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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Nice People

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
KateS7
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Right when we got up here it start snowing so we decide to stop and eat something hot and watch the snow so we order pizza and fettuccine Alfredo and soup ..So the food was delicious and the service was great and I love the weather ice cold and snow out side and nice and worm and good food inside... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We live up here and I hate to admit it but this is the best kept secret on the hill. The Chef is tops. We love this place. It's a quaint little place, very family friendly and the waitress's are so friendly, their pizzas are fabulous and you have to try the Chicken Marsala and Chicken Picatta are fantastic. I... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Mountain resident for 17 years and this place has some of the best food on the mountain by far and works well within budget and is fairly priced for the amount of food you get and the quality. Breakfast is awesome and if you get the farmer boy be ready for 3 days of leftovers! Lunch their sandwiches are to... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited yesterday, drove up for the day. I had checked with Trip Advisor and I'm glad I did.!!! Definitely a family place with generous portions of delicious home style food. The garlic knots are huge and delicious the platter fed all five of us. I had the California burger and fries. Both were awesome, especially the fries. The rest... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great family atmosphere, wonderful staff. Food was fantastic. Huge salad! Pizza was off the hook!! Good was served in a timely manner even though they were very busy.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

On your way to Lake Arrowhead stop in at The Cottage . . a favorite for locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is small but the portions are huge! Be ready to ask for a box to take half of your order with you. They serve an all American diner-style menu. And it will become a "must stop" for you... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been for lunch and dinner but this was my first breakfast visit. Portions were huge, service was great and went home with leftovers. You can't beat the price for the quality and size of the meal! Will definitely eat breakfast here again.

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

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