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Cowboy Express Steak House

40433 Lakeview Dr, CA 92315
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Ranked #34 of 105 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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65% Recommend
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Orange, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good place for a steak in the Big Bear area. A classic roadhouse with big steaks huge potatoes, good salads and cold beer. What's not to like?

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband had the $20 top sirloin. It was about 10 ozs. He asked for med well. It was slightly pink in the center, but burned on one side. Large baked potatoes :) I had $20BBQ chicken breast and it was cooked well, large potato, but the vegetable, green beans, were very bland. My husband got his salad 15 minutes... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the 2nd time that we had eaten here. The first time was back in March as we ordered our food to go as we had our dog with us and were staying across the street at Big Bear Frontier. Waited quite a long time and the food was just OK. The calamari was pretty much all breading, the... More

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Ramona, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The service was wonderful and the atmosphere exceptional, but the good was just OK. We had a variety of selections in our party of seven and nothing stood out as great. Steaks were not good cuts of meat or exceptionally tasty. Shrimp scampi had no taste and the soups and salads were just OK. I wouldn't tell you not to... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I took my wife here for her birthday and she said it was the best steak she ever had and I had to agree. The service was great andand the food could not have been better. I live in navada and go to big bear to cool off in the summertime and we always eat here on every trip.

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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

After a busy day of hiking and enjoying the cool mountain air we wanted something to match the location. It had been suggested that if we wanted a good steak to give Cowboy Express a try. It was very close to where we were staying so we walked over. We were seated promptly by a window which was opened to... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We dined here after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and it was also in the local guides. We arrived at around 7.15pm and expected to wait for a table as it was Mother's Day. We had our name put down for a table, and was told around 30-40 minutes which is fine, so we made our way to the bar.... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Cowboy Express cooks a Mean Steak. I always get the NY Strip prepared medium and my wife gets the Filet Mignon. We have been here 3 times and they are always terrific. The sides are always well prepared and delicious. But, this past visit we finally ordered a pie for dessert. They have a variety of tempting flavors displayed in... More

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Trabuco Canyon, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

They have excellent steak and drinks and the service is casual but good. We choose it almost every time we eat out in Big Bear.

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Riverside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We celebrated my Birthday at the Cowboy Express Steak House for dinner, and just to think my family really wanted Pizza, but my choice was Steak! After dinner they all agreed that this was the best choice ever. More pricey than pizza but you get what you pay for.

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