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Thelma's Family Restaurant

337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
+1 909-585-7005
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
337 W Big Bear Blvd, CA 92315
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here a couple years ago and had prime rib and it was great and the place was clean. Now it's not! We had the steak & shrimp special. The chowder was good, but it could have been a little hotter. It was the...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I discovered Thelma's one morning and now we are regulars whenever we visit Big Bear. Their food is delicious! The bacon or sausage and eggs $11.95 comes with perfectly cooked IMO hashbrowns and some of the best tasting wheat bread I have...More

Thank SouthernCalMan
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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
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
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
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...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 November 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...More

Thank Steven C
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...More

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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail