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North Shore Café

Founded in 1907, we have served over 1.3 million guest nights over the last 113+ years!

Big Bear, California is a renowned vacation destination in Southern California that has a reputation for being a locale that revolves around rustic, outdoor adventure. Many a guest has flocked to the area to have a chance to experience the breathtaking hikes along the many mountain trails that host some of the most beautiful scenery you can find, from towering and proud pines to rolling meadows of wildflowers to the pristine glass like waters of the lake far below. Many also come to take advantage of the world-renowned ski slopes with pristine powdery snow just begging for you to carve the mountainside while gliding upon its surface, or to simply get away from it all and indulge in lakeside lounging and some much-needed relaxing and sunbathing. While the great outdoors is a definite highlight of a trip to Big Bear, there’s no reason not to seek out those upscale moments here as well, particularly when it comes to Big Bear’s culinary scene which offers cuisines and meals from all over the world, each packed full of flavor that will have you aching when you realize the last bite was taken. After a day out exploring and adventuring, feel free to dress your best and head out for a romantic dinner for two at North Shore Café.

Romance and International Cuisine

Located at 39226 North Shore Drive, North Shore Café is an elegant dinner stop in Big Bear that has been feeding hungry guests since 1994 when they first opened their welcoming arms to the flock of hungry visitors waiting to dine. Upon walking through their doors, you will find a sophisticated table setting, beautiful views, and a menu that features the best of French and American infusion. North Shore Café is open Thursday through Sunday and invites guests to step inside and indulge in an elegant interior perfect for the couple looking to lose themselves in each other’s company or make their way out to the splendid and shaded patio for an open-air dining experience under the warm California sun. North Shore Café further sets itself apart by the rather unique location. When their doors first opened, it was out of a beaten-up mining shack from the days of gold fever. However, don’t expect a decrepit building, as the place has been well renovated since turning what was once an eyesore into a location that lies at the heart of Big Bear community pride. When searching for this hidden gem, keep your eyes peeled for the quaint sign, and remember to bring your appetite too. While North Shore Café Big Bear caters to the dinner crowd on Friday and Saturday evenings, early opening hours allow for one to embrace either a late breakfast or enjoy a sip of champagne as you feast upon a brunch fit for royalty.

What to Enjoy From the Menu at the North Shore Café

North Shore Café hosts a diverse set of meals and plates, ensuring that there is always something for everyone no matter their cravings. If you find yourself sitting down in the morning hours for a delicious breakfast feast, then you’re in luck. On their menu you will find all the classics that we have all come to love, such as the classic meal of crispy bacon and perfectly cooked eggs. You can even tuck into a building omelet stuffed to the brim with all manner of toppings, from the healthy like broccoli and cheddar to the unique with pastrami and gouda to the old fashioned and simple such as salty ham and gooey cheddar cheese. If you’re looking for a healthy option, try out their trending avocado toast; however, considering you’re on vacation you deserve to let loose a bit and try their sweet and buttery pancakes, or dig into a sweet meal of bread pudding and French toast! If you find yourself quite famished, then try out their chorizo and cheese burrito which is sure to start your day off right.

Those in the lunch crowd will be thrilled with a wide range of options to choose from. You’ll find fresh and flavorful chicken tacos that just beg for you to sink your teeth into them and taste the flavorful and perfect cooked meats and fillings. You can also check out the soups of the day which are just as scrumptious as their main course. However, make sure you check out their array of customized sandwiches and burgers made to taste. You’ll find such creations as a sweet teriyaki burger, or even a BBQ cheeseburger stuffed with the spicy nature of jalapenos.

If you’re here for dinner, the options are just as intriguing. Guests can browse selections ranging from duck placed upon creamy and rich pasta. You’ll also find a range of specialty salads for those looking for a healthier option, or even pan-fried trout for those craving a taste of the mountains. When it comes to pairing your plate with the perfect beverage, North Shore Café hosts an impressively diverse drink menu that includes everything from a selection of wines to beer and even a variety of teas to sip on a cold morning. No matter what you choose to enjoy, time spent at North Shore Café Big Bear is sure to inspire the senses.

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From the many flavors to outdoor adventures, Big Bear is a place that packs in the fun for everyone. Make the most of your stay with accommodations booked with Big Bear Vacations. Contact us for more information on our portfolio of property options today.