The Cliff Restaurant in Laguna Beach Night Life - Lunch Menu
Lunch at The Cliff Restaurant

Lunch Menu

Our signature crab dip, crusted with fresh parmesan cheese and served with toasted baguette slices is a must-have while enjoying your favorite beverage at sunset. The menu features California Cuisine with a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and seafood specialties. Our menu changes seasonally.

During winter months, warm attire is recommended. Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.
Check out our calendar to more information.

Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Scallops Wasabi

Raw scallops on the 1/2 shell topped with seaweed salad, pickled ginger and wasabi cream sauce
$3 ea. / $25 doz.


With Salsa and Avocado

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Shredded white meat chicken and herbs tossed in wing sauce, breaded and fried. Comes with Buffalo and Blue Cheese dipping sauce

Short Rib Sliders

Slow roasted beef short ribs slathered in a sweet BBQ sauce. Topped with cabbage and served on mini potato buns

Oysters on the Half

Raw oysters on the ½ shell served with horseradish, lemon and Tabasco
$3 ea. / $25 doz.

Fried Calamari Steak

Breaded, seasoned and seared to perfection. Served with house made tartar and cocktail sauce

Blackened Yellowfin

Blackened and seared yellowfin served with wasabi soy


Baguette slices topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella, drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Global Cheese Plate

Assorted global cheeses with fruit, crackers and marinated vegetables

Crab Cakes

Three hand made crab cakes served over baby spinach with spicy rémoulade

Coconut Shrimp

Served with tropical mango and papaya dipping sauce

The Cliff Crab Dip

Hot crab, cheese and artichoke dip served with toasted baguette rounds

Petite Crab Dip


Have-A-Chips with fresh salsa and white cheddar

With Chicken $13; With Crab $18


Served on squaw bread unless otherwise indicated
Sandwiches are served with choice of french fries, fresh fruit, or pasta salad.
Choice of cheese: American, Swiss, pepper jack, white cheddar, havarti, gorgonzola

Albacore Tuna

White albacore tuna mixed with mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish and red onions, served cold or grilled

Turkey Sandwich

Roasted turkey breast served with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Classic Club

Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato on sourdough toast with mayonnaise

Grilled White Cheddar Cheese

Aged white cheddar cheese on sourdough

Roast Beef

Thinly sliced USDA Choice roast beef served with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise

Veggie Sandwich

Cream cheese spread, avocado, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion

French Dip

Thinly sliced USDA Choice roast beef served on French roll with au jus and creamed horseradish sauce

Turkey Wrap

Wheat tortilla filled with roasted turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise

Southwest Chicken Wrap

Wheat filled tortilla filled with grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa and sour cream

Chicken Caesar Wrap

Wheat tortilla filled with grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, and Caesar dressing

Burgers and Hot Dogs

Choice of ground beef, veggie patty, turkey patty or grilled chicken breast



All Beef Hot Dog


With chili, cheese and diced onion $8



Add Bacon $2; Add Avocado $2

Calamari Burger

Fried calamari steak with lettuce, onion, tomato and house made rémoulade

Seafood Specialties

Halibut Laguna

Fresh grilled halibut filet topped with mango and papaya tropical salsa served with rice and fresh mixed greens

Fish Tacos

Two two corn tortillas filled with mahi-mahi, shrimp or calamari, shredded cabbage, red onion, cilantro and roasted salsa. Served with rice and mixed greens

Shrimp and Chips

Tempura battered jumbo shrimp with house made tartar and cocktail sauce

Fish and Chips

Battered cod served with fries and house made tartar sauce

Fish and Shrimp Combo



*Substitute Alaskan Halibut
Market price

South of the Border


Chef's special carnitas with Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, roasted salsa, pico de gallo and corn or flour tortillas

Quesadilla Especial

Flour tortillas stuffed with chicken, grilled onion, corn, bacon and white cheddar cheese. Topped with red sauce and served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo

Fiesta Steak Salad

Crispy wheat tortilla bowl filled with romaine lettuce, black bean relish, white cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Topped with grilled sliced filet mignon

Chicken Enchiladas

Corn tortillas stuffed with marinated shredded chicken and white cheddar cheese. Topped with red sauce and served with sour cream, guacamole, Mexican rice and refried beans

Chiles Rellenos

Anaheim peppers filled with cheddar, jack and parmesan cheese. Served with Mexican rice, refried beans, sour cream and tomatillo sauce



Pear Salad*

Butter Lettuce, sliced fresh pear, candied pecans, dried cranberries and crumpled gorgonzola cheese tossed in balsamic dressing

Louie Salad*

Egg, tomatoes, black olives and avocado on a bed of fresh romaine, served with Thousand Island dressing on the side

Grilled Shrimp Salad

Mixed field greens topped with grilled shrimp, corn, grilled onions and avocado, served with choice of dressing

Classics Caesar Salad*

Romaine lettuce with parmesan cheese, fresh croutons, and house made Caesar dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad

Mixed field greens with shredded chicken, mandarin oranges, scallions, fried wonton strips and sliced almonds, tossed in our tangy asian dressing with toasted sesame seeds

Grilled Salmon Salad

Mixed field greens topped with grilled Atlantic salmon, baby potatoes, cucumber slices and avocado, served with choice of dressing

Spinach Salad*

Baby spinach with candied pecans, crumbled feta and sliced strawberries tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette

Cobb Salad

Romaine lettuce with grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, egg, tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese

Southwest Chicken Salad

Romaine lettuce with shredded chicken, black olives, tomatoes, shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, avocado and spicy tortilla chips tossed with creamy green pepita dressing

* Grilled chicken, shrimp, ahi, crab or salmon may be added to the Pear, Spinach and Caesar salads for an additional charge

Combos and Soups

Soup and Salad Combo

Choice of clam chowder or soup of the day and house salad with choice of dressing

Soup and Sandwich Combo

Choice of clam chowder or soup of the day and half sandwich served with fresh fruit or pasta salad


Clam Chowder served seven days a week

Lobster Bisque every Sunday

Ask your server about our Soup of the Day


French Fries

House Salad

Sweet Potato Fries with Jalapeno Aioli

Cup of Soup or Chowder

Mixed Fruit

Bowl of Soup or Chowder

A gratuity of 18% will be added to a party of eight or more. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Prices subject to change without notice.

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