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Featured Restaurants

Where to Eat in Big Bear

Entice your taste buds.

Ski resorts and a gorgeous freshwater lake are obviously at the top of mind for many of our guests, but it's our Big Bear dining options (both gourmet food and home-style cooking) which satisfy the largest Big Bear appetites. The wide array of Big Bear restaurants offers a huge variety of different cuisines, steak house, seafood, pasta, pizza and other unique culinary twists that will have your taste buds begging for more. After all, Big Bear restaurants cater to all "tastes" of life. More...

Peppercorn Grille

(909) 866-5405
Location: 553 Pine Knot Ave.
Cuisine Type: Contemporary American
Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Online Reservations, Takeout

The Cave

Your Favorite Artists Up Close and Personal!

Nottinghams Restaurant

(909) 866-4644
Location: 40797 Big Bear Blvd. (in Village Area)
Cuisine Type: American/Steak/Seafood
Amenities: Bar, Entertainment, Outdoor Seating

Big Bear Lake Convention Center

The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake is Southern California's largest mountain meeting/event facility and home of Oktoberfest and Wyatt s Cafe.

Captain's Anchorage

(909) 866-3997
Location: 42148 Moonridge Way
Cuisine Type: Steak/Seafood
Amenities: Bar, Reservations Accepted

Sweet Basil Bistro

(909) 866-9212
Location: 40629 Big Bear Blvd. (Village area)
Cuisine Type: Fresh Italian
Amenities: Takeout, Bar, Catering

Santana & Mavericks

Bring your family and become part of ours!

Old Country Inn

Enduring, family-run bar & restaurant serving traditional American & German fare in a rustic space. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The Bone Yard Bar and Grill

The Bone Yard is a family style restaurant that has a plethora to offer: BBQ, chicken, Flat breads, salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish and more!

Himalayan Restaurant

(909) 866-2907
Location: 672 Pine Knot Ave #2 (Village Area)
Cuisine Type: Nepalese/Indian
Amenities: Takeout, Bar, Delivery (within Village area)

Amangela's Sandwich and Bagel House

(909) 878-0015
Location: 40729 Village Dr.
Cuisine Type: Deli/American
Amenities: Takeout, Breakfast, Party Platters, Vegetarian menu, free wireless internet

Oakside Restaurant and Bar

(909) 866-5555
Location: 40701 Village Dr. (Village Area)
Cuisine Type: American
Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Bar

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

Phone: (909) 878-0283
Location: 40827 Stone Rd., Big Bear Lake
Cuisine Type: Contemporary & American
Amenities: Take out, Catering, Craft Brewed Beer


(909) 866-7887
Location: 40989 Big Bear Blvd.
Cuisine Type: Chinese
Amenities: Takeout, Delivery, Reservations

The Pines Lakefront

(909) 866-5400
Location: 350 Alden Road
Cuisine Type: American/Seafood/Steaks/Game/Vegetarian
Amenities: Takeout, Banquet Room, Vegetarian, Heated Outdoor Patio, Complimentary Boat Slips

The Barnstorm Restaurant

Dine with the most unique view in Big Bear! One of the locals' best kept secrets, you'll find something for everyone at The Barnstorm Restaurant at the airport, a destination of its own.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Shop

(909) 366-0474
Location: 652 Pine Knot Ave (Village area)
Cuisine Type: Desserts
Amenities: Outdoor Seating, Birthday Parties

Sister My Sister Bake Shop

(909) 878-0878
Location: 40191 Big Bear Blvd. (Village area)
Cuisine Type: Bakery
Amenities: Wedding Cakes, Catering

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Personal chef means personal service - A taste of excellence.

Royal Thai Café

(909) 866-2808
Location: 40766 Village Dr.
Cuisine Type: Thai
Amenities: Takeout, Vegetarian menu, Outside Seating, Delivery

The Pines Tavern

The Pines Tavern

Nottinghams Restaurant offers a cozy, formal dining atmosphere complete with fireplace, perfect for romantic outings. It features quintessential California cuisine like tender steaks, fresh seafood, grilled entrées and pasta specialties. Select wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley are the perfect compliment to these palatable dishes.

Captain's Anchorage, which was once owned by Hollywood great Andy Devine, is known for its filet mignon stuffed with Dungeness crab, topped with artichoke hearts and smothered in béarnaise sauce.

Big Bear has quite a selection of ethnic fare bringing flavors from the Far East, the mountain ranges of the Himalayans to Tuscany's prolific countryside. Himalayan Restaurant tops the list for a unique cultural dining experience with the best Indian and Nepalese food in California, using only the freshest and finest ingredients and spices. Sweet Basil Bistro offers a fresh, country Italian menu with dishes like lobster lasagna or grilled chicken breast with a creamy basil pesto over linguine. Dynasty Restaurant is within walking distance to the Village and serves the best authentic Chinese cuisine in Big Bear. 

No matter what you crave, Big Bear has it. Perhaps a casual place for a juicy burger or grilled chicken sandwich is to your liking. Not only does Big Bear Mountain Brewery have tasty fresh, cold brews, but it's also serves delicious cheeseburgers and homemade chili.

Amangela's Sandwich and Bagel House serves sandwiches on fresh homemade bread and is located in the Village where you can sit outdoors and bask in the sun while accessing the free wi-fi provided for customers.

If you would like to eat in at your private home or cabin rental and not worry about fussing and haggling with making dinner, hire a gourmet private chef who will take care of your needs. A Gourmet Personal Chef will come to you and bring all the ingredients to make you and your group a delicious meal and make you feel like you are at home in Big Bear!

Many restaurants offer takeout and delivery if you prefer to eat at the comforts of your lodging accommodations. Or maybe you prefer to wakeup and have someone else cook you breakfast. If that's the case consider staying at one of Big Bear’s bed and breakfast inns or enjoy a breakfast buffet at one of the full-service hotels.

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