Nick's Laguna Beach

4.9
1413 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In order to accommodate all our guests, reservations are currently booked in 1:30 (one hour, thirty minute) increments.

PLEASE NOTE: All guests are required to wear face masks. Due to state regulations we are currently offering outdoor dining only. 

While we do everything possible to accommodate all seating requests, we are unable to guarantee a specific table or section. Please allow a grace period of 15 minutes for seating during peak times.

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 1413 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Nicks!!

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vipHighMaintenanceHottie
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time, came for lunch. Hostess took a while to acknowledge us since she was on the phone. Understandable but still took a while, she was kind of dry in her greeting afterward. Waitress was really uppity and borderline snobby, didn’t tell us anything about the menu, felt rushed. Bartender was really a friendly girl, made tasty drinks. Ended up being switched to Dominic who was a breath of fresh air, he ended up being really cool and friendly, overheard him telling other customers about the menu, making recommendations, and then he did the same for us when he transitioned into our waiter. Food is tasty but I wish there were a few more options.

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CathyK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!! We went twice during our stay in Laguna. Both times our waiters were knowledgeable of the menu and so very personable. We never felt rushed even though the place was packed. We will definitely make time to go there again.

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CaroleR
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delightful location with good food and great service. I highly recommend
spending a lunch or dinner at this great restaurant, especially during such
stressful times.

MM
MichelleM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome drinks, and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nicks.

RC
vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
252 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Nick’s. Great food and service. We love the blackened fish sandwiches with warm potato salad. Excellent!!

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BobD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good

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Foodie
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good , consistent food. Service is top notch. Go on off days/times to reduce wait times or make a reservation well in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OCCAAZ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing, highly recommend, one of our favorites! Always consistent and has the best team both at Nicks and South of Nicks! Delicious offerings!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

felt rushed the whole time. mood kill.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the patio. Friendly wait staff. Great food love the bistro plate perfect smaller sized meal.

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vipHowardS
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp taquitos as an appetizer and ribeye sandwich are to die for!

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vipWendy
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot never disappoints! The food, cocktails, and service are always top notch!

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JamesG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent experience as always. Ambience was fair only due to state restrictions (jokes on us). Nicks and South of Nicks are the best restaurants in Laguna Beach!

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vipMomof3
San Diego
146 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good ! Service was amazing !food was great. First time at this location and it did not disappoint.

JS
JenniferS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Excellent food, wouldn't hesitate to go back!

BH
BigHairedGirl
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and felt very safe considering covid. Our first time at a restaurant in months and were not disappointed! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful lunch with great service, and we were well taken care of and seated in a great spot. We felt very safe dining here during these COVID times.

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vipSeth
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always consistent.

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Kazalia
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious! A little crazy getting checked in with people also picking up to-go orders, but once seated everything was smooth sailing.

CZ
CourtneyZ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really enjoy Nicks. It’s been a favorite of mine for awhile now. We had the deviled eggs. Amazing! I DO NOT like eggs AT ALL, but my gut told me to try them, so I did. Glad I trusted my instincts. We also had the creamy French Onion soup. I could have eaten a swimming pool of that stuff. So delicious. I did get the sea bass for my meal. It was good overall but I felt like the fish needed some salt. But the winner for sure... the butter cake! Drool!

The service was great. Everyone there was so nice, accommodating, pleasant. I truly enjoyed them.

The ambiance was fine. The inside and front porch is beautiful and great. We ended up sitting in the back. With Covid, they’re making lemonade out of lemons. It wasn’t scenic or anything, but we understood that they’re accommodating what they can given the situation.

I was pleased overall. This was a great lunch trip and the cocktails were delish as well. I highly recommend coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite everything is perfection ..👍🏼

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vipZaraF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

What I did not like:
The place doesn't have an ocean view, even though they uploaded pictures of it on yelp, which is really misleading, especially, when you are going to a location like Laguna Beach.
What I liked:
Literally everything else. Outstanding food (I didn't expect food to be that good)!

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vipLoriL
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. A great experience!

PO
PattyOle
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my husband’s birthday. It was extremely COVID friendly. First time in months we are outside and felt super comfortable and the food was excellent!! Thank you for having reservations available!!

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Jjjj
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. It came out nice and warm and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. High standards as usual. Nick’s never disappoints!

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vipcclag
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They are doing "take out" but you can sit on the patio and they bring it to you. Food is in to go containers with plastic utensils, but it's nice to be out. Only about 6 tables so make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I wish the reservation would have told me that it was actually just for a table to eat my takeout at and that there are no servers....

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vipKerryS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! Food, Service, Ambience 100%!

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vipSupermom
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Nick’s

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING from start to finish! The service was wonderful. The food was unbelievable - tuna tartare, grilled artichoke, Chilean sea bass and the butter cake melts in your mouth! I can’t wait to go back!

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vipMarkie
Central Coast
50 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived as only one of a handful of guests and were seated in the patio, which we expected. It was cold and windy...and at first I thought I could not stand it....only one heater and not pointed to us. The waitress asked us if we wanted to "buy" a blanket....which I responded "no"...We just got here from Carmel, where we ate outside and the heaters, and complimentary blankets were everywhere.....But a few minutes later the manager came by and rolled down the shades all around us....she said she had seen how cold we were, and thought this would help. It was a game changer. And so thoughtful of her to keep track of us. Made us enjoy our meal so much more! Many thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Efoq12
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, ambiance and service. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area!

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Rose
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicks is always a great experience!! The deviled eggs were awesome, he got a teak salad, I got the bistro plate (so good!) butter cake for desert was SO good! all the servers were so friendly and helpful, as usual. Love this place!

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wilfriedl
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

awesome lunch, they can improve the decoration inside

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 4.9 stars by 1413 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.