Country Kitchen Restaurant, located at 39904 Big Bear Boulevard, has been serving locals and visitors for more than 80 years. It is a place where you feel at home with fresh food, bright smiles, and breakfast all day. On Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the restaurant offers free breakfast to all veterans and active military members.
Barbecuing since he was 15 years old, Ron Arteaga, owner of Bone Side Down BBQ & Grill, continues to act as the pitman. Located at 40465 Big Bear Boulevard offers some of the best barbecues in the area. Choose from brisket, baby-back ribs, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, barbecue sausage, and more combined with sides like potato salad, baked beans, mac & cheese, Coleslaw, and corn on the cob. They are located at 40465 Big Bear Boulevard.
Created by pro surfer, actress Sanoe Lake, and creative director, Michael Sterling Eaton, Tropicali is a “make-believe island” where the South Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. The eclectic restaurant provides you with unique flavors, culture, and atmosphere. They also offer poke bowls and tropical Belgian waffles. Tropicali is located at 40616 Village Drive.
Small and intimate, Sweet Basil Bistro is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner. Serving classic Italian dishes, such as lobster lasagna, Sweet Basil Bistro’s menu is filled with specialties created by Chef Sally Hill. The restaurant is located at 40629 Big Bear Boulevard.
If you are looking for great food in a rustic, mountain atmosphere, Oakside Restaurant and Bar is where you need to be. This family-friendly location offers California cuisine both in their dining room and in the bar upstairs. They offer 17 taps of craft beer, most local, more than 150 whiskies and boutique spirits, and a large collection of wine. Menu options include flatbreads, pizza, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and vegetarian options. They are located at 40701 Village Drive.
Nottinghams, offering indoor and outdoor dining with views of the lake, prides itself on offering the best in California cuisine. The menu includes burgers, salads, steaks, and more. There are also vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The dining room features a warm fireplace for those cold winter days while The Pub is a casual place to gather with friends. Bring your four-legged family members to enjoy a meal on the patio. The restaurant is located at 40797 Big Bear Boulevard.
A Big Bear staple since the 1920s, The Pines Lakefront has a commanding view of the lake and the mountains. Serving comfort food either in the newly renovated dining room or on the new garden patio, The Pines brings back the golden era in Big Bear. There is a live piano and the “smallest ballroom on the mountain” featuring the Captain’s Table. Enjoy homemade soups, great salads, artisan bread, beef, poultry, fish, and seafood. There is also a full bar serving beer and cocktails as well as fine wines from the restaurant’s wine cellar. Find them at 350 Alden Road.