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Lawry's Carvery

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$$ - $$$
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3333 Bristol St, Ste 2601, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
+1 714-434-7788
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 01:15 - 20:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on a recent visit to Southcoast Plaza, we decided to have lunch here. We had eaten at one of their restaurants a couple of months ago and decided to try their more casual dining venue. After placing your order, you're given a number to take to your table. If you order a drink, it's self serve from one of... More 

Thank Azntiger
Lake Forest, California
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315 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch at 1130 to beat the lunch crowds ... apparently they don't staff for that and I wait fun a line with three other people for ten minutes. The food is simple but tastes great. Lunch cost me $25 for soup sandwich and dessert. I'll come here twice a year or so ... not a "go to" kind... More 

Thank Dave H
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

To start, I do enjoy Lawry's prime rib and the Tam O'Shanter restaurants and was expecting a positive experience here. The sandwich prices are similar to Tam, but my sandwich anyway, was not similar in value. When it was brought to table, I thought of the old commercial for a fast food hamburger, Where's the beef. Very skimpy for price... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I usually come here whenever I'm at South Coat Plaza. The food is always fresh, tasty, and consistently good. I've tried most of their salads including the southwest chop, the caesar salad, the turkey cobb and the Lawry's Carver with prime rib. My favorite soup is the beef barley but is not always on the menu. I tried the turkey... More 

Thank drmaureen2014
Scottsdale, AZ
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365 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I was here for lunch while on a shopping trip. I remember from my Chicago days that Lawry's had wonderful portions, great beef and delicious mashed potatoes. So, I ordered the Roast Beef Platter. The meat was dry, they skimped on the gravy and the mashed potatoes seems instant. And this place is not cheap. You order at the counter... More 

Thank laplume9254
Moreno Valley, California
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I finished mine. I got it medium well and it's perfect. Soft as a pillow that melts in your mouth. I thought of not finishing it due to being huge but oops. Not the vegetables part but the other two. Not so fan of the corn, I wish it was just by itself. Father got the Turkey with Mac And... More 

Thank Marecar Anne L
Lake Forest, California
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If you've ever been to a Lawrys restaurant you know they are a high quality dining experience. The carvery is a smaller version where instead of prime rib, you get prime rib sandwiches and French dips. The food quality is similar. It is just faster and smaller portions.

Thank Scottbehr
Long Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very expensive for the quality of meal served; luke warm fatty prime rib was just "ok"...nothing exciting or special here. Mashed potatoes thin and not even hot enough to melt butter (which I had to ask for), coleslaw is the type made using oil not creamy, very bland and was not cold but also "warm"...very disappointing level of food for... More 

Thank GW2Tripper4u
Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

nothing special about the food , way over priced, small portion of meat on large slices of bread. A " SUBWAY SANDWICH" would be a much better option and a third of the cost.

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Newport Beach, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my son for lunch and was so disappointed. Service was great, atmosphere was nice BUT not at all worth the money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
01:15 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, Ste 2601, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-434-7788
Enjoy Lawry's culinary excellence in a comfortable, casual setting at Lawry's Carvery. Whether you want a quick bite while shopping or after a movie, try one of our signature hand-carved sandwiches, garden fresh salads or platters featuring prime rib. Dine in or take it to go for a delicious lunch or dinner.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?