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337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
909-585-7005
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Big Bear restaurant with a big menu.

Last weekend was delightful in Big Bear. My son has been talking about Thelma's and the Chicken Pot Pie they serve. When we arrived on Friday evening we headed out to the restaurant immediately since the Chicken Pot pies are only served on Fridays and Saturdays. Oh my, the crust was so flakey the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Diane O
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Corona, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This little cafe caught or eye on the way into Big Bear. We both had sandwiches with fries. They were on point with a mix of savory meats and crunchy bread. We saw the dessert case on the way in. They looked tasty so we took the plunge. I enquired about the must have and was told of the Apple... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place is great and you can even eat outside during the nice weather. The waiter even helped me log on to their wi-fi even though he was busy and the only waiter there for breakfast. He kept up though and we got our breakfast hot and fast. The pie is home made and my wife loves it. She is... More 

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Corona, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Last weekend was delightful in Big Bear. My son has been talking about Thelma's and the Chicken Pot Pie they serve. When we arrived on Friday evening we headed out to the restaurant immediately since the Chicken Pot pies are only served on Fridays and Saturdays. Oh my, the crust was so flakey the filling had large pieces of chicken... More 

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Poway, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This great little restaurant was just minutes from our vacation house and the perfect stop before we started our trek down the mountain home. They have THE BEST fresh squeezed OJ. I had the Country Eggs Benedict, DELISH. Friends had a hobo breakfast (I think that's the name of it) She loved it, but too much food to finish! The... More 

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Simi Valley
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I visit Thelma's each time I go to Big Bear. Their breakfast is delicious, I've never found something I didn't like. For lunch or dinner, I love their Bleu Burger, so yummy. The only bad experience I had is when I ordered a French Dip sandwich for lunch. It did not taste good at all. The meat tasted old. When... More 

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Glendale, California
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444 reviews 444 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My husband and I ate here twice this last weekend and we are happy with having found a new favorite breakfast spot. It can get busy here, but even with the crowds, the service was exceptionally quick and friendly. The giant cinnamon rolls and the oatmeal were stand-outs. We also liked the fresh squeezed orange juice, which is impossible to... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You know how your "family" at your own home had meals which were both good and bad? Though most are pleasant, some were less than that; yet, you always came back to eat at the same table from the same kitchen, because, well you are after-all "family". At home we may not expect cheerful people to wait on us, see... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Thelma's is a great local breakfast spot. I can't speak for lunch and dinner because we always go for breakfast. It's cash only but they have an ATM. They have a lot of options and generous portions, we regularly split a plate. Chicken fried steak is a popular option. If you ask for something made special (like hash browns well... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Thelma's has great meals any time of the day and the bakery is out of this world. Took home a apple pie to share with the rest of the family our last night on the mountain.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wanted to try something new and I was looking for comfort food and friendly people. I found it at Thelma's. My server Melissa was the friendliest of all and was very efficient. They have inside seating as well as a patio. I will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909-585-7005

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?