Captains Anchorage Restaurant and Bar - Big Bear Lake

★★★★★
  • 42148 Moonridge Way

    Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

    Cross street: Big Bear Blvd (HWY 18)

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  • 909-866-3997

About Captains Anchorage Restaurant and Bar - Big Bear Lake

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Open Daily 4:30 PM

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When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was

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When I go out to eat, I expect to pay a lot for my meal. I also expect to get a lot of food for that money. I'm a bit of a foodie and only want the best. Well, this place did deliver a great meal that I really enjoyed, only the portion was

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1st time here in over 20 years Best salad bar ever Great waitress!!! Fabulous prime rib and baked potatoes

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1st time here in over 20 years Best salad bar ever Great waitress!!! Fabulous prime rib and baked potatoes

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We like it over here very much. We enjoyed the food. Everything was fantastic, the service and the food. We really appreciate your food. Thank you!

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We like it over here very much. We enjoyed the food. Everything was fantastic, the service and the food. We really appreciate your food. Thank you!

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Lynn - our server was amazing. She was knowledgeable, friendly and joyful.

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Lynn - our server was amazing. She was knowledgeable, friendly and joyful.

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The service was great and they kept good care of us! Good food too!!

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The service was great and they kept good care of us! Good food too!!

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The place has the feel of a dark old cabin. Love the prime rib here. Come here for the Prime Rib! Ive had it numerous times when I lived up there. They used to have a special. Dinner would run about $20. Comes with great chowda or salad

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The place has the feel of a dark old cabin. Love the prime rib here. Come here for the Prime Rib! Ive had it numerous times when I lived up there. They used to have a special. Dinner would run about $20. Comes with great chowda or salad

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The shrimp diablo and prime rib were great. We have been coming to Big Bear for years and the Anchorage is always a favorite.

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The shrimp diablo and prime rib were great. We have been coming to Big Bear for years and the Anchorage is always a favorite.

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If you are looking for the best of the best in Big Bear, look no further. The service was unbelievable and the food was even better.

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If you are looking for the best of the best in Big Bear, look no further. The service was unbelievable and the food was even better.

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I visited friends in Big Bear and they recommended Captains Anchorage for dinner. I was a little hesitant since the rating was just average.

The Restaurant has been in Big Bear since 1947 and is supposedly haunted according to my friends

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I visited friends in Big Bear and they recommended Captains Anchorage for dinner. I was a little hesitant since the rating was just average.

The Restaurant has been in Big Bear since 1947 and is supposedly haunted according to my friends

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Not to say it's the best anywhere, but if you are in Big Bear and want a good steak dinner, this is the place. The service has always been good, the ambiance woodsy, rustic and what you expect from a mountain restaurant. They

3
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Not to say it's the best anywhere, but if you are in Big Bear and want a good steak dinner, this is the place. The service has always been good, the ambiance woodsy, rustic and what you expect from a mountain restaurant. They

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We've had a place in Big Bear Lake for over 4 years now, and finally ran out of excuses to avoid this icon. Having Yelped it, we were not expecting to be impressed.

Luckily, despite the reviews, we had a great time and a great meal. I'd

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We've had a place in Big Bear Lake for over 4 years now, and finally ran out of excuses to avoid this icon. Having Yelped it, we were not expecting to be impressed.

Luckily, despite the reviews, we had a great time and a great meal. I'd

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Saw this restaurant while driving, read the reviews and decided to try it myself. Very dark rustic setting. Very friendly and attentive staff. Menu had great choices, a little pricey but comes with salad and soup bar. Portions are

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Saw this restaurant while driving, read the reviews and decided to try it myself. Very dark rustic setting. Very friendly and attentive staff. Menu had great choices, a little pricey but comes with salad and soup bar. Portions are

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SO good and worth the wait....super cozy and extremely friendly service. The hostess bought us a drink because we waited for an hour but we had just walked in so we werent even upset.....highly recommended plus the ghost stories are fun!

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SO good and worth the wait....super cozy and extremely friendly service. The hostess bought us a drink because we waited for an hour but we had just walked in so we werent even upset.....highly recommended plus the ghost stories are fun!

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If you're a prime rib fan you have to try the Captains. You can cut it with a fork and the portions are HUGE. Even the petite cut is giant. Great salad bar too, and the upstairs dinning area is quietier, a much better "date" room that the

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If you're a prime rib fan you have to try the Captains. You can cut it with a fork and the portions are HUGE. Even the petite cut is giant. Great salad bar too, and the upstairs dinning area is quietier, a much better "date" room that the

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We had a great meal at this cozy mountain restaurant. The soup and salad bar was good. Steak was medium rare ( as requested) and seemed larger than the 6oz ordered.

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We had a great meal at this cozy mountain restaurant. The soup and salad bar was good. Steak was medium rare ( as requested) and seemed larger than the 6oz ordered.

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You have to be the most picky person in the world to not have enjoyed the restaurant. The food and service are A+ and can't be beat in Big Bear. This is a MUST TRY place.

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You have to be the most picky person in the world to not have enjoyed the restaurant. The food and service are A+ and can't be beat in Big Bear. This is a MUST TRY place.

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Sorry for those who have had bad experiences, but you may have eaten there when it was crowded and crazy, which can happen to the best of places. We have eaten dinner here at least 10 times a year for the last 25 years, and have never had

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Sorry for those who have had bad experiences, but you may have eaten there when it was crowded and crazy, which can happen to the best of places. We have eaten dinner here at least 10 times a year for the last 25 years, and have never had

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Best steak and seafood in Big Bear. The wait and bar staff are excellent.

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Best steak and seafood in Big Bear. The wait and bar staff are excellent.

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The upstairs is definitely better than the lower level for private dining. The food was excellent and the portions were great. Simple selections of Fish, Pasta, Steak and Chicken. A truly well rounded restaurant. Not an overwhelming bogged

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The upstairs is definitely better than the lower level for private dining. The food was excellent and the portions were great. Simple selections of Fish, Pasta, Steak and Chicken. A truly well rounded restaurant. Not an overwhelming bogged

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This place is an old school prime rib house -- iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing, baked potato and sour cream, slab of meat, martini. If you're looking for something contemporary, go look elsewhere. It's a great change of pace and fits

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This place is an old school prime rib house -- iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing, baked potato and sour cream, slab of meat, martini. If you're looking for something contemporary, go look elsewhere. It's a great change of pace and fits

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What a great prime rib you will find at this long standing restaurant in Big Bear. It was cooked just as ordered and served nice and hot. Their salad bar is complete with everything you would want and the service was both friendly and very

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What a great prime rib you will find at this long standing restaurant in Big Bear. It was cooked just as ordered and served nice and hot. Their salad bar is complete with everything you would want and the service was both friendly and very

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We didn't have a reservation but we were seated in 10 minutes. The place has a really fun mountain feel and the old photos are really interesting. We shared a beef and a salmon dish and both were excellent.

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We didn't have a reservation but we were seated in 10 minutes. The place has a really fun mountain feel and the old photos are really interesting. We shared a beef and a salmon dish and both were excellent.

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The Anchorage hasn't lost its charm! The food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. I have been going there and taking friends for several years. Everytime I go to Big Bear I make sure a trip to the Anchorage is in the cards. My favorite

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The Anchorage hasn't lost its charm! The food, service, and atmosphere are wonderful. I have been going there and taking friends for several years. Everytime I go to Big Bear I make sure a trip to the Anchorage is in the cards. My favorite

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You have to be the most picky person in the world to not have enjoyed the restaurant. The food and service are A+ and can't be beat in Big Bear. This is a MUST TRY place.

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You have to be the most picky person in the world to not have enjoyed the restaurant. The food and service are A+ and can't be beat in Big Bear. This is a MUST TRY place.

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Service and food was outstanding, the staff are all real pros. The prime rib was excellent. The soup and salad bar was a nice touch. The shrimp diablo appetizer is to die for.

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Service and food was outstanding, the staff are all real pros. The prime rib was excellent. The soup and salad bar was a nice touch. The shrimp diablo appetizer is to die for.

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What a great prime rib you will find at this long standing restaurant in Big Bear. It was cooked just as ordered and served nice and hot. Their salad bar is complete with everything you would want and the service was both friendly and very personable. The ambience is old Big Bear and you will find those dining there having a good time.

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What a great prime rib you will find at this long standing restaurant in Big Bear. It was cooked just as ordered and served nice and hot. Their salad bar is complete with everything you would want and the service was both friendly and very personable. The ambience is old Big Bear and you will find those dining there having a good time.

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Not to say it's the best anywhere, but if you are in Big Bear and want a good steak dinner, this is the place. The service has always been good, the ambiance woodsy, rustic and what you expect from a mountain restaurant. They always have good fish specials...and their steamed artichoke appetizer is great. Fresh, cold salad bar is the best in town. Early bird specials and do yourself a favor and make a reservation for later on weekends.

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Not to say it's the best anywhere, but if you are in Big Bear and want a good steak dinner, this is the place. The service has always been good, the ambiance woodsy, rustic and what you expect from a mountain restaurant. They always have good fish specials...and their steamed artichoke appetizer is great. Fresh, cold salad bar is the best in town. Early bird specials and do yourself a favor and make a reservation for later on weekends.

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Sorry for those who have had bad experiences, but you may have eaten there when it was crowded and crazy, which can happen to the best of places. We have eaten dinner here at least 10 times a year for the last 25 years, and have never had a bad meal! Their steaks and prime rib are great and the seafood is respectable. The salad bar is fresh, and the clam chowder is thick and I love it that way! The bartender always acknowledges us immediately and gets our drinks to us promptly. There have been holidays and busy weekends where we have had to wait for a table, but what do you expect on a holiday? The atmosphere is not fancy...the building is historic, and the history is on the menu...take the time to read it. Our teenage sons have taken large groups of friends in and have always been treated like high rollers. Upstairs is only open on big holidays when large crowds are predicted, and there is no way they could seat you up there if they didn't have the staff for both floors.

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Sorry for those who have had bad experiences, but you may have eaten there when it was crowded and crazy, which can happen to the best of places. We have eaten dinner here at least 10 times a year for the last 25 years, and have never had a bad meal! Their steaks and prime rib are great and the seafood is respectable. The salad bar is fresh, and the clam chowder is thick and I love it that way! The bartender always acknowledges us immediately and gets our drinks to us promptly. There have been holidays and busy weekends where we have had to wait for a table, but what do you expect on a holiday? The atmosphere is not fancy...the building is historic, and the history is on the menu...take the time to read it. Our teenage sons have taken large groups of friends in and have always been treated like high rollers. Upstairs is only open on big holidays when large crowds are predicted, and there is no way they could seat you up there if they didn't have the staff for both floors.

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I've only eaten here once, but my family and I were not impressed. There is not a lot to chose from in Big Bear. It was edible, but the portions were skimpy and the quality was just so so.

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CONS: Portions, price, parking

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I've only eaten here once, but my family and I were not impressed. There is not a lot to chose from in Big Bear. It was edible, but the portions were skimpy and the quality was just so so.

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CONS: Portions, price, parking

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after talking to the concierge/hotel clerk and several other locals and being recommended this place by all of them as the "nicest restaurant in Big Bear", we thought we'd get a decent meal. the kitschy cabin had several rooms on 2 floors. dinner came with mediocre chowder and salad. we ordered the "anchor's aweigh" ($32, filet stuffed with crabmeat); the steaks were actually decent, the crab was dry and resembled fake crabmeat. the lobster tail ($39) was overcooked and rubbery. we didn't bother with dessert. i guess we were expecting a little much from a little town like Big Bear.

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after talking to the concierge/hotel clerk and several other locals and being recommended this place by all of them as the "nicest restaurant in Big Bear", we thought we'd get a decent meal. the kitschy cabin had several rooms on 2 floors. dinner came with mediocre chowder and salad. we ordered the "anchor's aweigh" ($32, filet stuffed with crabmeat); the steaks were actually decent, the crab was dry and resembled fake crabmeat. the lobster tail ($39) was overcooked and rubbery. we didn't bother with dessert. i guess we were expecting a little much from a little town like Big Bear.

Cons: overpriced food, overcooked

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If you're a prime rib fan you have to try the Captains. You can cut it with a fork and the portions are HUGE. Even the petite cut is giant. Great salad bar too, and the upstairs dinning area is quietier, a much better "date" room that the downstairs. The bar drinks are good with lots of regulars hanging out every night. It's often standing room only in the bar on weekends. I've yet to have a bad meal at the Captains!

PROS: Prime Rib! YUM!
CONS: The dirt parking lot . Make sure you don't hit a tree on the way out!

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★★★★★

If you're a prime rib fan you have to try the Captains. You can cut it with a fork and the portions are HUGE. Even the petite cut is giant. Great salad bar too, and the upstairs dinning area is quietier, a much better "date" room that the downstairs. The bar drinks are good with lots of regulars hanging out every night. It's often standing room only in the bar on weekends. I've yet to have a bad meal at the Captains!

PROS: Prime Rib! YUM!
CONS: The dirt parking lot . Make sure you don't hit a tree on the way out!

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