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The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

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42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
909 866 3997
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't know much about local restaurants, but one of the locals said to try this place. We did and were extremely pleased. Really a cute place with warm ambience, very friendly staff and really super food and service. I had the prime rib which was done exactly to my order. The salad bar was about average for selections, but everything... More 

Thank midkid50
Carlsbad, California
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and i go here every time we visit. We sit in the bar and order food. Great service (Lorraine) and drinks. Love the bar area since it is the Devine room. The food is a but pricey but in the bar you can order from the full menu. Happy hour is great too. We will be back again... More 

Thank plnrboy
Burbank, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My husband took me to this restaurant for my birthday dinner. We were spending the weekend in Big Bear and we were looking for a good steak. We found this place by accident and got a reservation in for the evening. The Parking lot is huge, so there is plenty of parking. The lot is dirt and is covered in... More 

Thank Darlene G
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

DO NOT EAT HERE. The ONLY thing good about this was where my table was. The salad bar was sad and I ordered SEABASS which is usually delicious everywhere. It was served on top of some soupy pesto stuff that only made the fish soggy. Plus the combo was horrible, I dont know what the chef was thinking. Go ANYWHERE... More 

Thank marvalash
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I wonder how many people remember the actor Andy Devine? This restaurant was owned by Andy Devine...the bar was named in remembrance of him. If you're into ghosts, this place is supposedly haunted! We just had Happy Hour there but it was delicious. We both had the French dip sandwich with fries for $6.00...a bargain for the amount of food.

Thank Soul E
Dallas, Texas
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256 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Everything else -- clam chowder, bread, baked potato, & salad bar -- was mediocre except the wonderful waitstaff and the tartar sauce.

Thank dianaholbert
La Quinta, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This place was recommended by the staff at our motel. We got there around 6pm. They asked if we had reservations, we did not. It was not crowded, they found a table for us. The prices were $$$ the gal took our drink order and eventually came back with a bread basket. The salad was a "salad bar", wow, everything... More 

1 Thank Joann M
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The staff were nice. The steak we ordered came back way way to done, we had to wait for quite a long time for a second one. Did we get anything for our extra time and hassle, nope. Long story short there are way better steak places for your money.

Thank W7747BVjamesb
San Diego
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a great place for steak done in the old steakhouse way. The fresh salad and soup bar was very good and our steaks were done to perfection and extremely flavorful.

1 Thank Albizia
Big Bear Region, California
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Husband and I went there for dinner. The service wasn't so great, the food wasn't so good and it was overpriced. The lighting was so dim we had trouble seeing our food. It was loud and they seated us right next to the door, which didn't make for a good dining experience.

Thank mountainjen1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: 909 866 3997
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.

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