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The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

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42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3997
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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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Big Bear Region, California
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Food is always great Place is always busy kind of cramped One of the best steak places in big bear Prices are a little much but food has always been great Service is good give them a try

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Thank David S
San Diego, California, United States
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nicely decorated and warm ambiance. We ate in the bar and it was a quiet night. I order prime rib and it was a huge slice, cooked to perfection and very lean. Rice was a little salty, but the wine, Merlot, was a good buy. Service was superior and the staff chatty and friendly. A little pricey but was very... More 

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Thank Elmer W
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We have been enjoying beautiful big bear for over 30 years Captains Anchorage has been a cut above!! The best salad bar and prime rib ever!! The friendly servers always make you feel at home!! Can't wait for our next visit!!

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Thank dsully10
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I really expected some thing better for a $50 dinner. The salad at the salad bar was so wet that when you added your dressing you had salad soup. Speaking of soup.. the French Onion was very greasy and not even warm. No one under 5'5'' could possibly reach the back of the self-serve bar, so I missed many of... More 

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1 Thank Judith G
Elkton
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The food was good. All the meals are overpriced. The staff was very friendly, we stayed talking at our table about 2 hours after we had paid the bill and the staff came to the table to refill our drinks 2 times.

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Thank Henry H
Long Beach, California
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233 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went here because there was a Union Jack on the sign. She's British...so in we went. We decided to split the lobster and crab legs. So glad we did because it was a lot food. And delicious too. Our server was friendly and fun. It was so good I went back two days later and had... More 

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1 Thank Sailing_Sweetie
Glendora, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great place, great staff, great food!!! Highly recommend the prime rib, it was perfect! THe salad bar was fab!

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Thank catbatham
Coronado, California
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

After a long day of driving, we wanted a restaurant close to our hotel. This place fit the bill, so we gave it a try. We arrived at 5:40pm, and were lucky to get a seat at the bar. The place was packed, and it remained that way while we were there. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation!... More 

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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 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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 

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Thank midkid50
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There is a reason this place has been around for so long the food is basic and delicious. The waitstaff is always very friendly and happy to please. Always a destination when in Big Bear

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 909-866-3997
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.

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