When your stomach is growling, you want good food but don’t want to break the bank. The plethora of restaurants Big Bear has a wonderful variety of little family owned eateries and amazing bars that can satisfy just about any gastronomic craving. We’ve compiled a list of the best Big Bear Lake restaurants that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Enjoy!
42171 Big Bear Blvd.
For a hearty meal at a good price, head over to Mountain Munchies. Serving breakfast all day and offering an extensive lunch and dinner menu, Mountain Munchies is a local favorite Big Bear restaurant. Their huge sandwiches are locally rated as “The Best and Biggest on the Mountain,” and the friendly staff treats each customer as if they were family. Be sure to try their awesome Mountain Munchies burger!
Get the Burger
42151 Big Bear Blvd.
Get the Burger is an honest-to-goodness grassroots operation. Owners Lynn and Eric Schwartz started their burger business in 1995 in their backyard, and their burgers are so good that they were soon able to move into a storefront on Big Bear Boulevard. Using only the freshest of beef and vegetables, Get the Burger serves up simple yet incredibly delicious burgers, and vegetarian options are available at this restaurant in Big Bear.
Thelma’s Family Restaurant
337 W. Big Bear Blvd.
For American comfort food at a modest price, Thelma’s Family Restaurant is where you want to go. Thelma’s restaurant in Big Bear is well known in the area for their stellar fried chicken; however, you’ll want to try out their other delicious menu items, such as chicken pot pie, beef ribs, and French dip sandwich to name a few. Thelma’s also serves breakfast and brunch and has an excellent bakery.
42160 Big Bear Blvd.
Real brick oven pizza made from homemade dough and sauce is the highlight of Maggio’s Pizza restaurant in Big Bear. But pizza is not the only thing that Maggio’s does well. With an impressive menu of traditional Italian dishes, specialty subs, salads and appetizers, you’re bound to find something that will satisfy your hunger and taste buds.
Murray’s Saloon & Eatery
672 Cottage Ln.
If you want the best deal in town for great food and drinks, check out Murray’s Saloon & Eatery. Don’t let the outside looks of the place deter you; inside you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It almost seems as if there’s “Best Burger” competition going on in Big Bear, and Murray’s is right up there. This Big Bear Lake restaurant offers an excellent menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, plus live music, free billiards, and karaoke in the evenings, Murray’s is the place to go any time of day.