Nick's Laguna Beach

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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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cioppino was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipAlissaS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is always lively and fun. And the food is terrific. We love the asparagus fries and the tuna and love the secret sides - warm potato salad. Plus all of the main courses cooked perfectly - salmon was a stand out. Service was above and beyond when we spilled some wine and got a total wipe down!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, fantastic food.
Thank for your hospitality.

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vipcynthiah
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for lunch with friends . Only complaint is the noise level made conversation difficult .

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BertE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Great service
Everyone so friendly

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IldikoS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The most pleasant servers , fast and friendly, but not intrusive?
Great food, a busy bar scene.
Always enjoy eating either at the Pasedana or Laguna Beach restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Seated near kitchen so busy. Otherwise outstanding

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vipFrankC
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is the perfect spot for Sunday brunch, a relaxing lunch, or an evening date in quaint Laguna Beach.

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Worldsmostinterestingman
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meagan was the perfect waitress. Best restaurant meal I had in months. Creative interpretation of fried chicken with mashed, corn cob, with gravy and biscuit. Can’t wait to try other menu items, but if only the chicken was available, I’d order it again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service ! Tasty food and good location

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SmeA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great mid afternoon place. Has got a bar like feel with booths for food. Service attentive but not very relaxed. Booth only seating for toddlers. Booster seat not big enough and suspended chair thing too small for a 18 month old.

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WhiteDove
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual, we received excellent food and service at Nick's for lunch. Our only complaint was the efficiency of the bar service. Be aware, if you order a drink at the onset of your visit, it is likely to be delivered long after you order your food. If you request a refill, it is likely to come after you have finished eating. We experienced this and observed it happening at neighboring table. The bar was simply understaffed. All else was fine. Nick's has a relatively short menu, but all the items we have ordered over repeated visits have been very good. The service, with the exception of obtaining timely drinks, has been excellent.

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vipKB124
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good french fries 👌. Good vibe. Convenient parking in adjacent structure.

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jledson
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and loved it just as much as the first! The butter cake was the star of the show. So delicious.

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vipWorkingmom
Yosemite
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Bar a little backed up, but it usually is. Love this place🥃

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what we order, always delicious.
We try to dine as frequently as possible.

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SC12
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The noise level was overwhelming. The food was good but you could not enjoy eating it.

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KristelS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. Get the butter cake and thank me later!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter cake is a must have... everything is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp taquitos we amazing!

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Papoose
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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KatherineM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Nick's for all of our "special" dinners. We have come every Valentine's Day, and we came in November for our engagement. The service is always wonderful and the food is incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience here so I had to Yelp! When we walked in and were waiting to be seated, I saw a server answer the phone and he had a smile on his face the whole time he was on the phone. I’ve never seen a server happy at work haha! We had Chris as our server and it was excellent service. We didn’t have to wait that long for our food either. The deviled eggs were TO DIE FOR. They have a crumb outer layer? Best I’ve ever had and I’m not exaggerating. Better than R&D’s and they were my favorite until today! I ordered the salmon petite salad and my husband ordered the French dip. Yum! Yum! Yum! We will be back!

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PCHJ
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and service were very good. Noise level was high but understandable for the size and there was a full house. Will go back the next visit to Laguna.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, and beautiful location! A+

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kellyf
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, delicious, exceptional service, fun atmosphere. Top

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing time celebrating my girlfriends birthday at Nicks. Had a 5:30 reservation and sat immediately. Great ambiance and staff was very helpful and alert. Was my 6th time going to Nicks and will for sure be back for my Southern Fried Chicken course!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner experience last Sunday. Ribs and Meatloaf both awesome and great, professional service. A bit noisy but it was SB Sunday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!!

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JohnW
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicks was recommended by everyone we asked for great places to eat in Laguna.......it did not disappoint. Food was excellent!!! Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We utilized bistro plate as an starter. Great value and delicious way to start the evening.
As always, San Francisco Cioppino was tasty and highly recommend.
Thank you for your incredible hospitality.

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vipPatriciaQ
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites places to dine in Laguna! It is consistently GREAT! The servers are ALWAYS pleasant and give great service!

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CarolineM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Nick's the food and service has always been great!

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IraB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very good meal at Nick's. Super friendly staff. Would recommend sitting outside if you can as the inside area is a bit noisy.

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JoeW
San Francisco
6 reviews