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The Beach House in Laguna Beach lucked out when it came to ghosts: the seafood restaurant is purportedly haunted by Slim Summerville, a comedic film actor who once made the eatery's 1920s building his home. Though Slim took on a serious part in All Quiet on the Western Front, he was best recognized for his funny portrayals in short silent movies. His upbeat character still lingers in The Beach House's halls, which have retained some of his house's original furnishings and woodwork, as well as a striking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Today, diners can drink in the shoreline scenery from inside the dining room or on a heated patio. Executive Chef Michael Ingino complements the beachy locale with breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes that feature contemporary seafood. A morning helping of crab-cakes benedict can lead into an evening plate of alaskan-king-crab legs, or other dinner entrees such as lobster thermidor, blackened pork chops, or pepper-crusted hawaiian yellowfin tuna. The Beach House is also connected to The Deck on Laguna Beach, where guests can sip citrusy martinis and blow raspberries at the waves attempting futilely to reach their feet.