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23501 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
More than just a salad bar

This location was one of the first to be brought into the 21st century a few years ago. Flexible seating, updated decor, and more options than just a salad bar. Still family friendly but comfortable enough for a couple. If you haven't been in a Sizzler in a while this is a pleasant surprise!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Rebecca B
Lake Forest, California, United States
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Lake Forest, California, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This location was one of the first to be brought into the 21st century a few years ago. Flexible seating, updated decor, and more options than just a salad bar. Still family friendly but comfortable enough for a couple. If you haven't been in a Sizzler in a while this is a pleasant surprise!

Thank Rebecca B
Dana Point, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The salad bar itself was not as big as Sizzlers I've been to in the past, but maybe this is a new design so they don't waste food. Still, everything was fresh, clean and delicious and the tri-tip and baked potato were on par with big steakhouses, so we were very happy with everything. Greta place for families and kids... More 

Thank Margo M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Once you get past the cashiers in the front dealing with the pokey people that don't know what they want, it is a good experience. We were seated, given drinks and headed to the salad bar. It was fresh and clean with several creative salads. Lots of kale! The cold stuff was cold and the hot food was hot! Loved... More 

Thank DebraG500
Redondo Beach, California
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187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I haven't been to Sizzler in a long while. I visited the Lake Forest Sizzler with my two local friends on Wed. June 10th, 2015 - it was a late dinner after 8pm. We were able to order quickly and got a nice booth to sit down and enjoy, as there were very few diners (mostly elderly folks) - I... More 

Thank goriajk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I went in for lunch and walked out $28 dollars later, unsatisfied. $11 for a an endless salad bar that has minimal choices. So disappointed.

Thank Jennifer D
San Bernardino, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Buffet offers excellent soups, salads (an interesting selection including kale/mint salad and some with quinoa), other items on the hot bar like pasta and hot wings. This is one of the better Sizzlers unlike others who don't seem to care as much. The only other one that is comparable is in Hesperia.

Thank Astrodog614
Laguna Beach, California
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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I like Sizzler because it give's you an option to have a good quality steak at a reasonable price. We signed up for Sizzler's E-club which sends you a coupon for a free "add on" salad bar with purchase (a $5.99 value)! This Sizzler is remodeled and has a great ambiance the old Sizzler's are lacking. We did experience a... More 

Thank Calitripgirl
Laguna Woods, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Since the renovation last year this restaurant has considerably changed. The food is good; the salad & soup bar are excellent. It seems to me that previously when one purchased a dinner that the salad bar was included; now the salad bar is an extra $ 5.99; when one adds the cost of the salad bar and the entree then... More 

Thank arnold s
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Huge line developed after 5:15pm, so glad we weren't in it. Great buffet spread, very fresh. Huge variety, very impressed by selections. And as busy as it was, nobody rushed us whatsoever. Hadn't been to a Sizzler in decades, would return.

Thank Jill M
Mission Viejo, California
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A few years back, they remodelled this location and upgraded the menu. They installed an actual meat smoker outside, and served many smoked meat dishes. However, yesterday we went back, and all the great smoked meat dishes are off the menu. I used to get the smoked Tri Tip for $12.99, a tasty meal with wonderful sides. I asked the... More 

Thank Dennis K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23501 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-768-7340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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