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About GG's Bistro

GG's Bistro, in the heart of Laguna Beach, conveniently borders PCH and offers its guests a great sidewalk view of Laguna Beach life and the ocean. With a selection of the best Turkish, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, guests are surely to enjoy the tempting starters, pastas, kebabs,traditional gyro and much more in the elegant European ambiance.

Indoor and outdoor seating with a heated patio. Children & pet friendly. Valet parking. Patio dining & view on PCH.

540 S Coast Highway # 108
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian, Turkish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Breakfast: 9:00am - 11:30am; Daily Lunch: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm; Nightly Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Laguna Avenue- Legion Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 494-9306

Website:
http://www.ggscafebistro.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesdays: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (except summer months): Live Jazz Music. Once a month, Turkish music - please call for the date.

Catering:
All menu items are good for catering.
Catering is available up to 300 people.

Parking Details:
GG's have a parking available in the shopping center. Make validations for 2 hours. Also parking is available on the streets and a two story PUBLIC parking structure on Glenneyre Road which is just behind GG'S.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

GG's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Will be sending private review to GG's, service was good and the staff are nice

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Authentic Mediterranean food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We come here often when visiting the Laguna Beach area because we love mediterranean food but it's hard to find gluten free options. This restaurant has many gluten free choices.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The best thing that can be said about this place is that it is located in Laguna Beach. If it wasn't for the location, it wouldn't exist. Not going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Great experience! Extensive menu, something for everyone and all of it looked very good. As locals, we'll definitely be back more often and are sad we put off visiting GG's so long. Truly was our loss as it's a gem of Laguna. Enjoy!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The best Turkish coffee we had for a while and nicely served! Both dishes (spinach salad and swordfish skewers) were delicious. The owners stopped by our table few times to make sure everything is OK. Will be back for sure and will definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I picked this restaurant by looking through tripadvior reviews. We love Mediterranean food, so it looked like a good choice. We were a little disappointed. I had the lamb skewers, and I honestly could not taste the meat. No flavor. When does that ever happen with lamb? They served it with a tsasiki type sauce which if you didn't dip in, you got no flavor. My husband had chicken Marsala, which was good. My son had the cioppino, which he was happy with. We sat outside, and the traffic was close by, but it wasn't too loud. Service was good. We did share the Mezze appetizer which was very good. I'd go back for a drink and just that.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We enjoyed our meals. I had the seafood pasta and my wife had the chicken kabob and grape leaves. We sat outside where the tables are close together but worth it for the people watching. We have been here several times and have a good meal every time.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food and great customer service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Also I'm a celiac and they have a large dedicated menu to Gluten Free..
My favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We really liked GG's Bistro. Cuisine is authentic Greek style with a great homemade taste. We enjoyed sitting outside with the breeze and people watching.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It was a lovely day and we were dining al fresco in beautiful Laguna Beach. That was the best part of lunch. The food was adequate. Eggplant and falafel appetisers were unremarkable. Gyro plate meat was dried out. Service was competent but not especially inspiring.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Wonderful location, great for people watching! Easy parking. The service was great, and the food was delicious!! Loved the hummus trio, must try! 😊

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Fantastic food and great service! The menu was extensive and had something for everyone. We had a relaxed experience perfect for talking and lingered over dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A well kept secret in Laguna Beach - a must try! The menu is unique and I feel like I am on vacation in a lovely foreign place each time I dine here.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We loved the food, outdoor dining and service. It's in busy Laguna Beach, and the underground parking was wonderful. Didn't have to search for a parking space. Outdoor seating was protected from breeze and had heat lamps, so it was perfect even when cool. Mediterranean food was delicious and well priced. We'll definitely be back, and highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Great location. Delicious and fresh Mediterranean food. Came here for brunch. They served both breakfast and lunch. Fresh strawberry jam! Yummy. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 20, 2017

The food was beyond expectations
Exquisite, delicious, fresh, surprising
Priced right
Mediterranean, Turkish, Italian and American
Even the Pickiest adults and kids can still be satisfied.
Service Amazing -we will go back for sure
5 Stars

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The food was delicious. Great selection of gluten free dishes. The patio is a bit cramped and the noise from PCH is uncomfortable. But, that is the nature of beach dining so if you like good food, you put up with the noise. The pet-friendly nature of the patio seating is a big plus.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice place. They don't answer their phone. The food was good. The service was just okay. I'd go again but not before trying some of the other places around.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

GG's has been a favorite, however, over the last few months the portions have become smaller and the prices seemed to have increased.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Difficult to get to bathroom. Otherwise very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

What a delight!
We walked in for our dinner reservation and were greeted by a lovely trio of musicians playing standards from the 30s on up. What fun. The food was delicious, the cocktails, wine and spirits were flowing. I can recommend the pomegranate martini.
Great crowd! A memorable night.

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fun, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Very nice folks with wonderful Mediterranean food. The Turkish platter for two was great!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The food was okay but not as flavorful as other Mediterranean places I have eaten at. The service was slow and there's was only one other customer in the place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Excellent food (grilled calamari, lightly fried eggplant, grilled meats), terrific wine selection and friendly service. My wife and I are from NYC and we visit Laguna/Dana point every year around Xmas. We always make a trip to GG's!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Yummy Mediterranean food, and lovely ambience despite a cool and very rainy night. We enjoyed the mixed appetizer plate, calamari, several types of kebab meals, and the flavorful and very rich Turkish pudding (share!). Sunday evening music provided by Steve and Beth Fitchet Wood was friendly and so much fun!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Great place for casual dining.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2016

This place is quite small, but does have good food to serve, and that is the reason why we had driven 40 miles on a Friday evening. The service is always great, and I being a vegetarian had ordered their lentil salad which I found was delicious BUT filled with more arugula than the lentils and garbanzo, that I would have enjoyed more with some arugula. My husband and the friends we had gone with had ordered other dishes which they relished very much.
Overall, we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2016

This was our first time here and we came for brunch, it was delicious and fresh!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 2, 2016

The server we had was excellent! Very knowledgeable about the menu as well as accommodating

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Great atmosphere and food at a busy resort location. Mediterranean food served with flair. Enjoyed dining here. Would return to this restaurant again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Food was delicious. Very friendly staff. Good value.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Loved the fact that we could have a wonderful evening dining while bringing on pet dog along. The patio is very comfortable and charming. Enjoyed the Mediterranean menu, both of our dishes were delicious ans healthy. Service was very good as well. I especially liked their raspberry martini.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 26, 2016

This is a cute family restaurant where we had one of the best Turkish food in US. Turkish dishes in the menu are delicious and tastewise close to what you will find in Turkey. Service was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant. My only recommendation to the owners would be about complimentary olive oil served before our entrees: It was really nice to get complimentary olive oil and fresh bread. Please serve a higher quality olive oil, keep it simple with an optional sea salt, and serve in drip free bottle or carafe with the same bread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2016

Live Music on Wednesday nights!
We love coming here!
They have a gluten- free menu as well, which is great for me!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2016

It's kind of noisy because it's right above PCH, but that's to be expected when dining outside.
The food was good, I had the beef keftes which came with a side salad and pita. The salad was a little tired, I didn't eat it all. I've only eaten here for dinner and sat inside.
There is a full bar, the people are very friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2016

My daughter and I came to GG's for dinner. We sat outside and it was perfect weather. We were not starving so since it was happy hour we just ordered from the happy hour menu. We had chicken skewers and salad, shared and eggplant pasta dish and had two espresso martinis each. The bill was 37.80! Pretty darn good for Laguna! Service was good. Will definitely be our go to place when in Laguna!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Had appetizers and salad for dinner , calamari, dolmas and falafel. All good!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2016

On PCH - Well priced & good food from family restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

more of a cafe than a restaurant - not the greatest culinary experience

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