Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.7
3271 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Terraced above the beach, with waves breaking just 25 feet below, the casually elegant Splashes Restaurant boasts some of California's best views and finest cuisine.

Whether seated in the dining room or alfresco on the palm-shaded patio, you'll enjoy American Coastal Cuisine set against a dramatic backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.

Your safety and wellbeing is our priority. Visit our website for our most up-to-date safety protocols and measures in place.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service
Beautiful View
Great Food
Fast Service

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ShonK
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johana and Paul were amazing! They made our anniversary a breakfast to remember!

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AmiB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a pretty ambience! Went for anniversary and we will never forget it!

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vipFoodfor46
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best view you can possibly have dining!!! Great service and fantastic food and service. Very safe!!

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JeanPhilippeSteegmans
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Diego was AMAZING. He presented all dishes with so much enthousiasme.... we took his recommendations and where not disappointed!!!! Thanks Diego!!!

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vipStar
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date everything was Beautiful Service was excellent thank you

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience and views of the beautiful Laguna Beach coastline.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and location right on the beach. Food was pricey but fabulous!

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JulieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared meal beautifully presented, soup was hot, special requests were honored including preparing a salad that wasn't on the dinner meanu, service was prompt and friendly. Overall nice place to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from all aspects....charming waiter, excellent wine, best Manhattan ever, beautiful food presentation, food cooked perfectly. So very thankful that this dining experience, the most costly ever for my wife and I, was so good !
Cheers !

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Kelp
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as close to the ocean as you can get without getting sand on your feet....always great food and service....

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vipHBGal
Orange County
113 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We dined right at the water’s edge. Our waiter’s recommendations were great. Our food was delicious. Service was outstanding.

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vipShanaD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect for my Aunts 82 birthday. Service was spot on and the food was amazing. They were very Covid safe and I was glad we went.

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vipLovetodineout
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful spot. The food was exceptional
and the service was excellent! I can’t wait to go back.

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vipLoriS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The ocean waves literally splash up against the windows. We got a table at the window so we were right next to the water. The view of ocean and sky horizon was breathtaking. The food was good also. Well worth the price and the experience was amazing.

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WhittneyJ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great views, good food, and good service.

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peterf
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance...our waiter Peter was wonderful and very engaging...Prices are steep...so bring your wallet!

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VanessaV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The view was amazing but the food wasn’t that great. I got the Cesar salad and I didn’t like it at all. The workers were so kind though.

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ZachariM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The setting is perfect with a view that is rare for a restaurant. However the menu is extremely limited which made it somewhat disappointing. The food we did order and get was very good.

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BAMFLM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service (Pete) always nice to hear the waves in the background

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Noted it was our anniversary and they treated us to a free, delicious desert. Made our anniversary even more special by sitting us to a table with a view, and the vallet parking was a nice touch. Our food was great, can’t wait to come again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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vipdswhelan
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very nice meal at Splashes overlooking the beach and Pacific ocean. The food and service were excellent. The hotel, restaurant and staff appeared to be following current COVID related guidance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We came for dinner. Service was great, the ocean view is beautiful. However, the food was not what we expected. I’ll give 2 and half star.

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SharonK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such an amazing view of the ocean from our table! Our server was so kind and really knew how to make everyone feel welcomed. The food was also just as spectacular as that evening's sunset. Will definitely be back!

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Kessiah
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible service, beautiful view. But, even though the food was fresh and presented well it was pretty bland. Not any wow factor. I would highly recommend for drinks.

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EugeniaS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splashes has been my favorite for years! Best location ever, amazing food and great Service!

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RoseC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it! Ambience, food and service are excellent!!!

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vipBarbaraB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! and our server, Patrick, was wonderful!

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vipPatrick
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table right on the beach

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MarandaJ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great all around. My reservation was 1230 but they took us 30 minutes early. I made a note that it was a special occasion and they accommodated us with a great table with a beautiful view of the ocean. Service was spectacular. I went for brunch on a Saturday. I’m definitely spreading the word about this great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary. The service was wonderful, the food was excellent and the view was spectacular! We had a beautiful sunset dinner watching the waves crash against the shore enjoying the grilled octopus and lobster bisque for appetizers and the petite filet and scallops for our entrees! All highly recommended!

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Frances
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Contrary to previous reviews I read about this place not being safe in times of pandemic, I would say otherwise. The staff and the guests wear masks; even the people who check in the hotel wear masks. There were hand sanitizers everywhere, by the doors, elevators and by the restaurant. We went here to celebrate our Anniversary and booked the sunset/dinner reservation. Patrick, our server was the best! He made our anniversary experience remarkable. He has broad knowledge on wines and made suggestions on what to pick and we sure loved it! The food was superb! We ordered the Octopus for appetizer, Scallops and Filet Mignon for our main course and we finished all of it! The price is expensive but it makes up for the delicious meal and the view. This restaurant is situated near the ocean and we were seated outside, the beautiful sunset and waves splashing completes the whole experience. Only thing is that the other table were so loud that even when there was social distancing in place, we heard their whole conversation from start to finish. Would we dine here again? Absolutely. But we will probably reserve it for special occasions.

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tinaw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good ~I love the red wine,steak,and soup that commended by waiter~

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KennethF
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food an incredible waterfont location. Hear, see, and smell the ocean with occasional spray in your face..

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vipjaydub
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was top notch. We had the Salmon with the whipped potatoes....YUM! The potatoes come in a canning jar with lid and they were so cute. They were a hit. Because it was our anniversary, they surprised us with dessert.....a Creme Brulee which was delicious. We were seated on their patio and watched the sun set, very romantic.

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JanelleW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Patrick was wonderful. He made the experience very special with attentive service and good conversation