The Laurel Luncheonette & Restaurant, once neighbor to the Laurel Theater and birth place of the Cherry Lime Rikki soft drink, has been serving the public since 1932. Its nearly 80 year streak is a testament to the degree of customer satisfaction and loyalty which has kept the Laurel in operation for so long. It is a place where many Long Beach residents have fond, memorable experiences making an unofficial institution of the city of Long Beach that every visitor must see, and one where families come for home a cooked meal, served by a friendly staff, at reasonable prices.
The Laurel—it has a rich history, but an even richer future. With a more diversified menu (serving breakfast, lunch and dinner), and talented, personable personnel, the Laurel is not only a place of “old memories”, it has once again become the place to go for great local fare. If you’re ever in town, come, stop by, and see why all of the locals and returning summer beach visitors love the Laurel.
Historic Photos Courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Tydings Estate