Escape to the outpost
by valley farm

Experience the charm and adventure of mount laguna

Smoky Delights,
& scenic bites

BBQ on Sat & Sun

Our on-site smoker fills the air with the irresistible aroma of slow-smoked BBQ, drawing in locals and travelers. Enjoy our succulent weekend specials, from fall-off-the-bone wings to unique pizza combinations. Our menu is a culinary adventure for your taste buds.

Enjoy our famous Carne Asada fries or a fresh salad, while kids savor their own tasty options. Warm up with our comforting soups or chilis, perfect for chilly Mount Laguna evenings.

What Travelers are saying

Glen
Glen
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Great food ( to be expected from Valley Farm), very friendly staff, and a comfortable mountain environment. The perfect destination, even for the afternoon.
Peter Moore
Peter Moore
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Amazing stop for me and my wife. Music on Friday night was Kyle Merrill and he was amazing! We had a burger, pulled pork sandwich, and fries asada among other things and they were all superb!
Kathy Dowell
Kathy Dowell
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I have loved valley farms market since the 70s ( yes you hear this all the time) my Christmas prime rib roast was perfect. Here I sit at the outpost enjoying the best cocktail and Baja bowl. The place was super busy and the service and food was amazing! There is a reason you all are so successful. Thank you for the perfect end to a difficult day. 💜
jason jenkins
jason jenkins
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This was the best bbq sandwich I've ever had! They even served a side of the grease for extra flavor!!!! Hands down a whole new level of greatness of flavor! It's obviously a prime or wagu meat, it had to be! I grew up in Santa Maria too (tri tip capital of the U.S.)! So I know my bbq! I can't wait to try the rest of their food! Oh ya, there's a FULL FREAKING BAR TOO!!!! Chugged an ipa beer to top it off!
Jason
Jason
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Cool spot to stop for some BBQ. The warm fireplace was great on a brisk morning while traveling by motorcycle. Cool ambiance with lots to look at. My tri tip sandwich with fries was very tasty. The seasoning on the fries had me hooked. A nice little stop on mount laguna. We will be back.
Gigi Baumanns
Gigi Baumanns
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Warm welcoming “home” vibes, live music, great atmosphere, great service and delicious drinks! My kids loved hanging out by the fireplace while the husband and I enjoyed our time as well 🙂
Brandon Leonard
Brandon Leonard
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Great service and outstanding tap list. We didn't eat there but the pizzas looked uh-mazing. Bartender Brad or Bradley was rock solid.
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Live Music

Enjoy live music every Friday from 5-8pm & Saturday from 1-5pm

Dine, Unwind, explore and relax

We blend smoky BBQ, cozy cabin vibes, and an fully stocked bar in a modern escape for adventure seekers.

Owned by a family passionate about creating connections through food, The Outpost in Mt. Laguna offers a unique journey back to life’s simple joys.

MT. LAGUNA
RECreation AREA

Nestled in Cleveland National Forest, our serene oasis is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility.

Surrounded by majestic pines, conifers, and oaks, explore extensive trails around Laguna Lake, ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Reconnect with nature on the Pacific Crest Trail and enjoy unique experiences like cold plunge/sauna therapy, glampicnics, guided tours, and a dedicated kids zone.

Join us for LIVE music every Friday at 5 pm at our restaurant – a harmonious celebration of the Mount Laguna spirit. 🌲🚵🎶

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Eat, Drink,
PLAY & STAY

Located just 50 minutes east of Downtown San Diego, The Outpost by Valley Farm is your destination for a convenient mountain getaway. Whether you are looking to hike/ride for the day, or you just want to relax in our cabins by the fireplace for a weekend, The Outpost is the place for you.

Bring up the family & book a weekend in one of our rustic and cozy cabins. We feature LIVE music every Friday at 5pm.

MT. LAGUNA REC AREA

Mt. Laguna – Cleveland National Forest is one of the most popular recreation areas in Southern California, due to its remoteness, altitude and concentration of pine, conifer and oak trees. Our network of trails around the Laguna Lake is probably the most popular attraction, offering both hiking & mountain biking opportunities. Aside from trail therapy & mountain bike tours, we offer a host of experience such as; cold plunge/sauna therapy, glampicnics, tours, kids zone & LIVE music every Friday at 5pm at our restaurant.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Immerse yourself in outdoor adventures with camping, hiking, mountain biking, glamping, and rejuvenating sauna and cold plunge sessions at The Outpost.

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