollywood meets the beach kind of way - warm and familiar - again like coming home year in and year out - chez nous !! Service just right - not too fussy, always attentive. The occasion : my wife's birthday joined by our two young sons. Could not have been better! Thanks once again Dizz's - for keeping it as is.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Pleasant surprise! This was our first dining experience at this restaurant, and we had heard mixed reviews. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, very good service, and a certain charm that comes with this 40-year old restaurant. We would definitely dine here again:)

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place. Don’t change anything. People we brought love it too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Total gastronomical nightmare.

If you are only as good as your last performance, well Dizz’s As Is was a total let down. Poor quality bar and bar service. The food left everything to be desired. Budget quality ingredients claimed as historically satisfactory. Everything is covered in a sauce of some sort, hiding what they call an entree beneath. We are not food snobs by any means. Dizz’s leaves a lot to be desired. How they can continue to serve such poor quality food and continue to keep the doors open is amazing. Our server was the only saving grace, steering us from the most horrible of choices while guiding us to the ones that were somewhat palatable.

Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.

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food2
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service3
value1

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is our all time favorite restaurant! Great food, great service with a timeless ambiance unmatched by any other place.

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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always enjoy dining at this eclectic neighborhood best restaurant!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We've been dining at Dizz's As Is for the past 34 years and have never been disappointed! It's such a quaint and intimate setting and yet it's quite lively! The service is excellent and there is such a variety to choose from on the menu that it makes it difficult to decide what to order. But everything I've ever tried there is absolutely delicious and you can't go wrong! You will feel so full after your mouth watering meal but save some room for their desserts because they are heavenly!

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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The Rack of Lamb is SENSATIONAL!!!
Everyone in our party of five loved the food!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Ambiance was good. Interesting menu approach. Service was good. Food was very mediocre.

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food2
ambience4
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Consistently well prepared, tasty food and attentive service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent as always

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sorry to say parking was a BIG problem. Food was so so. Anyone with a walker or wheel chair go somewhere else.

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food3
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent Evening at Diz's - everything was perfect as always - the service and good and ambience -

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great dinner in South Laguna. Excellent service from arrival through dessert. Felt welcome and cared for by personalized service from all staff. And the food was amazing. Four of us ordered four different entrees and all were fantastic. We will be back! Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We've dined at Dizz's As Is many, many times over the past 30+ years, and it has been consistently excellent, with only a few exceptions. On a few occasions service has been slow and it can be loud due to the small size of the dining rooms and closeness of the tables, but the food has always been very good. For years, Dizz's had been our favorite Orange County restaurant, due to its eclectic charm and outstanding food. It's still one of our favorites, and offers a distinctive dining experience. Prices are a bit on the high side, but the food preparation justifies the cost. This is not fancy dining; just very good food in a rather unique setting. Go for the food and you won't be disappointed. Parking is a definite challenge, as the restaurant only has 3 parking spaces, so parking on PCH is often the only option, and it can be a bit of a hike to to the restaurant, but the experience will be worth the effort.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Fantastic! Lots of places are here today, gone tomorrow but Dizz's is a keeper. Originally dined here 30 years ago after moving from the East Coast. Just as good as I remembered. Even better.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This is old Laguna Beach. The food is always excellent and we were not disappointed this time. Both the Swordfish special and the Wild Salmon special were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful! We have been going here for years before the Pageant of the Masters, Great food, and service and a wonderful start to the evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Dizz's is the best Restaurant in Laguna Beach. The service is always friendly and excellent. The food is consistently excellent as well. As is really means they treat you the same whether your in a tux or t shirt.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Dizz's staff always is the best!
The food is spot on and always consistent.
Would recommend to all that like a layed back atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 20, 2017

This is the second time in 2 weeks we have eaten at Dizz's. Once again, our meal and service was amazing! Get the house dessert - it will be your new favorite!! 😋

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We have loved this special place for over 25 years. Never disappointed!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 2, 2017

A cozy atmosphere nestled in your best friends home, with always consistently excellent food that nurses your soul. This restaurant is a classic staple of Laguna beach. Don't miss the veal piccata or Cornish game hen. Also, the daily specials are not to be missed. Fresh fish with delectable sauces are always on the menu. Cocktails and wine by the glass are top rated! Save room for dessert you want want to have everything on the dessert menu.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Cozy restaurant with amazing food and fantastic service. Erica was our server and she couldn't be nicer or more knowledgeable. We had a fantastic time I look forward to going back again and again.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was delicious as always, really fun atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

A relaxed, unique atmosphere works well with tasty food in this well priced neighborhood gem. It's a landmark worth returning to again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Dizz's is a perfect gem. Food, delicious, service, impeccable. Thank you for making our anniversary delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Awesome special dining experience we have been there many times it's like family.Erika is the best server anywhere

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We've been big fans of Dizz's As Is for 36 years, recommending it to our friends and associates, and posting very favorable reviews on several social media sites. However, our last visit proved to be a huge disappointment. The services was intolerably slow, and the wait between courses inexcusably long. Among other issues, the bread arrived burnt, the waitstaff seemed inexperienced, and the serving size of the Swordfish Madagascar special was meager: a sliver of swordfish accompanied by a tablespoon size dollop of mash potatoes and 3 green beans (seriously, 3 green beans). For a restaurant known for generous portions, the swordfish was a joke. As I've written before, the food at Dizz's is always good, but this visit was marred by several issues, chief among them the inattentive and exceptionally slow service. Being long time fans of the restaurant, we found this very, very disappointing, especially since the evening was a family celebration. This is not an easy review to write, as this has been our favorite Orange County restaurant for years, but had this been our firsts visit, it would have also been our last. Even good restaurants might have a bad night, so I'm hoping that this bad experience was an aberration, but as of this writing, I am not inclined to go back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great food. ..................................................!!!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on May 20, 2017

excellent meal with a very local feel. thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Hidden gem in Laguna Beach. Perfect for any occasion - best service and food in town!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Sorry to say, but we were totally underwhelmed by this restaurant. We really wanted to like it but it just didn't hit any of the marks. Service was friendly but SLOOOOOOOW. Parking is a nightmare. We ordered rack of lamb, filet and couple other items and everything was subpar. I would not recommend this restaurant. Bummer.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful as always. Veal Marsala was delicious. My favorite. Great wine and service! Love this place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 7, 2017

It was fine. A nice evening out with family.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Wonderful place, staff a bit over worked, but family owned and run. Desserts made on site. Wonderful romantic dining. Not for families- but there is a patio. So maybe, but better for taking parents or having a romantic moment

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We used to live close by the restaurant but moved away 15 years ago. We came back to see if it was as good as we remember and it was it's a special place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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