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Barnstorm Restaurant

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501 W Valley Blvd, Big Bear City CA, CA 92315
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sugarloaf, California
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Big Bear and looking for a big breakfast try the Barnstorm. The portions are large as are the menu choices, it took me awhile to decide what to have. The restaurant faces Big Bear airport so watching the small planes land and take off is a treat for old and young alike. The facilities are clean and... More 

Thank Paula M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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211 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

My family of 5 went here for breakfast because it seemed to get good reviews. We were greeted and seated right away by the very busy hostess/waitress/cashier. Next came the wait. We waited about 10 minutes for her to have time to come back and get our drink order, then another 20 for her to take our food order. The... More 

Thank michelewelker
Dallas texas
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262 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Went for a late lunch with a couple that had flown into this airport before & had enjoyed the food. Agree it is a little pricey, but also agree that the staff is very friendly, if a little slow. 2 of us had the garlic burger-really good! Turkey sandwich (Jim & Sue) was bland, but the meat was good quality.... More 

Thank eeplebneesta
Big Bear Lake, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We wanted to watch the airplanes takeoff and land, so we went to the Barnstorm for breakfast. This place is relatively small and is right below the tower. The restaurant is very clean and the waitress was really nice. You're literally right next to the taxiway and fuel pumps to watch the private airplanes refuel. I think the food was... More 

Thank Arnold T
Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance is this restraints best feature. My friend and I also loved their specialty blueberry French Toast plate. We are going to return for lunch later in the week, their menu looks fantastic!

Thank Karen B
California Desert, California
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172 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We sat at a window table looking out on the small airport runway. We saw one plane take-off and it was a beautiful morning. Our server was friendly and efficient. We liked our egg dishes and also had a small side of a biscuit and gravy. Everything was hot and tasted fine.

Thank VEFlowers
Thousand Palms, California, United States
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

While visiting Oktoberfest we decided that their menu choices were limited and the place was really noisy. Their program had a listing for Barnstorm Restaurant with German specialties, so we thought we would carry on with Oktoberfest there, since it is only about 3/4 mile east of the convention center. It was a little hard to find, since it is... More 

Thank Glen K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Band aid in my food!! Staff told me chef was having a "bad day". Served to my 3 year old daughter. Contacted San Bernadino Board of Health. I hope this business is shut down

2 Thank Jeff B
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Excellent food. Under staffed. The three employees, 1 server, 1 busser, and 1 chef, did an outstanding job considering it was a busy holiday weekend, but we could see the frustration. We are locals and had not been to the restaurant for a long while. We would go back for the food, but the service needs some work.

Thank Michael B
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A friend recommended Barnstorm, so we gave it a try. We made a reservation on a Friday night, which was good as it's a very small restaurant. There was one mistake after another. They didn't serve us the salad dressings we ordered, so we asked for the correct ones. When our entrees arrived, they mixed up our potato orders. When... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Valley Blvd, Big Bear City CA, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909-585-9339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?