Nick's Laguna Beach

4.8
943 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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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a great experience. The only unfortunate part was the food. I ordered the filet and it was terrible.

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MC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick's is our go to restaurant in Laguna Beach! It's great for a casual dining experience with a fun ambiance. We sat at the bar this time and had the same great service there! I had thetuna poke that was delicious and my husband had the meatloaf! Great comfort food! The wine list is not extensive but it is great value. We ordered a bottle of Willamette valley wine for under $40! We will definitely be back to Nick's and know that the level of service and food will be consistently great!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food and service were top notch. Our faves were the grilled artichokes, a must get, the ribs and fried chicken. Well worth the money!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff very knowledgeable about menu... excellent French toast special!

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Sacramento
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent food and good service. Street noise from work across the street a bit distracting. Hopefully the city will minimize the noise during business hours...

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety, even better food!

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J
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband and I loved the cheeseburger and prime rib dip for lunch but our dinner had way too much salt. We both ordered filets and they were over salted. So were the potato and brussel sprouts.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Although we had a reservation and arrived on time, we still had to wait 30 minutes for our table .
Steak was tender, but had no flavor. Cocktails were weak.
Very loud... could not have a conversation without yelling across the table

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I visited Nick's Laguna Beach to celebrate our anniversary. Food, atmosphere, service were great! Thanks.

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Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alex/Michael was fantastic! On top of everything and very knowledgeable. Food as always never disappoints at Nicks

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful overall experience! Service, food, serve time after order, thank you!

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RG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, value & ambiance is always exceptional.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we sat outside which was nice - had really great service from Alex. our sandwiches were both delicious (fish of the day and the prime rib dip) and the bistro salad is our new favorite side dish!

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Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night spot, in romantic Laguna Beach. Great food at very reasonable prices.

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T
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered the fried chicken. The skin was not crisp and fell off the chicken. The corn on the cob had almost all of the kurnels taken off not much to eat. Finally the butter cake was dry. the manager was terribly sorry and comped my meal which was a birthday celebration. Told her that i was going to nick's on 2nd at belmont shores on sat 4/13 and said she would contact them to insure my experience would be a lot better. I hope that happens

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Nicole was fantastic! We had great food: asparagus fries, deviled eggs, tuna tartare, rib eye sandwich, fish sandwich, fish and chips, and bistro plate! The rib eye sandwich really was life changing and I will be getting it next time! Great atmosphere too!

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Nick's is the classy signature restaurant in Laguna Beach.
Cook design, good food, good drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Nagoya
57 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Laguna Beach for breakfast...always excellent

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Phoenix
239 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always make it a point to have dinner at Nicks when in the Laguna Beach area. My wife and I went on a Friday night (had a reservation). We were seated immediately when we arrived. We got a nice, cozy table indoors. We ordered Asparagus Fries as an appetizer and Cioppino as our main dishes. All food items were excellent. The Cioppino at Nicks is just outstanding with lots of seafood. The bread that comes with it tastes great. The bottle of Pinot Grigio we had with our dinner was also excellent. Service was very friendly and attentive.
It was another lovely dinner at Nicks.

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Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nicks Laguna and San Clemente. Laguna Nicks is a great place to take out of towners since it’s right on PCH and they have a front patio for people watching. The menu is just big enough with many choices. My favs are the fried chicken, blackened fish sandwich and kale/quinoa salad. You can’t go wrong with anything at Nicks.

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EG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food wasn’t as tasty as we had remembered. The cocktails were excellent. It was pretty noisy. Expensive for what we ordered.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food... best in south county.
Service... Jordan was fantastic. Best we have had in south county
Ambiance... Laguna Beach food scene. Good.

No complaints.

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was small and we were seated by the bar so it was noisy.

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TF
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and staff. We had 3 very load ladies nest to us that was very unpleasant as we could hardly hear each other. But loved the food and service.

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LH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie and Christopher along with the rest of the staff were attentive, knowledgeable and professional. The service, food and ambiance above excellence!! Thank you!!
Blessings,
Leslie

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KO
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food was amazing and the server was great.

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JC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy going to Nick's. I love sitting on the patio. It makes for fun people watching and on a sunny day it's the best ever. We love the deviled eggs and the asparagus appetizer. The service is always good . Inside is noisier.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I come here every year and they never cease to amaze me.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sons spring break

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the best waiter Kirk or Kurt! Made our dinner very enjoyable!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from FL. Was fantastic. Thanks.

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Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food (filet, baby back ribs) served by an efficient team. Excellent cocktail to start my evening.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my fiancées and mine favorite restaurants! Will always go back and recommend to others.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Hard to beat Nicks solid menu, service, drink selection and it was outside seating in Laguna Beach...
Nuff Said

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Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great! Love going when I’m Laguna

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing friendly service. Katie thanks. The food was delicious and delivered with a smile. Couldn’t ask for better service.

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Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They sat five of us at a booth which was cramped. It was warm until they opened the doors and let in the breeze. All the food was delicious. The service was amazing. I would definitely go back.

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T
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service from Nicole and manager Sara is great!

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