Nick's Laguna Beach

4.8
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and location. Nick’s was recommended to us by several people and it did not disappoint! We had the sea bass and wow...melts in your mouth!

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vipPersnickity
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicks never fails to deliver. Fantastic food quality and service. Love this place.

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vipSDdiner73
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We were seated promptly outside in the alley patio, malarkey lights and music made it very nice. Waiter was excellent, everyone loved their food, and especially the butter cake! They even gave me a card signed by staff for my birthday. Highly recommend!

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vipGeePee
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and enjy

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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LauraH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat in back. Would have preferred closer to or on porch. Food was good!

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RosemarieP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend this place for dinner. Definitely a bit pricey but the food and the place is completely worth it. Definitely the buttercake is worth it!

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WilliamS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were awesome!! The food is great!! The employees were very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place ever! 10 Stars!!

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THomas
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I always enjoy the ambience and vibe at Nick’s. Unfortunately, this was not their best night. Maybe it was an off night, but nevertheless, I left disappointed. I ordered the filet mignon and ordered medium rare. The steak was over cooked to medium well except for the center was medium rare. The steak was extremely salty and almost to the point that I couldn’t eat it. I overheard the table next to us complain to the server about their filet as well. I would normally send the steak back but I was on my first date with someone and didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. I expect a lot more when I order a $50 steak.

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paparazzi
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 31st Wedding Anniversary. We have come to Nicks many times in the past and during Covid it was a little uncomfortable and strange but they were on top of all the protocols and did their best to be accommodating. We did notice the portions were a little smaller and the price a little higher but I would assume that is because of this pandemic and trying to keep in business. Great place to eat and the servers are always courteous and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve heard the food was great here but WOW it was AMAZING. Great experience overall!

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PDUB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's never disappoints. And Dominic our waiter was the best. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, great atmosphere, safe, great emoloyees

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ChristyM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is always consistently great food and service.

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Chris
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super personable service. 10/10 will go again.

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Shelley
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with unbelievable service.

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vipKristiO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Nick's was amazing. The service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious.

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
247 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're glad Nick's Laguna Beach is able to serve diners on their outside patio. You must have a reservation! The food, service and ambience are always great. It's a little difficult to understand the servers wearing masks but it works. We had the Blackened Halibut sandwich. They are always delicious! It is always nice sitting on their patio where you can watch the people passing by.

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LaurenR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Laguna beach. Food was excellent. The only hiccup was that they forgot our food order and had to re take our order after about 40 mins but the manager took care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and accommodating 😀

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service, we have been many times to Nick's and have never been disappointed. We hope that the Covid-19 pandemic will end so that Nick's can return to full occupancy soon.

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

Went to Nick's for lunch to celebrate my mother in law Margaret's 85th birthday. The shrimp taquitos were amazing as was the Fried Chicken. I've never had a bad meal at Nick's. Service was outstanding and they even gave Margaret a birthday card and dessert.
Loved it...

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Luis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They were kind enough to hold my reservation when I was running late, food was great, service was great, very cramped dining experience, I was about 3 feet away from the party next to me

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and all servers and staff were so accommodating. Highly recommend

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Nedio
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two members of my party had "the best veggie burgers they have ever eaten." My fish sandwich was delicious. They followed all the rules for Covid-19 safety.

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NatalieC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick’s did a great job making us feel safe during these uncertain times. The food was excellent as always and it was great to have an ocean breeze.

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vipMaryB
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely night on the patio at Nicks! Great service & fabulous food as always :)

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kristip
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been craving the SAT soup of the day creamy onion since February.... finally got a reservation and they changed it.....maybe it's covid supply and demand issues but I really want to get back it for that soup alone!

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vipJOTT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy that we were able to get a table at Nick’s for Hubby’s bday dinner. The service was amazing, and attention to cleanliness was spot on. We had sea bass and filet entrees and they couldn’t have been any better. Nick’s is a favorite on our list.

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Ryan
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and wine, Covid-19 procedures have limited the restaurant to using just their small front end patio. They handled this very well and it was very enjoyable.

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KarlaS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick's is always one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. We made a reservation prior to the second time dine-in was shut down. The restaurant called me right away and were able to accommodate us on their patio. The way they managed the situation was stellar and we never skipped a beat. Dinner was amazing, I recommend the bistro plate with steak and soup and salad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal, the food was fantastic, love sitting on the patio, it was great to have a bag to put our masks in, and watched staff do a really good job cleaning after people vacated their table and chairs.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was amazing. Jalapeno margarita was to die for and do not leave without trying the Butter Cake!!!

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vipRick
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always A Great Experience
Great Food, Great Service
We’ve tried all the OC Nicks + Manhattan Beach & always have a wonderful meal. Service is very consistent, as is the food. Can’t go wrong with just about anything on the menu. MUST try the Chilean Sea Bass. It’s outstanding at all the Nick’s Restaurants.
Wine options are very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants.

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RiaA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place & great food & nice ambience. Will be back soon

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JennyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Food is always delicious and the service is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was super slow and our waitress was disrespectful.

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rickmissionviejo
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Outstanding, as always - Service wasn't impeccable, but during these times, doesn't matter - I wouldn't be A+ either. As always, a wonderful experience from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service awesome as well.

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Nick's Laguna Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 376-8595.

Nick's Laguna Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 1346 OpenTable diners.

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