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Big Bear Restaurants

Best Places to Eat in Big Bear

Big Bear, a popular tourist destination in Southern California, has experienced significant changes in the past few years. Approximately five years ago, the town had a limited number of best restaurants that served great food quality. However, today there are many more options available to visitors, ranging from Indian, Mexican, American Grill, Steakhouses, Italian, Breweries, cafes, and more.

The increase in the number of Big Bear restaurants is a response to the growing demand for quality dining experiences from tourists. Visitors to the town can now enjoy a diverse range of culinary options to suit their taste and budget. With so many dining options available, there is something for everyone in Big Bear, whether they are looking for a casual meal or a fine dining experience.

Overall, Big Bear has become a food lover’s paradise, offering an extensive range of dining experiences that cater to all palates. As a result, the town has become a must-visit destination for those who want to enjoy delicious food while taking in the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

Here is a list of all the

best restaurants in Big Bear, CA

Hacienda Grill
41787 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-8667
Inspired by the everyday family cooking that we grew up with, you’ll feel at home while savoring a great meal in our casual and relaxed dining room. Experience our inventive cuisine, casual dining, excellent service, and a friendly atmosphere; come see what makes us one of the most popular restaurants in town

Nottingham’s Restaurant-Tavern
40797 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-4644
Eat at Nottingham’s Tavern for California Cuisine featuring steak, hamburgers, salads, seafood, and pasta specialties! Enjoy King Richard’s Room, a cozy dining room featuring a fireplace; Little John’s Pub, the family dining room; or Camelot’s Courtyard, a dog friendly outdoor dining patio. Upstairs is Friar Tuck’s Tavern, also known as “The Tavern,” the place for fun and best food in Big Bear. Enjoy live music, entertainment, dancing, and happy hour specials. Host your next conference or social event at Nottinghams! Destination Big Bear guests receive a FREE dessert with 2 entre purchase.

Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House
40729 Village Dr Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0015
Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House is more than just a sandwich shop. Our sandwiches are made fresh daily by owner Amanda Engle. We offer a vast variety of sandwiches on the mountains and great service. We have our own “bagel house” inside the village of Big Bear. Everything is Fresh and there is plenty of Vegetarian food as well.

Azteca Grill Mexican Restaurant
40199 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-2350
The Host’s of this amazing place for Mexican – Baja style food is Rosa and Arturo bringing you dishes of full flavor and home style recipes. All of our dishes have the Azteca distinct taste with very reasonable pricing. We have plenty of “American” food to choose from as well. Great outdoor style deck featuring a salsa bar, take out, and Happy Hour from 4-6 pm.

Barnstorm Restaurant in Big Bear City
501 W Valley Blvd Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 585-9339
Big Bear’s only restaurants at the “airport”. Restaurant is located in the Terminal of Big Bear Airport. You can watch the planes take off and land while you eat. Food is good. A large menu with a good variety of food.

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
40827 Stone Road Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0283
Craft beer made on site! Pair your favorite brew or seasonal selection with a hearty entree, gourmet burger or their famous Avocado Bomb. Located in The Village and open for quick lunch and dinner.

Cafe Crepe
41003 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0460

Authentic French Crepes & Organic Coffee is the mission! They serve authentic French crêpes (sweet and savory options), gourmet organic coffee, and espresso drinks.

Captain’s Anchorage
42148 Moonridge Way, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-3997
Since 1947 Captain’s Anchorage has been serving Big Bear patrons the finest cuisine on the mountain. Our place will set you back in time with our quaint tavern style atmosphere. While experiencing history of Big Bear and it’s Hollywood celebrities frequent visits. Captain’s Anchorage is located on Moonridge Way also know as the “home” to George the ghost!

Chef Allen Personal Chef
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 547-6134
Imagine opening the door inviting your guests into your home knowing you provided the most sumptuous experience for them and yourself. Treat yourself to the best in gourmet meals without the stress of preparation. You can relax & enjoy the feast and companionship of your friends, family & guests, knowing that every aspect has been efficiently handled by a Professional Gourmet Chef. With one phone call to Chef Allan, all the arrangements from menu planning to food preparation through clean up are handled for you.

Copper Q
645 Pine Knot Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-4777
The Copper Q is a family owned and operated culinary experience located in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Offering a full service Espresso and Pastry Bar, to high end small appliances like Viking and Breville to a variety of chef´s tools and kitchen gadgets, The Copper Q has something for everyone. The focal point of the store is a full demonstration kitchen where guests can sip espresso and watch the chef prepare house specialties. In addition, The Copper Q has a Culinary Classroom where guests can sign up for hands on cooking classes and enjoy their labor by eating what they prepare!

Dank Donuts
42612 Moonridge Rd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Dank Donuts – The Real Breakfast of Champions in Big Bear Lake.

El Jacalito
535 Pine Knot Ave Big Bear Lake, CA
(909) 866-3537

This wonderful family owned and operated restaurant serves traditional Mexican dishes made from scratch and using only the finest ingredients. You can enjoy many of our traditional dishes, including Carne Asada, Chile Verde and Sizzling Fajitas at very affordable prices. If you are in the mood for a good tequila we offer over 100 premium tequilas to choose from; also try one of our own fresh made Margaritas or a cocktail from our full bar. So come in and “Buen Provecho”

Santana Mavericks Bar and Grill
40771 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0047

Specially crafted cuisine. Breathtaking view as you enjoy our delicious meal. We catered for those who have vegetarian and vegan diet. Space for especial events or any gatherings. Pet friendly.

Get The Burger
42151 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA
(909) 866-8800
Eric and Lynn are pleased to bring you the best burger in Big Bear Lake. Made with the freshest ingredients, garden fresh veggies, always using 100% pure home grown beef. Get the Burger has several burger’s to choose from – our mouthwatering burgers and fries will fill you hearty appetite every time!

Grizzly Manor Cafe
41268 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-6226
When you drive by a breakfast joint and there is a line that is wrapped around the building. You probably know the food is Awesome. And it is the best breakfast in Big Bear Lake that is evident for sure. With the entertaining cook and owner that serves the heartiest servings in Big Bear Lake will keep you coming back here every time you visit. Grizzly Manot Cafe’s place may be small but the plates are huge – bring your friends and family in for a breakfast experience!

Grind and Grill Cafe
42011 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, 92315 CA
(909) 866-5219

Grind and Grill Cafe located on the boulevard near Bear Mountain has some of the best breakfast and lunch! Home of the famous Avalanche! One you don’t want to miss!

Himalayan Restaurant in Big Bear Lake, CA
672 Pine Knot Ave Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-3068

The Himalayan Restaurant is the only restaurant featuring Indian and Nepalese food in the Big Bear Lake Area. We are proud to serve a variety of menu selections popular from Nepal/Tibet to the North of India at Himalayan Restaurant. We use the freshest ingredients, herbs, and spices to prepare our many healthy and delicious meals, served in a pleasant, relaxing setting.

Jaspers BBQ
607 Pine Knot Ave Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-2434

BBQ food and Beer and Wine located right across from the Village Theater. Local Big Bear Family-run eatery serving hearty servings of BBQ, sandwiches & Southern Treats! Sweet Tea is on tap!

La Paws
1128 W Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 585-9115
Don’t judge a book by its cover! La Paws Inn in the best “hole in the wall” eatery in Big Bear with an extensive and inexpensive tasty dishes menu. Real Mexican food from tacos to carne asada that are all priced cheap.

Frusion Juice and Coffee Bar
40700 Village Dr Studio B Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0881

Frusion is Big Bear Villages only Juice, Coffee, Smoothie, Avocado Toast, Acai Bowl location! Located at the start of the Big Bear Village on the west end, visit a healthy open air environment on their outdoor patio. Enjoy fresh, well-thought out, healthy dishes at reasonable prices!

572 Social Kitchen
572 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA
909-878-0307

Nestled in the center of the Big Bear village, 572 provides a setting like no other. Their large outdoor patio with fire pits and bar seating go unmatched. Live entertainment every weekend and a large bar selection and booth seating inside. Burgers, Sandwiches, Artisan Pizzas, Poke, Salads and More!

Maggio’s Pizza
42160 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-8815
Our food is baked in Brick Deck Ovens prepared with our unique time honored family recipes. Our sauce and dough are made fresh daily on our premises. Our cheese is California Real Cheese and is of the finest quality available. Come in to try our delicious pizzas, calzones, pasta dishes, sandwiches salads and more.

Stella Luna
40696 Village Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909)366-0261

Stella Luna is an organic scratch kitchen. Their focus is on healthy ingredients, fresh food, and sustainability.

Mountain Munchies
42171 1/2 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake , CA 92315
(909) 866-7767
Mountain Munchies is Big Bears All-American Diner, a local’s hotspot known for “Breakfast All Day-Every Day. We offer an Extensive and Creative variety of “Huge” Hot and Cold Sandwiches, Juicy Burgers, Fresh Salads, traditional “American Comfort Food”, and a family friendly “Kids Menu”. Mountain Munchies is the perfect choice when looking for a hearty meal in a great atmosphere and for anyone looking to eat where the locals do. Mountain Munchies was established in 1984, is a Big Bear locals hangout and a favorite among second home-owners and visitors to the Mountain Region.

North Pole Fudge Co.
618 Pine Knot Ave Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-7622
A must stop when visiting Big Bear Lake; this place is amazing. Offering the finest is pastries and sweets to die for. Lot’s of chocolate, hot chocolate, fudge, pretzels dipped in all sorts of sweets, Oreo cookie crumbs the list goes on and on. Just make sure that you visit this “sweet” shop while in Big Bear!

North Shore Cafe
39226 North Shore Dr Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 866-5879
Enjoy tasty meals in a comfortable, casual café setting. We borrow the term “café” from the French to suggest a local haunt in which the tradition of made-from-scratch food carries on. We do not serve premade or prepackaged food and our meals are prepared with the highest quality produce, cheeses, seafood, meats, and herbs. The café was established in 1994 by Chef Richard Ortiz and his wife, Barbara. North Shore Cafe is located on North Shore Drive, also known as highway 38, on the north side of Big Bear Lake in the California San Bernardino mountains, the café was once an old mining shack about the size and proximity of the current walk-in refrigerator.

Old Country Inn
41126 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5600
Old Country Inn has the finest and most original menu in Big Bear Lake. We have a dinning atmosphere that is comfortable and affordable. We are open for breakfast and you should try our special grilled meatloaf and eggs served with gravy and biscuits. For dinner try our German cuisine that are original family recipes that have been passed down for generations.

Peppercorn Grille
553 Pine Knot Ave Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5405
The Peppercorn Grille treats it’s guest to a beautiful dining room with cozy private booths and several tables with awesome views of the Big Bear Village. Our open air patio is a perfect place to enjoy a drink or a glass of wine as you people watch from our deck. Peppercorn Grille menu offers delightful tastes for your pallet with a great service.

Sonora Cantina
41144 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-8202
Established in 1990, Sonora Cantina is well known in the community as the best Mexican food restaurant in Big Bear Lake. Family owned and operated, we serve all of your favorite Mexican dishes at very affordable prices. With vibrant decor and friendly service, Sonora Cantina is the perfect place for a family night out. The home of the “Big Juan 7 lb. Burrito”, our specialties also include the famous Parridalla, the Grilled Shrimp a la Cantina, fabulous Fajitas, and of course – our giant Margaritas.

Sister My Sister Bake Shop
40191 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 878-0878
Self-taught cake designer Lucy Navarrete and floral designer Liz Negrete co-own Sister My Sister Bake Shop, a beautiful boutique bakery. It’s known for its elegant and delicious selection of freshly baked sweet treats and beautifully detailed custom cakes. The daily menu consists of cupcakes, brownies, cookie sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and more.

Sweet Basil Bistro
40629 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-9212
Sweet Basil Bistro is a local and visitor favorite. Our Italian themed menu offers Steaks, Grilled Salmon, House made Pasta’s, Pesto stuffed Chicken Breast. Be sure to try our House favorite Home Made Italian Meatloaf! Our Sunday Brunch is the best In Big Bear we features like Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict on Ciabatta toasted bread, poached eggs and a creamy Parmesan sauce. A full service bar offer the best in wines and cocktails.

Teddy Bear Restaurant in Big Bear Lake
583 Pine Knot Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-5415
Teddy Bear restaurant’s home style cooking is a Big Bear visitor favorite. We make all of our menu items from scratch and our homemade pies you can smell them baking when you walk in. Be sure to have one of our fresh made Chicken or Turkey Pot Pies!

Thelma’s Family Restaurant in Big Bear City
337 W Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City, CA 92314
(909) 585-7005
Thelma’s Family Restaurant & Bakery in Big Bear City specializes in home-style cooking and baked goods. Located on the Boulevard in the heart of Big Bear City, it is the favorite dining spot for local residents as well as Valley visitors. The restaurant has a popular outside patio, with shade umbrellas and flowers – great during the warm months. Inside, the restaurant combines mountain décor and comfortable seating creating a warm, hometown ambiance.

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