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Original Cottage the Family Restaurant

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26545 State Highway 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378-0010
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Santa Paula, California, USA
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the food ordered for our table was excellent, but the garlic knots were amazing! Very addictive! YUM! It is such a huge portion, not sure what you'd do if there are only a couple at the table. All portions are very large so can be shared for dining on a budget. Our waitress (Kali) was great! Fun loving... More 

Thank Connie H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first came here in December of 2014 and we come here every time we vacation in the mountains. The garlic knots are to die for and the pizza is amazing the hot wings are HOT! The food here is great!

Thank Rosie N Guy C
Sonora, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this place with my husband on a Saturday afternoon. Great service, clean and good food. Pizza had nice crust baked perfectly and the right amount of cheese and toppings. Many refills of iced tea. Near attractions, so conveniently located.

Thank Sugan56
Lake Arrowhead, California
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We've eaten there several times now. The atmosphere is casual mountain. The servers are friendly and helpful. The food is great comfort food, well-prepared and served hot. We try to hit here during the week when the tourists aren't crowding in, however, it's always busy with returning patrons. Even getting take-out works great. I highly recommend The Cottage!

Thank IrishRed51
Lake Arrowhead, California, United States
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We are so glad to have The Cottage in our mountain! Their weekend breakfasts are legendary. Their pizza, Italian, Mexican, and American food are remarkably reliable and good. All REALLY BIG--one entree can easily serve 3 people. It is also super convenient that they deliver in the evenings.

Thank Ruth L
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Don't judge a book by its cover...the food is extraordinary. Best chicken piccata and the garlic knots are incredible. This place is a hidden gem.

Thank TheCAKeiths
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Great place to stop and order for delivery on the way into Arrowhead. Their pizza is excellent and people are friendly.

Thank karinegridonatelli
Orange County, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was honestly scared to try this place. I am glad tried this place. The food and service is excellent. We ended up eating there the whole weekend yes the food is that good. Everything we ordered was good. Give this place a try. You will be hooked like my family and I.

Thank ucla1
Blue Jay, California
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Do NOT order for delivery. I live in the community and want local businesses to thrive. But, seriously, there's no excuse for being rude to customers who have waited over 2 hrs for their food. Mine arrived stone cold.

Thank Sarah G
Orange County, CA
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

If you go to this place, don't expect anything beautiful to look at. Well, except for the delicious food they put in front of you. We make it a point to visit The Cottage every year during our annual family mountain trip. I don't think we've ever had a bad dish from there. This year, however, we made a delicious... More 

Thank Bruin97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26545 State Highway 18, Rimforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92378-0010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Arrowhead  >  Rimforest
  • Phone Number: 909-337-1212

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