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The Captain’s Anchorage Restaurant

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

Experiencing the best that Big, Bear California has to offer means making the most of the hiking, biking, lakeside fun and shopping while you’re here. Between the scenic landscape and opportunities to explore, rest and rejuvenate in Southern California style, there’s something unforgettable about a trip this direction. Big Bear comes with plenty of opportunities for adventure and just as many options for flavorful stops along the way as well. When you’re in the mood for a casual dining experience that comes with a touch of old-world elegance, The Captain’s Anchorage Restaurant is the place to be.

Dine in Big Bear Style

Situated at 42148 Moonridge Way, The Captain’s Anchorage is a fun, sophisticated yet laid-back place to enjoy the very best of Big Bear seafood and steak selections. This one-of-a-kind dining stop is a landmark in the Big Bear area and was first built in 1946. While the name has changed since then, the ultimate goal hasn’t. A stop at The Captain’s Anchorage Big Bear is meant to inspire the senses and invites guests to enjoy an ambiance that speaks to upscale lodges of the good old days. Wood paneling and deep-maroon leather seating inside provides just the right balance of rustic charm and comfort. If you find you are coming to stay with us for a special event or get together, make sure to keep The Captain’s Anchorage in mind, as they are more then happy to not only cater but even host private events. They are happy to have the family dine with them for the celebration of birthday or of accomplishments past, while equally eager to please the high expectations of a wedding rehearsal dinner. No matter if you are dining as a group looking to celebrate that which has occurred, is occurring, or will occur in future times, are an intimate couple looking for a romantic dinner to further connect with one another, or are even a lone individual looking to rest their weary legs in a welcoming environment as they chat with those around and make new friends, you will feel right at home at The Captain’s Anchorage.

While this stop is known for its fantastic selection of cocktails and its casual fine dining flair, it’s may be just as well known for its supposed hauntings. Locals will tell you the story of George, the ghost who has made himself right at home at this locale and draws in visitors with a passion for the supernatural. As well, many of the long-term staff will be overjoyed to tell you of their personal tales of this rather playful spirit. To make matters more interesting, the story of George is quite the intriguing tale for he used to be the restaurants accountant during its Sportsman’s days. However, a mysterious death befell old George; some say that he committed suicide, though the story grows more complex when one hears the local whispers that he embezzled heavily before his mysterious passing. No matter what story is true, nor which you choose to believe, one thing is certain: George has remained. While he often can be heard banging things around, or clopping about in the halls, he has been known to irritate the staff by hiding various equipment and essential items. Who knows, maybe George will take a chance to appear in any Instagram selfies you choose to take while dining within the cozy walls of The Captain’s Anchorage?

Menu Favorites at The Captain’s Anchorage Restaurant

Whether you’re drawn to this locale by the elegance, mystery or the menu, a stop at The Captain’s Anchorage is sure to please the palate. Lobster and Alaskan King Crab legs are always a treat but if you can’t decide which to start with, combination platters are readily available to mix and match. Scallops and jumbo shrimp are also selections that are sure to satisfy when you’ve brought a hefty appetite to dinner with you. Half cut and full cut prime rib options are always available while the steak selection ranges from filet mignon and top sirloin to New York strip upon request.

Further, if you find yourself coming in for a hearty yet scrumptious lunch, make sure you take the time to fully read their rather diverse menu which offers a range of flavors and dishes to satisfy any palate. You will find perfectly prepared potato skins stuffed to the max with the savory and smoky flavors of pulled pork. You will also find a variety of sandwiches and burgers that are sure to cause you mouth to water and stomach to rumble in anticipation as the juicy and flavorful meal it is about to receive. You will find a range of other dishes including the exotic flavors of flank steak teriyaki or the creamy garlicy sauce of three cheese tortellini. They even have a variety of different comfort foods that are sure to remind you of days past, such as the homey comforting taste of cheese curds, to the flavors of classically prepared potato skins.

If you are coming for dinner and equally delectable menu will be presented before you, including such favorites as the rich and complicated buttery flavors of shrimp scampi, or the brave elaborations upon a classic favorite with The Anchor, which sports a filet mignon cooked to absolute perfection, but then topped with the fresh flavors of crab, the strong blanketed tastes of artichoke hearts, and the artistic pairing of fresh tomato and bearnaise sauce. No matter how strong the stomach might be rumbling, you are sure to find a meal that will satisfy the raging hunger within. However, don’t forget to save a little space for dessert before you go. The Captain’s Anchorage Big Bear is always ready to serve up cheesecake, sundaes or chocolate cake to make sure every guest ends their experience on a sweet note.

Make the Most of Big Bear

Take time to unwind in Big Bear Style and let the team at Big Bear Vacations handle your accommodation details while you’re here. Contact us today for more information on our many properties available in the area.