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Thelma's Family Restaurant

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337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
+1 909-585-7005
06:30 - 21:00
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El Cajon, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and pies. Good size portions. If there on their Chicken Pot Pie night (Fri or Sat???) it is a must have.

Thank Robin S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent "Mom-Pop restaurant. Homemade corn beef hash on the "Irish Benedict". Best I've had in years. Also yummy sausage and home fries. Great stop.

Thank Sheridan B
Upland, California
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160 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We fly into the Big Bear airport and walk to Thelma's for breakfast, lunch but have not tried dinner yet. Very nice people and descent food. J

Thank Ronald C
Big Bear Region, California
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90 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I have had ribs here a few times I ordered all you can eat ribs last sat I only had one order the only charged me for Reg rib dinner not all you can eat price Food is always great Great place for a fair priced dinner You won't leave hungry

Thank David S
Big Bear Lake, California
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658 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The wife and I live in the Big Bear Valley and have been to this place once before several years ago. We were not impressed on our last visit and decided to give it another try recently. This is one of a very few places that offers fried chicken and it was very good as was the service. The only... More 

Thank Steven C
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have not been in Big Bear in over 20 years. A friend of mine took me to Thelma's on Saturday night for ribs. It was All You Can Eat and they were good. What was not good was a new service waiter. He was not able to take the order and was a bit awkward. The regular waitress was... More 

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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The food was good at a good price. Service was fast and a little chaotic. They brought the dishes as they were ready, not for everyone at the same time. They should get a lot of repeat business.

Thank Henry H
Apple Valley, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and I stopped in for a couple of Ortega burgers. They were excellent. We have eaten here a lot and service is always excellent. One of our favorite places to relax and eat a good outdoor lunch.

Thank PatricJ59
Traverse City, Michigan
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479 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stopped in to partake of the touted chicken pot pie. Yes, it is big enough for 2. Waitress even warned me. Comes with either soup or salad. I got the excellent clam chowder, big bowl. The pot pie was very good but I have had better. Wife just wanted the soup and a hot dog. Dog was a very good... More 

Thank Bill H
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant is a middle of the road family style restaurant. Food is always "pretty good". My husband loves the humongous chicken pot pie. I don't care for as many vegetables as they have. Pie is in an oval casserole about the same size as a 9" regular pie. Really, really big. Service can be spotty at times. For years... More 

Thank klws13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-585-7005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?