Top Outdoor Dining Options in Laguna Beach

Top Outdoor Dining Options in Laguna Beach

With the incredible views Laguna Beach has to offer, you can’t go wrong with dining outside! A delicious meal, refreshing cocktail, and a side of ocean views please! Check out some of our favorite spots in town!

The Cliff Restaurant

Located in Laguna Village, The Cliff Restaurant offers a world class menu with an unsurpassed outdoor dining experience. Enjoy the 180 degree whitewater views from the multi-level patio while enjoying a relaxing breakfast or lunch, or catch a romantic sunset over dinner with a special friend all while out in the open air.

Driftwood Kitchen

Driftwood Kitchen in Laguna Beach features a classic California Coastal vibe that reflects the breathtaking oceanfront views, and a menu with the freshest and finest seafood, steaks and hand-shucked oysters. The unparalleled views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean combined with the high-caliber fresh fish make this an unforgettable outdoor dining experience.

The Deck on Laguna Beach

As one of Laguna Beach’s only restaurants located on the sand, The Deck on Laguna offers you something extra. The Deck is loved by both locals and tourists because of its classic and comfortable beach atmosphere. Offering lunch, dinner, and drinks, this restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and creative cocktails served beachside with a smile.

Las Brisas

Las Brisas delivers elevated Californian-Mexican fare, with a focus on bringing an excellent sea-to-table experience. With laser attention to detail and quality, this restaurant successfully serves creative and delicious dishes that set it apart from the many Mexican restaurants sprawled throughout Southern California. The outside seating generates a characteristic charm reminiscent of quaint beach communities.


Skyloft offers ocean views and rooftop dining in a relaxing atmosphere with fast and friendly service. The menu features a balance of seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches and specialty smokehouse BBQ items. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and fresh air while you dine on their rooftop.

Oak Laguna Beach

Oak restaurant brings the community a new local flavor of rustic modern, California comfort fare. Enjoy ocean inspired, classic cocktails turned crafty, infused with fresh seasonal organic juice. Solve the world’s problems while enjoying a brewed ale, wine or bubbles by the glass on their outdoor patio with a glimpse at the Pacific Ocean.

The Promenade on Forest

The Promenade on Forest is an outdoor dining, display and art performance area that creates an exciting pedestrian-only experience on Forest Avenue from Coast Highway to Glenneyre Street. The Promenade design supports local businesses by expanding customer seating and merchandise display areas on Lower Forest Avenue.

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Diane Chemali

After graduating from CSUF with a Communications degree (emphasis in Entertainment and Tourism), Diane fulfilled her passion for entertainment/tourism by working at the Disneyland Resort! During her free time you can find Diane on the hunt for the best coffee in town, or traveling the world!

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