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Original Cottage the Family Restaurant

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26545 Hwy 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378
909-337-1212
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Cottage Lake Arrowhead

Great place to stop and order for delivery on the way into Arrowhead. Their pizza is excellent and people are friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
karinegridonatelli
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop and order for delivery on the way into Arrowhead. Their pizza is excellent and people are friendly.

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Thank karinegridonatelli
Orange County, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews I was honestly scared to try this place. I am glad tried this place. The food and service is excellent. We ended up eating there the whole weekend yes the food is that good. Everything we ordered was good. Give this place a try. You will be hooked like my family and I.

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Thank ucla1
Blue Jay, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do NOT order for delivery. I live in the community and want local businesses to thrive. But, seriously, there's no excuse for being rude to customers who have waited over 2 hrs for their food. Mine arrived stone cold.

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Thank Sarah G
Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you go to this place, don't expect anything beautiful to look at. Well, except for the delicious food they put in front of you. We make it a point to visit The Cottage every year during our annual family mountain trip. I don't think we've ever had a bad dish from there. This year, however, we made a delicious... More 

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Thank Bruin97
Lake Arrowhead, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We eat here every other week and always have excellent food and service. Large portions, so my Fiancé and I usually split a meal. Our current favorite is the Turkey melt with lettuce and tomatoes on the side. The Guido is amazing!!! It's a meatball sub with the best marina sauce.

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Thank TedNBonny
Lake Arrowhead, California
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love the food, if you can avert your eyes from the obvious grime... I've eaten here a few times and I load up on my penicillin prior to eating every time. Very healthy (sic) portions, come hungry and wear blinders. Why don't owners take a little more pride in the establishment? They aren't backwards in coming forward about the prices... More 

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Thank Jon E
Crestline, California
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I love the Cottage and it doesn't matter what time of day you go or what you order, it will be delicious. The teriyaki mushroom burger is a favorite of mine and is their Tuscanini linguine. The are fast and for the portions you get (which are HUGE), everything is reasonable priced. The staff is friendly, fast and efficient. The... More 

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Thank kristaketter
Manhattan Beach, CA
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went on my birthday. The food was great, service a tad slow because it was a very crowded Monday night. I would have liked to have known the Lasagna took half hour to cook. We'd already waited 25 minutes or so to sit and order. My kids were getting a bit restless. Still they loved all their choices and... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been on vacation in CA for almost 3 weeks, and this is one of the best places we've eaten. Great food, great service (Hi Nina!) and great prices. Pizza is delicious and pasta dishes were spicy but very nicely done. A cannoli was better than in Little Italy (the NY one). Be prepared to wait for a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I had heard that the cottage had a really good deal for lunch, so my wife and I went and each had the $5.99 pizza and salad special. We each got a 10 inch 2 topping pizza and a decent sized salad. The pizza was very good and we both took home over half because it was so filling. We'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26545 Hwy 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Rimforest
  • Phone Number: 909-337-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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