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Thelma's Family Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Choice of Grits*, Home Fried Potatoes, Hash Browns or Fruit and Biscuit & Gravy, or Toast*
Our Famous Hobo
This breakfast special is prepared for that hungry person on the road. Prepared with 3 eggs, 4 oz. of Polish sausage, diced onions and home fries all scrambled together
Irish Benedict
1 English muffin grilled then topped with corned beef hash, 2 poached eggs and smothered in hollandaise
Eggs Florentine*
1 English muffin grilled and topped with sliced tomatoes, spinach and 2 poached eggs, smothered in hollandaise sauce
Eggs Benedict*
Eggs Benedict Country Style*
2 English muffins grilled then topped with 2 sausage patties, 2 poached eggs and smothered in our country gravy
Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs
Thelma's Homemade Corned Beef Hash & Eggs
Paul Bunyan's Big Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast
3/4 lb. of tender, juicy Steak fried to perfection and served with 2 Eggs of your choice, then smothered with our own Homemade Country Gravy
Bacon or Sausage & Eggs
Honey Baked Ham & Eggs
All Omelets with Egg Beaters add $0.15 per Egg
Veggie Omelet
Mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, spinach, cheese and sprouts
The Polish
Diced Polish sausage with cheese
The Californian
Avocado, sautéed mushrooms and melted cheese combine to make our most popular omelet
The Spanish
A plain omelet topped with our own Spanish sauce and cheddar cheese
The Denver
Diced ham, cheese, bell peppers and onions
The Popeye
Fresh spinach, bacon and Swiss cheese
The Ortega
Sliced Ortega Chili strips with Swiss Cheese
The Chili
Topped with our famous chili and cheese
The Cheese
Jack and cheddar cheeses
Bacon & Cheese
Waffles available until 11:00 am
Short $6.0
Full $6.95
Buttermilk Pancakes
Short $6.25
Full $6.95
Banana Pecan Hotcakes
Short $6.95
Full $7.5
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Pecan Cinnamon Roll French Toast
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
French Toast
Pecan Waffle*
Huevos Rancheros*
Eggs any style on top of a corn tortilla smothered in Spanish sauce. Served with refried beans, cheese and tortillas
Shredded beef, eggs, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Served with refried beans and tortillas
Machaca Burrito*
Shredded beef, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, two scrambled eggs and cheese. Served in a flour tortilla with salsa and home fries
Chorizo & Eggs*
Served with refried beans and tortillas
Breakfast Burrito*
Two eggs and three pieces of bacon, refried beans with cheddar and jack cheeses. Wrapped in a large flour tortilla with salsa and home fries
Chorizo Burrito*
Chorizo, eggs and refried beans with cheddar and jack cheeses. Wrapped in a large flour tortilla with salsa and home fries
Southwest Breakfast Sandwich
Grilled sourdough, bacon, 2 eggs, American cheese, ortega chilies with your choice of potato
Availability subject to change during holiday periods. Weekend and Holiday Periods After 8 am - $9.75. Available Monday through Friday 6 am to 3 pm. Weekends and Holidays before 8 am. No Substitutions, please!
One Thick Piece of French Toast, Waffle or Pancakes
with 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon or Sausage
Choice of:
Senior's Breakfast
Choice of 1 pancake or 1/2 French toast, 1 egg, 1 sausage or 1 bacon
Child's Breakfast
12 and under. Choice of 1 pancake or 1/2 French toast, 1 egg, 1 sausage or 1 bacon
Ask your server for availability and price on Bakery items
Fresh Baked Jumbo Cinnamon Roll
Toasted English Muffin
Toast & Jelly
Assorted Cereals
Cream of Wheat*
Half Order $5.95
Biscuits & Gravy (4)*
Bacon, Sausage, Ham or Polish Sausage
Corned Beef Hash
Bowl of Fresh Fruit
One $2.5
Two $4.25
Pork Chop
A la Mode $2.5
Ice Cream Sundae
Home Fries, Hash Browns or French Fries
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

By now, we’ve been to Thelma’s few times. I think all were Sunday afternoon for their prime rib special. For about $18, their prime rib was good, with salad and soup. The first 2 times we had it was really very good. I have to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChrisW70
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great waitress who told us about their specials that night and all 6 of us chose meatloaf. Fantastic! Then she told us about the desserts. Of course we had try some. To die for! Need I say more?

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 252murrayp
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome food and large portions. Taste like home cooking. Friendly service. Also good for take out. Fast service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Trina1mh
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

You could find Thelma's in any small town in America. Small, great food (we had breakfast and lunch at different times) large portions, friendly staff, quick service, good prices. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Big Bear

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank umpirebill
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on a Friday. Sevice was fast and friendly. Food was great. DH had chicken fried steak, DD had cornedbeef hash eggs Benedict, I had machaca beef breakfast burrito. Portions were ample. Patio was lovely. One little thing, I wish patio was nonsmoking....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jopalis
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a family of seven with various orders. The food was well prepared, just right temperature and the prime rib really generous. Louise was very prompt.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We try to stop in here for breakfast whenever we go into town. The servers are really nice and quick. Prices are good too. I LOVE the biscuits and gravy! It's cash only. So come prepared.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Nanigirl275
Reviewed 10 July 2017

my wife and I stayed in big bear for one month. We tried several places for breakfast and we liked Thelma's the best. They also have lunch and dinner which we did not try, but we would be happy to try that next time. Very...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank CAK45
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I've been eating at this restaurant on multiple occasions during this last week..and whether it's in the morning (with the birds chirping) while I'm chowing down on pancakes OR in the evening when we were sipping wine and wolfing down one of their signature pot...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Stopped here this morning for breakfast. Had not been here for a while and as we remembered the food was terrific! Nice portions and nice presentation. And, all for what we thought was a good $ value in a very touristy area. We will eat...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank jima800
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19 August 2017|
Response from LAFFSTOP | Reviewed this property |
No but an atm is in the lobby..sorry for the delay i was i was in Ireland
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