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The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

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42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
+1 909-866-3997
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Crescent City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

The service at this restaurant was amazing. My daughter was suffering from a cough due to the cold dry air and one of the ladies immediately offered Her some honey, very nice gesture. The food however was just okay overall. You can start your meal by visiting the salad and soup bar. The salad was very fresh and had a... More 

Thank Meredith J
Santa Barbara, CA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

If you like an old school steak house this one's for you. The service was very good, the cocktails and wine list were impressive and the steaks were big, juicy and delicious. The hearty home made soups and classic salad bar completed the meal. The kids menu includes prime rib and shrimp, which my picky eaters loved. We had a... More 

Thank ANafziger
Tustin, California
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I have to admit I haven't been to many places here but this is a winner. Our second visit and as good as any place we've ever been. Great food, great service, great value. What more could you ask for?

Thank Matt K
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Great ambiance, just the kind of place you want to find when visiting Big Bear. The food Salmon and Primve Rib was delicious and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

Thank Chibi514_12
Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We've eaten two sumptuous meals there this week while enjoying our week in Big Bear. Monday I enjoyed the $19.95 prime rib dinner. They prepared it blackened and was it delicious! My wife had the salmon and enjoyed that too. All meals come with the soup and salid bar and the restaurant has a certain ambience from the fifties. Christmas... More 

Thank OrchidmanUSC
San Diego, California, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

We went for prime rib and found it unexpectedly excellent. The 12 ounce dinner was one of the best prime rib dinners I have ever had (and I've had a lot of them all over the country). Perfectly prepared with a side of baked potato and a salad from the salad bar. A cozy decor adds to the warmth of... More 

1 Thank Dale A
San Diego, CA
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Loved the atmosphere, because it's like a time warp in here. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and nice, -from the hostess on the phone to our server. Food was really good. I had the Mahi Mahi. My friends enjoyed the prime rib. Nice dinner.

Thank sookisue
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

My husband and I like to go there about 2 times a year for our anniversary or his birthday. We always have a few drinks at the bar, then proceed to be seated upstairs. Our favorite is the Lobster/Crab dish. It is so big that we can share it. The price range is between $80 to a little over $100... More 

Thank Heart E
Thousand Oaks, California
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Charming place with old world feel. Cozy, with fireplace, near forest, but close in, Ghost sightings add to its intrigue.. Menu is quite varied, we ate fish and prime rib, fish was good, not great, but prime rib was great! Wonderful salad and soup bar compliments dinner. Great bar!

Thank linda h
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

I go to Big Bear quite often and have for many many years captains Anchorage is a great place to eat! The atmosphere is cozy.The food is always delicious. Some of the choices are a little expensive but well worth the price. It's also a place that you can still make a reservation. We always have a very nice time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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