• Serves Alcohol
  • Family Friendly
  • Salad
  • American
  • Burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Vegetarian
  • Mexican
  • Continental
  • Steak
  • Italian
  • Barbeque
  • Chicken
  • On Main Blvd
  • Near The Airport
  • In Big Bear City
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Catering
  • Take Out
  • Disability Access

Est. 1988 Family Restaurant & Bakery

Thelma’s Family Restaurant & Bakery in Big Bear City specializes in home-style cooking and baked goods. Located on the Boulevard in the heart of Big Bear City, it is the favorite dining spot for local residents as well as Valley visitors. The restaurant has a popular outside patio, with shade umbrellas and flowers – great during the warm months. Inside, the restaurant combines mountain décor and comfortable seating creating a warm, hometown ambiance.

Owners Mark & Elaine Henderson put out the welcome mat by 6:00am with freshly brewed coffee and hot chocolate ready to serve you. Thelma’s Family Restaurant & Bakery has been awarded the “Best Breakfast in Big Bear Valley” three times by Big Bear Magazine. Their Breakfast menu is such a huge success that they continue to serve breakfast until 3 pm. The Breakfast Menu has a great variety of choices from New York Steak & Eggs to fruit topped Buttermilk Hotcakes.

Thelma’s is known for serving a home-style taste with a hearty appetite and it is the home of Chef Pierre’s famous Chicken Pot Pies. Be sure and call ahead to reserve your Chicken Pot Pies. There are scrumptious Hamburgers, Jumbo Salads, Special Sandwiches and even a Healthy Choice Menu, too. The succulent Smokey Mountain Baby Back Pork Ribs are unforgettable! Other traditional favorites include Chicken, Pasta, Steaks and Seafood.

Whether you are coming for lunch or dinner, check out their Specials: on Saturday nights they have “All You Can Eat lip-smacking Beef Ribs” and every Wednesday & Sunday nights they feature “roasted to perfection” Prime Rib. Beverages include a selection of fine wines and beer on tap.

Children enjoy ordering from a menu designed just for kids. To top off your dining experience, Thelma’s Family Restaurant & Bakery offers an exciting dessert menu. They offer an assortment of “Fresh from the Oven Delights” such as their awesome Apple Dumplings and delicious freshly baked pies. You’ve gotta taste the delectable chocolate and carrot cakes!

Thelma’s friendly staff invites you to come see what all the buzz is about. Spring and summer seasons invite dinner guests to dine al fresco in the outdoor patio. Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal for the family or a relaxing evening among friends, Thelma’s is your place. Pacific Crest Trail hikers are always welcome.

Take-out orders are requested regularly by calling the restaurant and remember to call ahead for special orders such as your special Prime Rib cut or Chicken Pot Pies.

Please note: Thelma’s does not accept Credit Cards. They are open every day for Breakfast and Lunch from 6am to 3pm. They serve dinner from 4:30 to 9:00pm Wednesday thru Sunday. They do not serve Dinner on Monday and Tuesday evening.


Monday 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location & Directions

337 W Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

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Contact Us

(909) 585-7005