Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.6
2467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
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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;
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Phone number
(949) 376-2779
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ron Fougeray
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mountain Road - North; Blue Bird Canyon - South
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Parking details
$8 validated valet parking and street parking are available
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a wonderful 3-course pre-fixe holiday menu, in a unique ocean atmosphere with family & friends!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Christmas with a festive 3-course pre-fixe holiday menu, in a unique ocean atmosphere with family & friends!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a festive pre-fixe 4-course menu with a world class selections of the bubbly to celebrate in style!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2467 People Are Saying
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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic brunch with our daughter with a killer view of the Pacific and slow rolling waves on a sunny Sunday in Laguna Beach. The Mexican-inspired Short Ribs with Eggs, Black Bean Nachos, and Rosemary and Thyme Fries were inhaled...but, my wife wish she ordered the French Brioche Toast that our neighbor ordered instead of her low-calorie Egg White Fritata :)

Afterwards, we accessed the beach from the restaurant and walked-off what we consumed. Definitely worth the visit...

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ME
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a So. CA native and OC local the choices are many but this is a standout for the view, atmosphere and service. The food also never disappoints. I’ve been here over and over again, and still love coming here.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service is outstanding. Food is delicious. Views spectacular.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the food and the service. Acknowledged our anniversary by bringing us a special dessert with candle -- no charge!

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S
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ocean view. Food good. Scallops, Brussel sprouts recommend.

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JO
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best combinations of great food, views, ambiance, and price available in SoCal !

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JA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Stunningly beautiful views and fantastic service. The food was not good.

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JP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I ate at Splashes to celebrate my 60th birthday and the food, service, and ambiance was truly amazing! If you are ever in Laguna Beach, Splashes is a must for drinks at Sunset followed by dinner!!

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite local restaurant! Most of the time we are picking between amazing food or ambiance. Here, we get both!!

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HB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place.

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CC
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pepe, our server, was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the menu choices and attentive all through the meal. Vast menu available. Succulent Duck Breast.

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

very amenable to vegetarian options (each dish made fresh) and great wine list (and great wine prices)

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KG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place; excellent staff. The view and sound of the Pacific are incredible and the food is outstanding. Come early to enjoy a cocktail while you watch the sunset on the patio.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (2) arrived for 12:00 Sunday Lunch/Brunch and were immediately seated. The Hostess asked if we wanted to sit outside or inside, and of course chose outside! Our table was next to the glass windbreak right over the sand. The sound of the surf and the warm sun was a real treat. It was fun watching various beachgoers as we enjoyed our beautiful location. Our waiter was very attentive and made sure we knew what and how dishes were prepared. His suggestions for cocktails and dessert were right on. We loved our lunch choices and just had to taste each other's too.

My friend had never eaten at Splashes, and it was years ago that I last ate there. We were both impressed with the entire experience. We were not rushed and took the time we needed to talk, catch up and enjoy a special day in the midst of our day by day life in north Orange County.

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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, awesome views and delicious food! The cauliflower soup was absolutely amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The staff definitely knows how to make your dinning experience special. They are very attentive and conversational. Food is great and view is to die for!

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was excellent and nowhere can beat the sunset view. The service is the absolute best.
The atmosphere was leisurely and relaxed - very enjoyable.

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LW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing atmosphere, we sat next to the window with a breathtaking view on the ocean. Food was delicious and service impeccable. Will definitely come back.

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BA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Laguna Beach!
Been going there for years and we always get great service and great food and a view it’s beautiful

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the branzino and it was delicious! Cooked just perfect and it was buttery without the truffle jus but with the jus was amazing! My sister got the seared scallops and my parents got the short rib and all the food was so delicious! And Kimmy was an amazing waitress, really made my family feel welcome and valued. We're a bit different looking than the locals in Laguna but we felt very received on my birthday dinner.

The dessert was deelicious! We had the creme brulee, best I have ever had, and my famoly shared the tropical sorbet, which was fruity and not too sweet, the tres leches cake and the chocolate molleux. All wonderful!

I would park on the side street because the drive way in and out is a steep cline.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both excellent. The birthday celebration was perfect with a great view.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ocean view. Kimmy, our server, was awesome. The good was nice. Lobster bisque is a must try.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

They were unorganized

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WD
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and views! The vegetarian food was excellent as well.

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SA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The food, service and view are exceptional.

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AJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Kimmy was absolutely Awesome!!! Thank you for making our dinner just perfect and enjoyable and a beautiful experience!!!

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A
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening with a delicious selection of appetizers, followed by fabulous and tasty entree’s. The tres Apple confection was the favored dessert! A memorable meal with the dearest of friends.

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Splashes went above and beyond for my girlfriend and I. They surpassed my expectations with their service and the quality of the food. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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P
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

If you can get beach front (not guaranteed), then great with friends or a date. Food I find to be mediocre, however. Will try again for the sake of giving the menu another shot.

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TI
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Just eh. Small meals for the the price ! Wouldn't go back.

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SF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location, nice view, nice people, good food, leisurely service. You can’t be in a rush.

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We loved the complementary crème brûlée for our anniversary!

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KB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall dining experience was excellent; great service and attentive staff. All were quick to recognize and congratulate us on our anniversary. When a small issue occurred, it was immediately resolved.
The food was very good and it was a very enjoyable evening

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is very expensive for small plates. I had the scallops, got 4 with pureeed sauce. The sauce was excellent. I've had better scallops elsewhere. Plate was$42!!!! Had my husband not shared his short ribs, i would have gone home hungry. His short ribs were good, came with very small veges and some sort of potatoe. Again, his plate was $43! You are playing for thr view and ambiance. Staff was very friendly. Got a free creme brulee with fruit for ot Anniversary. That was the best thing i ate all night!

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

We come here every year and have gone to Splashes a couple of times. This year, the hostess was unpleasant, they crammed us into a small seat in the middle of the room and our service was incredibly rushed and they clearly were more concerned about turning tables than their customers experience. My first experience there was great. This experience was less than desirable. We will not go back.

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CZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing place. Usually when you have a great location, the food is mediocre. Not so here. Great food. Amazing ambience. Wonderful service and an amazing view. And given all that, it actually reasonably priced.

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JD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were a party of four and really enjoyed our meal there. I couldn't give it 5 stars because our food came to us lukewarm. Fortunately it tasted good. It was a very busy, beautiful and warm Friday evening, which accounted for the noise, but it was a positive, excited energy being that we were surrounded by what seemed to be groups of families.

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K
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views were amazing...you feel like you’re sitting on top of the ocean. And the Brussels sprouts were fantastic. I also had a Thai snapper special that I loved. I didn’t love the dessert options but everything else was fabulous

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D
Orange County
149 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We celebrating my husbands birthday with the entire family-kids and grandkids. Everyone did a wonderful job with serving, helping, and making grand kids feel special. Dinner was filled with many appitizers and entrees. Everyone was very pleased. Thanks for a great night.

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