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fare brings flavors from the Far East, Nepal, Bavaria, Mexico, and Tuscany. Himalayan Restaurant tops the list for a unique cultural dining experience with the best Indian and Nepalese food in California, using only the freshest and finest ingredients and spices. Sweet Basil Bistro offers a country Italian menu with gourmet dishes such as lobster lasagna or grilled chicken breast with a creamy basil pesto over linguine. Dynasty serves authentic Szechuan style Chinese food from Kung Pao Chicken to Mongolian Beef to Peking Duck. The Sweet and Sour Soup is a must! No matter what you crave, Big Bear has it. Pizza is always a good choice after a day of playing in the forest or on the lake. Noble Roman’s Pizza, located in the Funplex, serves a little slice of Italy in generous portions. If you like lots of cheese and pepperoni, this is your spot! Maggio’s Pizza adds a special zest of flavor, from its pastas to calzones to pizza pies. Here’s where locals dine in to get a taste of authentic Italian family recipes that have been handed down from one generation to the next. Some insider tips to consider are Maggio’s famous Mexican Spaghetti or its Pesto Primavera Pizza. Not only does Big Bear Mountain Brewery make its own micro brews, it also serves sensational cheeseburgers and homemade chili. Mill Creek Cattle Co. & Diamond Lil’s Saloon has an Old West charm that dishes up cowboystyle grub for breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. Both places offer a casual pub atmosphere great for kicking back, watching a sports game on TV, munching down yummy morsels, and enjoying an ice-cold beer. Some other delightful gems are Grizzly’s Bear Belly Deli on the Moonridge boardwalk, which features Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses for scrumptious deli-style sandwiches. Amangela‘s Sandwich and Bagel House is a must-stop while in the Village. They bake homemade artesian bread daily. It’s known as a locals favorite because everything is fresh, piled high, and delicious. If you’re on the north shore, stop by The Gold Pan Restaurant for a genuine home-style meal. Bill Knick’s Café, located inside The Big Bear Discovery Center, is well known for its robust and flavorful soups. For giant proportions, dine at Grizzly Manor Café, where pancakes are bigger than the plates! Some locals claim that Grizzly Manor not only serves the biggest burger, but it’s known as one of the juiciest and tastiest burgers in town! When your sweet tooth craves for something sugary, whether it’s chocolate, cinnamon, or a lemon tart, you’ll enjoy the variety of baked goods at Sugar Pine Bake Shop with two locations to serve you. A Gourmet Personal Chef adds the perfect touch for anyone who wants mouth-watering dishes served by a personal chef at a lodge or cabin rental.
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ki resorts, forest adventures, and a gorgeous freshwater lake top the list of Big Bear experiences. However, it’s Big Bear’s gourmet food and homestyle cooking that will satisfy your big appetite! Big Bear’s variety of cuisines, sensational signature dishes, and other unique culinary twists caters to all “tastes” of life. If you prefer lake views and succulent entrées presented with a flair, choose Evergreen International. This steak and seafood restaurant offers elegant ambiance and exceptionally fine cuisine with an extensive wine list sure to please. Nottingham’s Restaurant offers a formal yet cozy, dining atmosphere perfect for romantic dining. Quintessential California cuisine—steaks, seafood, grilled entrées, and pasta specialties—are accented with select wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Consider a dining experience at the historic Knickerbocker Mansion! The Bistro at the Mansion offers exquisite dinners on Friday and Saturday nights with a chef’s menu that is sure to please the most discriminating palate. Captain’s Anchorage, once owned by Hollywood great Andy Devine, is known for its filet mignon stuffed with Dungeness crab, topped with artichoke hearts, and smothered in a rich béarnaise sauce. Big Bear’s wide selection of ethnic
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