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    Favorite place to eat in Big Bear?

    where is your favorite place to eat in Big Bear and why?


    the Azteca Bar & Grill Mexican food on BB Blvd---good food and price is right, family owned

    boo bear's den on Pine Knot---good service, decent food and I know the owner, he is very
    dedicated to this place and will make up any bad service or food

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    Pong's on BB Blvd always a favorite.
    Nottinghams at the Robin Hood inn has great food, good beer and other then Pong's is one of the only other places in Big Bear with good customer service.

    Mountain Munchies is good.
    Paoli's not good.
    Grizzly Manor has great breakfast if you can get in there. That place is small.

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    7-11 at the base has great beef jerky and PBR, what more do you really need?
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    Azteca is one of our favorites, and the past few years since they have been open, they have had $1 tacos on Mondays. We enjoy their patio area in the evening after riding at the west end of the hill. Good food, friendly staff and good service.

    For a burger that is one of the best you'll find anywhere, 'Get the Burger' at the other end of town (near Vons, but on the other side of the street) is really good.

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    I was gonna say Get the Burger. We always hit that up after a day of playing in the mountains.

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    this is a good thread. i go to BB alot and never know where to eat. always see a huge line outside Grizzly Manor.

    which pizza place is good too? I've tried Saucy Mama's and it was pretty good. there's also Maggio's, Red Baron, and Village Pizza.

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    El Jacilito

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    El Jacilito, hands down winner, try a chilli relleno

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    We usually drink our lunch at the brewery at bottom of pine knot. then azteca for din...kinda hard to find anything outstanding thoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaji View Post
    this is a good thread. i go to BB alot and never know where to eat. always see a huge line outside Grizzly Manor.

    which pizza place is good too? I've tried Saucy Mama's and it was pretty good. there's also Maggio's, Red Baron, and Village Pizza.
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    my wife and I ate breakfast there a couple years ago. Yes there is a waiting line because its a small joint but tasty with HUGE portions of breakfast. I ate 3 giant pancakes and a huge serving of bacon and eggs, coffee and some fruit.

    fast forward on top of snow summit an hour later. coming down a steep singletrack, my stomach gurgles really bad. I needed to unload. Luckily I had some TP. I find a bush---had to go far away from the trail behind a tree. EXPLOSION

    Grizzly manor---lots of food but don't ride immediately after eating
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    Best pizza - Village Pizza

    Best burgers - Get the Burger

    Best bar - Desi's (mainly because my friend used to work there and would hook it up!)

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    Nobody has mentioned the Nepalese place at the top of Pine Knot; excellent Indian food. Teddy Bear, also on Pine Knot, is great for breakfast & lunch. Two blocks east there is a good Mexican place tucked away in the corner of a strip mall at BB Blvd and Alden, can't remember the name.

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    You're right, Teddy Bear is good. Also to add to my list..

    Best BBQ - B's. It's the only lakefront restaurant, best BBQ I've had. Delicious.

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    Get The Burger!!!

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    North Shore Cafe. Hands down, best breakfast on the hill.
    La Montana for happy hour food and Stone on tap (at least, last summer).

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    Thelma's off the 18, east of the the resorts close to the airport...

    bomb food...and all you can eat ribs saturday nights...

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    Quote Originally Posted by safetybreaks View Post
    Thelma's off the 18, east of the the resorts close to the airport...

    bomb food...and all you can eat ribs saturday nights...
    Looks like I know what I'm doin Saturday night!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama View Post
    El Jacilito
    That was also recommended to me by a local, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

    Thelmas is OK too, but take cash as last time I was there they would not accept a credit card and the ATM fees in there just adds to the cost.

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    Maggio`s Pizza, is a MUST for me everytime I visit Big Bear Lake~~

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    Plus, the price is acceptable~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by mJUSTINm View Post
    Best pizza - Village Pizza

    Best burgers - Get the Burger

    Best bar - Desi's (mainly because my friend used to work there and would hook it up!)
    Desi's is gone. Too bad. As for pizza, Maggios kicks butt. Sandy's is a fun bar with Shuffleboard and pool. Mountain Munchies is pretty good.

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    Desi's is gone?? I was up there in May and I swear I remember seeing it. Didn't see if it was open though. Bummer.

    Is Maggio's the one in the Village, sort of behind the candy/ice cream shop? If so, that one is pretty damn good. Try artichoke heart and bacon. Weird combo but goooood!

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    Desi's is closed and reopening next Thursday with the name "Trolls". I think it is a different owner...looks about the same, though. Maggios is in the Vons shopping Center and there is usually a wait...it's worth it, though.

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    The Big Bear Brewery, because the grizzly bear bock 10.8% oh and they have food to

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    El Jacilito is by far my favorite, also good is Jaspers on Pine Knot, Get the Burger, Bear Belly Deli on Moonridge Rd, Northshore Cafe for breakfast,and dinner and Saucy Mama's for pizza.
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    Backyard BBQ good for beer and ribs. Also dog friendly. Himalayan Restaurant on Pine Knot excellent Indian/Nepalese food. Amangelas used to be really good for sandwiches right at the end of Grout Bay. They have moved in to the Village on Big Bear Blvd.

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    Backyard BBQ good for beer and ribs. Also dog friendly. Himalayan Restaurant on Pine Knot excellent Indian/Nepalese food. Amangelas used to be really good for sandwiches right at the end of Grout Bay. They have moved in to the Village on Big Bear Blvd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safetybreaks View Post
    Thelma's off the 18, east of the the resorts close to the airport...

    bomb food...and all you can eat ribs saturday nights...
    +1, found it a few years ago when I got lost driving around Big Bear.
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    +1 B's bbq kicks ass! There are a ton of good breakfast places like The Log Cabin.
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    Tony's Pizza for best pizza in town.

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    tried Get the Burger last weekend. it was dope. thanks for the suggestions. Maggio's was busy as hell so couldnt get in there.

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    Newcomer to big bear

    I am moving to Cali and know little about the area.

    When people refer to Big Bear, are you in general talking about Big Bear City and Lake?

    sorry for the stupid question

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    ^ yes that is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Mama View Post
    El Jacilito, hands down winner, try a chilli relleno
    The food there for dinner was decent, but the marguerita I had was TERRIBLE. I never send food back when I eat out for fear of 'revenge' but I had to reject my drink.

    On the plus side, there were two bikes on the upstairs balcony that I figured must belong to some of the workers.

    We ate lunch at Teddy Bear after our ride and the food and service were great. Too bad they don't take plastic. We had our dogs with us and they were welcome on the patio. We went to Boo's first but dogs weren't allowed.

    Paoli's has AWESOME gourmet pizza, and outside dining available, so you can bring pets and keep an eye on your bikes too.

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    my friend frequents big bear about once a month and he says most food is expensive so they take a cooler with food and beer

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    Tried Sweet Basil Bistro yesterday. It's a little spendy, but the food is great.
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    I just got back form there...eat at Teddy Bears!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    I just got back form there...eat at Teddy Bears!
    teddy bears takes only cash---bring some green. also the morning shift has a couple sweet butts 2 look at
    Cheap people buy things twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    teddy bears takes only cash---bring some green. also the morning shift has a couple sweet butts 2 look at
    Yeah, they take only cash but the food is great, the atmoshpere is relaxed and they have been in business for over 40 flippin' years! How's that for success??? So, like I said, eat at Teddy Bears!
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