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23501 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4755
949-768-7340
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
arnold s
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Laguna Woods, California
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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.

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San Bernardino, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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.

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Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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 

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Laguna Woods, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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Mission Viejo, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The steak was cooked to perfection. The salad bar is clean and fresh. This Sizzler is a great example of how all Sizzlers should be.

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Laguna Woods, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The ordering was quick and easy, our seating was comfortable, and the drinks and food were served in a reasonable amount of time. The food was very good and the portion size very filling. Service was good and will be back on another Sun. afternoon

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Juneau, AK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

My only mistake was ordering too much food. For a senior like me, the salad bar all by itself was plenty of food. And it was excellent food too. The first time we went I ordered a salad bar and a steak entree. It was very good but in hindsight the entree was just too much food. They make you... More 

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New York City
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Seriously folks, if you are looking for steak or seafood, do you really want it from Sizzler ? First off, the place is not cheap - my family dragged me here on a Friday evening & dinner for -3- was like $75.00. The food/salad bar is horrible, greasy, fatty foods & everyone's hands touching stuff. The Rib-Eye was dreadful &... More 

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?