Big Bear features a large variety of meal choices for any palette

Big Bear Lake Fine Dining

Posted: 01/03/22

A special occasion often calls for a finer dining experience to celebrate an anniversary, a graduation, Mother's or Father's Day, or anything else. See our top picks for the finer plates in Big Bear Lake:

The Pine Lakefront

The Pine Lakefront location has been home to a number of lakefront restaurants since the 1920’s. With a commanding view of Big Bear Lake and the surrounding mountains, a diner can relax in the dining room or out under the pergola on a sunny day.

With an open beam ceiling, a luxurious carpet and wood floors, the décor fits the mountain of the 1930's and 40's and brings back fond memories of the “good old days”. Live piano music also entertains on select days.

The Pines Lakefront specializes in steaks and seafood with options including Black Angus beef, Midwestern pork, poultry, fish, seafood and an assortment of game including venison, wild boar and elk. A cellar is stocked with some of the great wines of the world.

The Pines Tavern

Sit back and enjoy what is truly the best view of Big Bear Lake. Adjacent to The Pines Lakefront, the Pines Tavern is a swanky spot to sip a martini, gin cocktail or glass of beer or wine. Live music entertains every weekend in the lounge featuring the piano artistry of Mike Cross and friends.

The Tavern offers a Full Bar and Authentic Santa Maria BBQ cooked over a Live Red Oak fire. Savor aged Tri-tip coupled with pinquito beans from the California Central Valley. Pair it with a fine Pinot Noir and let the memories begin.

Santana & Maverick's

Mexican food in Big Bear

Santana and Maverick's located in The Village has a little of everything on the menu. Browse French, Asian, Italian, American, and Mexican cuisines in a spacious dining room with lake views.

The Himalayan

The Himalayan Restaurant in The Village is proud to serve a variety of authentic selections popular in Nepal, Tibet, and northern India. Chefs use only the freshest ingredients, herbs, and spices to prepare entrees.

The dining room sets the tone with its colorful decor highlighting the culture and customs of India and Nepal.

Captain's Anchorage

Since 1947, The Captain's Anchorage is one of Big Bear most popular steak and seafood houses. Step back to the “Big Bear of Yesteryear” while enjoying great food and ambiance in this rustic stone and log cabin retreat. The restaurant has witnessed years of history, entertained Hollywood celebrities, and is home to a cool and groovy ghost.

Stillwell's Restaurant

a plate of food served on a patio at a restaurant in Big Bear Lake

This memorable dining experience is about more than food. It’s where the warm host, witty bartender, and savvy waiter treat you like family. Old-time favorite recipes have been combined with progressive California-style cuisine and an added local flair. The Chef and his staff use only pure, natural ingredients combined with premium meats, selected seafood and poultry and specialty produce.

A Gourmet Personal Chef

A family enjoys dinner

"Personal Chef" means personal service. So all the arrangements, coordination, shopping, extra chairs, table linens, room arrangement, setting the table, all the cooking, serving, and clean-up afterwards is done. Chef Allan takes care of every aspect of your special event while you relax and enjoy your own party, from the first hors-d'oeuvre to the fabulous dessert.

Chef Allan accommodates unique time schedules and special circumstances, when only the most exacting service will do.

Chef Allan is local to the Big Bear Lake community and has worked for small and large parties ranging from weddings, to graduations, corporate events, and intimate gatherings.

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