Nottinghams Restaurant

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Founded in 1907, and with a tip of the hat to the prohibition era, Nottinghams Restaurant offers exceptional California Cuisine.

Complete with a gangster-era car parked out front, Nottinghams Restaurant is in the Lake Village section of Big Bear. The current family who runs the eatery established their culinary style in 2003. 

Diners can expect to feast on comfort food centered around steaks, burgers, seafood, salads, and gluten-free and vegetarian options. Nottinghams Restaurant is one of the few Big Bear eateries that serves breakfast along with lunch and dinner. 

Nottinghams Restaurant is a large facility with three full bars, two levels, and an outside patio. 

Guests may opt for The Dining Room, which has a fireplace for a cozy yet elegant dining experience. The Pub offers casual dining, while The Tavern upstairs will appeal to rowdier crowds. When the weather is warm, try dining al fresco on The Patio, that's pet-friendly. 

The restaurant boasts a rich history rooted in delicious comfort food and exceptional service. The owners have poured their love and passion for food into every aspect of Nottinghams, from the varied menu selections to the warm and inviting atmosphere.

Over the years, Nottinghams Restaurant has grown and evolved, keeping guests coming back repeatedly. 

With a culinary team dedicated to crafting the finest dishes with the freshest ingredients, guests can expect a remarkable dining experience. 


Nottinghams Restaurant captures the essence of a California getaway with a charming exterior reminiscent of a mountain log cabin. 

Upon entering, guests encounter an inviting atmosphere of rustic charm and modern elegance. The warm lighting and rich wood accents create a delightful blend of comfort and style, setting the stage for a memorable dining experience.

The interior of Nottinghams Restaurant features several seating areas, each designed to cater to different moods and occasions. 

Whether you're looking for a quiet corner with a fireplace to enjoy an intimate dinner, a bustling area to socialize, or the patio to soak in the beautiful mountain views, you'll find the perfect setting at Nottinghams. 

And, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff at your service, rest assured that every moment spent here will be delightful.

Nottinghams Restaurant: Menu & Drinks

Because they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, let's examine a top favorite from each menu. But be sure to check their online menu for more details.

When you need hearty food before schussing down the slopes, any of the three Benedicts are hard to beat. This meal consists of two poached eggs atop toasted English muffins topped with Hollandaise sauce. Diners can choose breakfast potatoes, cottage cheese, refried beans, or seasonal fruit.

The lunch crowd will marvel at the healthy options ranging from salads to wraps. Since Nottinghams Restaurant boasts California Cuisine, you can't go wrong with the California Sandwich. Turkey, cheddar cheese, avocado, mayo, lettuce, and tomato are piled onto a croissant to make a filling meal. 

All sandwiches come with either french fries, green salad, soup du jour, sliced apples, cottage cheese, or seasonal fruit. 

When the sun sets and your day exploring Big Bear is winding down, delicious dinner options await at Nottinghams Restaurant. And because the selection ranges from Italian food to burgers, there's something for everyone. 

One unique entree standout is the Vegan Kabobs. Two kabobs are filled with vegan Italian sausage, pineapple, onion, peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and tomatoes. All entrees come with the choice of two of the following: roasted Brussels sprouts, sauteed baby carrots, steamed broccoli, Jasmine rice with balsamic glaze, mashed or baked potato. 

Nottinghams also offers an impressive selection of specialty cocktails, wines, and beers. Be sure to try some of their Happy Hour drinks for cost-saving libations!

Local Tips

  • Wine and live music are every Thursday on the patio during summer.
  • Breakfast is served until 3 PM daily.
  • Children will love the Lil Tots menu with a handful of creative choices.
  • Sunday nights feature
  • When dining with your pup on the patio, check out the Doggie Dishes.
  • Happy Hour is available daily from 3 PM to 6 PM.


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