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Lumberyard

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384 Forest Ave Ste 10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2127
+1 949-715-3900
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New Milford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a free night to explore Laguna Beach; the Lumberyard was the top recommendation. It was outstanding. Yummy appetizers, the presentation of the filet mignon top notch and the dessert apple crumb was almost the size of my head! Excellent portions and price was what I expected to pay for a quality meal. If I find myself back in... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local, have always enjoyed this as being a place that is "tucked away", far from the crowds -on the "local side of the village". Happy hour and after is great. Food is always good. Great for a date -ambience just right. Although this place has changed hands a couple of times over the last two decades, they have... More 

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florida
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166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a casual lunch, and this place delivered. Basic sandwich, burger salad type of lunch. Service was pretty good, food was tasty, portions were generous. Have not had diner there, but lunch was reasonably priced. We would return.

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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300 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a good lunch here, with a friendly efficient server, and a great view of the street. We like the outside seating areas, but it was chilly and windy, so we stayed inside. The bar is huge, and the decor is sort of homey and comfortable. We enjoyed our food, french onion soup, and salads, a good deal on... More 

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Claremont, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The ambience of the restaurant was warm and inviting and we had never eaten here so gave it a try. Pear salad and beet salad was exceptional. The clam chowder was served hot, but very bland. Wife ahd the chicken pot pie. Crust was on the soggy side, and the filling was runny but tasty. I had fish and chips... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very good food, service and ambiance. Warm, rustic interior with a fireplace... nice setting for a cold winter's evening. Beautifully prepared Hamachi as an appetizer was spot on... outstanding. Wife had delicious Sea Bass and my Scallops & Shrimp entrée was excellent as well. Pear salad was also tasty. Two things that bothered me: My wife and I usually start... More 

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Laguna, CA
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

First time visit to this restaurant on New Year Day. Despite it being holiday with a lot of people out dining, we were seated immediately. Service was friendly and efficient. Hubby had the special of the day - veal cheek scramble with onions, bell peppers, and cheese with a side of roasted potatoes. I had the salmon with yukon potatoes.... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Just returned from a wonderful lunch at The Lumberyard. Our group was 17 which some restaurants wouldn't want on a Sunday morning. We had reservations and the staff had our table ready. They also gave use individual tickets. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating taking drink orders as we arrived. They kept the water glasses full. I sometimes think... More 

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San Clemente
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Located in downtown Laguna Beach across from City Hall, The Lumberyard has a premier location on the corner of Forest Avenue and Third Street. Outside seating allows for the opportunity to see people as well as to be seen by people all the while enjoying the weather and delicious food. The inside of the restaurant is done in dark wood... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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238 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Been here several times over last few and mixed and slightly disappointed but came back on weekday evening to try again. Called ahead as used to have special 50% off bottles on tuesday but no longer although reasonable corkage fee so brought our own bottle - no wine list on line to check if they had it but very unlikely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 384 Forest Ave Ste 10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-715-3900
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.

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