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“Great dinner & solid wine list”
Review of Lumberyard

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Ranked #31 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great dinner & solid wine list”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Had our 3 boys with us for dinner. Excellent kids options that my guys loved from the ribs to spaghetti & meatballs to kids size steak. This place has great service to good food and was a solid experience. Wine choice by the glass was very nice. I look forward to going back.

Visited October 2013
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Redhill, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and fab food!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in Laguna for a week and went to this restaurant twice. The staff remembered us and were really chatty. Particular mention to Cameron. The drinks and food were superb and we ate at the bar both times. Loved it!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Sunseeker290657
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Laguna Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great food and ambiance”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

excellent food, always good service and very comfortable surroundings --- reasonably priced -- located near the Laguna Playhouse, and various summer art shows --- highly recommended

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Neil K
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Arcadia, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, service and value”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

A great place for dinner before the Pageant. It is close to the trolley stop and walking distance to both Sawdust festival and the Pageant. It is a favorite for locals as well as visitors. The fish I had tasted fresh and was a generous portion. The server was friendly and gave us a couple of good ideas for dinner selections.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank KathyCAUSA
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San diego
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“GOOD EXPIERENCE”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

First time visit to this restaurant although have gone to the Pageant of the Masters on previous trips to Laguana Beach and there always was a waiting line. This time we got there about 4:30 pm and no line but all reservations were booked. Howerever booth seating around the large bar area was available which was acceptable. We were promptly seated and greeted by a server who provided the menus and promptly took our drink order. The menu provided a good selection of food and we were looking for items that we could all share. We settled for ala carte specials which were very good with ample portions to share. The servers were attentive throughout meal taking drink orders as needed. This is a restaurant to arrive early as they do get very busy and when we left about 6:00 pm, the place was packed and there was a waiting line.

  • Visited July 2013
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