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“Average breakfast......a little disappointed....”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Grizzly Manor Cafe

Grizzly Manor Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
United States
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138 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Average breakfast......a little disappointed....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2009

My wife and I make it up to Big Bear usually once a year. Last year we came to eat here because of the rave reviews but they were closed ( apparently the owner had gone fishing...no really.....) So this year they were finally open. It definitely is a "hole in the wall" building but as one other reviewer put it, "tough in cheek" attitude that the wait staff like to enhance.....our wait was over 30 minutes which isn't bad for a Sunday and once we were seated another 30 minutes for or food. We both ordered the Rudy Omellete and again found the food to be bland and just ok.....I mean probably could have gone to Denny's down the street for what I think a better breakfast. It's just average diner food. We also ordered a blueberry pancake.....again ok, their huge so be prepared. I guess people like the ambience in the place but the food is just ok. We probably wouldn't return. We've found other places in the Village with better breakfast.

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Highland, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast in Town - No, Really!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

Located right on Big Bear Blvd., this tiny restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists. Good home cooked food at reasonable prices. The place is small and gets really packed. Be prepared for a short wait at times. They are open for breakfast and lunch.

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california
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“The best place in all of Big Bear”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2009

My husband and I have been going here for the past 5 years and can not go up to Big Bear without eating our meal here! Huge portions, great food, fun to read all the stickers everywhere and laugh, service is quick, staff is very very friendly and are as genuine as they come.
If you want to go back in time and enjoy the real thing, go here!!!!
Marco and Jacque

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Big Bear City Calif
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“Grizzly Manor is great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2009

The Grizzly Manor Cafe is one of those hole in the wall kind of places that you find all too seldom. Waiting outside to get in is very common, but it is worth the wait. Locals enjoy the banter with the employees and pour their own coffee and most times pour for anybody there that drinks coffee. Tourists are not used to this, but it part of the friendly atmosphere. The only thing that might be considered negative is the wait for your food, but than that is what happens in any place that is very popular, large or small.

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Socal
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22 restaurant reviews
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“Great food with tough-in-cheek Attitude”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2009

This is a really fun place to eat. The locals love it and it is always pretty busy in here. The walls are covered in stickers that make for some interesting reading. The staff and cook have a very relaxed attitude and joke with their customers (especially the locals) all the time.

The food is exactly what you expect when you walk in the door. Huge portions (the pancakes are enormous) and tasty - not health food for the most part :-) The prices are pretty average being $8-$10 for breakfast but given the size of the portions and the quality these prices are very reasonable.

I seem to remember a hefty charge for splitting meals. They definately encourage you to eat your own meal rather than sharing. My wife and I had no intention of sharing a breakfast and we both left a little on our plates but only because we couldn't get anything more inside us.

Love this place - I've eaten there two or three times now and it's my prefered place for breakfast in Big bear.

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