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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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Argyle, Texas
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 did not finish it because of the blandness. Our son had ribs and chicken. He... More 

Thank TexasTravelette
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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, and wonderful crab legs. Not that hungry, then order the salad bar. Not huge, but,... More 

Thank Nedra C
San Diego
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

Thank virginia495
Crescent City, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 3 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
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 14 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 8 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 

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San Diego, CA
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 35
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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