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“Most enjoyed restaurant of our trip!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thelma's Family Restaurant

Thelma's Family Restaurant
337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
909-585-7005
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Ranked #29 of 107 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Most enjoyed restaurant of our trip!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Being that Thelma's was recommended, we had to try. I was told to have the apple dumplings, but that wasn't the only thing I would recommend! We were all impressed and fully satisfied. I had the French toast special~ super cheap & super good! The sausage was delicious. Eggs Benedict & the Frisco burger got two thumbs up as well. The waitress, Melissa was so friendly & wonderful. I would say this was the best place we ate in big bear.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Moreno Valley, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“My Favorite Big Bear Lake Resturant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Them'as has been a Big Bear stop for the wife and I for many years. With just having a storm pass SoCA we decided to take a drive up the San Bernardino mountains to Big Bear for Thelma's chicken pot pie and a homemade apple dumbling with the works. My wife wished the crust on the pot pie was a little more crispy but I enjoyed. Its the homemade apple dumblings that Thelma's is known for.
It is best to take Hwy 38 as Thelma's is on the that side of Big Bear.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Ever! We ate here every morning of our 4day trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

What else can I say? I'm craving the cinnamon roll french toast as I type this! I generally don't like breakfast food, but I want to go back to big Bear just for Thelma's. The staff is all very friendly which made everything so much better because at other places we weren't treated as nicely. I didn't try their dinner, so i cant report on that but if you're in Big Bear and want the best breakfast ever try Thelma's. Also, the cinnamon roll french toast is $5.50 and is soooo filling. MMMMMMM

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast on the Mountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A lovely homey place for breakfast and lunch. Cozy indoor seating and a comfortable patio for outdoor dining. The menu is extensive and the apple dumplings (house specialty) are big, tasty and a nice take-out treat. After our first visit we made it a point to have breakfast there every morning for the entire week. Nice mix of locals and tourists and a very friendly staff. Delicious, light French Toast was part of the daily special . . . less than $6 with eggs and bacon. Good coffee, too.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, AZ
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Celebrating a Birthday at Thelma's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

On a recent visit to Big Bear Lake, my family and I went to Thelma's to celebrate my daughter's 15th Birthday. We really loved the food. Three of us, including the Birthday girl had the Chicken Pot Pie. We preordered it to ensure that they had it for us. The child has fried chicken and my other daughter has New York steak. Everyone loved the food. The portions were huge and the quality excellent. We were stuffed so we brought home our dessert, pies all around. The pies were great. In addition, the service was great. We would recommend Thelma's to anyone visiting or living in Big Bear.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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