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North Shore Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
+1 909-866-5879
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We found this place while staying at a airbnb nearby.The food was great from burgers and pastas. Its small but there is seating outside too. We got there early before the dinner rush and had the place to ourselves for 1/2 hour then it filled up!

Thank MamaMia796
Big Bear Lake, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Located in fawnskin where we have no restaurants but this one. Lucky us it's wonderful. Breakfast is awesome. Breakfast burritos huge..enough for two. Fine dining on Fri and sat nites. The owner richard is the chef and never fail to amaze. Staff is friendly owners friendly. A little hometown jewel

Thank Nancy M
Yucca Valley, California
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had been trying to eat at this cute cafe for many months. Seems we are always in the area when they are closed (I think Mondays and Tuesdays). We were glad to get a chance to eat an early lunch there last week. Breakfast or lunch menus were available. The pepper omelet with country style potatoes and toast was... More 

Thank AzNannie
Corona, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This unpretentious place is a true gem. Highly recommended by the locals.....this is where 'the insiders' come for well prepared gourmet fare. We come here quite frequently, as we have a weekend place in Big Bear. My favorite is the steak salad, we've also had wonderful burgers and pastas and fish, as well as desserts (they always have specials on... More 

Thank rwdogs
Tulare, California, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

My group was really looking forward to a special dinner after working all day down the road at the Renaissance Faire. We had a very good meal there the previous year and were excited to return. Unfortunately, it was an expensive, and unbelievably tasteless disappointment. We sat out on the patio but let the wait staff know we were there... More 

1 Thank Dorothy H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Unique little place in Big Bear, usually something interesting on the menu. Great Ruben sandwich, one of my favorites. Yum.

Thank Earl S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A must good times and memories here my dads favorite place to stop when in Big bear. The burger are the best. They have no fried food. A must try is the potato salad so good

Thank Scott W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We happened on this sweet little cafe and WOW, the food was unbelievable. The waitress was unbelievably friendly and her service was great. I thot I was at a gastropub somewhere. We sat outside enjoying the view and even struck up a convo w/the couple behind us. If you come to Big Bear, you MUST eat here!!!! (Had the teriyaki... More 

1 Thank marvalash
Apple Valley, California
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Visited North Shore Café for lunch after hiking the Cougar Canyon Trail with my wife. I ordered the seafood spaghetti (with shrimp, lobster and cherry tomatoes) and my wife had an apple, broccoli and goat cheese omelet. After the meal we both agreed that we wished we had settled for less ambitious menu options. Both my entrée and the parsnip... More 

Thank Gaither L
Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

For some reason I thought the cafe had views of the lake but it doesn't. Food is ok and the ambiance is also ok but not great. The caesar salad was a home recipe for sure because it didn't taste like any other caesar salad I've ever had before. Hamburger was pretty good. Enjoy!

Thank USlawyerInHK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Fawnskin
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-5879
Scratch restaurant well known for freshly prepared food with quality ingredients. Indoor and outside patio seating. Menus are available on the restaurant website.

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?