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North Shore Cafe

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39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Corona, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This unpretentious place is a true gem. Highly recommended by the locals.....this is where 'the insiders' come for well prepared gourmet fare. We come here quite frequently, as we have a weekend place in Big Bear. My favorite is the steak salad, we've also had wonderful burgers and pastas and fish, as well as desserts (they always have specials on... More 

Thank rwdogs
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique little place in Big Bear, usually something interesting on the menu. Great Ruben sandwich, one of my favorites. Yum.

Thank Earl S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A must good times and memories here my dads favorite place to stop when in Big bear. The burger are the best. They have no fried food. A must try is the potato salad so good

Thank Scott W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We happened on this sweet little cafe and WOW, the food was unbelievable. The waitress was unbelievably friendly and her service was great. I thot I was at a gastropub somewhere. We sat outside enjoying the view and even struck up a convo w/the couple behind us. If you come to Big Bear, you MUST eat here!!!! (Had the teriyaki... More 

1 Thank marvalash
Apple Valley, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Visited North Shore Café for lunch after hiking the Cougar Canyon Trail with my wife. I ordered the seafood spaghetti (with shrimp, lobster and cherry tomatoes) and my wife had an apple, broccoli and goat cheese omelet. After the meal we both agreed that we wished we had settled for less ambitious menu options. Both my entrée and the parsnip... More 

Thank Gaither L
Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

For some reason I thought the cafe had views of the lake but it doesn't. Food is ok and the ambiance is also ok but not great. The caesar salad was a home recipe for sure because it didn't taste like any other caesar salad I've ever had before. Hamburger was pretty good. Enjoy!

Thank USlawyerInHK
Long Beach, California
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420 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Brad Shelkey took me and my friend here for lunch because it is his all time favorite and he is a local. What was very impressive was the level of service we received from Barbara. She loves what she does and has a lot of good food to serve. I ordered the Parsnip Soup and it was rich and creamy.... More 

2 Thank PeggyChism
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place to go back to for brunch...Great food and service...wonderful pancakes and be sure to try the homemade corned beef hash...this is NOTHING FROM A CAN❤️

Thank Charlene H
Murrieta, California
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194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Get out of the hustle and bustle of Big Bear city and drive to Fawnskin for dinner or lunch. It is even a great place if you just want to stop for coffee and dessert. This cafe is very quiet as it sits on a quiet street with plenty of indoor and outside patio areas for seating and plenty of... More 

Thank Susan R
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This was a great find, recommended by our air bnb host. Delicious and nutritious food with a great selection. The waitress was lovely, and very helpful. Opposite was a children's playground (which our 3 year old enjoyed). There was also Wi-Fi which was super helpful in the mountains.

Thank Stephanie H

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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 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Fawnskin
  • Phone Number: 909-866-5879

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