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Stillwells at Northwoods -- Reviewed
Stillwells Restaurant 40650 Village Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, 909-866-3121, Old-time favorite recipes have been married with progressive California-style cuisine with an Asian flair. Chef Sharif and his staff use only pure, natural ingredients combined with premium meats, selected seafood and poultry and specialty produce. The results is a menu of satisfying fare with extraordinary flavor.

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Traveler rating: 5 out of 5
Big Bear Lake: Stillwells Restaurant: "Great Food Great Service at Stillwells"
Ask this member a question.hbscubagirl, Huntington Beach, California Mar 17, 2009
We go to Stillwells for Dinner every time we go to Big Bear and have always had a great experience. We have tried every almost every fish and chicken dish on the menu. The food is always great. The lobster eggrolls are fantastic The cream of chicken soup had huge chunks of white meat chicken and was wonderful. The main dishes are just as good. The service is great. We have had Dave?? (I think) several times and he is very friendly and fun. The corkage fee is only $8..... What more can you ask for...

C.W.from California: Dec. 2006

  The service at the Northwoods resort was exceptional! I found the food delicious. This is a hidden gem.

David F. from Coto De Caza, California: Dec. 29, 2007

  Lily (Bartender) was extremely busy, but still did an amazing job. Good food, but better service! Thank you Lily.

N.N. from California: Dec. 2007

  Extremely helpful and friendly service by Raumey the bartender. He is a credit to your establishment. Will return just to Raumey service.

L. M. Duran from California: Jan. 26, 2009
Price reported per person: $5 - $24
Number in party: 2

Order: Fresh salmon
Comments: Have eaten here many times. The food is fresh and the staff are always friendly. It's a great place for a romantic getaway!

Log Cabin Restaurant

Cuisines: American, German

39976 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

909-866-7300 |

Excellent Service....Log Cabin Restaurant5 of 5 stars

Reviewed by paulnphx   Los Angeles, California
Our server Cherie was EXCELLENT , we really enjoyed our meal there, so much that we stopped there for lunch the next day before leaving. Pass along the word, good food and Great service in Big Bear , see Log Cabin.
Sept. 19, 2011


Big Bear - Evergreen International Restaurant
Reviewed By Elizabeth Arana

Melrose meets Main Street at Evergreen International
Situated on a hilltop along the Southern shoreline of Big Bear Lake, Evergreen International is the perfect equilibrium of small town charm and big city glamour. Evergreen's cozy, 'cabinesque' atmosphere provides the perfect ambiance in which to settle in for a quiet dinner with friends or a romantic meal for two. Thinking of popping the question? The lake view from the main dining room and the outdoor deck are breathtaking, as the natural beauty of the lake provides a stunning backdrop against which the most romantic of scenes could be acted out.

Evergreen International Restaurant -- reviewed


Karen from San Bernardino, California

Jan 12, 2012

Overall Rating: 4.8 out of 5

We plan special occasions on our trips to Big Bear at the Evergreen Restaurant. The food is fabulous; fresh fish, prime steaks and the vegetables are to die for. The owners Jerry and Emily are always gracious. We recommend it often to others as well.

Speaking of things you've got to try, don't even THINK of visiting Evergreen without ordering the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp. This was voted 'best appetizer' and rightfully so, what with it being unreasonably delicious and an absolute steal at $8.95 for six. My fiancee had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and thoroughly enjoyed it that evening AND the next, as Evergreen's generous portion sizes proved too much for even his big, Wisconsin appetite. I chose the Char Broiled Salmon and indeed it was so delightful that I was finally able to think of something other than my aching gluteus maximus after a day of learning to snowboard. When we ordered the hamburger for our little girl, we took the owner's suggestion to upgrade to Kobe beef. This was truly the best suggestion yet, as out came a hamburger so tender and juicy that even the most fickle four year-old was rendered excuse-less and devoured this masterpiece in its entirety. This is one of the best restaurants Big Bear Lake has to offer, but is a little pricey.


La Bamba mexican restaurant -- Reviewed

  • Reviewed May 24, 2013
A local secret. La Bamba is run by a small Mexican family. Just off the Village Drive, it is not necessarily easy to find, but the search is worth it. La Bamba makes fresh authentic Mexican food daily. Their prices are very reasonable: from $6.95 for dinner. The cuisine consists of traditional Mexican dishes that includes fresh seafood. Beer and mixed drinks are available. Three time Taste of Big Bear Award winner for the "Fresh Salsa" competition. Conveniently located on Bonanza Trail ( just a mile from famous Golden Bear Cottages Resort) on the north side of the Northwoods Resort parking lot.

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Cowboy Express Steak House -- reviewed

Rated Member Rating 4 out of 5 by lisamcgu on March 2, 2010 from journal Snowboarding in Big Bear, CA

I tried to get to this restaurant the entire trip but, as will happen when on a trip with others, sometimes you never get around to doing what you want to do. But, finally I got to go!
  They claim to have Big Bear's finest Steaks, BBQ Ribs and Chicken but what I wanted was the Spuds! They claim to have the biggest ones there and I love potatoes!

  They also have NTN Trivia Games, another thing that I love! They are those little computer boxes you can have at your table that let you play trivia while you eat. At the same time there are other people with little boxes on their table competing with you via questions posted up on TVs all over the room - too fun!

  Finally, along with being a family restaurant, their bar seems to be the in place to go for fun. They take all major credit cards (including Discover and Am Ex) and they seem to invest a lot in marketing so you'll find their flyer all over the place. Look for it if you want a discount because, Sunday-Thursday, it will get you 10% off your meal or you can just have one of the nightly senior or kid's specials.


Village Pizza -- reviewed

Village Pizza is small and comfortable on one of the main roads, this place is great. The pizza is the best with that wonderful sauce that tastes like it has alot of time, care and ingredients put into it. I think I tasted the slightest bit of licorice mixed into this rich tomato sauce.

  Anyway, they have all the sandwiches (meatball, sausage, turkey, roast beef, pastrami, ham, provolone and vegetarian) and all the pastas (spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna and manicotti) as well. Pastas are as incredible as the pizza, and they cost only $5.00 to $7.50 each.

  This is a family place and there is a front area where all the little kids were playing computer and video games while their parents munched on yummy food.

  Oh yeah, the hot chocolate here is also the best. It is made from a special Nestle hot chocolate machine tasting 500 times better than that packet stuff most restaurants pour into a too small cup and mix up with hot water for you.

  • Reviewed March 24, 2011
Village Pizza
40568 Village Drive Big Bear, California 92315
(909) 866-8505

Azteca Mexican Restaurant -- Reviewed
Our family has tried every almost every dish on the menu. The authentic Mexican recipes are always great. The specialty carne asada enchilladas are fantastic. The albondigas soup had huge meatballs and was wonderful. The other menu items are just as good. The service is great. The hosts Rosa and Arturo feature authentic Baja Style Mexican dishes, plus several very popular signature menu items- including Azteca Shrimp, Enchiladas del Mar, and the world famous Azteca Quesadillas.

  • Reviewed July 30, 2013
40199 Big Bear Blvd,
Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315
(909) 866-2350


Pongs Oriental Delights -- Reviewed


Review by: Melissa Laurie
Age: 19 to 25
Visited on: January 12, 2007 for Dinner
Price reported per person: $5 - $24
Number in party: 2

Order: Spring rolls Sesame Chicken Sweet and Sour Chicken

Comments: For Big Bear, California. Pongs was wonderful! The service was that of a friendly mountain town and the food was great...fresh and hot! We will be visiting again many times!

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