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The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

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42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
909 866 3997
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Historic Big Bear is alive at the Captain's Anchorage----complete with a...
Historic Big Bear is alive at the Captain's Anchorage----complete with a ghost named George.The restaurant has been a tradition in Big Bear since 1946. Originally called the Sportsman's Tavern, the Captain's Anchorage has enjoyed visits by Hollywood celebrities, weathered fires, and has hosted gambling and the ghost of a former employee.Today, the rustic stone and log building invites guests to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Andy Devine bar, or stay for dinner in the dining room. Every meal comes with the soup and salad bar, even the under $20.00 dinners.Visit the website for the menu and for more stories about the history of Big Bear and the Captain's Anchorage Restaurant.
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, great service, good food, should please your crowd

This classic log cabin cozy place should please everyone on your party. Has a nice bar, upstairs dining for busy nights, nice booths and table beside the fireplace. The food is not gourmet, but is tasty and a good value. Service was friendly and excellent. We will be back. Nice big parking lot and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Cynthia A
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L.A.
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Unfortunately, this was a super expensive dinner for basically soup and salad. It is apparent people are paying for the "ghost George". While the soups were good- the salad bar was iceberg lettuce with some cabbage thrown in. A small selection of other veggies to throw in. Also, $12 kids meals are ridiculous and the portion was super small. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went there tonight and our party of four had the 8oz prime rib.. We were a little surprised that the prices were higher than what the menu said that I had looked up on the Internet (must of been an old price menu). We did think it was higher than we were accustomed to but after we ate, the salad... More 

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Rural
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were there for dinner on a Saturday evening in June. It was busy, and the average age of the customers was around 60 years (younger than me, btw). It's a so-called "traditional American" place; rather dark inside, dim lighting, wood panelling everywhere. The menu was unexciting to say the least -- what I would call "pub food" in the... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant is part of the history of Big Bear. A very friendly place as a visitor, but also used by the locals. Their motto is "every hour is cocktail hour" and it is true. Start your visit in the bar and share a cocktail with a local then drift into the restaurant. The menu has under $20.00 values that... More 

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San Pedro, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays, which are one day apart. We split a Prime Rib and Lobster dinner and had Salad Bar with it. The dinner was delicious and just the right amount of food. I do not know our server's name but she was very sweet and provided excellent service. When she found out we were... More 

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L.A.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This classic log cabin cozy place should please everyone on your party. Has a nice bar, upstairs dining for busy nights, nice booths and table beside the fireplace. The food is not gourmet, but is tasty and a good value. Service was friendly and excellent. We will be back. Nice big parking lot and centrally located.

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Westminster, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This restaurant definitely has the Big Bear look. I had the $20 prime rib special which included a 6 oz chunk of meat (I thought it looked bigger than 6 oz), the salad bar and soup. You may request either creamy horse radish or regular if you want the extra punch. It also comes with a baked potato and the... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were excited to eat here, having had it recommended to us by several people. I ordered the New York strip and a baked potato. The steak was good but somewhat overcooked for a medium rare (very little pink). My husband had the filet, and did not finish it because of the blandness. Our son had ribs and chicken. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

One of our favorites, but, go early, especially on weekends. Reservations recommended. Lorraine and Shawn are the best bartenders in town, great martini's and they will always remember you and what you normally order. The restaurent offers early bird specials and has great steak, scallops, and wonderful crab legs. Not that hungry, then order the salad bar. Not huge, but,... More 

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San Diego
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Beautiful place and very nice service. however on the lake we were looking for fresh fish. Not so the trout was old tasting not fresh and succulent. very disappointed.

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Additional Information about The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

Address: 42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
Phone Number: 909 866 3997
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909 866 3997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Historic Big Bear is alive at the Captain's Anchorage----complete with a ghost named George.The restaurant has been a tradition in Big Bear since 1946. Originally called the Sportsman's Tavern, the Captain's Anchorage has enjoyed visits by Hollywood celebrities, weathered fires, and has hosted gambling and the ghost of a former employee.Today, the rustic stone and log building invites guests to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Andy Devine bar, or stay for dinner in the dining room. Every meal comes with the soup and salad bar, even the under $20.00 dinners.Visit the website for the menu and for more stories about the history of Big Bear and the Captain's Anchorage Restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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