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Family Friendly Places to Eat in San Bernardino County
September 01, 2017
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Road tripping across the largest county in the country, a family’s gotta eat.  From the mountains to the deserts, the restaurants of San Bernardino County are their own tour stop offering an endless variety of eats for mom, dad and the kids. Although you may be stopping in just for a quick bite, each of the eateries below offer a little something special that adds to the Southern California adventure and makes exploring Wrightwood, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, Victorville, Crestline, 29 Palms and Joshua Tree a real family-friendly experience.


Big Bear Lake Brewing Company

The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company is a popular bar and restaurant for good eats and good times in the San Bernardino Mountains. Don’t be swayed by its name. This is a large family-friendly space that serves up friendly service and a large menu selection - including vegetarian and gluten-free options - to please kids and parents alike. Offering a great selection of craft brews, they also serve up a tasty medley of “appe-teasers”, burgers, flatbread pizzas and more. Their signature Avocado Bomb is a favorite.

40827 Stone Rd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Big Bear Lake Brewing Company 
Photo Credit: Big Bear Lake Brewing Company


Chef Cindy’s Cafe

Chef Cindy’s Cafe is a cozy mountain eatery that welcomes hungry families looking for a great meal to enjoy together. The friendly service adds to the warm atmosphere and classic selection of breakfast and lunch plates. We recommend parents try their fresh French waffles or Monte Cristo and kids can order the popular Mickey Mouse waffle.

23009 Waters Dr., Crestline, CA 92325

Chef Cidy's Cafe


Evergreen Cafe and Racoon Saloon

Evergreen Cafe and Raccoon Saloon, lies perched on a corner in the mountain tops of Wrightwood. Opening its doors for the early morning risers, the cozy dining space dishes out plates of home-style cooking from breakfast ‘til dinner. Glimmering with seasonal decor, the downtown cafe greets guest with warm smiles as they serve hot plates of breakfast favorites and other delicious options giving visitors the fuel they need to enjoy a day exploring the mountains.

1269 Evergreen Rd. Wrightwood, CA 92397

Evergreen Cafe and Racoon Saloon


Goody’s Family Restaurant

Complimented on their food and praised for their service, Goody’s Family Restaurant is a little gem. The quaint diner is located just past the San Bernardino Mountains in Victorville and brings homestyle tastes of American fare to the high desert. The menu features traditional breakfast favorites and classic lunchtime meals. Plus, the large portions and inexpensive menu gives families a great bang for their buck.

14096 Green Tree Blvd., Victorville, CA 92395

Goody's Family Restaurant


Lake Arrowhead Village Pizza Deli and Arcade

A mixture of food and fun all in one place, the Lake Arrowhead Village Pizza Deli and Arcade serves a traditional selection of family favorite pizzas. Keeping the fun indoors or making its way to the outdoor patio, it’s an ideal place to enjoy some down time while exploring Lake Arrowhead in spring, summer, fall and winter.

28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, California, CA 92352

Lake Arrowhead Village Pizza Deli and Arcade

Photo Credit: Lake Arrowhead Pizza Deli and Arcade


The Mad Greek Cafe

A hidden oasis of Mediterranean bliss, The Mad Greek’s authentic cuisine is brought to life using family recipes from Chef Larry Dabour’s grandmother. A hot spot in the high desert, hungry families driving between Barstow and Baker and the Mojave come to enjoy tasty gyros, falafel, Greek salads and other Mediterranean delights as well as American fare, Greek baked goods and a comprehensive milkshake menu.  The Mad Greek has served as a road trip pit stop for decades and its not stopping anytime soon.

72112 Baker Blvd., Baker, CA 92309

The Mad Greek Cafe

Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree

The casual cafe is one of the closest eateries to Joshua Tree National Park, located on Highway 62 in Downtown Joshua Tree. The small menu offers healthy eats from egg wraps to tofu sandwiches. The health-centric restaurant uses locally-sourced ingredients. It’s a great place for a fresh and healthy bite, with fresh juice and signature smoothies adding an extra boost of wellness to your meals. A perfect pit stop before or after a visit to Joshua Tree National Park.

61695 29 Palms Hwy, Ste B., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Natural Sisters Cafe in Joshua Tree


The Rib Co.

The Rib Co. is a country-style restaurant in Twentynine Palms. Specializing in BBQ, the family-owned eatery prides itself on a diverse selection of savory plates. The Rib Co. has a little bit of something for everyone’s different tastes. As “The Best Little Rib House in the Desert” it’s the prime place for families to get their hands dirty, while enjoying a tasty meal.

72183 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Twentynine Palms, CA  92277

The Rib Co.

This photo of The Rib Co. is courtesy of TripAdvisor 

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