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230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar

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230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (PCH)
+1 949-494-2545
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Open now
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Sun 09:00 - 12:00
Sun - Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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238 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here recently and the food was very good. I had the rock shrimp po' boy and hubby had the salmon sandwich. Both had delicious bread to go with the sandwiches with enough sauce/dressing on them to add to the flavor but not overpower the taste. However, I could eat the shoestring potatoes all day. Very good addition to... More 

Thank JVLD
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious. What a beautiful spot on the main drag in Laguna Beach. Perfect date night restaurant, enjoyed everything about it. My scallops were perfect. My wife got some Poke and the seafood chowder, enjoyed both tremendously. Might be best restaurant we have visited here.

Thank plz2meatu
Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Laguna atmosphere and ambiance.Food fabulous, Martin's amazing.Great service.never disappointed

Thank Rhonda W
Dana Point, California
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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner with friends ,food was fine but not remarkable. Small place, very busy bar traffic and pretty tight quarters. I will probably try another Laguna spot next.

Thank DPKH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,025 reviews
536 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to say, given this place was on the highly recommended lists by the hotel concierge, gave it a try...lots of places to choose in Laguna Beach. Decor nothing special. Tables close but acceptable. Server Chris extremely helpful. I really couldn't find anything appealing on the menu, but when Chris provided his input, I took his recommendations. Enjoyed Asian-flavored rock... More 

Thank PlatinumHoney
Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around Laguna Beach, we asked a sales person in a shop where she recommended for lunch. She immediately replied "230". Service was attentive and our lunches were delicious. Prices were reasonable. The string fries with our sandwiches were additive. We are planning to go back for dinner.

Thank Michael S
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun happening local restaurant. Dress up or casual. Great bartenders. Gourmet Amercian..I've been coming here since it opened many years ago.

Thank Don C
Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bread arrives warm in a bag with a garlic/olive butter that alerts the senses that this will be fun. The cup of fish soup would have been a bowl somewhere else with chunks of fish. The onion soup was also enjoyed. Salads were fresh and the sandwiches generous.

Thank rjmcclune
Laguna Woods, CA
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is rated #1 on Tripadvisor - and I am so surprised that after living in the area for 8 years that this was our first visit. We joined another couple here for a midweek lunch. What a lovely find. Wonderful menu and great service. I had the onion soup which was filled with cheese and croutons with a... More 

Thank Baltimore48
Mission Viejo, California
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316 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really isn't worth your effort. Its too crowded. A great tourist trap. There are many better places in Laguna Beach.

Thank Richard V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-494-2545

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
Billings, Montana
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?