Best Restaurants in Big Bear

Best Restaurants in Big Bear

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation in Big Bear, you will want to have a few restaurants in mind to take advantage of vacationing in such a charming location.

We have put together a list of some of our favorite restaurants and Best Restaurants in Big Bear to get you started on planning your getaway!

Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel HouseBest Restaurants in Big Bear

For a quick sandwich or breakfast, stop by Amangela’s Sandwich and Bagel House. You will find a casual quick service setting with fresh bagels and build your own sandwich options their homemade bread.

Grizzly Manor Cafe

For a slower paced breakfast, you will love the classic diner that is part of many families’ Big Bear vacation traditions: Grizzly Manor Cafe. As a local landmark and one of the most highly rated Big Bear restaurants, they are sure to deliver. The menu features classic American breakfast food like french toast, hash browns, or eggs, as well as massive pancakes that can barely be contained by the plates they are served on.

Himalayan Restaurant

If you’re looking for something new and exciting, try Big Bear’s Himalayan Restaurant. Their menu features Indian and Nepalese dishes like curries, naan, and other authentic dishes from the Himalayan region. The family owned restaurant has several vegetarian and gluten free options and focused on offering fresh, authentic dishes full of flavor.

Peppercorn Grille

For an elegant restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, you might love Peppercorn Grille. Choose between dining inside or on the heated patio, both featuring beautiful views of the Village. Guests can expect a sophisticated menu and a warm, hospitable dining experience. As a locally owned business, the owners take pride in offering an exquisite experience to each guest. If you are looking for a special restaurant to be a part of your proposal, as many of our guests have, Peppercorn Grille might be just what you’re looking for.

The Pines Lakefront

Another elegant and romantic restaurant in Big Bear is The Pines Lakefront. Guests dine while enjoying views of the sparkling lake from the dining room or patio. Their menu features fine dining classics and one of the most extensive wine lists in Big Bear. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.


Oakside is a rustic, family friendly restaurant with an extensive menu offering something to please every palette, including everything from flatbread pizza and burgers to fried calamari, loaded tater tots, and sandwiches. They also offer handcrafted cocktails and craft beers to add to the vacation experience. Guests can dine inside or outside, and either choice is sure to be a win.

Teddy Bear Restaurant

This cozy, family friendly restaurant offers a nostalgic menu and homemade pies. Teddy Bear Restaurant¬†was established in 1944 and has featured homemade menu items all along, including scratch made pies that tend to sell out every day. They specialize in homestyle cooking, and even have a few menu items named after local regulars who have requested something extra special. You’ll love this charming restaurant with its rich history and comfort food.

Captain’s Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

For a seafood restaurant with hundreds of good reviews, try Captain’s Anchorage. Offering seafood and steak alongside a fun beer and cocktail menu, Captain’s Anchorage has been in business in Big Bear since 1947. You may feel like you took a step back in time as a guest here, where the classic Happy Hour offerings, atmosphere, and menu all have a nostalgic air to them.

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