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Lumberyard, Laguna Beach, CA

Lumberyard

4.6
4.6
3112 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 715-3900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Josue Tavares
  • Private party facilities
    Located in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Laguna Beach, Lumberyard has something for everyone. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner and is known for its great American food such as rotisserie chicken, steaks, ribs and seafood.
  • Private party contact
    Cary Redfearn: (949) 715-3900
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Parking details
    Free Lumberyard Parking with validation is located behind the restaurant off of Ocean Ave. Additional parking is available next to City Hall, across the street in "Lumber Yard" Parking Lot for $3.00 Street Parking is usually found up Third St.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

3,112 Reviews
  1. Newportr

    Orange County

    216 reviews

    3.0

    216 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner for 5 on Saturday was a mixed bag. Our server was delightful and very helpful and attentive. She was great. The martinis were terrible and sent back. The beef stroganoff was very poor - horseradish overpowered the entree and I don’t believe listed in the ingredients. Never would have ordered…The steak was ok but overcooked and dry. The kale salads and salmon were Excellent as was the sour dough bread, the live music was very nice and not too loud. We’ll return again for a follow up dinner.

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  2. Carol

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints :) great food and fabulous service!

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  3. Mike

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beef stroganoff, with homemade noodles was delicious! Waitstaff, management very friendly, helpful and professional.  During the soup course, indoor music made conversation impossible without yelling so we moved outdoors. Outside was warm enough without torching the nearby heater. Enough service to be helpful, not so much it was annoying or interruptive. I’ll definitely come again; my guest enjoyed it, too. Put me down again for the Beef - really tasty, plentiful, and satisfying. Thanks!

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  4. Shannon

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local spot. Our food was yummy, and the service was good. I loved the menu. Only issue is a long delay between apps and dinner, but they were busy so that’s expected and the waitress did apologize for the delay :-)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Will be back for sure!!!

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  6. JeffreyG

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Restaurant and great owners. Our local favorite !!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 of us wanted Beef Stroganoff that was not on the Mother’s Day menu but our waiter asked the chef and they said we’ll make it for you!!! 2 moms and one dad were very happy :)

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  8. Arnie

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lumberyard is always a GO TO! Service and food is always great!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cocktails, and ambiance. My husband and I had an amazing time celebrating an anniversary. The only thing we had wished was better was the wait times between ordering drinks/dishes. The waitress was very nice and did a great job, but it took about 15-20 minutes between ordering drinks, apps, and entrees.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome patio and Happy Hour! Excellent service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not too many good options but good overall experience

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good solid comfort food. Enjoyed the clam chowder, beef stroganoff, baby back ribs and cobbler desert. Casual environment with a large bar area, fireplace, and music. Service wasn’t bad, just very casual with delays between meal & desert, and then bill. A bit on the heavy side, which is nice if you’re up for it.

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  13. johns

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience! The artichoke and lumberyard planks were both great (thank yiu lumberyard for crisping up the planks - much better this way!). We also collectively had the salmon (great), mushroom cavatelli (very good), several cocktails (all decent), and a few kids meals. All were great and our service was as well. Only let down were the desserts- I wouldnt recommend the ding dong. Bread pudding was fine but cold and didn’t taste fresh. All in all, would recommend!

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  14. KCash

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Soup was cold but crab cake salad was delicious. Mango/apple dessert didn’t seem to have any mango.

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  15. 1sly

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good food and atmosphere experience! Can't be beat for a good American meal

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  16. FoodDude

    Orange County

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Parmesan encrusted sole is delicious and the service was excellent

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  17. PaulC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good good but way too loud; interior needs kind buffering Needs new food offerings also

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  18. Teso

    Las Vegas

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My very favorite restaurant. Food and staff are the best. Love my gin martini and the salmon. Yum.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tinned Fish! I am a convert and will be back soon. Amazing!

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  20. Chris

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cristina, our server, was OUTSTANDING!! Best service we've had in a restaurant in a long time

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  21. VictoriaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well balanced in flavor and portion. I am not usually a salmon person, but thought I’d try it out. Was so glad I did! We also shared the Zucchini Planks and would recommend highly!

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  22. OceanGirl

    Orange County

    79 reviews

    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservation and were seated righr away. There were many minites that passed before someone came to the table. We ordered beverages and an appetizer, which was very good. Our waitress was slow to refill our iced tea and in fact we had to ask for refills. It was not that busy in tje restaurant. The food we ordered all tasted so good! We tried lumber planks, ie. fried zuccini was had a great crisp to it, wedge and kale salads, both very good, fish & chips which were flanky & crispy, and another appetizer Japanese Hamachi Crudo whcich also tasted fresh and delicious. We finished off with an apple, mango cobbler, which the dough was more like a thicker crepe and taste delicious. We would return, but is definetly wasn't cheap.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was available early and the service and food were excellent. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed a complementary dessert. Always enjoy dining at the Lumberyard.

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  24. KitS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for lunch with 6 people. We really like the lunch menu. It provided the type of food that you would love for lunch. I would highly recommend. We were there in the afternoon when business is slow, still the service was stellar.

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  25. ShelleyD

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Lumberyard Restaurant is a family favorite! Love the warm ambiance - perfect location for our Easter celebration. Special menu for the holiday had many delicious delicacies- including Gravlax Benedict, Crabcake Benedict, Portobello fries and Lumberyard planks - attentive service complemented our meal. We look forward to our next visit!

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  26. Beso1

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food always. Service a little slow tonight but very nice server. Seems understaffed.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    568 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    568 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very casual restaurant, good for families with kids. Friendly service, good food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Warm friendly environment with attentive service. Food was tasty but not amazing.

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  29. johnc

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food quality, and experience all terrific. Well be back.

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  30. CaliLin

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a comfortable place with good food. Love the rotisserie chicken. And the chocolate cake was sinfully yummy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sea bass with risotto was delicious as well as the Caesar’s salad

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good dinner. Would like the option of a pre- dinner salad ( small). Good service. The noise level was much better than other visits.

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  33. MarianF

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone enjoyed their lunch. We were a party of 11 and had great service. The Red crab shrimp louie salad was delicious. The sweet potato fries are so good. Best place to eat before going to the Laguna Playhouse right across the street.

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  34. OCFoodSnob

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and service. Too loud for conversation in the dining room due to singer in the bar.

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  35. Cindy

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always great, never disappointed. Feels like our upscale home restaurant. Music was really nice!

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  36. JEAlessi

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were terrific. I had the sole and the taste was amazing. My Finnish grandmother in Minnesota fried her freshly caught walleyed pike in lots of butter and there wasn't a more heavenly aroma or taste to be found. I haven't had fish that tasted like that since 1965, until Friday night 3/8/24. The farro that the fish was served on top of was excellent. The ambience reminds me of restaurants in Nevada City CA -- rustic, woodsy and salt of the earth. I highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food, the service, and the ambience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the environment and the food was really good. Overall really good experience.

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  38. Liketogo2

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our entire meal was scrumptious. We enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu with the sole and salmon that was prepared just as the sole. Our salads were great and Eric was very attentive, kind, and professional.

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  39. MiWi

    Orange County

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ive been disappointed the last couple of times Ive been here. Seems to have list the food quality.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there quite early- they’d just opened- and we were welcomed quite graciously- my first time there so the server gave us great insight to the menu and the food was incredible- could not have asked for more! The best experience!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lumberyard using the Order Online button. Lumberyard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-3900.

Lumberyard is rated 4.6 stars by 3112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lumberyard

384 Forest Ave #10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Lumberyard Parking with validation is located behind the restaurant off of Ocean Ave. Additional parking is available next to City Hall, across the street in "Lumber Yard" Parking Lot for $3.00 Street Parking is usually found up Third St.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Josue Tavares
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 715-3900
  • Private party facilities
    Located in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Laguna Beach, Lumberyard has something for everyone. The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner and is known for its great American food such as rotisserie chicken, steaks, ribs and seafood.
  • Private party contact
    Cary Redfearn: (949) 715-3900
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