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The Pines Lakefront


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Received a $100 gift certificate from a friend.brought the wife for Valentine’s Day she had the fillet mignon which was great however I had the lobster which was tiny and like chewing on a rubber duck and the gift certificate didn’t even cover the bill

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank thomamarc723
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Just finished eating a VERY tasty traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The presentation was colorful. Enjoyed the puff pastry (shaped like a turkey) filled with a cranberry sauce. As usual the service was efficient and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Redfiona2003
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended, but it was a little bit difficult to find because it's on a private road and not all GPS systems have it loaded. Don't despair, keep trying, it's worth the effort. We ordered off the German menu for Octoberfest and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RuNanS
Reviewed October 5, 2018

According to all information, they are only closed on Tuesdays. We walked down there on a Monday night and it was like a ghost town. Nobody around, no signage to indicate they were closed. Just looked deserted. Was disappointing (although with the lake being so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank BadDiver
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We sat outside and the view was amazing. Got there at sunset. All the staff was very accommodating. I don't usually get salmon but decided to try. It was very good. The tables outside were a little close, but all in all it was a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Debra Z
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This is the only restaurant I could find on the lake and the setting was lovely. The food was very tasty and the service was wonderful.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 8305San
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Working in the Big Bear area the locals suggested this spot. Walking up we saw there was a wait but they had live entertainment. We got on the list and was told the wait was an hour. The wait was truly an hour BUT it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank photohistorians
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant and were quite surprised. It’s tucked away off of big bear Blvd and you’ve got to look for the small sign. The food was outstanding, the service was just right, and the live music was very enjoyable. I would recommend a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank robc1234
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We originally had dinner reservations when a local told us he didn't like the new management here. We had seen a review saying there was bread pudding on the menu, one of our favorites so we stopped in for just dessert. Glad we changed our...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank karendU3998WG
Reviewed July 8, 2018

One of my favorites in Big Bear Lake and we usually frequent this restaurant for lunch and/or dinner a few times each month. Food is outstanding and staff is always on point. Their menu also offers Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Children's Menus (including steaks), to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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November 5, 2018|
Response from robc1234 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact them directly.
May 18, 2018|
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Response from diverdownfbh | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Ask for a window seat
June 30, 2017|
Response from arlene821 | Reviewed this property |
The fireworks are over the lake, so any restaurant with a lake view should be nice.
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