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North Shore Cafe

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39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
+1 909-866-5879
08:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 18:00
Mon 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 16:00
Fri 08:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Castaic, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a great place for it all. The food is great and we've been here many times over. Check them out.

Thank Bill W
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a few times and thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere, food, yummy red wine and wonderful staff. It's an ideal alternative to 'the village' and I definitely recommend it.

Thank Samantha41490
Napa, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

So I was excited to try the steamed trout with a creamy champagne sauce over angel hair pasta and fresh grilled vegetables. Their website speaks of using the freshest ingredients. Well that trout was cooked well but the sauce was bland. The angel hair pasta was overcooked, clumped underneath the trout. The vegetable were fine. It was so not worth... More 

Thank Amy G
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice simple but tasty food, with great service, and a cosy location. Stopped in for breakfast and dinner.

1 Thank Russell G
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We found this place while staying at a airbnb nearby.The food was great from burgers and pastas. Its small but there is seating outside too. We got there early before the dinner rush and had the place to ourselves for 1/2 hour then it filled up!

1 Thank MamaMia796
Big Bear Lake, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Located in fawnskin where we have no restaurants but this one. Lucky us it's wonderful. Breakfast is awesome. Breakfast burritos huge..enough for two. Fine dining on Fri and sat nites. The owner richard is the chef and never fail to amaze. Staff is friendly owners friendly. A little hometown jewel

Thank Nancy M
Yucca Valley, California
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had been trying to eat at this cute cafe for many months. Seems we are always in the area when they are closed (I think Mondays and Tuesdays). We were glad to get a chance to eat an early lunch there last week. Breakfast or lunch menus were available. The pepper omelet with country style potatoes and toast was... More 

Thank AzNannie
Corona, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This unpretentious place is a true gem. Highly recommended by the locals.....this is where 'the insiders' come for well prepared gourmet fare. We come here quite frequently, as we have a weekend place in Big Bear. My favorite is the steak salad, we've also had wonderful burgers and pastas and fish, as well as desserts (they always have specials on... More 

Thank rwdogs
Tulare, California, United States
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

My group was really looking forward to a special dinner after working all day down the road at the Renaissance Faire. We had a very good meal there the previous year and were excited to return. Unfortunately, it was an expensive, and unbelievably tasteless disappointment. We sat out on the patio but let the wait staff know we were there... More 

1 Thank Dorothy H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Unique little place in Big Bear, usually something interesting on the menu. Great Ruben sandwich, one of my favorites. Yum.

Thank Earl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39226 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Fawnskin
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-5879
Scratch restaurant well known for freshly prepared food with quality ingredients. Indoor and outside patio seating. Menus are available on the restaurant website.

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Palm Desert, California, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?