Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

42148 Moonridge Way, Big Bear Lake
(909) 866-3997

Recent Reviews

Jeff Dietrich

Our first time here. The staff were so wonderful and attentive! We didn't have reservations so we were seated in the bar area. Just our luck! The bartender was terrific, sharing the history and ghost stories with us . She recommended the prime rib, they are known for it. I have never had prime rib that tasted like that! We each got the 8 oz and still took half of it home. All the ingredients were high quality, as was the service. They anticipate your needs as you eat. We will be back. Such a great experience!

Deanna S.

Always a pleasant experience. Dim, mellow, old school vibe with a cool bar. Outdoor seating is nice too! Food is great and thankful for this special place In Big Bear.

Melissa C.

I started weekending in Big Bear a few years ago and have always wanted to try this restaurant. I finally got my wish this past Sunday, and I was NOT disappointed. The ambience was exactly what I was hoping for, and the entire staff was amazingly accommodating! I dined in the bar and had a nice, long leisurely meal served by Lorraine. I cannot say enough about this woman. Her service was en pointe and her personality--entertaining. My starter salad was dressed with the most delicious house made dressing, and my prime rib was cooked to perfection. I also ordered a side of shrimp scampi, which was the perfect complement to my steak. I only wish that I had had enough room for dessert. This restaurant is definitely on my return list for next time.

Brandon S.

The atmosphere was really cool, but the food was way overpriced and took way too long to get. My wife and I ordered a $57 12 oz new York strip, medium. The loud guy the next table over was complaining that his steak wasn't cooked correctly, we were hoping he was just a blowhard. Turns out he wasn't. Our "medium" steak was underseasoned, charred, and dry. It ended up being just shy of well done; it was a real shame for a nice cut of meat to be treated that way. It took so long to get our food, we didn't want to complain and have to wait for another overdone piece of steak. Upon looking around, we noticed that it was literally only retirees eating there. It seemed that the place is where old people with more money than sense come and blow it on subpar food. I don't want to be mean, but we spent $110 on a lousy dinner. The cook should be fired; it takes maybe 20 minutes to learn to cook a steak properly. Whoever is back there probably just let it sit on a grill then threw it on a heat lamp for a while.

Julie V.

Hidden gem of Big Bear! Quality and consistency over the years. We support the cinnamon apple!!!!!!

Mary L.

Good and service were both very good. I thought it a bit expensive but the service and servers were great, so worth it. It's not your white table cloth type restaurant as it previously belonged to Andy Devine and he was a cowboy so rather rustic.

William W.

Filet Mignon Really like the fireplace which is huge and the downstairs bar very cozy from the 40s

Kerri Ray

The patio at Captain’s Anchorage is beautiful and enjoyed the atmosphere. Walking through the restaurant seemed very dated and stuffy, but I know there is a lot of history. Our waitress was very nice and shared some history and stories. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was awesome. My husband ordered the Pork Chop and was not happy. It was very dry. I thought the prices were extremely high. Overall, I would recommend as it seemed to be one of the nicer restaurants, outside of The Village.

Mary K.

I came in here to check out the menu and I walked into a empty bar. Ordered a drink, and some cheese curds. During this point in time the bar started filling up with a bunch of mature people who were ordering some delicious food. My cheese curds came out and yummmmm best ever. Soft pillows of billowing air clouds from heaven. Lol ordered a bowl of pot roast soup which was rich in flavor. Sour dough bread was warm and tasty. Staff was super friendly. Wish the bartender wasn't so busy he was a one man show. I usually like to chit chat and find things to do in the area. Oh well, would i go back. Yup. 4 stars because the prices were really high.

Manny B.

One of the very first spots I came to eat in Big Bear many many years ago, it's still as great as I remember it. It's old school steakhouse meets mountain living. Great steaks, seafood, and cocktails. This is definitely a place to visit when your looking for a lovely dinner. Their outside patio is a whole vibe, too. It's amazing on those cool spring nights.

Vance H.

Excellent service and food, and drinks were pretty good too!! Busy night, but our waitress also took the time to (quickly) acknowledge my birthday!!

Ned B.

Not our best experience food wise but always nice people. We're blaming Covid but the Prime Rib just wasn't what it was years ago. We will go back next year though!

Steven Cordrey

Amazing a restaurant amazing environment incredible outdoor patbolt outdoor patio great staff and the food was delicious a true 5 stars for this big bear legendParking: Plentiful parking

Vicky B.

This is a charming restaurant that has obviously been a staple in Big Bear for years as far as a fine dining option. Service and atmosphere was perfect. Food, on the other hand was disappointing so keep your expectations low. I ordered a steak medium rare and it came a tad below well done. Good thing I requested a steak topper.

Carly B.

i absolutely love this place from the warm atmosphere, the dim lighting, the friendly staff the great drinks and whenever i leave here i end up happy calm and full from the captain i feel like i'm coming home from a long trip when i enter the prime rib is phenomenal!!! great staff!!

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Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar

42148 Moonridge Way, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
(909) 866-3997