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Black Diamond Tavern

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42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a few times now. We picked it at random the first time, after not being able to get into a different restaurants. We usually are in Big Bear with a group of 7 or more and that can make finding a place to eat a little more difficult. They have always been able to seat us.... More 

Thank scottclark760
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with some friends. Slow service, average food (if it was even available), decent prices. Pretty dark inside but they also have a patio. Plenty of parking, clean bathrooms.

Thank Tina E
Manhattan Beach, CAlifornia
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice casual restaurant that met our needs on the night we arrived in Big Bear. The menu had a number of good food options and the bar made us some very tasty beverages. The waitress was great and accommodated my dietary needs without any problem. The meal was satisfying and the pricing seemed to be quite fair. We'd go back.

Thank LoriscinMB
Saugus, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so good, we went there twice in 4 days. We saw the good reviews and that they had TVs (wanted to watch the Olympics). Went in and was beyond surprised at the fantastic food and ambiance. The wedge salad may be the best salad I've ever had. My picky kids loved their carbonara pasta (without scallops). The... More 

Thank NB3542
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The truffle pizza is amazing, and the burger can't be beat. The service was a little off that night, but the food more than made up for it!

Thank Melissa C
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It was our first time dining here last weekend while visiting Big Bear. We usually end up picking some place in the village but wanted to try something different this time. Right off the bat we love the atmosphere in this place, super friendly staff and Black Diamond certainly has a tavern feel to it. There is plenty to chose... More 

Thank Ian C
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163 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We only ordered appetizers after a long hike on Cougar Crest Trail. Beer was cold and the food tasty. Service was just enough!

Thank Allison399
Big Bear Lake, California
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143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was great. A little pricy. On the weekends they have entertainment. Must make reservations for weekend. Open for lunch on weekends. Not during the week.

Thank Kathy L
Warrington, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Black Diamond is a 'pub' and serves us standard pub grub fare. Most of us ordered burgers, which would a have been a lot tastier had they been warm, or even hot. Service was a bit on the slow side. This place has potential, but needs to to be a bit more careful with service.

Thank The_Gilberts_SAUK
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Food selection was good and the blue cheese burger was tasty! We went in around 5pm and managed to beat the crowds! Service was fine and the restaurant was rustic looking. The Bloody Mary olives were super tart but the drink itself was spicy and delicious. Would go back to try other choices of dinner or lunch.

Thank Shannyhead

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42172 Moonridge Road, Big Bear Lake, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: 19093660871
Black Diamond Tavern offers contemporary, American cuisine in a mountain approachable setting. With a bar, lounge and community table for casual dining and a fireplace framed dining room set with booths, Black Diamond can provide a range of experiences from intimate dining to a more interactive, social environment. Black Diamond provides weekend live entertainment along with 7 day a week happy hour from 3-6.30pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?