We want you to have a wonderful experience here in our valley.  Dining is something we deem important, so here are the restaurants we recommend!





North Shore Cafe

One of our favorite restaurants, and it's right here in Fawnskin! Chef Richard creates wonderful specials on the weekends for evening dining. Barbara makes the delicious desserts. Friendly staff, great service, great food, large portions. Open for breakfast and lunch, dinners Friday and Saturday, closed Mon & Tues except summers.  www.dininginbigbear.com (909) 866-5879

Peppercorn Grille

Even though we like to tell guests that you don't have to dress up in Big Bear, Peppercorn Grille is a bit more elegant than a lot of restaurants. We call it California Cuisine...excellent food and service. Reservations a must, and you can do it online now! Located in Big Bear Village on the corner of Pine Knot and Stone.  www.peppercorngrille.com (909) 866-5405

Sweet Basil Bistro

This is our favorite restaurant in Big Bear. Small, intimate, family owned and operated with fabulous Northern Italian cuisine. Light, and delicious. Reservations needed on weekends...good idea any day. Try the Sand Dabs, or the Gorgonzola Stuffed Filet Mignon and the Harvest Salad!  Closed Monday and Tuesday.  www.sweetbasilbistro.net  (909) 866-9212

Hacienda Grill

Our favorite for Mexican food. All homemade sauces, fabulous salsa bar, great margaritas and draft beer. $1.00 tacos  Tuesday nights from 4:00-6:00  excluding holiday times. Sister restaurant to El Jacalito Grill in the Village. Located on Big Bear Blvd just past Summit Blvd. www.haciendagrillrestaurant.com (909) 866-8667

El Jacalito Grill

Sister restaurant to Hacienda Grill, located in the Village. Great Mexican food, homemade sauces, wonderful seafood dishes, fabulous salsas and homemade chips. Great margaritas!  Located across the street from Peppercorn Grille. www.eljacalitogrill.com (909) 866-3537

Himalayan Restaurant

Great Indian food from Nepal. We love the Masala, ordered with vegetarian rice and garlic naan, it's not to be missed! Located on Pine Knot Ave. in Big Bear Village. they deliver!  www.himalayanbigbear.com (909) 878-3068

The Captains Anchorage

A Big Bear icon, this restaurant was opened in 1947 by the actor, Andy Devine. A big favorite of ours-great fresh seafood, steaks and prime rib. Really nice and fresh salad bar and two homemade soups nightly. Reservations highly recommended. Located on Moonridge Way and Big Bear Blvd across from Walgreen's.  www.captainsanchorage.com (909) 866-3997

Maggio's Pizza

For a more casual spot, or if you're just wanting pizza, this is one of our favorites for lunch. They also have nice salads, sandwiches and pasta.Reasonable, and great for families or large groups. Located in the Von's shopping center on Big Bear Blvd.  www.maggiospizza.com (909) 866-8815

Azteca Grill Mexican Restaurant

Another good Mexican restaurant with delicious authentic salsas. Fish tacos and fajitas are great. Full baar. Dos Equis on tap! Located on Hwy 18 west of the village.  www.aztecabigbear.com (909) 866-2350