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The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3997
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“prime rib” (36 reviews)
“steak” (22 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
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42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, this was a super expensive dinner for basically soup and salad. It is apparent people are paying for the "ghost George". While the soups were good- the salad bar was iceberg lettuce with some cabbage thrown in. A small selection of other veggies to...More

Thank CristyK75
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Went there tonight and our party of four had the 8oz prime rib.. We were a little surprised that the prices were higher than what the menu said that I had looked up on the Internet (must of been an old price menu). We did...More

Thank SarahTouch
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We were there for dinner on a Saturday evening in June. It was busy, and the average age of the customers was around 60 years (younger than me, btw). It's a so-called "traditional American" place; rather dark inside, dim lighting, wood panelling everywhere. The menu...More

Thank eoo104
Reviewed 2 June 2015

This restaurant is part of the history of Big Bear. A very friendly place as a visitor, but also used by the locals. Their motto is "every hour is cocktail hour" and it is true. Start your visit in the bar and share a cocktail...More

Thank Travelertraveler55
Reviewed 23 May 2015

My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays, which are one day apart. We split a Prime Rib and Lobster dinner and had Salad Bar with it. The dinner was delicious and just the right amount of food. I do not know our server's name...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 11 May 2015

This classic log cabin cozy place should please everyone on your party. Has a nice bar, upstairs dining for busy nights, nice booths and table beside the fireplace. The food is not gourmet, but is tasty and a good value. Service was friendly and excellent....More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 9 April 2015

This restaurant definitely has the Big Bear look. I had the $20 prime rib special which included a 6 oz chunk of meat (I thought it looked bigger than 6 oz), the salad bar and soup. You may request either creamy horse radish or regular...More

1  Thank Diana Q
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We were excited to eat here, having had it recommended to us by several people. I ordered the New York strip and a baked potato. The steak was good but somewhat overcooked for a medium rare (very little pink). My husband had the filet, and...More

Thank TexasTravelette
Reviewed 11 March 2015 via mobile

One of our favorites, but, go early, especially on weekends. Reservations recommended. Lorraine and Shawn are the best bartenders in town, great martini's and they will always remember you and what you normally order. The restaurent offers early bird specials and has great steak, scallops,...More

Thank Nedra C
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Beautiful place and very nice service. however on the lake we were looking for fresh fish. Not so the trout was old tasting not fresh and succulent. very disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-3997
Historic Big Bear is alive at the Captain's Anchorage----complete with a ghost named George.The restaurant has been a tradition in Big Bear since 1946. Originally called the Sportsman's Tavern, the Captain's Anchorage has enjoyed visits by Hollywood celebrities, weathered fires, and has hosted gambling and the ghost of a former employee.Today, the rustic stone and log building invites guests to enjoy a good meal in a comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the Andy Devine bar, or stay for dinner in the dining room. Every meal comes with the soup and salad bar, even the under $20.00 dinners.Visit the website for the menu and for more stories about the history of Big Bear and the Captain's Anchorage Restaurant.
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