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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Deal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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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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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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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7 restaurant reviews
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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 7 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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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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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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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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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  • 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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