Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort

4.7
3671 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Splashes Restaurant is temporarily closed.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3671 people are saying
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vipJim949
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lunch menu needs more variety - salads are very scarce like a Cobb, etc.

Had the salmon - was delicious - but perhaps a bit too much for this body for lunch.

I see some of the same servers from 5 years ago - cudos!
Why do the chef's keep going thru a revolving door ?

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dottie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The decor and food were excellent; however, the price was really high. I think it was the highest I have ever paid for dinner for two. Wish there were some lights on the beach so that we could see it at night. Service was excellent. Mary Clement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was extremely slow. The food was not very good. I think I’ll take it off my list

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s birthday and it could not have been better!

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sman
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary and we’re very impressed. Ambiance and service were outstanding. And the food was incredible. The crab farro risotto was an amazing side dish with my Brazilian sea bass. Chocolate crème brûlée was to die for. A wonderful evening for us for sure

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was excruciating horrible. Server Pablo took forever to come to table at first and didn’t check on us through out brunch. Drinks were never refilled. Service was subpar for a restaurant of this caliber.

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vipRobertM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food quality, taste and freshness only exceeded by the service. Worth it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A very enjoyable experience. Cold night but ample heaters and blankets made it nice dinner.

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vipDMhand
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

belated Christmas get together with good friend: only 6 tables occupied, very cozy and always great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, service and tremendous view!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun. The staff was super nice and friendly

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ArleneP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly yet patient server. Delicious quality food. I would definitely come back and recommend to everyone!

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LindaV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There were three of us dining for lunch. The salmon cost $35.00 for a piece approximately 2 1/2" square and a couple tiny cooked carrots. It was tasty, but tiny. The Swordfish sandwich was good and the French fries were good. The hamburger was overcooked.

The service was great. The Bikini cocktail was very good and the ambiance is incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great service. Food was very good and the wine was also good. Views of the church after and beach and great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best breakfast burritos! If you are staying at the hotel, text concierge for a reservation. Rigoberto is an awesome server!

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vipjenniferh
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation months ago. We were actually staying at the hotel. Upon arrival the host, who looked like a security guard, led us down barely lit stairs into a dark bar area that was freezing. We asked to move to a table upstairs. She said no. Ordered drinks. Then another couple came down and they were equally appalled. Within minutes that couple approached the bar and said cancel their order they were being moved upstairs. So I got up and looked for a manager. He was joking around about whether or not he was a manager. The entire night was ridiculous and the staff didn’t give two *** that we were very displeased. They were cold and not gracious. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER TREATMENT.

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vipTerriB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The peddles are definitely off the rose at Surf and Sand. A total dump. The food is pretty good and consistent, but the property is in shambles. They are way overdue for a remodel/reboot.

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BobN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hard to beat dining on the Pacific Ocean with the waves crashing just below.....

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were really friendly. We arrived early but we got the best table. Food was excellent. The chef should have made sure our starters came first and then our entres. I was half finished when my husbands food arrived. But otherwise excellent

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vipAlfrabro
Orange County
96 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

First time here; I have heard that it is exceptional. The ambiance is not there. I expected a very nice, high-end look and feel, and it was not. The main dining room was extremely small. We had a reservation, but had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. They tried to push us into the downstairs bar, which might be ok for a casual lunch in the summer, but it is no where near our expectations for a special evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which was that night. The downstairs bar area was dark and drab, and smelled musty, and was just not attractive or conducive to a nice dinner. The only diners down there were young kids; not in their 60's - 70's as we are. We say the staff shuttle other diners down there, and they also quickly turned around. The whole area, including the non-existant waiting area upstairs to be cold and windy, open to the elements. One of our guests was 78 years of age, and could not get down the stairs in the bar area, as there is no elevator. So they had to go back to the hotel lobby - a horrible experience for the four of us. The staff were as gracious as possible, but they had no business taking our reservation if they could not have accomodated us.

The food was quite good, but we will not return; the only possibility would be for an afternoon sandwich in the summer. Very disappointed.

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vipTypie89
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my wife’s birthday. The staff was very nice to her on you special day. Food was very good and the view is always great. Always enjoy coming here for dinner, special occasion or whatever reason is needed.

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vipCynthiaH
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Christmas dinner here. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Accommodated my son’s vegan request with excellent food options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Christmas - tradition

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect

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Riafo
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast Salmon recommend. Good ocean view. Service is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surf and sand is the best!

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argentinablue
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we call their food "gourmet" :) delicious and beautiful presentation. great views of the ocean. excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall, I had a very nice experience. It was very noisy in the restaurant and it was a little cold due to the wind but I had an enjoyable experience. The service could’ve been more attentive but in previous experiences it’s always been great. I would definitely come back to the restaurant

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vipMelissaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great

Are in the bar which has the best views

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews