Lou LaBonte's Restaurant
"The House of Beef"
On U. S. Highway 40, the Main Street of
America, two miles East of Auburn, California.
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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.
Lou La Bonte's Restaurant
13460 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
More than 60 years of history abound at Lou LaBonte's:
Lou La Bonte's Restaurant Breakfast in Auburn, California:
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