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Original Cottage the Family Restaurant

26545 Hwy 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Rimforest
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is awesome and served in generous portions. My favorites are the meat ravioli and Reuben sandwich and my husband loves the calzone and pastrami sandwich. Their creamy balsamic dressing is delicious too! Plus, the owners are the nicest people and the servers are very friendly and efficient! Highly recommend! (The only down side to the restaurant is it's... More

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Lancaster, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I went to lunch here with a group of 18. The server handed our huge group with grace and a smile. Our group ordered some garlic knots and the portion was so huge that we shared it with our entire group. Everyone was happy with the quality of their food and shocked at the portion size. My burger was delicious.... More

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Anaheim, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I love to go here for those special occasions. The food is incredible. I have ordered a few different items but by far my most favorite is their steak. Cooked to perfection and served fresh. Just thinking about it now is making me hungry! It's a quaint little place right on hwy 18 in Rim Forest. Locals... More

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Los Angeles, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place has been around for so long, and is the old style and Home Cooking Meal King in the Arrowhead Mountains. Go here at least once on your stay, nice big portions, you might have to wait for a table early BK, Best Morning food on the Mountain !!! Ritchie H

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Culver City, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I'VE waited over ayear to post this ! EMPLOYEES 7 have left since i originally started calling THE OWNER Is MEAN AND RUTHLESS!!!!! I would never again spens my money at a place wher the ownwer is so nasty!!! Ive spoken to employees who have either quit or been fired over the oweners nastyness! As a customer i have also... More

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running springs
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A LOT of good food at a reasonable price. The decor is only so-so, but did you come to look or to eat? Best value for your buck.

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Temecula, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

As a former full-time and now a part-time resident of Arrowhead, I have been enjoying the dining experience at the Cottage for 15 years. The food here is excellent, no matter if it's breakfast, lunch or dinner. And they give you LARGE portions to be prepared to take some back home. The Cottage makes THE BEST pizza on The Mountain.... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great little place for weekend breakfast. Service with a smile. Good price. They also serve pizza, Italian foods, burgers.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I am well seasoned traveler and usually I refuse eat out when I am at home. This establishment makes me change the rules. Food is excellent, service is friendly and price is set just right. However, if you looking for fine Italian dinner….than just keep driving – this place is not for snobs, suits and ties. This tiny restaurant feed... More

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Blue Jay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Cottage is an original Lake Arrowhead institution - locals (and I've lived here for 21 years) go for the huge breakfasts and dinners. Their cob salad to-go (they also deliver)! is amazing and ENORMOUS (it serves 4 hungry people). The only problem IN the restaurant is that it needs to be gutted and refinished. The seats are old, the... More

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