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Lumberyard

384 Forest Ave #10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-715-3900
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Ranked #30 of 150 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: In 1912, at the bend of Forest Avenue, 23 year old Joe Jahraus opened the Laguna Lumber Company, he and his father(cigar maker, first postmaster and real estate agent) built the beautiful French Normandy building that is here today. Prior to the lumberyard opening, building supplies needed to be dragged in by mule or floated in on the tides, and therefore, Laguna Beach had less than three hundred permanent residences. After the lumberyard opened, the area began to grow at unprecedented rates, transforming it from a tent town into a thriving city. Laguna Lumber operated for seventy three years, sixty two of them in this location and its' architecture, influenced by Joe's tour abroad in World War I, is one of the most significant influences on the town's aesthetic. Half timbers, mud walls and shingled roofs grace many of the downtown storefronts and homes throughout the city because of this landmark. Today, 384 Forest is home to Lumberyard - a contemporary American restaurant.
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English first
Lake Forest, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time here and will definitely go back. Food, service, ambiance, all excellent. Just the right amount of casual atmosphere. Great pour on my scotch order. Went for dinner before the theater and will do it again. Very convenient to Laguna Playhouse.

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Irvine, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our third or fourth visit to Lumberyard, this time for four of us on a Saturday evening. Seated in a booth adjacent to the bar, it was pretty quiet when we arrived at 6:00 and pretty noisy by the time we left at 7:30. My wife and I started with the pear and arugula salad which was large enough to... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We've dined here several times mid week and this was first time on a Saturday, arrived early and only standing room near the bar to have a drink to wait for our table. Smoked salmon and ahi apps were great, salad came drenched in dressing even though we asked for it light, main courses were very good as was service.

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Laguna Beach is a beautiful location full of locals and visitors wanting to visit beaches, shops, and art festivals. The Lumberyard was located just a couple of blocks off of the main strip, but it seemed like miles away from the hustle and bustle. EVERYONE from the hostess, to the server, to the management treated us with genuine kindness. The... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have enjoyed the Lumberyard for years and recently returned for lunch twice in the month. On each occasion the service and food were great. On one occasion the Cobb salad, the other the burger. Everything is fresh and with the quality and service well priced. The location is perfect if you are coming to Laguna to shop (It is... More

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Orange County, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I dropped in for dessert on a Saturday night. We got a table right away, waiter was excellent! We ordered the Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache Pie, and the Cobbler with ice cream. They were HUGE!! One would have been enough for both of us! We had to take half of each one home for the kids. They... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's not hard to find a restaurant in Laguna Beach CA but it's hard to find one that the food is consistently good, the service is superior and the price is affordable. I've been here several times and it's always great. Reservations are recommended, especially on weekend nights. You can have something as simple as a burger or get a... More

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Vancouver, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I have experienced the Lumberyard 4 times in the last 2 years. Food is always well prepared, be it a steak, halibut, or just plain burger, with sweet potato fries.. service is always very good, although the last time we were there (8/15/14), we felt the server was not as friendly as we normally expected. good location... More

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Tyler, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a terrific restaurant for great food and service. It has a wonderful atmosphere and the service was top notch. We ordered heirloom tomatoes for an appetizer and the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella were very fresh. We had halibut on a bed of lobster risotto and it was delicious, a good sized portion and beautiful presentation as well. The... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is perfect for a family dinner after a long day touring Laguna Beach area. We loved the burgers and pulled pork. Staff were attentive and the ambience is relaxing… wonderful!

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Additional Information about Lumberyard

Address: 384 Forest Ave #10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone Number: 949-715-3900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American

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