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Original Cottage the Family Restaurant

26545 Hwy 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378
909-337-1212
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We just moved to the mountain and my husband was craving pizza. We drove to the other "top rated" pizza restaurant on a Wednesday early evening only to find it was closed for "oven servicing". My husband insisted that he saw a sign for pizza in Rimforest. I insisted he was thinking of Domino's. But lo and behold he pulled... More

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
109 helpful votes 109 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
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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Additional Information about Original Cottage the Family Restaurant

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

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