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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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Plano, Texas
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've now been to the Cottage three times in the last month or so and have not been close to disappointed! At first glance, the place is . . . let's call it rustic. But don't let that fool you. The food here is legit! So after a day of skiing, or chopping wood or whatever you choose to do... More 

Thank Randy T
Blue Jay, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum, I love getting takeout food from the Cottage on a Sunday night ( I work Thusday through Sunday.) their pizza is terrific, the chicken piccata with real mashed potatoes and fresh veggies is delicious! Salads are fresh, so is the bread, and it's never-ending when you eat in the restaurant, if you're so inclined.

Thank Sara S
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good food bad service...traiter trash servers! not friendly, rude, waited too long, rude white trailer trash fake blonde, brown eye trash waiters! would never go back even though the food was good

Thank Alie K
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We made a special trip to eat at this restaurant, as it had a great write up in the paper a few months ago. I have to say the food was top notch. Best pizza and antipasto salad that we have had in a long time! I reason that I only gave it a 3 star rating was because of... More 

Thank grace m
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 July 13, 2016

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 June 27, 2016 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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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?