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Looking for some great restaurant recommendations in Big Bear? Look no further! Here are our top 5 restaurants in Big Bear.

Knickerbocker Mansion & Bistro
869 Knickerbocker Road
(909) 878-9190

The interior of the Knickerbocker Mansion is warm, cozy and historic. While the feeling is much more elegant than when the Knickerbocker family made it their home, our Big Bear Lake lodge still has the original rustic charm and ambiance of days gone by. The main dining room was converted from part of the first floor original exterior veranda and runs the length of the Mansion. It is a perfect place to lose yourself in a wonderful gourmet breakfast/lunch with views and to enjoy the antics of the Knickerbocker family of woodpeckers that reside in an old tree just outside the glass. New Orleans Style Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch.   The Bistro at the Mansion The menu changes seasonally and is served Thursday-Sunday 9am-2pm beginning May 1st. It is one of the very best fine dining experiences in Big Bear Lake!



Hacienda Sports Bar & Grill
41787 Big Bear Blvd.
(909) 866-8667

Hacienda Sports Bar & Grill features an impressive bar and many large TVs throughout so you can sit back and enjoy your favorite game or sporting event. They offer a variety of entrees that will please any taste from Mexican staples to American burgers and fries, they have a little bit of everything to impress even the pickiest of eaters. Experience inventive cuisine,  attentive service, and a  friendly atmosphere at one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in town.



Teddy Bear Restaurant
583 Pine Knot Ave
(909) 866-5415

Established in 1944, the Teddy Bear Restaurant is one of the most successful in the entire area. Known for their home-style cooking, Teddy Bear features chicken pot pie, country fried steak and delectable homemade pies.

Make sure to come in for their famous breakfast, some which are actually named by or after patron who frequently visit. Finally, make sure to bring cash, as the restaurant does take accept credit or debit.


Saucy Mama’s Pizza & Beer
618 Pine Knot Ave
(909) 878-0165

Bringing back Great Grandma’s recipes in this pizzeria. Saucy Mama’s Pizza & Beer easily makes our top 5 restaurants in Big Bear. They create all of their sauces and dough from scratch every day and hand toss every pizza. Serving beer and wine with dining either inside in their newly expanded restaurant or outside on patio, it’s really a great spot to enjoy a pie with your friends and family. They have big screen TV’s, play awesome classic music and there is just a great atmosphere all around.

top 5 restaurants in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
40827 Stone Road (in the Village)

Big Bear Lake has beer! And it’s not just at Oktoberfest. Big Bear Lake Brewing Company has been making a name for it’s self up here on the mountain this year as one of the hottest new restaurants and places to be in Big Bear. They pride themselves in making the food fresh, keeping the menu updated and focusing on customer service. The avocado bombs are their most famous menu item and that’s just an appetizer to get your taste buds primed. They also have great burgers and make them unique by serving them on a croissant roll. The fries are made with real potatoes, the pizza is loaded with delicious quality cheeses and you can wash it all down with a house brewed beer. Big Bear Lake Brewing Company will give you a tour as well so you can learn all about the beer making process before you sample each one.

And… As a Bonus!!

This is local establishment has been a tourist attraction for decades… known for their HUGE portions and small town charm… this is a breakfast spot you have to try at least once…

top 5 restaurants in Big Bear
Grizzly Manor Cafe
41268 Big Bear Blvd
(909) 866-6226

Well known for their great breakfast and classic deli, stocked by the popular Boar’s Head meats, the Grizzly Manor Cafe is definitely worth a visit, landing it firmly in our top 5 restaurants in Big Bear. Make sure to arrive early for breakfast and not be in a rush, because there is usually a line to get in. The customer service is excellent, the portions are massive, the pancakes are bigger than the plates and don’t leave without trying the blob (biscuits, gravy, bacon, two eggs and cheese).


Next time you’re in the area, make sure to check out some of our top 5 restaurants in Big Bear and let them know we sent you!

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