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Lumberyard

4.6
1593 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (18)
  • Casual (16)
  • Great for Lunch (16)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 715-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Armando Ortega
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1593 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOCOPINIONATOR (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife's filet was terrific. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie--thought it would be the perfect comfort food on a chilly night--and was disappointed. Bland, nothing special about it. Brought the left-overs home...added some thyme and some sweet peas...and voila! Much, much better.

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vipCaligirl (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

There was a group of seven. The table was in a nice area, almost like we had our own room. Chad was our waiter, and he was wonderful! He kept the wine coming, we never wanted for anything, and he accommodated us with dairy free options on certain dishes. We will definitely be back !

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Solid every time. Love the appetizers and specials.

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BarryA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Every time I come to visit my daughter we come to the Lumberyard. My daughter loves steak and they have the best steak in the area if not OC. Chad has been our waiter many times and he is always cheerful and provides at excellent experience. I've also had their meatloaf and King Salmon which both are amazing, best meatloaf I've ever had. You must get the Brussels Sprouts. If my daughter had her way we would eat here each night I'm in town.

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vipFriday (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice place but not special. Definitely will return everything was good. But there are a lot of good places in Laguna Beach

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food, great service and the servers do a
Great job. Recommend the Lumberyard for any
meal.

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vipTravelbugge (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My main recommendation would be to hire more mellow musical entertainment ...
The general clientele wants to engage in conversation with a backdrop of music - not listen to the band.

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vipfoodlover (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the most reliable and delicious restaurants in the area

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Jackieblu (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Menu was the usual standard entrees. Ordered the swordfish special. I couldn’t believe I tasted SOYSAUCE. Really for $30 and your sauce is SOYSAUCE. In the future I will stick to the fixe menu.

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vippatspache (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We went here for an unplanned dinner outing and we were not disappointed! We both ordered the parmesan crusted filet of sole and it was fantastic! We will put this on our favorite list

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a mid tier restaurant in Laguna Beach. Fine in every way. It is at a prominent location on Forest Ave and is usually one of the busier restaurants with fashionable smiling diners at most hours. They do a good job with above average cuts of meat and will suit most palates.

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KrisY (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Lumberyard never disappoints. The food was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the ceviche appetizer! Food is always excellent.

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vipWinziggle (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious food and great service. We were disappointed that the Happy Hour menu is only offered at the bar or outside seating. Convenient access to the Laguna Playhouse and downtown, beach.

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vipAttorneyd (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Nothing special

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

They brought a cake with a candle!!!
We had excellent service!

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