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Lou La Bonte's Restaurant Breakfast in Auburn, California

Auburn, known for California's historic Gold Rush, is also known for great food.  California Dining

Lou La Bonte's, 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 885-9193

A Hollywood musical arranger, Lou La Bonte, fell in love with the foothill area during numerous trips to Lake Tahoe. In 1946, he packed his bags and moved his family to the foothills, opening his first restaurant in Weimar.

A Skyroom for private parties and Lou's knack at entertaining and love of good food made his first restaurant in a four-story building an instant success. When Interstate 80 expanded in 1955, Lou moved his restaurant to its present location. Since his death in 1973, the business has been owned and operated by Lou's daughter, Judi La Bonte.

Over the years the menu has changed. The most popular items were fried chicken in a basket, New York Steaks, 25 cent hamburgers and Mrs. La Bonte's homemade apple pie back in the early days. Today the restaurant serves American with an Italian and French flair. Potato Crusted Salmon, Pan Seared Scallops, Pasta, Pizza and too many items to mention are served with vegetables and Italian Focaccia bread. A children's menu is available, too.

Yummy breakfasts, delicious luncheon soups, salads and sandwiches and heavenly desserts that include Warmed Apple Tart with Cinnamon Ice Cream, Warmed Soft Center Chocolate Cake with Almond Ice Cream and Crème Brulee.

Banquet facilities are available for groups to 150. Patio dining and a full cocktail lounge with Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm - 1am.

Restaurant hours -
Monday - Sunday 8am to 10pm
KARAOKE Every Friday & Saturday in The Lounge - 9pm to 1am