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Nottinghams Tavern

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40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
+1 909-866-4644
08:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:30
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

My favorite breakfast in the bear. During lunch don't forget the fried pickles - decadent but delicious.

Thank Tom C
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This place,tucked away slightly from the main strip, provided a nice reprieve from the Labor Day crowds. Service was excellent, and the entire staff was friendly. Dogs are allowed on the large patio, and they provide water bowls, and even offer menu items for your pet! The food was pretty good, better than average for the Big Bear area.

Thank Cait D
Yorba Linda, California, United States
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great food and great service. Sierra was an awesome server and we love the dog-friendly patio. The flat iron steak was actually tender, which is not common. I usually get a rib eye, but this was good, along with the garlic cheese mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Wonderful enclosed patio!

Thank Jeepie59
Upland, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

this is a great fine dinning atmosphere! the food portions are very nice and they have great breakfast with patio seating!

Thank jennine h
Monee, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Ate here for dinner a couple of times. Food was good and Staff was great! Wished we could have tried the meatloaf. They were out both times we went there. They had a 1 man band there on Thursday night. Played everything from Johnny Cash to Elton John! Was very entertaining!

Thank Jim C
San Diego
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Were there on a Sunday night. Had our dog and sat outside on their really cute patio. Food was good, but maybe not special. That night kids had the build your own pizza or pasta. Good choices and good alfredo sauce.large portions. Burgers were also good but not special. Nice option for the ambiance outside, drink selection and a good... More 

Thank sd_dawn
Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a nice place, right at the lake and part of a large hotel complex. It dates back to probably the 1930's and had some historic charm. Beautiful stained glass windows. The food was good, better than when I was here in the past. I read reviews that complained about poor service but everyone I met (we ate here... More 

1 Thank NancyRose240
Brea, California
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

This was the best restaurant we ate at while we stayed in town this past weekend. Service was quick, and staff was friendly and willing to go the extra mile to provide a enjoyable experience. The steak I had was tender and cooked perfectly, and the sough dough bread was to die for. Our dining experience made our trip more... More 

1 Thank Scott H
Maui, Hawaii
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Nice place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner in Big Bear CA. Our family wanted something nice for lunch so we decided on Nottingham's. Nice menu-California cuisine-sandwiches, salads, pasta, hamburgers, seafood and steak. I had a grilled salmon salad and my husband had seared ahi with side salad. This restaurant is very nice and quaint on the inside but they also... More 

1 Thank Cindy C
Indio, CA
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

We took the whole family there for dinner on Father's Day, since we were staying in a cabin Big Bear for the weekend. We were a party of 12, which is always difficult to serve. The food was marginal tasting and not very warm. Again, I would attribute it to the size of the party. I had a seafood linguine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-4644

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