The beauty of a lakefront village, fresh mountain air, and a slower pace than a big city might be just what your need on your next getaway. You want to make sure all your needs are met, from sleeping accommodations to dining accommodations. Those with special diets, including vegetarian, often find it difficult to enjoy a dinner out due to limited choices. Look no further than Big Bear and the surrounding area to meet your dining preferences and needs.
Dubbed “the best Mexican restaurant in Big Bear,” you can sample their delicious bites and time of day. Choose from Mexican breakfasts like the Mexican omelet – eggs with chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeno, and topped with avocado and cheese, or the chilaquiles – pieces of fried corn tortillas smothered with red or green sauce and topped with cheese and sour cream. Come back for lunch or dinner and sample appetizers like avocado fries – crispy breaded avocado strips, pico de gallo, and chipotle ranch sauce, or homemade guacamole featuring ripened avocados mixed with our secret ingredients and served with fresh chips. Enjoy a bean tostada, cheese enchilada, or bean and rice burrito. Adults can complete the meal with a specialty cocktail or beer, and there are a variety of soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages to choose from.
Big Bear Lake Brewing Company
From the water source – the deep aquifers surrounding the Big Bear Valley – to the final product filling your glass, Big Bear Lake Brewing Company’s beers are crafted completely on site. Add a wide selection of cocktails and spirits including mojitos, margaritas, bourbon whiskey, rum, and more, and you have a myriad of options to pair with your vegetarian meal. If you allow yourself, start the meal with seared ahi tuna or Bavarian-style pretzels served with cheese sauce and honey mustard. Add a house salad featuring spring mix, carrots, tomato, cucumber, black olives, sunflower seeds, and croutons. Choose a pizza topped with veggies, or fettuccine alfredo pasta. Entrees that jive with your diet include beer battered fish ‘n chips, Atlantic cod fish tacos, and more. Add coleslaw or veggies, then top off the meal with something sweet like a classic sundae loaded with two scoops of vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate syrups, whip cream, and of course a cherry! They are located at 40827 Stone Road. Call 909-878-0283, or stop in Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Oakside Restaurant & Bar
At Oakside Restaurant & Bar, starters like roasted brussels sprouts, bruschetta, and more will on whet your appetite for the goodies to come. Choose from an array of soups and salads, chicken mushroom ravioli in sage brown butter cream sauce. If you allow yourself some seafood from time to time, try the 7 oz. lobster tail or ahi steak – pepper and sesame crusted, prepared medium-rare and served with yuzu and wasabi sauce. Combine vegetarian and gluten-free when you choose the sweet chili Thai veggie bowl – mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and edamame over jasmine rice, and the Korean beef and Teriyaki chicken bowls, both made with meatless soy vegetarian beef or chicken accompanied by mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and edamame over jasmine rice. Ask about vegetarian options in kid sizes, too.
Italian favorites ooze with warmth and flavor from appetizer to dessert. Whet your whistle with roasted Brussels sprouts, ask about soup of the day or a refreshing salad. If you’d like to combine vegetarian and gluten-free, some pasta dishes may be available with gluten-free pasta, upon request. Vegetarians will also enjoy the gluten-free and vegan kale mushroom ravioli topped with vegan pesto cream sauce, Roma tomatoes, and roasted pine nuts. For those who partake in a bit of seafood from time to time, check out the 7 oz. lobster tail or filet of Alaskan salmon prepared with crusted with candied almonds and topped with lemon aioli or stuffed with blue crab, red and yellow bell peppers, and lemon aioli. Complete your meal with sides like seasoned rice, potato wedges or sweet potato fries, and more.
Dining For All in Big Bear
You came to the area for a fun and relaxing getaway to release the stresses of everyday life. Extend that fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Big Bear Vacations. Make your favorite home-cooked vegetarian meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Gather together on the couch and watch a movie or spend some time outdoors. Choose a cozy one-bedroom for a sweetheart getaway, or a sprawling five-bedroom for a fun family or group reunion. Big Bear Vacations has a vacation rental that is just right for you. Our premium units include upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat screen TVs and more!
Contact us today to book and take the first step toward planning your next getaway!