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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)
“soup” (14 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
42148 Moonridge Way, CA 92315
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I spent a month in Big Bear and ate at many places.Captains Anchorage was highly recommended by locals. We tried it on our last night in town. I had the prime rib with baked potato and salad bar. My wife had the...More

Thank CAK45
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nicely decorated and warm ambiance. We ate in the bar and it was a quiet night. I order prime rib and it was a huge slice, cooked to perfection and very lean. Rice was a little salty, but the wine, Merlot, was a good buy....More

Thank Elmer W
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great place to have a drink and a delicious dinner. It has an old school vibe and every time we've been there we've had a great dinning experience. It's rumored to be haunted. Food is very good and staff is very friendly and helpful.

Thank S B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

My sister, who was staying with us up at Big Bear, along with her daughter, suggested sea food. We had had steak the previous evening. Captain's Anchorage Restaurant (CAR) fit the bill. From pork steak to salmon, the food was plentiful and good. The water...More

Thank Edward J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped by Captains anchorage for dinner. At first glance prices seemed a little high, but after realizing meal came with full salad bar and soup, got to say it was worth every penny. Portions are generous, meat was cooked to perfection. The Prime rib was...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have enjoyed the Captain's Anchorage for many many years. My husband grew up in Big Bear, and he still owns the house, so when we come up we never miss an opportunity to come here. Unfortunately, this experience wasn't up to the usual standard....More

Thank paulawB5972FQ
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food is always great Place is always busy kind of cramped One of the best steak places in big bear Prices are a little much but food has always been great Service is good give them a try

Thank David S
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We have been enjoying beautiful big bear for over 30 years Captains Anchorage has been a cut above!! The best salad bar and prime rib ever!! The friendly servers always make you feel at home!! Can't wait for our next visit!!

Thank dsully10
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I really expected some thing better for a $50 dinner. The salad at the salad bar was so wet that when you added your dressing you had salad soup. Speaking of soup.. the French Onion was very greasy and not even warm. No one under...More

1  Thank Judith G
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food was good. All the meals are overpriced. The staff was very friendly, we stayed talking at our table about 2 hours after we had paid the bill and the staff came to the table to refill our drinks 2 times.

Thank Henry H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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