Nick's Laguna Beach

4.8
1454 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1454 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chef and great food!! Bar tender has great drinks and they make a very very good carajillo!

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vipCathieK
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious baby back ribs and fried chicken! We ate there twice on our 3 day trip.

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vipMaryt
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best halibut I ever had!!! Food is always excellent and the service was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents were visiting from Texas and decided to go walk around Laguna and a friend had suggested Nick’s. We loved it! My dad said he won’t ever try another restaurant in the city.

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RickV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch spot

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was tasty, our server was so attentive, and the warm butter cake was amazing.

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BenI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, our family loved it we will be back.

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vipCindyT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great staff, amazing food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was maxing - food and drinks were delicious!! Love the carafe option on the wines and so nice to be sitting indoors again ;)

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vipGinaG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Love Nicks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s food is always amazingly good.

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vipBajaQueen
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Returning to one of our favorite haunts since Pandemic began. A few changes noted, now there is a corkage fee and birthday acknowledgement is now a card signed, I guess by the employees? Food was as we remembered and will certainly return to eat more of our favorites.

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PaulaD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Would definitely recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic, wish I could say the same about the service. The staff was snooty with scattered micro aggressions, here and there. That I’ve never experienced in an establishment from multiple staff members. We were showed our seats and I had my one year old daughter with me. I asked the greeter for a high chair and he says, “ugh, okay” (rolls his eyes); gives me his back and walks off never returns. Then, the server came; not even acknowledging that I had a little person on my lap or an offer for a high chair. I ask again if I could please get a high chair. She then responds with, “We don’t have high chairs. Only booster seats.” I requested for the booster since that was the only thing available. Why couldn’t the greeter tell me there were no high chairs or return to tell me there weren’t any? Okay, clearly a one year old wouldn’t even reach the top of the table. There were many other instances that happened during our dining experience that was really off putting. The food was delicious but at least two of the staff members were abhorrent.

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Becki
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Nicks. We were given a great table and everything was delicious.

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vipKMU12
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service.

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vipPaulaB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back for breakfast! It’s been a year since I’ve had my favorite El Jefe Breakfast Burrito and it did not disappoint. It was also great to see many of the familiar faces working.

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LoisP
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was tasty, I had petite filet mignon special. Cooked perfectly & creamy French onion soup was spectacular. Ambiance was fine, sat on main dining area, would be nice to have them find a way to capitalize on the view across the street, dining area is more of a closed in feeling. Food good & service was very attentive. Main waiter, Kevin, very nice. Would go back again for terrific soup! And cocktail was very good too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and it was great, food was delicious and excellent service.

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vippattya
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends birthday, we were happy we could eat inside.
Nick’s in Laguna is one of our favorite places to go for any occasion. The food is always delicious and the servers are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service great, food great, drinks bomb! Go here you won’t regret. Kevin is a great server.

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vipShannonH
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were so happy that Nick's was able to reopen the inside. We had the most delicious lunch-he, the prime rib dip and me the lunch special (Mini filet, salad, and soup). Paired with a delicious glass of Morlet, our meal and service were exceptional!

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vipSheriandBill
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is always a win! Started out with the shrimp taquitos, which are not to be missed. I had the cioppino and it was fabulous! My husband enjoyed his steak sandwich. Great ambience and service is outstanding! Can't wait to go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Nick’s in San Clemente for years, but this was our first time at their Laguna Beach location and our first time for their brunch. It was everything I expected from Nick’s. Delicious food, excellent service, and a very comfortable atmosphere.

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BurbankMMM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow. This is the #1 restaurant for a reason. The food and service was incredible. Really incredible. Make a reservation now, you will be glad you did.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful as always, unparalleled menu and customer service. We drank a little too much and walked home with the glassware....I’m sorry, will return them this morning!

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vipChadB
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in laguna

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Jonnamarlene
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed our dinner at Nick's. The fried deviled eggs are a must try...so incredible. Every part of our meal was nothing short of delicious. We got the filet and the seabass and each was cooked to perfection Of course you do not want to skip out on dessert. The warm butter cake sent us over the edge! The food was so good here but the service was excellent as well. You can't go wrong here...just make sure you get a reservation!

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vipBrendaM
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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CourtneyJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing 😉 and food delish 😋 Overall best experience at a restaurant. They even gave us a card for our anniversary 😍

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
257 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re regulars at Nick’s in Laguna Beach and we love the food. Our favorite is the blackened fish sandwich with warm potato salad. You can’t go wrong here. Great friendly service and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my GF Birthday, Nick’s is always our favorite

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Best food and great views

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vipAprild25
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great day in Laguna and started it off with Nicks for a birthday lunch for my mom. Our server was amazing and I wish I could remember her name. We ordered the chicken sandwich, bistro plate, and rib eye sandwich. All were delicious including the creamy French onion soup. They were very busy but every staff member was outstanding.

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vipVegastraveler
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect- just perfect!! Friendly and welcoming service - and perfect food- great Saturday morning treat!!!

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LanceW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots to eat in Laguna. The food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed!

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Trish
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Time!
Nicks Hits The Spot Every Time!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had happy hour snacks earlier in the evening before our 9pm reservation at Nicks, so my husband and I split a light dinner of the shrimp appetizer and prime rib sandwich. Both were generous servings and delicious but we just had to try the butter cake we’d heard about and were glad we did! We will be back for dinner again and try the entrees. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nick's Laguna Beach using the Order Online button. Nick's Laguna Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 376-8595.

Nick's Laguna Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.