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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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! This is one of the most consistent restaurants in OC!

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little claustrophobic and kinda loud. Food, drinks, service was good. Girlfriend loved margarita on rocks -- one of the best she's experienced. Very good salad too. Girlfriend loved the ciopinno.
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DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always take anyone from out of town to nicks it’s the hottest reservation in town. They even offer blankets if you’re on the patio at night. Classy.

AR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

My wife had the petite filet special which came with an excellent salad and soup. It would have been better if the soup was served first and not with the main course. I had the sliced ribeye with an excellent tasty potato. Unfortunately the steak was chewy. The volume was very loud so I wouldn't go with a group as you would not be able to carry on a conversation. I would go there again but I would order differently.

NF
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food, as always, was AMAZING!!! Service I must say was not on par with their usual high standard. Perhaps, just a bust day for servers. It is always a pleasure to dine at Nick's even when they are not their usual 1000%.

MT
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great. Our table was in the back near the back entrance...not so great. The service and the food were great. Next time another table

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Ambiance, and service!

JS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is the quintessential Laguna Beach restaurant experience. The food is high-quality and dependable. It's slow, but you're supposed to be going to people watch and to hang out. Nick's helps you chill out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Lovely food. Service not great. Did not tell us the specials of the day. No space between courses. Not good knowledge of wines.

OT
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro plate & cioppino were super tasty.
Great hospitality & service.

H
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat out on the front patio and really enjoyed the ambiance. Great service, well-prepared food. The bar and entry area were tight and we were a little early, so we had to go next-door to the saloon for a drink while we waited.

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The waiter messed up the appetizers. When I receive the bill the wrong appetizers were on my bill. I didn’t even eat the appetizer that they put on the bill. Very disappointed in the service compared to South of Nick‘s.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for our 3 year anniversary and we had such a great time! The food was delicious as always, and the servers were so attentive and thoughtful! Thank you so much for making our night so special, and thank you for the card!!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

EA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing venue that we thoroughly enjoyed. There will be a return visit in the near future! 😊

LS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed at the completion of our dinner. I had taken a friend for dinner for her birthday. Most restaurants present you with a complimentary dessert for the birthday person after the meal. Nic's gave her a b-day wishes card signed by the servers. It really didn't do much for us because we don't know these people. A tasty dessert would have been nicer.

DD
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! The option to sit out side was excellent and the heaters made it very comfortable.

PQ
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a favorite for us when we come to LaGuna! This is consistently a fabulous restaurant with an outstanding staff!!

AT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Nick’s. Always great food and excellent service.

Diana was very polite and helpful. She made sure we am were taken care of and addressed all our needs.

The food was delicious. Everything was perfectly cooked.

OT
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starters: Asparagus Fries & Shrimp Taquttos were absolutely delicious.
San Francisco cioppino. The best of best.

CA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 9 year anniversary the manager and server were wonderful.

MG
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in the door, we felt welcomed. Our reservation request for a booth was honored. Our server Steve was excellent. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. My husband and I both ordered the bbq ribs by chance and they were fantastic. Fall off the bone and I loved the sauce. They made substitute for corn on the cob. The petite salad was very good as well. I wish I had asked to have it brought out first as it came with the ribs on the same plate. They have a ‘signature’ drink (black n blue mojito) that is no longer on the menu that is great, if you like mojitos a little on the sweet side. Every time we visit the area, we go to Nicks as they never disappoint.

C
Sacramento
92 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food at Nicks. We noticed a bit of change in the plating of entrees. Most important is the quality & consistency of your menu items.

M
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

ES
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s was recommended to me by a local friend. The drinks, food and service were all great.

LB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The front gal that greeted us was not that friendly and a little rude. The guy at the front was really nice and seated us a few minutes after our reservation time. Very noisy but the service was good. We do not drink and because of rat our bills are not as high as others so our tip isn’t as much. We were made to feel that way. Good good as usual and will go back many mire times. Front gel should have a friendly class

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was excellent

EV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my boyfriend and I's first time at Nick's Laguna Beach and it will certainly NOT be the last! Their service, hospitality, and of course their food was outstanding and made to perfection! Our waitress knew what was on each and every menu and described them perfectly! I had gotten the salmon and my boyfriend got the Bass. We will be coming again here soon!

MP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for an outstanding lunch. The service (Madasyn) was exceptional and the food was beyond what we were expecting. This was a "surprise" (*belated*) anniversary trip for me and my wife from out of town and the staff went above and beyond to make it extra special. Would recommend Nick's to anyone heading to this area!

DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great personal service coupled with fine menu selections and beautiful, tasty preparations.

JJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food

s
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have visited Nick's on several times over the years and we were not disappointed this time.. We arrived a few minutes early and seated immediately.. The waitress was great, the drinks came quickly and we were not rushed to order.. The food here has always been great as they have a nice but not overly large menu and it was great this time.. We celebrated our 45th anniversary and will come back again and again..

WD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love NIcks. But I was so disappointed that they no longer have their version of FISH & CHIPS. My favorite. And the fried chicken is prepared differently. My Husbands favorite. All is good though.
Would definitely return. Its fun and energetic. And the staff is Cool.

SM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone I asked said go to Nicks in Laguna Beach. They were all right! Totally solid joint. Just go. Eat real good food and be happy.

BW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Nicks. Our waiter was so nice and we enjoyed the specials that were available that day!!!!

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

b
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a Birthday!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great as always

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very very delicious!

BW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun. Excellent service. Enjoyed date night with my husband. Will go back with the kids.