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Black Diamond Tavern

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42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
909.366.0871
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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Black Diamond Tavern offers contemporary, American cuisine in a mountain...
Black Diamond Tavern offers contemporary, American cuisine in a mountain approachable setting. With a bar, lounge and community table for casual dining and a fireplace framed dining room set with booths, Black Diamond can provide a range of experiences from intimate dining to a more interactive, social environment. Black Diamond provides weekend live entertainment along with 7 day a week happy hour from 3-6.30pm.
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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place!

Very friendly staff and the food is pretty good although don't recommend the calamari - it was over cooked. Mostly a family atmosphere but quiets down later in the evening. Nice live music too. I would recommend visiting this place while in Big Bear.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
AmyLind
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Seal Beach, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Meh. The food portions weren't real generous, it was EXPENSIVE and the deliverance of our food for a table of four were off. I don't know if we will give this another go: not feelin' it yet. Maybe it was just an off night.

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Big Bear Region, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

took a couple tries to get my dinner, my wife had delicious ribs ( half rack ) and I nibbled on those whuile they made my pizza ( because the chicken salad was soggy and the breast meat was overcooked and dry, the waitress, mellissa made sure we were satisfied, no trouble to get something delectable

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were in Big Bear and were looking for a good hamburger. We happened to see the Black Diamond Tavern and thought we would take a chance. It definitely paid off. We tried the Tavern Burger (cheddar cheese and bacon) and the Blue Burger ( blue cheese with carmelized onion) both burgers were great. We opted for the side salad... More 

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Oceanside, California, Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I am getting hungry remembering the Black Tavern's Baked Potato Soup. It was delicious with onion and back and melted cheese. We also had the Prime Rib Sandwich which we shared. It was delicious too.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary there and it was the best experience. Everything from the food to the Waite staff was excellent. If you goto Big Bear, mark this as a must go place.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were out on a date night and locals recommended this restaurant. At first I wasn't sure what to expect, the outside looked a little rough. Once inside the service was impeccable and the food was fantastic. Melissa was our server, she recommended the meal and she was dead on... The atmosphere was casual and loud with a few large... More 

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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very friendly staff and the food is pretty good although don't recommend the calamari - it was over cooked. Mostly a family atmosphere but quiets down later in the evening. Nice live music too. I would recommend visiting this place while in Big Bear.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It has a very warm ambiance, dimly lit and live music playing. The steak was definitely a better pick than the salmon so I recommend getting that. For desert, I don't recommend the shortcake, but anything else is fine. They also have wine selections and pairings if you need that. Overall, a great place to relax and enjoy a meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I came in Nepal with my 2 other friend to travel in Nepal and we found Black Diamond Expedition trekking office and book the trek then went the trek.thney give the grest service.thank you black dismond team.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Black Diamond Tavern is located very close to our house in Moonridge and we finally gave it a chance after driving past it countless times. It was also a place that we heard rave reviews from other businesses in town. This is a well liked restaurant. My husband and I arrived about 1pm last Saturday. It was quiet in... More 

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Additional Information about Black Diamond Tavern

Address: 42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
Phone Number: 909.366.0871
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Organic, Pizza, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: 909.366.0871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Organic, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Black Diamond Tavern offers contemporary, American cuisine in a mountain approachable setting. With a bar, lounge and community table for casual dining and a fireplace framed dining room set with booths, Black Diamond can provide a range of experiences from intimate dining to a more interactive, social environment. Black Diamond provides weekend live entertainment along with 7 day a week happy hour from 3-6.30pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?