California, United States Food Guide: 10 American food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Laguna Niguel

August 14, 2020 Matilde Konrad

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Laguna Niguel, California, United States. Laguna Niguel is a suburban city in Orange County, California in the United States. The name Laguna Niguel is derived from the words "Laguna" (Spanish for "lagoon") and "Niguili" (the name of a Native American village once located near Aliso Creek). As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,979. Laguna Niguel is located in the San Joaquin Hills in the southeastern corner of Orange County, close to the Pacific Ocean, and borders the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano.
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10. Selanne Steak Tavern

1464 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3159 American, Steakhouse Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 949-715-9881 http://www.selannesteaktavern.com/
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4 based on 282 reviews

Selanne Steak Tavern

Reviewed By Diane W

We met another couple here for dinner – they love this restaurant. It definitely gets top marks for the professional service. The atmosphere was nice and the historic house where it is located has some character. Food was excellent and the quality was obvious. Tip: Valet parking is in the back.

9. Plumeria Cafe by Stacks

23811 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3902 American, Cafe, Hawaiian Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service +1 949-900-6829 http://www.facebook.com/pg/PlumeriaCafebyStacks/about/
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4 based on 30 reviews

Plumeria Cafe by Stacks

Great news for all Stacks and Scramblers fans: We're happy to announce we are opening a new restaurant - Plumeria Café & Catering by Stacks!

Reviewed By 1californiagirl

I have been to Plumeria restaurant several times during the lunch hour. Their service and food are consistent. The prices are reasonable. They have indoor/outdoor seating. They are open for lunch and breakfast only so you will need to be there before 3pm. If you are in the Laguna Niguel area (Design Center), and are looking for good food and ambience, I would suggest a visit to Plumeria restaurant!!

8. Nick's Laguna Beach

440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2404 Seafood, American, Bar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 949-376-8595 http://nicksrestaurants.com/nicks-laguna-beach/
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4 based on 1595 reviews

Nick's Laguna Beach

Nick's indoor/outdoor Laguna Beach venue features Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list. Located in the heart of Laguna Beach, our intimate 80-seat restaurant features a chic bar and beautiful

Reviewed By vpvalencia

Busy bar and restaurant - make reservations. Good drinks, service and food. Open late. Good people watching spot

7. Montage Lobby Lounge

30801 Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4221 Bar, American Drinks Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music +1 866-271-6953 http://www.montagehotels.com/lagunabeach/
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4 based on 171 reviews

Montage Lobby Lounge

Reviewed By Fletch1946

The Montage is wonderful, beautiful, and enchanting. MIT is also very dear, as such places are. But is you stop there for a drink, before going to eat in one of the fine restaurants in the area, you can have your enchantment, and keep you bankroll somewhat intact also. The piano players there at cocktail hour are excellent, and the views are staggering. EnjoyThank you for writing us a review and for complimenting our views - they truly are beautiful! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.Sincerely, Anne-Marie HoustonGeneral ManagerMontage Laguna Beach

6. Ted's Place

23990 Aliso Creek Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3909 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Drive Thru +1 949-831-0061 http://eatatteds.com
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4 based on 145 reviews

Ted's Place

Reviewed By JanNestor

The food is served in huge portions. They have the worst hash browns! They are called “browns” for a reason. Staff are not terribly friendly or efficient. Will we return? Not sure. There are so many great restaurants that do a good job & want to please their customers.

5. Mollies Country Kitchen

27932 La Paz Rd Ste M, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3922 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 949-643-9174 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mollies-Country-Kitchen/118238971525376
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4 based on 73 reviews

Reviewed By Tina T

The good thing, is that they allow orders of 1 Egg Benedict, if you aren't very hungry. But the hollandaise sauce is bland and the egg whites not cooked. The fruit was hard and not tasty. I haven't been there in many years and was hoping for a better experience.

4. Stacks Pancake House

27680 Marguerite Pkwy Ste C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-3651 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 949-218-4600 http://www.stackspancakehouse.com
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4 based on 120 reviews

Stacks Pancake House

Reviewed By Suzie W

Loco Moco is so good! Hard to find this surfer fueling up food outside of the islands. They also have Portuguese sausage, spam and kaluea pork! Pancakes come in all flavors and they have outstanding omelets! Indoor outdoor seating and open early .

3. The Original Pancake House

26951 Moulton Pkwy, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3634 American Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Seating, Parking Available [email protected] +1 949-643-8591 http://www.originalpancakehouse.com/
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4 based on 115 reviews

The Original Pancake House

Reviewed By StevenA189

Although I've visited this wonderful country extensively, it's my partner in crime's first visit, so he had to experience a 'real' American pancake breakfast.The staff were absolutely charming, friendly and quickly showed us to our seats, despite the place being busy.The menu is vast and there is just about something for everyone.I chose the corn beef hash with poached eggs which was delicious.Others had the French toast and the Eggs Michael. All excellent.To top it off, my partner was given a 'surprise' pancake as it was his first time! Brilliant!The portions were very generous so arrive with an empty stomach!Special mention has to go to our waiter, Tyler! What a star! Attentive, friendly, great sense of humour, there when you needed him....and handsome to boot! Lol.Certainly worth a visit if in the area, but be warned, it apparently gets VERY busy at weekends!

2. OPAH Restaurant & Bar

26851 Aliso Creek Rd Ste C, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-5315 American, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Television +1 949-360-8822 http://www.opahrestaurant.com/
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4 based on 271 reviews

OPAH Restaurant & Bar

At Opah Restaurant & Bar, we serve the finest fresh fish in Orange County. Carefully hand selected each day to deliver the best quality available. Come in and enjoy the menu created by Marc A. Cohen, One of the Best Chef's in Orange County. The menu is ex

Reviewed By 453dianner

This is a great place for lunch ( I have not had dinner there) with a menu that covers all palets. You can choose from outdoor seating, the bar area or the regular dining area. The service is very good and the menu items unique - I had the tuna tartare appetizer for my meal and it was perfect. My friend had the salmon salad and not only was it beautifully presented but, the salmon was excellent. It was served on top of a large salad with an assortment of farm to table ingredients and a lite dressing. The servers were professional and helped make our meal very enjoyable. I asked the people at the next table how they enjoyed their meals and they said everything was excellent . One person had the pasta and he said it was absolutely perfect!

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1. Bad To The Bone BBQ

13738 Rancho Viejo Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Live Music +1 949-218-0227 http://www.badtothebone-bbq.com/
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4 based on 163 reviews

Bad To The Bone BBQ

Reviewed By cap10paul

Went in to this dark and relatively empty place for lunch. The country western inspired motif with scratched table tops and torn seat pads the country music blaring in an empty 3 room venue. A convoluted menu you that the cashier said he can’t figure out after three months working there. It’s Mc Donald’s style counter ordering with a number issued for table delivery. Then the $31 lunch arrived. Real barbecue. Long and slow cooked it was tasty food. 2 pieces of chicken, 4 ribs and some of the best brisket I’ve ever had. Fair potato salad and nasty macaroni salad. The onion rings (4) are huge and seemed pre made. Good not great. Pricey bordering on too high. Ambiance for those that miss dark Smokey bars I couldn’t muster a must go to.

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