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Cowboy Express Steak House

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40433 Lakeview Dr, CA 92315
909-866-1486
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bison Burger!

There are few Big Bear restaurants that we have never tried and Cowboy Express always seemed to be one that we forgot about it. On our most recent weekend to the lake, my husband and I ate a Friday lunch at Cowboy Express. First, let me say that service was slow. Super slow and it wasn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Karen H
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Glendale, California
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  • Reservations
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Riverside, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You can sense the positive energy in this Place. Staff are energetic and friendly. Chelsea served us. Very efficient and friendly. Food quality was very good and priced reasonable for a resort community. Good portions too. Cadillac Margaritas are the best here. Good luck leaving room for dessert. A must stop every time my wife I come to Big Bear.... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There are few Big Bear restaurants that we have never tried and Cowboy Express always seemed to be one that we forgot about it. On our most recent weekend to the lake, my husband and I ate a Friday lunch at Cowboy Express. First, let me say that service was slow. Super slow and it wasn't particularly busy. We waited... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Right when we walked in we waited at the host stand for 10 min. Before we were seated. This was the first time we almost left. Then finally got our waters. Waited 30 min for our side salads and soup. Had to get our own silverware near the bar for this. Then didn't get our meal for another 45 min.... More 

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Bonita, CA
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82 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This place is located two blocks west of the village so the wait is going to be a lot less than some of the other restaurants. We hung out at the bar for 15 minutes till our table is ready I had a great fillet mignon, the ribeye was pretty good. Lots of sides and 'go withs' available. Mushrooms, onion... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had dinner here, host was friendly, server was fine, food was tasty, the restaurant is drafty though and if you are anywhere near a window, keep your cold weather gear on

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Fallbrook, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were hesitant to stay for a meal when we were met by Employees out front smoking just to the side of the entrance. Not usually a good sign for us when the management doesn't have policies in place for those kind of first impressions. But we were greeted very kindly with a genuine smile when we asked to see... More 

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Las vegas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We are staying in big Bear for the week and passed this place on our way to the lodge. They seemed pretty busy and Boast 'the best grub on the hill" That's false advertising or here aren't any good places to eat here. The food was average at best and overpriced. I had a burger and onion rings. The onion... More 

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Long Beach
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Go to Big Bear a couple times a year, the last time we went back to The CSH, after having a bad experience the previous trip we were going to give it another chance, only because years ago it was great. Well, it was as bad of a dining experience you could have. Four Adults and one child had to... More 

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Pasadena, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I wasn't impressed with the way they couldn't get the steaks right. Also, they are very expensive, I would try somewhere else if you want a quality steak.

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Orange, California
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18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40433 Lakeview Dr, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909-866-1486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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