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Peppercorn Grille

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553 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 (Stone Road)
+1 909-866-5405
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the quaint aspects of this place. definitely a must see. Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. would be my first pick to eat when going to big bear..

Thank michaellB3166XH
Bonita, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Reservations are a good thing idea. We went on a Thursday night and had to wait but they don't have a bar. You have several places nearby though and it worked out fine. Good wine list. Everything we had was very good. Lobster bites, spinach salad, clam chowder and dessert. This is our second trip here.

Thank Snorris57
Southern California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm so happy we decided to eat here! Very delicious food, friendly staff, and cute/comfortable restaurant. I had the Friday fish and chips, and my husband had a delicious turkey sandwich that I believe had cranberries on it. His was tastier than mine, but mine was also good. The fresh bread was scrumptious, but arrived after our meals did. I... More 

Thank drmstr
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They have high quality food & drinks & are very accommodating...be sure to make a reservation, even if you think you wont need one. It is very clean as well.

Thank Tracy F
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere. You will more than likely need a reservation or be willing to wait a lengthy amount of time. It is rather expensive, but you won't go hungry. I would recommend it at least once during your stay.

Thank PJ W
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People are not willing to accomodate you. Been there 2 times, tables outside were empty and they said there was no space. Dont recommend Worst service! If you are in a big party (more than 4), dont waste your time. They only have 1 big table in the restaurant and again, they will keep the outside tables empty and not... More 

Thank Gratina
Julia H, Owner at Peppercorn Grille, responded to this review

I don't normally respond to reviews because I understand people have the right to their own opinion, whether good or bad. It just gets so disheartening sometimes to read reviews such as this that don't have anything to do with the quality of our food or service, both of which I think you will agree from our hundreds of reviews,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest and tastiest places on the mountain. It can get a little pricey for dinner but still well worth it. Make sure to make reservations on those busy weekend nights. Lunchtime is priced reasonable and you can easily share an appetizer and split a meal. The steak salad was amazing! Salmon dinner was also great.

Thank beachsnowgal
Junctin Ciy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny place. Got there early and didn't have to wait for a table. Food was great. No kids menu, so not recommended for picky eaters. My daughter got potato wedges but was happy.

Thank lmn2371
Running Springs, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I decided to stop and eat at Peppercorn Grille in Big Bear. What a great day, since it wasn't so packed with the many people coming up to Big Bear for the snow! Very relaxing atmosphere. Servers were very nice. Got our food right away. We wanted a salad and got the Warm spinach salad with aha... More 

Thank Amy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, diverse menu, superb cocktails, location in the village, patio option, good service...all make the Peppercorn our first choice in Big Bear. Only hard part is getting a reservation as they fill up fast on holidays and weekends. Book early and enjoy the Peppercorn

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 33
Italian, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 553 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
    (Stone Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-5405
Come in and see why the Peppercorn Grille has become a local favorite. We offer the largest and most versatile menu in Big Bear. Choose from Certified Angus Beef, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Specialty Salads, Brick Oven Baked Pizza and more. All soups, bread and fabulous desserts are prepared fresh daily. Enjoy dining in our cozy intimate dining room or on our heated patio, street-side in 'The Village.' We offer an extensive wine list and cocktails.

Come and experience the finest in dining Big Bear has to offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?