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“Average” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Stillwells Restaurant

Stillwells Restaurant
Ranked #84 of 114 Restaurants in Big Bear Region
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Visited with a group of friends (about 15 people). Average food, large portions. Service needs to be improved.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, CA
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bland food, good service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Could not find a restaurant in town without a line, stopped here for dinner. Restaurant sparsly occupied, it's attached to a resort.
Service was good, quick, efficient and handled all the requests with a smile.
Ordered their version of spinach and artichoke dip as appetizer. Dip was BLAND with bread crumbs on top that were seasoned with??. not good, tasteless and only ate half.
I ordered a bowl of the beef vegatable soup and a side of sourdough bread to go with it as I was not very hungry. My boyfriend ordered the fish and chips.
Order came out promptly after the appetizer was removed. Soup was lukewarm with cold areas. I told the waitperson to please take it back and get me some HOT soup.
She walked back into the kitchen and I heard her YELL to the cook, HEY CAN YOU MAKE THIS HOT??. We were seated near the service door. probably not ok to have your customer hear you do this...
My boyfriend's fish and chips were hot, fish breaded in a bland coating, no seasoning, fries looked like the frozen kind, not crisp, not flavorful.
My soup came back out HOT this time and I asked her about the side of bread. She pointed to the bread basket and said, "the middle roll is sourdough'.
Please don't eat here. Perhaps when the area picks up the food gets better.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank champagnelady59
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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lacked service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Was in Big Bear for a family get together staying at Northwoods Resort. We decided to eat at the Stillwell Restaurant (they knew in advance it was a large group coming in) for most of the meals for convenience. The first night service was great food was good and no issues with getting the proper check to the proper person. Next morning was another story service was slow due to only having one person to wait on our large group as well as other guest that had decided to eat there. Meals again were pretty good but getting the checks straight was a battle sending them back several times and could never get them straight (later found out the server we had from previous night was working a double shift) All other meals we ate there were all the same. Knowing in advance they could have at least had extra staff on hand to help out. Oh and if you are ordering any drinks be sure they aren't mixed drinks can't seem to handle making them.

Visited August 2012
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Thank cookies6299
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Big Bear Lake, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Can be a 4 or 5”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

There are times I could have rated this restaurant a four or five -- they are not consistent - in a small town like this that can be a problem -- the restaurants that stay consistent with quality and service are the BEST!

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Thank Mary P
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Over the top service!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

While the food was ok at best the desserts were amazing and our waitress was phenomenal! We were worried after reading reviews and almost went into the village but glad we didn't. All three of us ate for $50

    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank MomandwifeFam
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