Revel in the serene mountain ambiance of Big Bear by treating yourself to the most luxurious dining options that the town has to offer! From American classics to flavorful international cuisine, you’ll find that Big Bear’s culinary culture reaches far beyond the confines of its pleasant alpine locale. Read on below to find out more about the best restaurants in Big Bear, CA!
Enjoy the Best with Big Bear Fine Dining
To begin, there are several restaurants in Big Bear, CA specializing in the most traditional American fare: steak and seafood. Peppercorn Grille serves up contemporary twists on staple dishes in an intimate atmosphere, while The Pines Lakefront offers an equally palatable menu with an emphasis on seafood and a unique sampling of local game meats (beyond their delicious steak), all paired with a romantic waterfront view of Big Bear Lake. Captain’s Anchorage is another great Big Bear fine dining destination for lovers of seafood, steak, and wine, being an institution in the local culinary scene since 1946.
For a lovely brunch outing, the historic charm of Knickerbocker Mansion cannot be beat. Nestled within a bed and breakfast, the menu here packs a surprising Cajun and Southern punch, especially with their shrimp and grits. Temper the spiciness of their New Orleans-style menu items with one of their famously buttery and moist breakfast scones!
Sweet Basil Bistro has a quaint Italian menu housed within a warm and inviting space, oddly situated underneath a bowling alley! Don’t be deterred by the restaurant’s unusual location, however; the dishes here are delicious, and the restaurant has often been described as a hidden gem. Additional Mediterranean offerings can be found in abundance at La Vella Villa Grill, which focuses on both Greek and Italian cuisine with fresh seafood. This restaurant is also conveniently located near Snow Summit!
Finally, those seeking the ultimate, iconic fine dining experience in Big Bear need to try Madlon’s, a cozy and family-owned French restaurant touted for its authentic French menu, from delectable brunch items like crepes and croissants to savory dinners of corned beef hash and duck confit hash.
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