Nick's Laguna Beach

4.8
878 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Nick"s is located in the heart of Laguna Beach, on Pacific Coast Highway, across from the historic Hotel Laguna. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and an outdoor patio, perfect for people watching. 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.
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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Nick's. It's always our go to restaurant.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and very friendly staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment, and our waitress Jade was amazing. 👌🏼

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I recently moved to the area and had heard great things about Nicks. We enjoyed all the food, asparagus fries were great! Try the warm butter cake for dessert! The service was excellent as well!

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H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious!! Could definitely get noisey and crowded but still a really nice place.

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L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch, the waitress was very nice and accommodating. I enjoyed the fish sandwich --the fish was done nicely, moist and tender . My friend enjoyed the kale and Quinoa salad. The place is always pretty busy so the noise level is raised.

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MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service. My wife loved the fried chicken with mash potatoes. Going to try South of Nick's over the weekend.

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VM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food excellent service. Overall excellent restaurant

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KT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I made the reservation for 630 and we were not seated until after 7 on a Monday night. Then we had to sit out on the patio where it was chilly. It was my birthday dinner and did not receive anything special as I have in the past at Nick's. Food was outstanding as usual, but the rest was lacking.... disappointed.

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k
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience here very much. The service is on point and the food is very well prepared and delicious. My favorite was the "Mark-a-Rita" and the "Whiskey Cake". We will go back again without hesitation.

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EH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always go to Nicks when my friends visit from out of town and they love it!!! My fiancé and I always go - craving the fried chicken and salmon 😍

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Unkind and noisy restaurant.
Food's taste can not overwhelm these weakness.

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B
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service!!!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t miss Nick’s if you’re in Laguna! It is a neighborhood favorite~

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s
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, but enjoy sitting at Nick's bars the best. Skip the cappuccino or latte, they suck.

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PQ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

While in Laguna for a 10 days I think we dined there 6 times! The food is consistently delicious! The quality and portions are a great value! I wish I could meet Nick because he has the restaurant recipe for success! His staff is well trained and impressively polite! This place is always packed and with good reason! I can't wait to go back!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday .. I had put that with my reservation.. when it came time to leave .. nothing was said or brought out .
We have been several times.. this time we never knew who exactly was our server.. so I didn’t know who to even ask.

The food and view from our table was amazing.. at least that never has changed.

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v
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband's birthday. And EVERYone made sure to say happy birthday to him all night long. It was amazing service, amazing food (and drinks) - just an all around AMAZING NIGHT. We will definitely be coming back (A LOT) and bringing all our friends and family with us!

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M
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we enjoyed nick's laguna beach. great menu and service. would definitely go back again to try other delicious items on menu. the butternut squash soup was the best we've ever had.

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JV
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Excellent service and creative menu. Will certainly go back!

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great unpretentious food items expertly prepared. Great for date night instead of larger parties. I thoroughly enjoyed the Chilean Sea Bass with a bistro salad and my wife had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes which she enjoyed as well. Definitely recommend reservations be made ahead of time about 1 week before for weekends.

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NC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wish our table was ready. Ended up sitting at the Bar.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. Madison was charming and attentive.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food! The butter cake is a must. The service was outstanding as well. One of my new favorites. Highly recommend a reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , excellent service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place for a steak and sea food. Great date spot!

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LS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Their prime rib French dip sandwich is the best in town.

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CH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, anything you get is delicious. I was in the mood for the meatloaf and it definitely hit the spot! Service was great!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friend's birthday for lunch. We had a wonderful meal, the food was delicious and our waitress was fabulous!

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service. The butter cake for dessert was the best restaurant dessert I've ever had.

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ER
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! I had the sea bass which was simple with wonderful flavor. My husband had the ribs and they actually fell off the bone. The BBQ sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and savory. The fried deviled eggs were a great way to start and the butter cake was a PERFECT finish!

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w
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Nick's several times while traveling to Newport Coast and it has always been good. We had the fried chicken and it was enough for two people. The fisherman's bread is wonderful as well. We didn't have room for dessert but the butter cake is awesome!

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and didn’t take long to come out. The waiter was very helpful on suggesting what to get from the menu. Great place for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends.

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T
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Nicks!

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S
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and great view of Laguna Beach. Recommend as a great place to meet for lunch or dinner.

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ES
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is my Favorite Restaurant, both locations. Also love their Mexican Restaurant.

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g
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicks is my go to restaurant. Great food. Excellent service.

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M
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food always, friendly service, above excellent!

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F
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Chilean sea bass every time excellent choice. And the whiskey cake. They should have it year round

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w
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great service
Great no corkage fee
Great food
Very noisy
It would be nice to have s side dish of pancakes like Nick’s Manhattan does.

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