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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...

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Captain's Anchorage

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

Nottinghams Restaurant

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

Himalayan Restaurant

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

Evergreen Restaurant

(909) 878-5588
Location: 40771 Big Bear Blvd.
Cuisine Type: Steak/Seafood
Amenities: Takeout, Bar, Reservations Accepted, Catering & Banquets, Outdoor Seating, Pets Welcomed, Weddings

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

Sweet Basil Bistro

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

The Cave

The Cave in the Village is creating “A Better Big Bear” with night life and social activities. Enjoy live concerts and entertainment every weekend!

A Gourmet Personal Chef

Personal chef means personal service - A taste of excellence.

The Black Kat

200+ wine selections from around the world.

Royal Thai Café

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

Masala Craft - Indian Cuisine

(909) 273-0636
Location: 40760 Village Drive
Cuisine Type: Indian
Amenities: Free delivery, catering


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

Oakside Restaurant and Bar

We are a family friendly, California Cuisine with great service, quality food and good drinks.

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

Peppercorn Grille

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

Sister My Sister Bake Shop

Big Bear’s finest bakery serving freshly baked breads, croissants, gourmet cupcakes, pies, and more.

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

If you prefer breathtaking views of the lake and succulent entrées with a flair for presentation, then Evergreen International is your place. This Steak and Seafood establishment provides an elegant ambiance and exceptionally prepared cuisine with a unique and interesting wine list sure to please even the most renowned wine connoisseur.

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.

How about a dining experience at the historic Knickerbocker Mansion? Bistro at the Mansion offers exquisite dinner on Friday and Saturday nights with a chef’s menu to please the most discriminating palate. 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. A pizza is always a good choice after a day of playing in the forest or on the lake. Noble Romans Pizza located in the Big Bear Fun Plex serves a little slice of Italy with generous portions. If you like lots of cheese and pepperoni, this is your spot! 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.

Bear Belly Deli
on the Moonridge boardwalk, close to Bear Mountain Resort, features Boar's Head brand meats and cheeses for scrumptious deli-style sandwiches. 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.

Big Bear is known for big proportions too like at the famous Grizzly Manor Café where pancakes are bigger than the plate! 

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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