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Lumberyard, Laguna Beach, CA

Lumberyard

4.6
4.6
3127 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

23:30


Booked 24 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 11:30–15:00 Dinner Daily 15:00–21:00
  • 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
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,127 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Neighbourhood gem

3,128 Reviews
  1. CaliLin

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a table of 6 and all of us enjoyed our meal! Good food, nice servers. We'll be back.

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  2. DinersDelight

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner at the Lumberyard in Laguna Beach. The ribs and mashed potatoes were excellent. The service was great in a relaxing setting. One of our favorite spots in Laguna.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cary and his staff do an amazing job in making your experience at his place a memorable one. All of it with the decor, staff friendliness, vibe and especially the food will keep me coming back.

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  4. KimS

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent every time we dine here! Our favorite restaurant before/after a play at Laguna Playhouse.You won’t be disappointed!

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  5. JanineSiena

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively place as usual! My Ahi burger was bland but sweet potato fries were delish! My husband's meatloaf was yummy. A favorite place of ours!

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  6. ChrisB

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Lumberyard. It’s our favorite neighborhood place Always consistently good food. We had experienced “ tin fish “ for the first time & our British guests loved it! We also had the Seabass which is tender & delicious & has a nice side of risotto I went with my regular crab cake salad - only comment is the crab cake seemed smaller than normal. Also bonus - music in the bar

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  7. Docpaul

    Orange County

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice, simple early dinner, before the theater. The hamburger and cocktails were excellent. The fish and chips were also pretty good. We enjoyed the experience and got to the theater on time.

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  8. a4naught

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was stand out. Food was very good, though there were a couple unmentioned substitutions that we had not requested (one a NA beer and the other a side with the meal), though they turned out just fine. When we arrived, for a 5pm reservation midweek (unnecessary, as it turned out), it was dead as a door nail and nice and quiet. By the time we were finished a bit after 6pm, it was quite loud, as the place had really filled up, in addition to the two person music combo that had started up. I’m not sure the overall food/drink experience was worth price, but this is downtown Laguna Beach, and the service was quite excellent and timely. But, it was well-placed for a pre-theatre meal, and I expected it to be a bit on the pricier side, though from the review listings, this place was less pricey than others in the immediate vicinity. Due to my companion’s hearing difficulties, I am glad we went early, as there are too many hard surfaces to make this a good conversational dining experience once the place fills up. Otherwise, nice place and overall experience.

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  9. giannab

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lumberyard is always good . Too much kale though in the salmon salad . More salmon less kale would be better imho .

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  10. Andre

    Orange County

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hd the chicken pot pie which was excellent. Love Lumberyard's eclectic, diverse menu choices.

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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 3127 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lumberyard

384 Forest Ave #10, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Area
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30–15:00 Dinner Daily 15:00–21:00
  • 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, Takeaway, 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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