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Lawry's Carvery

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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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Garden Grove, California
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118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The carvery has sandwiches, salads, soups, and full entrees. The BBQ beef was our favorite, but they removed it recently. We now like the roast beef and roast turkey platters. The mac and cheese is probably the best side dish. We also love their bread pudding desert.

Thank Jay B
Algonac, Michigan
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351 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch at the Carvery, a challenge to find if you are not familiar with the South Coast Plaza mall, is located next to Macy's. We are used to the quality of food served at Lawry's in Chicago and was surprised at the quality and lack of taste of the dishes we ordered. We had an apple with gorgonzola... More 

Thank BigDMI
Dana Point, California
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191 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I've eaten at this restaurant 3 times, and have had the same experience each time. The signature prime rib sandwich has too much fat. It's disgusting and is not edible. For a place with a name that is synonymous with excellent prime rib, it's surprising that I've had the same negative experience every time I've visited. There are lots of... More 

Thank Tom M
Mexico City, Mexico
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Sure, there are a lot of dishes to pick from in the menu, but, if you are coming to Lawry’s Carvery, the “Lawry´s Prime Rib Original” is a must for your first visit; after trying it, you´ll know what this place is all about. Accompany it with a serving of mashed potatoes and you are in for a real treat.... More 

Thank IsaacGBerkovsky
Buena Park, California
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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,036 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Not as good as the real deal in Beverly Hills, but the food was tasty and filling. The price was a little higher than I expected, but not over the top.

Thank 90622
Honolulu, Hawaii
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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 86 helpful votes
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 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank BackSeatPilot
Newport Beach, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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373 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?