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“Captain's Anchorage” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
909 866 3997
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Ranked #26 of 105 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Historic Big Bear is alive at the Captain's Anchorage----complete with a ghost named George.The restaurant has been a tradition in Big Bear since 1946. Originally called the Sportsman's Tavern, the Captain's Anchorage has enjoyed visits by Hollywood celebrities, weathered fires, and has hosted gambling and the ghost of a former employee.Today, the rustic stone and log building invites guests to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Andy Devine bar, or stay for dinner in the dining room. Every meal comes with the soup and salad bar, even the under $20.00 dinners.Visit the website for the menu and for more stories about the history of Big Bear and the Captain's Anchorage Restaurant.
Big Bear Lake, California
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“Captain's Anchorage”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Average food, bread isn't worth eating. Salad/soup bar not too bad. Under $20 menu a good value. Service is usually good.

Visited April 2013
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Mission Viejo, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Oldie but goodie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Had dinner here on our recent trip and it was defiantly somewhere we will return to. I had the prime rib on the under $20 menu and hubby had the highly recommended by the waiter fresh Halibut blackened. The Halibut was delicious and I almost wished I had ordered it as well but it was good to both have something different to share. Dinner come with soup and sald bar and warm bread. It's a fun place with friendly people and great food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Watsonville, CA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Old fashion service and ample meals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Even their under $20 meals are more than enough. The great service takes you back to the days when restaurants spoiled the customer. Full bar, cozy atmosphere, great food. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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La Puente, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best Place up the Hill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Highly recommend this place for romantic dinners and celebrating anything. Great salad bar with soup too. Service amazing. Food always very good. The ambience is warm and relaxing. Warning though if you are an oversized person such as myself the chairs are tight. Ask for one with open sides. They are understanding and accommodating. So many choices to eat. Listen for the ghost oooooo!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somis, CA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Good, Nothing to write "Home"about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We have been here several times, we go to Big Bear often, saw the Yelp coupon & tried again. Service is good, food is good, Not Great. Like the funky, old, charm. We love Big Bear & know this place could be it's #1 charm! Keep tryin!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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