Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.6
2650 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom's with elegant seaside cuisine overlooking the Pacific.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 2650 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
A
Miami
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This is my go to place for entertaining business guests. Tonight was my last night here. The food from beginning to end was disappointing at best. Our disappointment fell on deaf ears and our server still charged us a 20+% gratuity. The view is beautiful, but you can get that anywhere in Laguna. Terrible meal for our entire party.

Report
Helpful
BR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our 31st anniversary, there could not have been a better setting in Laguna Beach. The views of the ocean were breathtaking, the service excellent, and food wonderful! I highly recommend!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sevice was great-food spectacular -the bar is also great!

Report
Helpful
CR
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Location is spectacular which was one of the reasons we wanted to go there to begin with.

We were there for Easter dinner; brunch is a challenge due to the crowds so we were very much looking forward to a mean that matched the view. It tuned out to be a prix fix menu which is not bad by itself but there was no notification that they would not be service the regular menu when I made the reservation. I would probably not have made the reservation if I had seen the menu in advance. They also wanted a credit card to guarantee the reservation which turned out to be pretty funny as the restaurant was almost totally empty.

The menu selections missed a beef option which was a challenge for one of our party. Two of us had the duck and it was fine - just not spectacular which I would expect for $100/person. The wine list is extensive; the coffee was luke-warm. The artichoke soup tasted good but was a not-so appetizing color.

The one redeeming quality was timing - the meal was served without undue delay.

Report
Helpful
l
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was acceptable but nothing to write home about. The bread was amazing, however! Warm, fresh and crunchy and light. I couldn't get enough of the ciabatta. Being right above the sand was superjspecial nut the overall cleanliness of the outdoor space of the restaurant was not very impressive and the service seemed a bit hectic, but that could've been because it was Easter Sunday.

Report
Helpful
M
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation through yelp for 9:00 pm , right before our reservation they called and said they cannot give us a table for another 45 minutes to 1 hour . Not acceptable! My family were here from Canada, and they were very surprised how they overbooked and couldn’t give us a table. We ended up going all the way back home and order food. Very disappointed!

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy, loved being so close to the water and yet so cozy with the heaters.

Report
Helpful
DM
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David our server was excellent. We were treated very well by all the staff

Report
Helpful
v
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant...they took very good care of us.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Splashes restaurant is a beach lovers dream. A bit expensive but you are sitting beach front with the ocean breezes bathing you. At times it feels like you’re in the water. (high tide) the service was fabulous. Food wonderful!
We had to wait till 5 for the dinner service so we went to the bar first. The server was a bit slow and chatty with the bar tender. So we waited a bit longer than we wanted for our drinks. So I give that a 3 star

Report
Helpful
p
South Korea
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Jonathan, our server, was simply excellent. He knew the menu, understood where we headed, anticipated our needs, and was professional. When teh service is that good, it's hard not to have a great experience. We had the seafood paella, and it was excellent. the small portion was so big, we couldn't finish it, and it had really great flavor.

Report
Helpful
l
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a charming place by the ocean and it happens to have great food. Easy to make a reservation unlike some seaside restaurants that don't allow open table and don't pick up the phone during business hours. Service excellent, wide variety of choices.

Report
Helpful
BD
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (8 of us) went to Splashes to celebrate my wife’s birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was very good as was the service and food and the view. It was a day made special by the wonderful ambience at the cozy restaurant. We will certainly go back again.

Report
Helpful
JH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Lovely views. Must make sure it makes the schedule during a trip to Laguna.

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Johanna was wonderful. Great service, extremely tasty food and the view was remarkable. I was very impressed. I heard a few bad things but happy we went. I will definitely be going back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service and food were below par for the cost...

Report
Helpful
EN
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Even received a complementary dessert for dining during our wedding anniversary. Will definitely return!

Report
Helpful
MH
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Grest views, good food, average decor, noisy diners.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is overpriced for the lack of flavor; and drinks are heavy on the simple syrup, but the views are amazing.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

All good other than we had table on lower floor requested for major bday - arrived an hour early for lower bar and no one came to get us when table was ready - came up at time of reservation and were told not their responsibility to get us early if table available - total bust on client service

Report
Helpful
MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
Q
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 27th anniversary having a beautiful beachside lunch at Splashes!

Report
Helpful
SS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating with my 82 year mom and having a walker. Our server JoAnna was amazing and really made our celebration special. Food was very good and of course the view was amazing.

Report
Helpful
RW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Service was inconstant vs other tables close to us.
My fish was overcooked. (halibut special)

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is situated with a resort but, you can dine there without staying as a guest. This restaurant has a beautiful ocean view, and they sat us right in front of the window and the windows can open up so you can hear the ocean and we were so close enough to smell it! It was an amazing experience, the service and the food was amazing will be back again for sure!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We are staying at the resort and came for dinner! Food and service was good. View - wow!!! I would recommend this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
RC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were excellent, with an amazing view of the sunset. The service was even better!!

Report
Helpful
J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food, our server was an absolute professional and made the evening even more memorable. The only reason it wasn’t a perfect five star experience is that the wait from the appetizer to dinner was an hour and excessive. I recommend this restaurant for special occasions!

Report
Helpful
K
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, service and great ambiance! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to get a Laguna Beach vibe.

Report
Helpful
RT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an absolutely fabulous dining experience at Splashes/Surf & Sand! Were
with Friends from England and they were bowled over by the view, the food
and the service!

Report
Helpful
SC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I made our first trip to Laguna Beach last week. Prior to, we googled most romantic spots in Laguna Beach and Splashes came up number one. We made a reservation for last Saturday and we had the most romantic and memorable experience ever. Thank you Splashes!

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, food was delicious and the view was the best!!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has alway been a great time there and the food is always amazing.

Report
Helpful
m
Sydney / NSW
23 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We arrived for a 3PM reservation and were told the kitchen was closing but would stay open for us if we ordered quickly - plus the table was reserved for the dinner reservations starting at 4:30. Confused about why they would accept a 3PM reservation - it was not a relaxing experience.

Report
Helpful
MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were appropriarely attentive from the moment we sat down to when we left.

Report
Helpful
CK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We love Splashes mainly for it's location right on the ocean. They have wind protective glass and heaters. We were sitting outside on a very chilly night and were perfectly comfortable the whole evening. They also shine a light on the ocean which is just beautiful. The food is good, but that's not why we go there.

Report
Helpful
KJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the wife here for lunch amazing service and ambiance. Oceanfront Fresh Oysters Good Margaritas and friendly locals

Report
Helpful
W
Orange County
34 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the lower patio, right on the sand at the surfs edge. I don't think you could find a better beachfront location in Laguna Beach, to enjoy a beautiful lunch or sunset dinner. What a great spot to enjoy the crashing waves and beautiful sunset. It does get a little cool when the sun goes down, and although they have patio heaters, they could use more. If you plan on dining outside, bring a light jacket or sweater. I enjoyed the fresh Swordfish, grilled to perfection, while my dining companion said the Filet Mignon was outstanding. I would highly recommend Splashes, not only for the setting, but the food.

Report
Helpful
s
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely fantastic experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the Laguna Beach area. An absolute must not miss at sunset.

Report
Helpful
OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, unparalleled view, but couldn't understand waiter (spoke to fast, heavily accented English, too busy to refill water and bring desert).

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
67

Tweets by Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort