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About Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

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.

1555 S. Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

Cross Street:
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 376-2779

Website:
http://www.surfandsandresort.com/splashes/?nck=8448645758

Parking Details:
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available

Executive Chef:
Ron Fougeray

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (62)
Scenic View (61)
Special Occasion (49)
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Good for a Date (44)
Romantic (40)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Great for Lunch (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Casual (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (12)
Business Meals (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great experience here. Beautiful view. Delicious food. Good service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service! Loved it

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was perfect from our table, the view, the service, the food and even the weather!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Was our first time here for breakfast!! Excellent service...food...views is killing....

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Been here many many times and the food quality and service is always consistently good.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner! The food and view are amazing, and Kyle was a great waiter. This is a great spot for a special occasion!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent restaurant and absolutely incredible views of the ocean

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice!! This restaurant never make me disappointment!!

Tags: Great Beer, Waterfront, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day before the crowds. We had been here before but I don’t recall meeting Sam the manager. What an experience that was!!! He made us feel like we were so special. He was visiting all the tables, smiling and greeting people with warmth and genuiness!! It certainly came across that he Loved his job and enjoyed being there. Let’s talk about the foood!!! Wow, each dish was uniquely prepared with elegance and had developed great flavors. If I had one thing to say, I would have rather had branzino instead of Dorado fish but that’s s personal choice. All of the other staff helping us that night, you guys are wonderful and you made our evening memorable. Desert was to die for... we will be back soon, for the location, the food, the ambiance but certainly for the staff who made us feel welcome, From the Moment we entered the restaurant!!! Thank you to Sam and His entire staff!!! Great job!!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice for a birthday celebration or special date. A little pricey and valet costs 10 dollars even if you eat at the restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went for a quick brunch with my friend this Sunday. We reserved a table and got a great spot by the window on the patio. We both ordered the frittata and I got a mimosa. Both very delicious. Great service. We had two people checking on us and we felt very satisfied with our visit. Valet was quick and everyone was friendly! Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful location with absolutely delicious food. We were seated right next to the beach with amazing weather and a gorgeous view. There is a window separating us from the beach to protect from wing and we also had an umbrella over our table for protection from the sun. My husband had the swordfish sandwich which he loved and I had the Brussel sprouts and chicken which was so delish!! Definitely make reservations and get there early to get a great table. Service was impeccable and we will definitely go back!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

AMAZING FOOD AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT. THE BAR IS FUN AND WATERFRONT VIEW OF THE BEACH.DRINKS WERE ALSO SUPERB.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

They did a fabulous job at accommodating my special request for my sisters birthday with a table beachside, and special dessert. For once I didn’t have to remind or emphasize anything to the staff, they simply handled it, which is hugely appreciated.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Although we arrived at almost 9 p.m., our window table was waiting for us. The service was prompt and the waiter very helpful in choosing several dishes to share. We saved a leftover appetizer and the staff was kind enough to reheat it for our breakfast!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The restaurant was good but the menu was limited in my eyes. A little over price for what you get but excellent in taste. Service was excellent. If your sitting inside get a table by the windows Outside dining is available with nice ambiance , could be a little cold even with heaters.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I ordered the turbot on top of a polenta and walnut mix. It was outstanding! Would definitely return. The restaurant at night is a little dark . It was also a bit loud due to the two large groups in the same room. The food was delicious otherwise I would have been disappointed.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful setting.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Fantastic view and ambiance, food ok and wine list very complete but expensive

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had reservations for my daughters 18th birthday at Splashes for a 12:30 reservation. Upon being seated, after about 10 minutes, someone came by and identified himself as the busboy and asked,"did we want any water?" 30 minutes after being seated, we finally had our waiter come to our table. I told him how upset I was, the service stunk, and this was no way to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. It was a very bad experience but because we had been to Splashes on multiple occasions, and on Super Bowl Sunday, we decided to stay. After the initial waiting period, we settled down into a great meal and celebration. But, have to say, 30 minutes before our waiter came to the table is completely unacceptable for a restaurant of this caliber. Undecided if we will return for other celebrations when there are so many beautiful places in Laguna Beach.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delish with a view to die for!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The special appetizer was a black forbidden rice risotto with octopus. The waiter said that appetizer had a lot more octopus than the regular octopus appetizer. It was $21 and barely had 2 ounces of octopus. I had the lobster bisque and a glass of wine. My husband had a beer, Brussels sprouts and grilled cod. We both had dessert. The bill totaled $157. The restaurant charged us a 2.5% surcharge so they could pay the staff the state required minimum wage. I find this outrageous. to be so blatant about the fact that they won't pay minimum wage, especially with the prices of the food. We were still expected to tip the waiter.
The view was great. we saw a beautiful sunset over the Pacific.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I've lived in OC for over 60 years and have eaten and stayed at the hotel several times. This time my wife and myself were surprised at the prices in the restaurant compared the last time we ate there about six years ago. $50 for a small fillet was over the top and the wine prices and selection of wines by the glass was too high and very limited. Our server (I'm sorry I don't remember his name) was excellent. However, at these prices the food needs to be exceptional: It wasn't.

My experiences go back to the restaurant on one top floor which is closed now. For someone there for the first time, their experience would be quite different than mine with all the history behind it.

It's not just my age or my retirement status. I enjoy good food and ambience. We'll come back for the bar and small menu food. We won't be back for the restaurant dining experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

So pretty here and the food and wine are excellent.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Splashes at the Surf and Sand has been a family favorite for decades. In addition to the kill view right on the sand, the food and service are superb.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Lunch date with my grandson

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Splashes is a beautiful restaurant with amazing views. The service was top notch. The food really wasn't anything special, though. It is very expensive for the quality. The wine list is excellent but, again, very pricey.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our Sunday brunch was ruined as the Hotel's parking lot was full and only allowed registered guests. There's no valet parking for the restaurant even for patrons with confirmed reservation. It took us a long time before we could find street parking. We're expecting a relaxing brunch, but it turned into a very stressful and frustrating experience.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

From the Valet to the waiter everyone did their part well.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our experience was top notch

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our table was almost in the ocean and the crispy octopus was the best I’ve ever had. The waiter was very knowledgeable on menu and wine list

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was simply perfect...from dinner through after dinner drinks

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was so good and the bottles of champagne were fairly priced. And who can beat those views?!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed our anniversary with exceptional food and services. Only problem was the neighboring table was little noisy and tables are little too close.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding ! My very favorite restaurant in Southern California . Just as great now as it was 25 years ago when I moved to California . I would recommend this restaurant to anyone !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Overall the food was good, the view was nice, but the service was just ok. We had to wait a long time before they would actually give us water and even longer for us to get their attention in order to order. However, the food was prepared very fast and it tasted good as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vegan, Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Spectacular beachfront setting, with delicious food! The location of Splashes Restaurant is right on the sand, probably the closest beachfront dining establishment in all of Laguna Beach, with a spacious patio right on the beach. The dining room is a beautiful setting as well, raised above the patio, with large windows that open on a nice day, but can be noisy on a busy day. We had a Saturday lunch, and it was great to see lunch or brunch type choices, depending on what you were in the mood for. The food was very good, nicely presented, with friendly and efficient service. I look forward to returning soon, hopefully at sunset time, to enjoy a cocktail in their small waterfront bar.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful food and views!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2018

One of the best lunches I had in a very long time.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The view is spectacular and is only bested by the service, which is always excellent. Brunch menu is innovative and chef is a pro.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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