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Starfish RestaurantStarfish Restaurant
626 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Excellent choices of food from many Asian cuisines. Everyone enjoyed their meal. More

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South of Nick's - Laguna BeachSouth of Nick's - Laguna Beach
217 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Cadillac margarita is one of the best I've ever had...steak tacos excellent, taco salad just as good, same w/chips, salsas and guac. To top it off, the butter cake was over the top ridiculously amazing. This was our second time and it didn't disappoint. Going back again soon! More

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Nick's Laguna BeachNick's Laguna Beach
986 reviews
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This was our first time at Nicks; celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff was tremendous and even gave us an anniversary card signed by the staff! The food and wine were delicious and the butter cake is amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant! More

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Selanne Steak TavernSelanne Steak Tavern
1663 reviews
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Steakhouse | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Best steaks we’ve ever gotten. Risotto is especially good, as all of the side dishes. Terrace has heaters and very nice atmosphere. Service is very professional and kind. Quality of food is superior, which leads to quite high cost when all items are included. Nevertheless, this is totally worth the money. More

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Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachBrussels Bistro - Laguna Beach
752 reviews
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Belgian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The food was excellent, the beer was great, as was the wine, and our waitress was personable. Will definitely be back. More

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Ristorante RumariRistorante Rumari
521 reviews
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Food and service is outstanding More

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Studio at Montage Laguna BeachStudio at Montage Laguna Beach
1004 reviews
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Contemporary French | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Amazing as anticipated. They made dinner extra special since they knew we just got engaged. More

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230 Forest Avenue230 Forest Avenue
1821 reviews
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Californian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We went to Laguna Beach for a low key but fun anniversary weekend, We were delighted with the delicious food, & great service. We loved the bread pudding desserts served for our anniversary “on the house.” A very pleasant surprise. The feel of the restaurant was reminiscent of some of the cozy restaurants we had enjoyed in Europe in the past. We definitely would like to return to sample other menu items. We had the spinach & ricotta croquettes, the halibut with papaya salsa, and the mahi mahi over wild black rice special, More

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GG's BistroGG's Bistro
241 reviews
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Mediterranean | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Good was wonderful and well presented. Very nice place. We’d definitely return. More

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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Laguna BeachO Fine Japanese Cuisine - Laguna Beach
136 reviews
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Japanese | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

High quality sushi, creatively prepared. Best around in South OC. More

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Oliver's OsteriaOliver's Osteria
219 reviews
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Great food, great atmosphere, and great service provided by Sean. Our new go-to Italian. Also wants to add that the menu if very fairly priced. More

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Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortSplashes at Surf & Sand Resort
2683 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This was my second time visiting Splashes and it was once again an amazing experience. More

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HarvestHarvest
754 reviews
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Californian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

I'm so glad we went here fo dinner. It met and exceeded all of our expectations. The service was exceptional. More

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WatermarcWatermarc
2201 reviews
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Contemporary American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

One of our favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach. Always a great time, excellent food and service. Fire and ice martini is a definite must have, hard to have just one. More

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Maro Wood GrillMaro Wood Grill
148 reviews
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Steakhouse | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Intimate restaurant about a mile south of the bustling Laguna Downtown Area: a short trolley ride. Food was exceptional, staff very professional and accommodating. Would highly recommend. More

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Central Laguna BeachCentral Laguna Beach
181 reviews
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Contemporary American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Always a good time and the food is delicious. The space is small enough that you can actually talk to the people you're dining with. Try the grilled avocado! More

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Dizz's As Is RestaurantDizz's As Is Restaurant
432 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We had not visited Dizz's in several years. We forgot how charming the interior decor adds to the experience. The staff was ultra friendly. The food excellent. I really enjoyed the prawns & linguine, while my wife thought very highly of the sand dabs with rice. We'll be back, hopefully soon. More

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Salerno by Chef PirozziSalerno by Chef Pirozzi
417 reviews
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We love to visit Italy in Laguna Beach; food is fab and service is top-notch More

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Sapphire LagunaSapphire Laguna
1301 reviews
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Global, International | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This was my second visit to Sapphire and it is one of my favorite spots anywhere. The food and drinks are excellent. The staff, and in particular our waiter Bruce, go out their way to make the evening memorable. I will be back. More

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Tortilla Republic Laguna BeachTortilla Republic Laguna Beach
741 reviews
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Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The food was really good, coming from the Islands of Hawaii and my wife having had her share of good and bad lobster. Well for her to say compliments to the chef is HUGE!!! She had the lobster enchiladas and I has the pork chop pineapple. I'd love to come back but I had a gift card that helped me offset the costs.. but yes I'd recommend it no problem. More

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Mozambique RestaurantMozambique Restaurant
1597 reviews
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Steak | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This is an outstanding restaurant - great food and service. More

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Skyloft OCSkyloft OC
345 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Wonderful meal atop the rooftop area. Sheltered and with great views of the coastline and sunset. Perfect. More

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LumberyardLumberyard
1909 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Loved this place. It was the first time we ve been there. But wont be the last! Great atmosphere and good happy hour. Menu choice are abundant and varied so everyone can find something they like. More

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Oak- Laguna BeachOak- Laguna Beach
592 reviews
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Contemporary American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We were celebrating Mother’s Day and it was perfect! More

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The Loft at Montage Laguna BeachThe Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
1410 reviews
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Contemporary American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Food wasn’t up to par. Sea bass was fair as were the scallops. My sister had the salmon which was amazing. Dessert was also good. Probably won’t be back, not worth the money. More

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Alessa by Chef PirozziAlessa by Chef Pirozzi
400 reviews
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We love Alessa....the service is always top notch and the food is fantastic! More

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Harley Laguna BeachHarley Laguna Beach
105 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Loving this foodie hot spot! Inventive dishes and libations, niceset real people staff!!! More

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Ti Amo by il BaroneTi Amo by il Barone
405 reviews
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Italian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Great Experience We were met by Holly … she was very friendly and professional Mossimo was our main Waiter .. He Rocked it the whole staff was wonderful … We loved the food and the wine and will be back for sure Thank you very much Teri and Family More

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Nirvana Grille - Laguna BeachNirvana Grille - Laguna Beach
1423 reviews
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Californian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We dinned on a Sunday at 6:30PM, is was not super busy. Meal and desert is delicious totally worth every penny. Service was very polite and quick. Location is right by the beach. Highly recommend it. More

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Las BrisasLas Brisas
6394 reviews
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Seafood | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Great meal, service and ambience. Can’t wait to get back again. More

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Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna BeachOkura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar - Laguna Beach
359 reviews
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Japanese | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The reason I gave the restaurant four instead of five stars for ambience, is all the televisions they have. I’m fine with a TV at the bar but there are too many TVs! Regardless, it’s a great restaurant and we have a lot of fun there and they serve delicious food. More

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O.C Craft - A Gastro Brew PubO.C Craft - A Gastro Brew Pub
7 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The hostess, Clarissa, was outstanding, and everyone and everything else was great too on a busy holiday More

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Royal Hawaiian GrillRoyal Hawaiian Grill
50 reviews
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Hawaiian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This is our 4th visit back for dinner since they reopened and it's awesome! Sean the bartender mixed up some great drinks and the food was out of this world-the fiji ahi tuna steak was perfect! More

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Special Events at Ritz Carlton Laguna NiguelSpecial Events at Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Coming Soon!More

Mosaic Bar & GrilleMosaic Bar & Grille
3 reviews
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American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Their food is good but way overpriced for what it wss More

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Sapphire PantrySapphire Pantry
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Fusion / Eclectic | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The Pantry, located adjacent to the renowned Sapphire restaurant, is every gourmet cook and amateur chef’s favorite destination. From Spanish Iberico Jamon to Mata Fried Tomato Sauce made with Grandmother’s recipe. Imagine waking up in the morning to freshly baked scones, muffins and chocolate croissants. Our coffee beans are 100% Arabica and roasted to order locally, hours prior to being shipped. The pantry’s “Cave d’Affinage” features over 100 varieties of artisan cheese from around the world.More

Laguna Beach Diners' Choice Winners

Laguna Beach's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Starfish RestaurantStarfish Restaurant
626 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Excellent choices of food from many Asian cuisines. Everyone enjoyed their meal. More

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South of Nick's - Laguna BeachSouth of Nick's - Laguna Beach
217 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Cadillac margarita is one of the best I've ever had...steak tacos excellent, taco salad just as good, same w/chips, salsas and guac. To top it off, the butter cake was over the top ridiculously amazing. This was our second time and it didn't disappoint. Going back again soon! More

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Nick's Laguna BeachNick's Laguna Beach
986 reviews
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

This was our first time at Nicks; celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff was tremendous and even gave us an anniversary card signed by the staff! The food and wine were delicious and the butter cake is amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant! More

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Selanne Steak TavernSelanne Steak Tavern
1663 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Best steaks we’ve ever gotten. Risotto is especially good, as all of the side dishes. Terrace has heaters and very nice atmosphere. Service is very professional and kind. Quality of food is superior, which leads to quite high cost when all items are included. Nevertheless, this is totally worth the money. More

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Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachBrussels Bistro - Laguna Beach
752 reviews
$$$$
Belgian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

The food was excellent, the beer was great, as was the wine, and our waitress was personable. Will definitely be back. More

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Studio at Montage Laguna BeachStudio at Montage Laguna Beach
1004 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Amazing as anticipated. They made dinner extra special since they knew we just got engaged. More

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230 Forest Avenue230 Forest Avenue
1821 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We went to Laguna Beach for a low key but fun anniversary weekend, We were delighted with the delicious food, & great service. We loved the bread pudding desserts served for our anniversary “on the house.” A very pleasant surprise. The feel of the restaurant was reminiscent of some of the cozy restaurants we had enjoyed in Europe in the past. We definitely would like to return to sample other menu items. We had the spinach & ricotta croquettes, the halibut with papaya salsa, and the mahi mahi over wild black rice special, More

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GG's BistroGG's Bistro
241 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

Good was wonderful and well presented. Very nice place. We’d definitely return. More

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O Fine Japanese Cuisine - Laguna BeachO Fine Japanese Cuisine - Laguna Beach
136 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

High quality sushi, creatively prepared. Best around in South OC. More

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Dizz's As Is RestaurantDizz's As Is Restaurant
432 reviews
$$$$
American | Laguna Beach, South Orange County

We had not visited Dizz's in several years. We forgot how charming the interior decor adds to the experience. The staff was ultra friendly. The food excellent. I really enjoyed the prawns & linguine, while my wife thought very highly of the sand dabs with rice. We'll be back, hopefully soon. More

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Discover Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach in Orange County is teeming with delectable dining experiences. No matter what you crave, you will find it here. True to the Southern California vibe, you’ll find a wide array of Mexican cuisine, from luxurious accommodations to that traditional taco truck taste. If you’re in the mood for some down-home American comfort food, Laguna Beach offers everything from casual 1950s diners to elegant four-course establishments. If pizza is what you crave, Laguna Beach offers several small bistros as well as larger chains to choose from. The ability to enjoy your cuisine with an ocean view is truly the culinary trademark of Laguna Beach. Beachfront dining comes in all flavors and prices; just be sure to make your reservation first.

Discover Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach in Orange County is teeming with delectable dining experiences. No matter what you crave, you will find it here. True to the Southern California vibe, you’ll find a wide array of Mexican cuisine, from luxurious accommodations to that traditional taco truck taste. If you’re in the mood for some down-home American comfort food, Laguna Beach offers everything from casual 1950s diners to elegant four-course establishments. If pizza is what you crave, Laguna Beach offers several small bistros as well as larger chains to choose from. The ability to enjoy your cuisine with an ocean view is truly the culinary trademark of Laguna Beach. Beachfront dining comes in all flavors and prices; just be sure to make your reservation first.