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Bon Appetit! Restaurants to Try in Big Bear, CA

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

If you're planning to stay in one of our beautiful cabin rentals in Big Bear, we urge you to try our list of favorite restaurants around town!

One of the best parts of a trip is eating, trying new flavors, discovering your new favorite burger, or having a romantic dinner under candlelight enjoying the beautiful view of the Lake. We want this trip to be amazing and for you to return home with an excellent taste in your mouth, so here is a list of the best restaurants in Big Bear,

Saucy Mama's Pizzeria

Vibrant Italian pizza specialist also offering subs & pasta, plus album-cover art & patio seating.

saucy mama's pizzeria

Phone Number: (909) 878-0165

Teddy Bear Restaurant

Laid-back eatery specializes in American comfort food, including their signature housemade pies.

teddy bear restaurant

Phone Number: (909) 866-5415

Peppercorn Grill

Casual setting with indoor & outdoor seating serves all-American dishes plus beer, wine & cocktails.

peppercorn grill

Phone Number:(909) 866-5405

Grizzly Manor Cafe

The best breakfast in town! Locally owned. No charge for entertainment or strange moods of the help. We serve grizzly-size portions especially if you keep the cook smiling. We work great together as a team. We know nothing of the game, but we're great players.

grizzly manor cafe

Phone Number: (909) 866-6226


The best 1 lb. Bone-in Ribeye Steak and Baby Back Ribs in town! Also, Macadamia Nut encrusted Filet of Alaskan Halibut, half-pound Burgers, Parmesan Truffle Fries, and our own signature Ahi or Shrimp Poke are a must-try!

oakside restaurant

Phone Number: (909) 866-5555

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Fire Rock Burgers & Brews

At Fire Rock Burgers & Brews we serve rockin' burgers, fresh-cut fries, and a large selection of rotating craft beers! Come enjoy a rock and roll atmosphere, have your kids design a guitar pick kid's menu for our "pick wall" and don't forget our one-of-a-kind beer shakes for dessert!

fire rock burgers and brews

Phone Number: (909) 878-0696

Azteca Grill Mexican Food Restaurant

This restaurant located on Big Bear Boulevard serves some of the best Mexican food in the entire Big Bear region. It's a family restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.

For breakfast, the Chilaquiles (fried tortilla strips in a red or green sauce) are amazing and at lunch, the Mole Verde is a traditional dish from the Aztec gods themselves.

Dinner service presents a large number of signature dishes like the seafood enchiladas, Mojarra Frita (Tilapia in a garlic sauce), and the Asada Tampiqueña (beef topped with a cheese enchilada), each one is delicious and filling, especially since every entree comes with rice and beans.

azteca grill mexican food

Phone Number:(909) 866-2350

El Jacalito Grill

Jacalito means 'hut' or 'shack' colloquially in some parts of Mexico, but at this Big Bear restaurant, the style is a bit more upscale. Menu options include seafood, traditional plates like fajitas, carne asada, and carnitas as well as combo plates. Every dish comes with a side of rice and beans and the bar serves some delicious margaritas, especially during happy hour.

el jacalito grill

Phone Number:(909) 866-3537

Sweet Basil Bistro

This family Italian diner is run by chef Sally Hill, and for more than twenty years, she has offered unpretentious dinners to locals as well as tourists. With every single one of her creations, she tries to let the ingredients speak for themselves without too much embellishment.

The menu includes salads, antipasti, soups, panini, pasta, and main entrees as well as a kid's section that has mini pizzas and mashed potatoes.

sweet basil bistro

Phone Number: (909) 866-9212

572 Social Kitchen & Lounge

Located in the heart of the village, 572 Social Kitchen & Lounge is a family-friendly spot that happens to be trendy as well. The kitchen features American comfort food like burgers, pasta, salads, wings, and a menu for kids.

The decor inside is clean, modern, and bright while the large outdoor patio is perfect on those summer days. Additionally, the staff is attentive and friendly and the happy hour specials are one of many reasons why it's so crowded.

572 social kitchen

Phone Number:(909) 878-0307


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