10 Great Spots for Patio Dining in Laguna Beach

10 Great Spots for Patio Dining in Laguna Beach

Thanks to more than 320 annual days of sunshine and year-round Mediterranean weather in Laguna Beach, patio dining isn’t just reserved for the summer months.

Whether you’re meeting up with friends after work for a glass of wine and some shared plates or headed out on a Sunday morning for some mimosas and fancy eggs Benedict, here are 10 great spots for patio dining in Laguna Beach.

Sapphire Laguna Beach


1200 S. Coast Hwy., #101 (at the corner of Brooks St.)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Located on the east side of PCH with a splendid view of the sea, Sapphire Laguna has a refined patio for guests to dine. The long fire pit in the center of the patio creates a cozy place for guests to relax and enjoy their dining experience with crisp ocean breezes. The patio has large umbrellas with plenty of shade while offering an artsy, yet beach house flair. Chef Devon and Chef Azmin are very creative and always update the menu with interesting and delicious items.

Tip: Dogs are allowed on the patio.

Rooftop Lounge Laguna Beach


1289 S. Coast Hwy. (at the corner of Cress St.)
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This amazing outdoor restaurant, literally on the roof of La Casa del Camino hotel, offers both breakfast and lunch options with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the Laguna mountains and evening city lights. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis but every table has a view. Happy Hour is also offered Monday-Friday with half off all Mojitos, beer, wine and well drinks. If you love fish, be sure to order their Hawaiian ahi poke served with onion, seaweed, avocado, spicy soy, wasabi, and tobiko. Plates are small, but the flavors are big!

The Deck Laguna Beach


627 Sleepy Hollow Ln.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Located between the Pacific Ocean and the hip Pacific Edge Hotel, is The Deck restaurant. The views of Laguna Beach are spectacular, and you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful place to enjoy a nice meal. It’s casual and right on the beach. Offering lunch, dinner, and drinks, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and creative cocktails served beachside with a smile.

Driftwood Kitchen Patio Laguna Beach


619 Sleepy Hollow Ln.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Just adjacent to The Deck, is Driftwood Kitchen, an ocean-to-table dining experience of the freshest and finest seafood, steaks, and hand-shucked oysters. With an open air patio and unobstructed views of endless ocean, Driftwood Kitchen will give you an experience that will leave you satisfied and wanting more. It is highly recommended to book a reservation in advance as this restaurant fills up quickly.

Las Brisas Laguna Beach Patio


360 Cliff Dr.
Laguna Beach CA 92651

Sitting atop the bluffs of Laguna Beach, Las Brisas is a popular brunch, lunch, and dinner destination. With a spacious patio area to enjoy Latin dishes and mimosas, Las Brisas offers sweeping views of the ocean and makes for a great day or night out. Sunday Brunch is extremely popular here so bring your appetite. 
Tip: To avoid valet parking, there is metered street parking and the meters accept credit cards and quarters.

Harvest at the Ranch Laguna Beach


31106 Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Tucked away in the beautiful Aliso and Woods Canyons, sits the awe-inspiring Ranch at Laguna Beach. Within the resort is “Harvest” The Ranch’s full-service patio dining restaurant. Harvest boasts jaw-dropping views of lush greenery stretching as far as the eye can see, complete with picturesque scenes of resident deer grazing in the backdrop. Not only will guests be impressed with the incredible views, this local favorite also has mouthwatering, fresh fare and libations from chef Cameron Woods

Mozambique Steakhouse Laguna Beach


1740 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

This South African inspired restaurant and bar features two levels, a great food and drink menu, live reggae music Sundays, real exotic parrots and a beautiful rooftop veranda so the views from your table are superb! A popular dish here is the Peri-Peri-Prawns where you get 8 prawns out of the shell, that are sautéed in garlic, lemon, and mild peri-peri sauce.

Tip: Mozambique offers complimentary car service within 3 miles of the restaurant. They also have excellent rates outside of the radius.

About the Author

Melodi Steinberg

Melodi Steinberg

As a native of Orange County, Melodi grew up in Huntington Beach and spent most of her days soaking up the California sun. She has lived in South Orange County for the past 13 years and in her spare time she enjoys dining out and trying new restaurants. In addition to writing for Visit Laguna Beach, Melodi also writes for two other blogs: www.eatdrinkoc.com and www.familyreviewguide.com. You can also read her work on visitanaheim.com and CBS “best of Orange County.”

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