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5/4/17
Terry H., San Bernardino, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is really good. I ordered the ham and cheese, and wow they did not scrimp on the ham. The Squaw bread was really good. They have real malts. The potato salad was really good. I will be back for sure. Debra was really nice. She was welcoming and explained the menu. The service and the food was one great experience. The place is so clean. Thank you so much! Terry

4/27/17
Lori S., Indio, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Love this deli! Great location, up in the mountains. Good food and very friendly owners. It's a must!

4/23/17
Jeremy H., La Habra, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

First time at this quaint little restaurant. Super cute inside and the outdoor seating provided a welcoming atmosphere which is where we ate. I ordered the pastrami sandwich on a squaw bread with mayonnaise. The pastrami seemed to be more of a healthier cut of meat because there was not much fat in it which is good health wise, but lacked flavor because of the lack of fat. I guess I am more used to something like at The Hat, which is super fatty, but flavorful. Otherwise, they had other really good tasting sandwiches to choose from. We also received a 15% off coupon when we checked it through yelp.

4/23/17
J C., West Hollywood, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

What a fun, adorable, delicious cafe! I recently bought property up on the mountain, and I'm trying to get to know all the fun little secrets of the neighborhoods up here. I found the Hungry Bear Deli website while searching for cute places to eat. I had brought some friends to the mountain for the weekend, and we stopped in for a very late lunch on a weekend day after cruising around in the lake.

Oh my gosh, what a pleasant surprise. Sky Forest is a little blip of a town, and if you weren't looking for this place, you might just keep on trucking right past it, but we made it our destination to try for the first time. Debra welcomed us into the kitschy, homey, clean restaurant and gave us some menu recommendations, including the Pulled Pork sandwich which got rave reviews from my friend. The menu is huge, I had the Turkey Club sandwich, and the ingredients were fresh, and the sandwich was plenty big enough. It was delicious and I'm definitely planning to go back again to try more items.

The only complaint, and this is SO minor, but the portion sizes of the sides that came with the sandwich were pretty small. The potato salad and the macaroni salad were both delicious, but next time I'm going to ask for a larger portion. But, this place is definitely worth making a destination to for some cheap and quick sandwiches.

4/23/17
Michelle V., Glendora, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Debra served my three friends and I some very delicious sandwiches this afternoon! Thank you for your hospitality!

4/22/17
Shannon M., Westside, Las Vegas, NV

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is our favorite lunch spot. Haven't had a chance for dinner yet. I ordered the New York Ruben. OMG! this is the best Ruben I've ever had. Loaded with meat and perfectly melted, perfect amount of sour kraut. Teri took great care of us and made sure everything was perfect. We'll be back on our next visit.

4/22/17
Richard M., Anaheim, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Lunch was awesome! Chicken parmigiana sandwich was super and Teri was great! Fantastic experience!!!

4/22/17
Robert M., Orange, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We stopped by to have lunch. I had the meatball sandwich which was out of this world. The meatballs were full of flavor and the sauce was so good. Chef Teri was so nice. She cooks everything from scratch and you can tell. Like I said, the food tastes so good. We will be back again and again.

4/15/17
Kathleen P., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The Hunger Bear is an adorable warm deli with delicious food. I highly recommend it for its food and hospitality. We enjoyed being greeted by Terri the manager. She was friendly and took time to share the menu with us. She went out of her way to accommodate us and make us feel we were at home.

There was a wide selection of tasteful sandwiches. I enjoyed the meatball sandwich, the veggie sandwich and rib sandwich, too. Includes either a potato salad, coleslaw and variety of chips. The sandwiches have a homemade fresh taste of ingredients and flavorful. I recently bought a cabin in Lake Arrowhead and would

LOVE to come back to Hunger Bear anytime! Thank you for sharing your wonderful place with us.

3/8/17
Jeremy A., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great variety of sandwiches, ate here a few times this past week and everything tasted great. Debbie is super-friendly and will definitely go back next time I'm in Lake Arrowhead!

3/5/17
Brandon K., La Habra, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Best restaurant in lake arrowhead!!! Cozy interior and nice music. you can have a best breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don't forget to try their specialty Volcano coffee!!!

3/18/17
Amy W., El Monte, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Hungry Bear is awesome! Locally owned and they do everything with heart. I ordered ahead via email 30 sandwiches for a work event: 10 pulled pork, 10 chicken, and 10 veggie. I talked to Sebastian, who was kind enough to not only accommodate my order but also give me a discount and offer a complimentary side salad.
When my friends and I went to pick up the order day-of, the ladies behind the counter made sure the sandwiches were hot and ready for pick-up (including trays and labeled sandwich bags). They woke up extra early to be at the restaurant at 6am to make the order fresh, so our group was able to enjoy hot, fresh sandwiches. Everyone raved about the sandwiches and how well they tasted. Thank you Hungry Bear!

Major plus: They bake their own bread, how amazing! Would recommend.

2/17/17
Jack F., Newport Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Awesome food and service. Try the pastrami sandwich on rye and their chili! A must stop if your in the area.

2/16/17
Marissa M., Big Bear, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is amazing! Teri is so kind and sweet! My mother and I stopped here before a doctor appointment. So filling! Everything is so fresh! Thank you again Teri

1/29/17
Anthony Q., Los Angeles, CA

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great service and food. I took food to go from here and it made my stay at Lake Arrowhead that much better. Yummy! I recommend the Hungry Bear!

1/28/17
Blanca Diaz Bustamante, Redlands, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Simply Awesome!

1/28/17
Christine Torrez‎. Redlands, California
5-Star Facebook Review

The Hungry Bear Cafe and Bakery is one of the "BEST" restaurants there is up the mountain! When I first saw there advertisement on Facebook; it looked like a friendly atmosphere and thought I'd see for myself !! Since the first time I went up there to try their food in late summer beginning of fall. I've been faithfully going up almost every weekend!!!! Very welcoming and friendly little restaurant - they make you feel at home!!! I LOVE it.....thee BEST!!!!!

1/11/17
Eli B., Sanford, Orlando, FL
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Wow, just wow. This place made one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I've ever tasted in my 33 years of life. The meat ball sandwich was also satisfactory but Dat pulled pork tho. Friendly service, good portions and amazing food and hot sauce selection. Say no more. What a great stop along the way to Big Bear.

1/07/17
Janessa H., San Diego, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We stopped here for lunch on the way to lake arrowhead from snow summit and were very happy with the company from the woman making our food and the sandwiches themselves! We ordered four sandwiches to prepare for dinner but were full enough from round one that we saved the additional sandwiches for breakfast! The eggplant and chicken Parmesan sandwiches were amazing, the bread quality was great! Would definitely come back here again.

1/03/17
Dianne I., Irvine, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Every time we go to our cabin in the mountain we visit Hungry Bear Deli. They are very consistent in serving great coffees and desserts. Their sandwiches are great as well.

We visited the place on December 27, 2016, and Terry was our server. She was very pleasant and helpful and made as felt very welcome. If you are ever in the Skyforest area, you will really enjoy their great atmosphere, friendly servers and great food!

12/27/16
Shelly H., Yorba Linda, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is an update from our visit last year. We visited this place again. The wait time is definitely not as long as it was from our previous visit; about 20 minutes. We ordered a couple sandwiches, chicken fingers and mac n cheese. Overall, the food is pretty damn good. Very friendly staff. We ate outside as indoor seating was limited. We will be visiting this place again when we are up there.

12/11/16
Cheyenne C., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Really friendly staff members here. Debby and Terry are the best. These two ladies are friendly and showed great hospitality to me and my family . I love their hot sauce selection here. I love their comfort food. I ordered the pull pork sandwich and the mac and cheesewich. If I find myself up in Sky Forest again, I will definitely come back here again!

12/12/16
Melanie E., Laguna Niguel, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is great. Our server this morning was lovely, and we were impressed with his ability to take orders, cook and serve.

My milkshake and tuna melt hit the spot-- seriously that shake was legit. Our kid loved her Mac and cheese and after stealing a few bites, I figured out why.

All in all it was a great experience and I will definitely be back. Bonus points for all of the hot sauce options.

11/29/16
Carol L., Saratoga, CA
4-Star Yelp Review

I was in Lake Arrowhead for a club retreat , and after a late night of festivities we were looking for some hearty morning-after grub.

It was one of very few places open for visitors. Given the reviews, not being too far from our accommodations, and most importantly being very hungry, we decided to give Hungry Bear a try.

It was a wonderful surprise! Service was rather slow, but through no fault of their own because we had a very large group of people, all clamoring to order food (15-ish people). I got a pulled pork sandwich (pulled pork, cheddar, deli slaw on a Kaiser roll), and it definitely gave me the energy boost I needed for the long trip home back to LA.

And while I personally didn't try it, I heard the mac and cheese sandwich was delicious as well. We enjoyed the outdoor seating area very much, and the staff was very nice and patient in serving us all. If I'm ever back in Lake Arrowhead, I would be happy to stop by again!

11/26/16
Tilly B., Portland, OR
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We absolutely loved this place! Stopped here to get some breakfast on our way to lake arrowhead. The lady that helped us was super friendly. We got a breakfast bagel (egg, veggies) and a pizza. The food was great.

We wanted to sit inside cause the vibe was chill and it was fun to look at everything in the walks and the people coming in. They have very clean bathrooms which is a plus.

Lovely spot. We will definitely be back!

11/20/16
Keenan C., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We went here after a weekend at Lake Arrowhead and it was perfect. I had a Philly cheese steak and my company had a pulled pork sandwich. Both were really incredible.

The service there was as friendly and accommodating as it gets and the bread was the MVP.

We also made a special request for a very specific milkshake and somehow, the result exceeded our expectations.

11/7/16
Asya Z., Woodland Hills, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Away from tourist traps, this cozy Deli serves great sandwiches. My NY Pastrami sandwich, served on fresh rye bread, had a hint of sweetness to it. I don't know if it was the unique taste or the fresh air, but the sandwich disappeared from my plate in record time.

I only wish that the sandwich was bigger - after all, the name of the deli suggest bear-sized portions.

10/19/16
Bob K., Crestline, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Love the Breakfast Sandwiches, great for a quick bite on my way to work.

9/27/16
Joyce Harrison Laning, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5 Star Facebook Rating

We stopped in for lunch and had the most awesome experience. The owner was amazing. Granddaughter asked how's the chili and he gave her a cupful to try. Very good chili. And the Volcano coffee was the best. Try it you'll love it. I had the Greek Gyro and it was very, very good. My daughter had the pulled pork, their sandwiches are great. We have lived on the mountain for 39 years and this was our first time in there. I highly recommend it! We will be going there again soon next time I want to try the NY Reuben.

9/22/2016
Kirk P., Crestline, CA

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great place to eat. Try the grilled mac and chessewich.  Great service. Small kitchen, so call in your order if you're in a hurry.. But it is worth the wait.

9/7/16
Asya Z., Woodland Hills, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Away from tourist traps, this cozy Deli serves great sandwiches. My NY Pastrami sandwich, served on fresh rye bread, had a hint of sweetness to it. I don't know if it was the unique taste or the fresh air, but the sandwich disappeared from my plate in record time.

I only wish that the sandwich was bigger - after all, the name of the deli suggest bear-sized portions.

8/26/16
Tilly B., Portland, OR
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We absolutely loved this place! Stopped here to get some breakfast on our way to lake arrowhead. The lady that helped us was super friendly. We got a breakfast bagel (egg, veggies) and a pizza. The food was great.

We wanted to sit inside cause the vibe was chill and it was fun to look at everything in the walks and the people coming in. They have very clean bathrooms which is a plus.

Lovely spot. We will definitely be back!

8/20/16
Patrick D., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is absolutely awesome! The food is great, and so is the staff. We were even given a discount when the team heard that we were evacuees from the Blue Cut Fire.

There are such great outdoor seating areas among the pines!

8/10/16
Cara L., Tyrone, GA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I heard so many wonderful things about this special place I can not wait to go. My friends and family said it has an amazing atmosphere and fantastic food! Can't wait to stop by!

8/5/16
Jennifer K., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

EXCELLENT!!!!! All the way around excellent!!! Had lunch today on a VERY busy day, the staff was delightful. Megan, Jaime, and Joe were incredibly friendly despite being swamped with a last minute 25 sandwich order. My food was absolutely delicious. Their menu is so expansive it is difficult to choose, but I was quite happy with my choice of a turkey provolone melt. I would go here again and again!!!

8/5/16
Krista K., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Another amazing lunch at the Hungry Bear. Megan, Jaime, and Joe were great even though they were swamped. I have to say Hungry Bear has the nicest, friendliest service in addition to delicious choices. I split a BBQ pork sandwich and turkey provolone melt and it was beyond delicious. So far everything I have eaten here is delicious, fresh and made with pride. Thank you for being a mountain jewel!

7/31/16
Keneth M., San Bernardino, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

We sat outside. There are 2 patios, 1in the front, 1 in the back.
Small seating Inside, but why would you do that. Megan was great.

I got the Italian, wife got the ham and cheese. Both were good. They have a lot on the menu, so you can find something for your pie hole. Parking by the deli there is only about 5 spaces, but plenty of parking across the street. You just do a little frogger.

7/31/16
Laura K., Cardiff, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Hungry Bear catered a brunch my husband and I hosted for 40 people, for a wedding couple married at the lake this weekend... we are from San Diego, were staying a rented cabin - so we really were blindly hoping for a successful and delicious brunch.

Well... Our expectations were far exceeded!! The food was fresh, delicious, beautifully presented, and did I say DELICIOUS!!??

We had a bagel bar, huge and hearty green salad, and best of all... Fruit tarts. To die for!!

I highly recommend Hungry Bear!! We're stopping for sandwiches on our way down the mountain this afternoon. YUM!!

And many thanks to Tami and Sebastian for making our brunch so effortless and yummy!!

7/31/16
Keneth M.!, San Bernardino, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

We sat outside. There are 2 patios, 1in the front, 1 in the back. Small seating Inside, but why would you do that? Megan was great.

I got the Italian, wife got the ham and cheese. Both were good. They have a lot on the menu, so you can find something for your pie hole.

Parking by the deli there is only about 5 spaces, but plenty of parking across the street. You just do a little frogger.

7/17/16
Deirdre F., Big Bear Lake, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Recently I went to the Hungry Bear Cafe in Skyforest. The friendly atmosphere was immediately noticeable when you took your first step through the door. The owner, Sebastian, is a friendly and kind man. He makes you feel at home when you talk to him and he can brighten up anyone's day.

I ordered the meatball marinara sandwich and a strawberry milkshake. The sandwich is amazing; the bread is crispy and warm while the marinara and meatballs are delicious. It also came with a side of your choice. I chose the potato salad. It was a perfect mixture of sweet and savory. The shake was refreshing and also scrumptious - perfect for any hot summer day!

I would recommend this sandwich shop to anyone who wants a wonderful friendly atmosphere and delicious food!

7/16/16
Chuck G., Yorba Linda, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We ate lunch here the other day and Megan was supper nice and the food was great. I had the turkey club, and my husband had a Reuben sandwich. Joe and Megan made us feel right at home. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. Food was great, we'll be back again!

7/15/16
Skip B., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I live here in the mountains an work at a place with a deli. This deli is everything our deli isn't. Awesome service, great attitude, and most of all... the sandwiches are the best. I look at the motif and think how can I do this at our cabin...

7/04/16

Sourdough J., Beaumont, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I went in on not just a busy Saturday, but 4th of July weekend. And it was extremely busy!!! Let's just say the food was very good and I'll definitely come back for it. But, the best part and the reason why I'm even writing a review is for the customer service. Two girls in particular stood out to me, Molly and Anna. I made sure to ask their names and remember them cuz I wanted to give them a shout out on here! Talk about amazing service! They went above and beyond to make sure my boyfriend and I were taken care of the entire time!! Thank you girls for making our first experience at the hungry bear awesome!

7/02/16
Charles Manson M., Village Point, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I went to the hungry bear for lunch on 4th of July weekend and was expecting slow service and mediocre food because of how busy it was but I got the opposite. The nice girl Molly suggested the Mac an cheese sandwich with bacon and it was bomb! The service was also fast and efficient. The other young girl Hannah was quick with getting my drinks and was also very polite. Overall my experience was great and I no longer feel like I need to drive all the way to Rocky's deli in Running Springs to get my sandwich fix. I'm excited to return to the hungry bear deli to try more of their menu and get great service! Keep up the good work hungry bear.


6/30/2016
Kristin K., Lancaster, CA

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The owner Sebastian is one of the nicest and down to earth individuals I have met!! He reached out to me and extended an invitation to host my wedding rehearsal dinner there after I had a horrible experience with one of his neighboring competitors. It was one of the best choices we could have made!

From the get go, Sebastian bent over backwards to be more than accommodating. He graciously offered to close down the restaurant for us to host our private rehearsal dinner out on the patio area. He didn't charge any additional cost or service fees for us to enjoy our private gathering with our closest friends and family, and all of the food was absolutely delicious!

Sebastian even surprised us with a beautiful congratulatory cake at the end of our rehearsal dinner! The cake was OUT OF THIS WORLD! The staff at Hungry Bear were professional and attentive!! Definitely a wonderful place to visit when up in Lake Arrowhead!!

6/27/16
Matthew Rice, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5 Star Facebook Review

Consistently great food and the best milkshakes on the mountain. Very friendly and hospitable atmosphere.

6/20/2016
Tracy S., Burbank, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

First of all, Megan introduced herself to us when we came in.  Love that!  We ordered a ham and Swiss melt and a spinach salad.  My husband wanted the spinach salad, but once we started eating it, I was fighting him for it.  The best spinach salad I've ever had.  Really thin slices of bacon cut up with mandarin oranges and delicious dressing.  We told Megan how much we liked it and she said Tammy (the chef) would be pleased to here that.  We don't live close by, but wish we did because everything we ate was awesome.  (Awesome potato salad too!)  Thanks Megan and Tammy!

6/25/16
Candice Ferguson, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5 Star Facebook Rating

This place is amazing, not only for the food, but the company as well. They are always willing to cater to my picky 6 year old, and we are happy campers every time we visit. The food is AWESOME! Not just specific items, but everything.

6/06/16
Trevor W., Indio, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place has always been amazing! My fiance and I live in the Palm Springs area, but are planning our wedding in the mountains, and make a point to stop in for a grilled mac n' cheesewich every time we're here. Megan always greets us with a smile, making us feel like locals. She even remembered us from the last time we were here over 3 months ago! Scott is a great cook, he and made sure we were satisfied with our order. Our wedding is next month, and we will definitely be bringing our entire wedding party to this wonderful place!

6/05/16
Lauren S., Twin Peaks, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!

The cabin-y atmosphere and food and prices were all great! They have a wonderful outdoor patio that is dog friendly - major plus when you're up here in the mountains with your pup. Megan greeted us with a warm and friendly smile and went out of her way to make sure we were well served. Chef Steve (or Scott, can't remember his exact name) was also super friendly and made us some killer turkey sandwiches - you have to try the brown, whole-wheat hoagie bread that is made fresh daily! Don't leave without trying one of their chocolate chip dipped cookies - they're UNREAL they're so good!! And they give discounts to locals!! All around 5 stars!

5/24/16
H F., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Scotty was a wonderful greeter, waiter, cashier, chef and dose of cheerfulness. He makes an excellent gyro sandwich, and I can't remember the last time I had such good cole slaw.

5/21/16
Sam P., Redlands, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We drove 30 minutes from Redlands to be greeted with a warm and friendly smile from Megan and then to taste the delicious food from Chef Jaime. They always treat us like friends.

The food is very good with generous portions. You can't go wrong with a sandwich, soup, hot chocolate and a cookie. It's the nice comfort food that you crave on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Bring your doggie to enjoy the outdoor patio. Maddy loves it here. She insists that we walk her around the lush grounds and there's always new and interest smells for her to sniff.

5/18/16
John H., Redlands, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Very good food! I would like to try more if I ever come back this way! Good job Chef Joe!

5/15/16
Holland L., Twin Peaks, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Enjoyed the best coffee in the world, a decaf Volcano it was like sipping on a dessert! My Italian sub was delicious and I want to thank Tami for her hospitality and made us feel welcomed.

We will be back!

5/14/16
Thomas S., Yuba City, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Very tasty food. During peak times the wait can be 30 minutes plus, but the ambiance is great and servers and staff are incredibly polite! Chef Daisy took great care of us. Will definitely be back!!

5/14/16
Roxanne W., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I am new in the area and I'm trying out places to eat. We went the the Hungry Bear Deli and I was very impressed. I had a Reuben and it was great. My friend had the BLT and she loved it. Will definitely go again soon.

5/14/15
Steve D., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yating

The restaurant has a homey country feel to it, although modern with its video display menu board. The breakfast sandwiches on huge bagels are quite good. Price may be a touch high, but the quality of food is worth the few extra dollars. Plus they have a resident's discount card, and a sandwich punch card (buy 9, get 1 free) so overall a good deal. Service was super friendly as well. We'll be back for sure.

Came back second day in a row. My new favorite place on the mountain. Tami is so sweet and friendly. Got the bacon bagel sandwich for my wife and daughter. My daughter's comment "the bagel us huge". My wife's comment, "you can tell the use fresh real eggs, no preformed egg patty , or powdered". Food, great service.

5/13/16
Thelma A., Los Angeles, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Yummy! Quick and easy. Simple, but done well. I had a grilled cheese and added grilled onions. My boyfriend had the brisket sandwich. The ambiance is cute. Very kitschy in an adorable mountain retreat way. We will be back again! Thanks Chef Daisy who took our order and made our food.

5/12/16
Krista K., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I visited today for the first time on my lunch break. I can't get over how fresh and delicious the ingredients were. I went with two hot pastrami sandwiches, and a side salad. The pastrami was the best I have ever had. The garden salad was HUGE for the price and fresh! The employees were so awesome too (Chef Joe and Chef Tami). It wasn't just a lunch hour, but a great experience and I cannot wait to go back and try something else!

5/12/16
Mato W., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We came here for a bite and was satisfied with that decision. The menu was made to order by Jaime who made us Hungry Bears very happy. Service and food was top notch and worth the wait. Try the Mac and Cheesewich with the bomb ass macaroni salad!! Thank you for making us feel welcome Jamie. You were awesome!

5/11/16
Robert O., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Very good food, and friendly workers, and the service was great, Jamie was in her game.

5/11/16
Atlantis W., Miami, FL
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Came in with my boyfriend as we were visiting my brother in lake arrowhead, found the place online and read great reviews so we decided to check the place out. The place was very nice and clean. Joe was very pleasant and helpful with suggesting what to get. Food was AMAZING we got the pulled pork melt and a tuna salad everything was delicious. Will definitely be coming again soon. Thank you Joe for a great experience.

5/8/16
Shannon R., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Hi Sebastian... just wanted to let you know I stopped in yesterday and had lunch and it was so yummy! I had asked about the pies because I was wanting to order a few, so I was wondering if you can get your hands on a Boston cream pie? I can't seem to find them here anymore. Lol! let me know when you have the time. Have a great Sunday

5/8/16
Mark R., Apple Valley, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great sandwiches and homemade soup for Mother's Day brunch . Thanks Megan and Jaimie. What a great way to spend an afternoon . And we got some goodies next door.

5/8/16
Brent S., Murrieta, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is what all little delis should strive to be. The food is GREAT! Delicious fresh baked breads, meats and house made sauces. The service is better than I've seen anywhere in a long time. The staff ( Megan, Joe, and Jamie)were all friendly and sincerely enjoy their jobs. They gave our kids toys, picked up a dropped pacifier (without us asking) and washed it off. It felt like a visit to a friend's house... Who was from NYC and had a master's in sandwich making. Prices are really good too. Well worth the visit. I think I'm just going to see if I can live here.

5/5/16
John M., Ontario, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

My friend and I were very impressed by Jessica's services! Great food and we will definitely be coming back soon

5/1/16
Richard B.,  San Bernardino, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Me and my wife Shannon Rene frequent this beautiful location numerous times since we live locally and we must say it is worth visiting. The food is really good. The scenery is beautiful. But most of all the staff and ownership of this establishment is probably one of the best experiences we have had for a restaurant. The owner is not only very involved but a really nice guy. The sandwiches are delicious and you must try the volcano coffee drinks they are awesome. If you find yourself traveling on Hwy 18 thru Sky Forest you HAVE to stop in.

4/30/16
Max Y., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I love this place! Best sandwiches on the mountain! And at a very good price! Tami is an awesome employee there, and makes really good food!

The only negative i have is their macaroni salad, i personally don't like the recipe, but that's just my preference, I'm sure others enjoy it!

They have a locals discount, which is great for me! I get lunch there every time I'm working Saturdays.

Ive had many sandwiches there, my favorites are the mac and cheesewich, and their tuna is amazing! Double tuna on a hoagie

4/28/16
Deidra S., Anaheim, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This review is long overdue. I found this place on yelp and bought about 10 friends to this cute, small cafe. We enjoyed our sandwiches and soup and Danielle and Megan were very friendly. I would recommend to others!

4/27/16
Tiffany M., Rancho Cucamonga, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

My boyfriend and I visited earlier today. We each ordered a turkey club and cappuccinos on the rocks. The two female workers that assisted us were so polite, friendly, and displayed professionalism that I would not have expected from a sandwich shop! Throughout our meal they would continuously stop by and ask if everything was ok, could they get us anything else. The food was also excellent! Thank you Jaime!! I will definitely recommend this shop to others and we will be back in the future.

4/27/16
Natalie S., Pico Rivera, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is delicious! I wanted more of a restaurant breakfast type'a thing but my BF convinced me to check it out. I got the eggs Benedict breakfast bagel, and he got a pulled pork sandwich. I'm so happy we chose to stop by and eat here. Nicole helped us out and made suggestions; she was very helpful and sweet. She even let me sample the chili, which was delicious, as well! Joe, the cook, made our bomba*$ food, and we will definitely be coming back again! Thank you, Nicole and Joe, for making our experience an awesome one.

4/24/16
Erica H., Toluca Lake, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Just moved to the area and my husband I love the Hungry Bear. The pulled pork barbeque is so, so good as well as their chili, cakes and pies, Italian sandwiches and the new veggie sandwich is AMAZING. AMAZING. I've never had a veggie sandwich that even comes close to how good this sandwich is....it's ridiculous. Megan is always so friendly and wonderful and Jaime kills it in the kitchen!

4/24/16
Matthew F., Newport Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Megan and Tammy are warm and welcoming!! This place is cozy with great music playing. Good home cooked food.

4/23/16
Ginny R., Garberville, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Totally forgot to check in for 15% off my order! D'oh!! SO DON'T FORGET!! Lol

This is my 2nd time here & I got the Mac & Cheesewich! 1st time I got a veggie sandwich & it was BOMB. But I forced myself to try something new.

Customer service is always great; such nice people! Always willing to answer questions (& actually know what they're talking about). Very friendly.

Atmosphere is great! I always feel welcome & love the cabin feels; BUT also love the updated registers, TV's, speakers, & other technology.

4/23/16
Christine Helman-Bennett, Running Springs, CA
5-Star Facebook Review

We Loved the food and the location too! The staff was very friendly!! We will visit again! And don't forget to have a volcano espresso drink.

4/22/16
Tara L., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We really enjoyed our sandwiches. Chef Tami made the best beef dip and my husband's beef with peppers. Meagan was fiery friendly as was Chef Tami. Review helps others learn about great local businesses.

4/21/16
Joelle Marie Huber, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5-Star Facebook Review

It was the best sandwich I had in a long time. Delicious!

04/18/16
Robert Souza, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5 Star Facebook Review

Had the Italian sub this time. Have never had a bad experience there. The employees are all attentive to there customers. Great job guys, thanks!

4/18/16
Bethany M., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Hungry Bear Deli is a super cute place in the Sky Forest Area. Jessica made me a killer veggie sandwich on squaw bread - the roasted veggies are too die for. Even my hardcore carnivore boyfriend approved. He got the Reuben and was very pleased. The wait can get a little long, especially as they get more popular, so be sure to call ahead if you are in a rush.

4/17/16
K.J B., Highland, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great place for lunch beautiful day for lunch outside! Turkey club, potato salad and Iced tea all was perfect. Awesome desert case as well. Staff super friendly. Jessica and chef Jaimie thank you so much... we will be back!

4/17/16
Micaelea P., San Marcos, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Megan is quite possibly one of the friendliest counter people ever. And Joe and Daisy in the kitchen cooked up a scrumptious and authentic everything breakfast bagel that made this Brooklyn girl smile. Plus, the wonderful outdoor seating is a nice way to enjoy this adorable town.

4/17/16
Thomas K., San Marcos, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
4/17/2016

Megan, Joe and Daisy were great. The food was wonderful and the customer service was spectacular! Highly recommended!

4/16/16
Seem W., Pacific Palisades, CA
5
.0 Star Yelp Rating

We stopped into the Hungry Bear for an early lunch and we are so glad we did. First of all, Meghan and Joe are very welcoming and gracious and we felt right at home! My hubby ordered a pulled pork sandwich and he loved it. I snuck a taste and it was indeed delicious. The restaurant is super clean. But the highlight for me? The most awesome Nespresso machine I've ever seen. YOU HAVE TO TRY THE VOLCANO. Skip Starbucks and head to the Hungry Bear for your coffee. You won't be sorry!

4/15/16
Michael C., Running Springs, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Good job Hungry Bear for making Daisy and Jessica the faces of the cafe. Not only is the food great since the new menu but having such bubbly happy girls makes it even nicer. I will definitely come back to try another sandwich.

4/15/16
Matsuo P., Beverly Hills, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Heavenly Bear. Definitely Bear Lover's Dream Restaurant Deli & Cafe. Panini is Another Hit!! Only and Very Best Italian 5 Star Deli Restaurant on the mountain. I tried to count how many bear displays they have!! Hahaha! Countless〜 Thanks, Bear. Even I am not hungry, I will visit to drink your amazing Volcano coffee!

ク マさん好きにはたまらない可愛いイタリアンデリーです。丸太小屋のコテージな感じも小旅行気分を盛り上げてくれる!お腹が空いていたのでパスタとペニーニ をオーダーしたら、たまたまいたオーナーにコーヒーを奢っていただきました。その名もVolcano コーヒーの層が5つぐらいになっていて味わい深いNepressoコーヒーでした。アウトドアでピクニック気分で楽しみのもいいです。またレイクアロー ヘッドに行くときは絶対立ち寄ります。クマのロゴ入りセーターやキャップもあってお土産に購入しました

4/15/16
Jeremiah V., El Centro, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Stopped for a quick bite while passing through and I'm glad I did. Chef Daisy & Nicol cracked me up! They were charming and fun. I felt at home immediately. They recommended the "Eiffel Tower" and I ordered it with pastrami & turkey on squaw bread. It was tremendous. Probably the best sandwich I've had anywhere. Daisy also made me a delicious coffee, "a Volcano" I think she called it... and if that wasn't generous enough, they gave me a parting gift of tiramisu! I felt pretty spoiled. Thanks, Hungry Bear, you're a MUST STOP my next time through!

4/15/16
Michael C., Running Springs, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Good job Hungry Bear for making Daisy and Jessica the faces of the cafe. Not only is the food great since the new menu - but having such bubbly happy girls makes it even nicer. I will definitely come back to try another sandwich.

4/14/16
Alyssa M., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Best sandwiches and dinners!! I got the chicken parmigiana dinner with spinach instead of pasta and it was to die for, Nicole took my order & was so friendly and chef daisy made the delicious food. They were so accommodating with my order as I needed half of it for there and half to go. I will definitely be back!

4/14/16
Mary M., Long Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Cute atmosphere. Great sandwiches and sides. We were impressed because as soon as we walked in the door Chef Daisy immediately jumped behind the corner to take our order. We ordered the Italian and the Philly Cheese Steak. Both were great. The quality was tremendous.

4/14/16
Gi O., Running Springs, CA
5.0 star rating

Sandwiches are good, but the staff is the best on the mountain. Chef Jessica prepared our sandwiches, very friendly and helpful, met the rest of the friendly staff, I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the store. Good value on their sandwiches.

4/13/16
Cole E., Corona, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is a great place for a handmade, quality sandwich. Try the Grilled Mac' n Cheese sandwich on sourdough, but ADD PEPPERONI. It adds a great zing to an already delicious sandwich. Nicole and Jaime are so friendly.

4/13/16
Andrew F., Fontana, CA
5.0 S Star Yelp Rating

Best food and service in Sky Forest. Thank you Nicole for your hospitality I recommend Hungry Bear to all my friends and family and people who have thought about trying this cafe. Absolutely a 5 star cafe.

4/12/16
Java J., Paramount, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Awesome sauce food and fantastical staff! A little shining gem on the mountainside.

4/12/16
Amanda S., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The food was great, thanks Jaime! And Nicol was super attentive and made us feel very welcome. The cucumber water and pickle bar were nice touches too!

4/12/16
Jasmeet S., Riverside, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Awesome ambiance, Nicole and Jaime took care of my buddy and I, great jokes all around about Squaw bread. Be sure to try the pulled pork sandwich and be friendly with your tips!

4/12/16
Dave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place has absolutely ridiculously good sandwiches and even better customer service, I highly recommend checking it out. Jaime, one of the chefs is great and extremely personable, they'll make you feel right at home. Wish more companies had this level of customer service.

4/12/16
Jeff H., Highland, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Just up in the area, stop by here to get a quick bite. The food here is great. Nicol took care of us and the service was awesome! I will definitely be stopping in next time I am in the area!

4/12/16
Ellen S., San Diego, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The hungry bear is a great place to stop for yummy food and great service when you are near lake arrowhead. Nicol made me a very special coffee. I can't wait to go back again and try the Hippie Bear sandwich - veggies yum.

4/12/16
Rita T., Blue Jay, CA
5.0 star rating

I love this place now. I have been to this place in the past over a year ago and it was not that great to write a review. I gave it another try and ordered that Philly cheesesteak sandwich and it was out of this world.

Daisy prepared my sandwich exactly how I asked it to be made and paid attention to what I wanted extra. What a great girl with a beautiful smile she absolutely brightened my day. Thank you Daisy:)

Anybody that has tried this place in the past I recommend giving it another shot it is under new ownership and a new menu and to top it all off new employees with great customer service:)

4/11/16
Mary E., Burbank, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 star rating

We stopped by to check out the bear Skyler and grabbed some ice cream and bread. Great service! The owner gave my son a cute toy 🙂 A nice welcome in a little town!

4/11/16
Diane B., Irvine, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Sunday, March 13, 2016 was a very busy day in Skyforest at the Hungry Bear Deli and Bakery.

Megan and Jaime were very apologetic about the wait time for our
food, and they were extremely friendly and animated taking our order and being so accommodating to our group!

They were fun, friendly, helpful and delightful! The food was amazing and we can't wait to return. This is now one of our favorite little hidden gems on the mountain - partly because of the friendliness of Megan and Jaime.

What a difference people can make in the ability to enjoy a dining experience! The outdoor seating area was restful and a perfect setting to enjoy good food! Thank you! We will look for you two ladies next time we visit Hungry Bear!

4/11/16
Nick M., Riverside, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Grew up in this town and come here often and can't leave without the stopping by for the warm cozy atmosphere and even more the phenomenal food that the Hungry Bear has to offer. Ask for Jessica. Best service and great conversation!!!!  Love this place!!!!

4/11/16
Jennifer N., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I am a local, and I think this is one of the best places to eat on the mountain. Not only is the food fresh, and amazingly good, but the portion sizes are great to. The service is another reason's this place is one of my favorite's... Jamie at the counter and Chef Joe making my sandwiches. And if your not a local and are looking for a mountain experience to bring the family.... this is the place!!

4/10/16
Debby M., Crestline, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Had excellent service from, Megan,Tami & Jaime. My friend took me there for my birthday lunch, food was excellent.

4/8/16
K O., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Chef Jessica made a killer veggie sandwich, which was one of two specials that day. I eat meat don't get me wrong, but I just wanted something lighter. This didn't sacrifice on flavor, and the staff certainly doesn't sacrifice friendliness. Lovely people, lovely food, lovely setting. Would definitely come back.

4/7/16
Nick C., Hesperia, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Every time me and my wife visit Lake Arrowhead we always stop by The Hungry Bear. Awesome sandwiches and great customer service by Joe.

4/7/16
Kate Winchell, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Review

We had stopped in for coffee, and got much more!!! Not only was the coffee on point, so was the service and the cookies. So happy to see a small Business doing so so well. Awesome building and mountain Decor! Home town favorite for sure

4/5/16
Moch W., Running Springs, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

The Hungry Bear Deli is very friendly and helpful, and for service, I'd give it 5 stars. All in all, though, the sandwiches just aren't to my taste. That's not to say they're bad, mind you -- they're not -- they just didn't ring my bell. Your mileage may vary, though -- they're certainly different to sandwiches on offer at other places up here, so if those aren't doing it for you, you may find that the Hungry Bear's offerings suit you.
And on the other hand, the desserts are some of the best you'll find up here -- I haven't tried a bad one. So while I don't pick up sandwiches here, I will drop by now and then to pick those up.

Overall, for the food, I'd split the difference and give this place a 3.5 -- but I'm scoring it a 4, thanks to the excellent service.

4/2/16
Nancy R., San Bernardino, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The food was great and Jaime did an awesome job with a simple grilled cheese sandwich. I was treated to a sample of the French Onion soup, which was also delicious. I would have loved to sit in the sunny window seat, but sadly an employee decided to take that 4 seater before I finished my order, to have her lunch. Still a five star for today tho!

4/1/16
Markie R., Fontana, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Stopped in today after work, the food was very fresh and delicious, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful, especially chef Jessica who recommended to try Tabasco on my Philly steak sandwich definitely must give this place a try if in the area, I will for sure be back.

4/1/16
Christina M., San Clemente, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The Hungry Bear Deli ROCKS!! Right on the highway just above Lake Arrowhead, Chef Joe makes up the meanest sandwiches on the mountain... The hot pastrami is out of this world. Be sure to check out the breakfast bagels- so good!!

3/26/16
Randy S., Beverly Hills, CA

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Chef Daisey makes a great tuna sandwich - plus excellent customer service!

3/26/16
Marjorie B., Cathedral City, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

OMGosh!!! Get the grilled Mac and cheese sandwich, it's so ridiculously good. Thank you Daisy for such yummy food! Love this place!

3/26/16
Melissa M., Prescott, AZ
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

My husband and I had lunch here last weekend after taking a hike up by Lake Gregory. The girls working there were very friendly and helpful - even though we got there a half an hour before they closed. The food was great too - especially the Philly Cheese steak! We will definitely be going back there next time we go up to the mountains.

3/25/16
Tamara E., Escondido, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Megan and Nicole were very welcoming when we came in for breakfast. We were looking around for a cute thrift shop and they jumped at the opportunity to tell us about all the local shops. We got to introduce ourselves and have a fun little conversation about what we were in town for. Food was great. Try the Chili! Joe's recipe is amazing!

3/22/16
Lisa Z., PORTER RANCH, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Jaime and Jessica were very accommodating to me and my family, I am vegetarian with gluten intolerants, so I appreciate Jessica taking Half of the bread out for me!

3/20/16
Amy N., Irvine, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I've been coming up to lake arrowhead my whole life. It's always been a question on where to go for breakfast, until we found this place! Every morning we come for a bacon breakfast bagel, the best we have ever had!

Not only is their breakfast great, they have great options for lunch and dinner! The workers are always so friendly and welcoming, especially Tami! She's always welcoming us with a smile and remembers our order. Thanks for keeping us happy on the mountain!

3/19/16
Mike F., Long Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great sandwich. Megan, Jessica and Jaime are super. Thank you. Marinara sauce is excellent.

3/19/16
Mitch L., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Thanks Tami! Great food, great service, great ambiance. I got the bacon bagel - Delish!

3/19/16
Kyle B., Glendale, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Tami was amazing. Great service and amazing food! Can't wait to come back here. Try the Bagel Benedict it's perfectly cooked.

3/19/16
Michael K., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

OK went back to the Hungry Bear and I ordered the gyro and a cup of chili.

Let's start with the Gyro, the pita was slightly toasted and for my taste was perfect. IMO there r two types of Gyro one is thin slices and usually is more like a street style, the other is chunky, usually served with rice and is more plate or family style. They have the street style Gyro, which is my favorite, so I loved it!

The chili was very good with the perfect amount of spice for me. I'm going back today for lunch, yes I was that impressed!!!!!! Also the service once again was impeccable. ALWAYS inquire about the soups or whatever those gals have going in the soup pots, I have really been pleased by the fact that they let you sample and that it's usually a wonderful pot of culinary creativity!

Alright last review for a while went today had a tuna melt and got a pastrami to go for dinner.

The taste of both sandwiches...excellent!, The bread is something special and the meats were good too. The only thing is, I was still hungry, IDK if there is a more meat option but I need more meat!!! We mountain folk chop wood, carry heavy things and such, that takes large amounts of good food! U got the good down now we need a large option, please. Ty oh and the gal with the soup was on point again, sausage tortellini soup, good and generous! Hope I'm not being insulting when I say her soups and chili are my favorite thing about this place!

3/13/16
Anna A., Chino Hills, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Tammy, Megan and Daisy went above and beyond. We ordered the Italian sub and the chili which was extraordinary. The food was good and the service was even better. Such an inviting and friendly place!

3/12/16
Rick D., Twin Peaks, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Outstanding! What a great and varied menu! Super nice staff. Warmly casual ambiance. Terrific, artisan crafted sandwiches, plus a variety of pasta dishes, espresso, freezes & much more. Give the Italian Sub a try. The Hungry Bear is a terrific on every level! Thank you Tammy, Megan and Jessica! You put on a great dining experience all the while making us feel like best friends.

3/10/16
Sheryl D., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Ventured into The Hungry Bear today after hearing great things about the place. Tammy was incredibly welcoming and helped us choose just the right sandwiches for our first visit. The veggie sandwich was amazing! As was the potato salad. The owner, Sebastian, happened to be there and was so very delightful! Sharing a game of checkers with us, treating us to a volcano coffee (which you really MUST try).., and was just a great host! Definitely will be back so if you're in the area, check it out!

3/10/16
Dwight B., Rimforest, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Hungry bear went above and beyond to make our experience great. My wife loves the gyro and the cheesecake and whenever we come in with our kids they give the kids toys. Good food and they make you feel like a family inviting you into their home and their kitchen.

3/8/16
Alex B., Corona, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

If you're in Lake Arrowhead, you need to stop by Hungry Bear! Sandwiches are awesome as well as their Macaroni Salad. Plenty of selection and very fresh.

3/8/16
Avery M., Lake Charles, LA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I always visit here for the great sandwiches and the wait is always short. Nicole and Tami are always extra helpful and provide a great experience.

3/8/16
Devon R., Long Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I am ordering the desert (assorted fruit pies and assorted donuts) for my wedding from Hungry Bear as well as a day of lunch (sandwiches, salads, and sides) for the bridal party. Sebastian has made the process so fun and easy! He is always quick to respond to emails and has given me very helpful suggestions so that, in the end, we are getting exactly what we wanted for our big day even though its a little untraditional. The experience has been smooth and simple and has made us that much more excited for the event! Thank you to Sebastian and the rest of the Hungry Bear team for all your hard work!!

3/7/16
Linda F., Chesapeake, VA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Stopped in The Hungry Bear for coffee and was pleasantly surprised at their extensive menu and friendly service!! Got a bagel with cream cheese and it was awesome!! I'd highly recommend you stop in if you find yourself hungry as a bear!!

3/7/16
Dwight B., Rimforest, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

They have the best customer service on the mountain and their food is excellent!

3/6/16
Keith V., Rialto, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Had a WONDERFUL Breakfast with my buddy James... Foggy day but great service from our beautiful hostesses "Jessica" & "Tami" ..Yep... Fast and Friendly Service...Nice Menu selections..If you're in Sky Forest, you gotta stop at the Hungry Bear Deli & Cafe! You'll be glad you did!

3/4/16
Eric D., El Cajon, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Wow, great little place! Such fantastic customer service and huge sandwiches! Megan is sure to introduce herself to every person placing an order. Such a nice touch for someone simply taking your order at the register. Makes you wonder why you don't get that more often...

3/3/16
C B., Acton, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The food was delicious and the restaurant is quaint for the area. Our server was Nicol and she was fantastic. Always smiling and was attentive without over doing it. She really helped out with the knowledge of the menu and the town. Will be back for sure.

2/29/16
Zack L., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I love this place. The food and the people are great. Nicol is always super friendly. I'm always slow to decide and she has steered me in the right direction a few times. I blame Joe for making me fat. He makes it hard to put the fork down.

2/29/16
Sharon L., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Everything I've had here is delicious. I'm local and it's my favorite place to eat on the mountain. Nicole and Joe are super friendly and helpful. Sebastian proved to me that I do in fact sometimes like coffee with this volcano drink they make (a cappuccino maybe?? I don't remember I usually hate coffee but it was delicious). I highly recommend stopping in.

2/29/16
Michelle U., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Joe and Nicol were very helpful in making our quick stop a delicious one! They were very attentive to our needs, even going so far as allowing my daughter to pick out a couple of toys for her friends. They go above and beyond!

2/28/16
Abi U., Gardena, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Me and my bf were looking for a good place to eat at and this place definitely caught our attention. I was skeptical at first, but after having my first bite of their Mac & Cheesewich sandwich, I was definitely blown away.

Every single item we ordered tasted so good that we had to order another one to go. Will definitely recommend this cute little place to anyone. I will surely come back to this place over and over again.

2/28/16
Tom M., Canyon Country, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Just passing through town on Friday early evening and stopped in for a quick bite. Nicol was my server. She was attentive, nice & giggled. She seemed to really enjoy working at the Hungry Bear. Great service, Nicol. The sandwich was spot on... and I hope to return soon.

2/28/16
Thomas K., Gardena, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Hidden Gem! Incredible food and outstanding service! I highly recommend this place. This was my first time at this place and I wouldn't of imagined how good the food was.

We ordered several sandwiches, Ruben-Philly Cheese Steak and Beef Dip... all very delicious and their Mac Salad was the bomb!

Parking is a bit difficult and you should get there early too, this place fills up. This place has outstanding service! If you're heading to the mountains, this place worth a try. This place is located just at the end of Lake Arrowhead as you are coming up.

2/22/16
Stephanie Morris, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Review

Excellent food and terrific service. Thank you for making us "newbies" VIPs! We'll be back...and many times!

2/22/16
Gillian K., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The Hungry Bear is the best place to eat on the mountain! From the amazing menu selections, fresh baked bread and the care taken with the preparation of each order, you cannot go wrong!

The wait time is short, the service very friendly and professional. It is well located on Hwy 18, easily accessible and there is both indoor and outside seating.

2/22/16
Vince H., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Awesome sandwich shop! The owner is very friendly and welcoming. The food is wonderful and it was a flawless experience! Definitely recommended!!!

2/20/16
Heather B., San Diego, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We heard from a local to go try the Hungry Bear and we are sure glad we did. We ordered Lasagna, Cheese steak, chicken tenders for the kids. Everything was delicious. Their desserts and coffee were outstanding too. We came back the next day for lunch.

We were fortunate enough to have met the owner and he made our kids have an experience of their lives. Very kind and giving and full of positive energy. It was a great vibe all around; having such a great experience would recommend everyone to eat there! YUMMY!! We will be back next time we head that way. Thank you!

2/20/16
Mary Warren, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Review

My mom ordered me some food to go from here, great Italian food And the macaroons are to die for!

2/19/20
Jason H., Redondo Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Megan was great, food was great our kids had a blast as did the adults. Great lunch!

2/19/16
Kevin J., Huntington Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is a true gem. I should know as a restaurateur myself, I own seven restaurants and every day I try to check out at least one new restaurant. Took my family to the mountains for the weekend we had a great time. We stopped in to the hungry bear to check it out. It's a small quaint cabin like restaurant with perfect Decor for the area.

The girl behind the counter was very knowledgeable and accommodating. My nine-year-old son asked for a side of pita bread she is simply told him she could make that happen. We asked her what sandwich she recommended she said the meatball sandwich. The quality of the bread was fresh and tasty as I've ever had. The marinara and meatballs were as good as anywhere in New York City.

My kids and my girl loved the place. To top it off the coffee and desserts were top notch. I would not only recommend but will also be returning as much as I can!! Well done Hungry Bear its nice to find a place that cares about quality.

Your new fan!!
Kevin

2/19/16
Kent F., Crestline, CA

5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I drive by this place all the time, decided to give it a try. I was impressed!!! My sandwich was awesome. I have been told the meatball parmigiana is a must, I can't wait to try it next time. I have to give a shout out to Megan at the front counter, she was friendly, helpful and a good sense of humor. Other business could learn a thing or two about good customer service from the Hungry Bear Deli. We need more places like this up on the mountain!

2/18/16
Charity K., Green Valley Lake, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

For a truly incredible family dining experience, this is the place! From the superb authentic Italian food and mouthwatering espresso, to the friendly staff that quite honestly quickly becomes family, this restaurant is like 'striking gold!'

My two year old son is so loved over at the Bear! We all are and it truly speaks to a warm staff. To be able to have your children in an environment where its okay for them to be children, means so much to me. Let's face it, there are establishments that frown on children wiggling in their seats. Not so at the Bear!

The food... well they are the only mountain foodery that meats with my 'food snob' standards of good eats! And the coffee... um, YES! You must try the volcano!

If you are looking for a delicious dining experience with a sprinkling of incredible service and dash of the ambiance of a cuddly mountain cafe, look no further than the Bear!

My husband and I love dining on their Italian fair and salads but don't stop there... their bakery and sandwiches and out of this world!

Love LOVE the Bear and all our family at the Bear!

2/13/16
Joe L., Anaheim, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

If you're visiting Lake Arrowhead, Hungry Bear Deli & Cafe is the spot to eat. Their menu has a verity from traditional sandwiches to BBQ & more.

The food quality is 10 of 10 very fresh and very tasty. The food services is awesome as well. We were taken care of by Megan, she was very accommodating and attentive to our needs. When you come ask for her.

The food I recommend is the pull pork sandwich. It comes with a nice big size sandwich with aside of your choice.

The prices are not cheap for a sandwich but worth every penny.

2/13/16
J A., Upland, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious Delicious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/12/16
Carl G., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Best human interaction I've had at a deli .. I want to say EVER. I spent about 2 hours talking and hanging with Sebastian and Jaime. Cozy atmosphere..

Grabbed a cheesesteak and ended up just sitting at the counter cause I was just enjoying the human beingness of it all for a bit. Thanks y'all!

2/11/16
Adrianna Lopez, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Review

Staff is very kind- they put a lot of work into keeping customers happy. Good food.

2/11/16
Mike A., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The pulled pork here is perfect 🙂 so is the chili, and the service. One of my favorite places to eat.

2/10/16
Nathan D., Moreno Valley, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I had the beef brisket sandwich made by Jamie it's one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. The bread is baked fresh daily. Nicole served us at the outdoor wood carved table. The whole place has rustic custom carved wood tables & chairs. Like an upscale mountain retreat. Sebastian the owner introduced us to his proprietary "Volcano" 4-layer coffee milkshake - it was delicious. We will be going back for more.

2/10/16
Connor M., Hesperia, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is my new favorite sandwich shop on the mountain it just doesn't get any better. The owner and employees are extremely nice, polite, and all around great people. I wish I would have found this place sooner. I can't think of anything else to say other than great. Great Food, Awesome People, Very Clean.

2/10/16
Gilbert S., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

What a great spot!! This shop is what I think a mountain restaurant should be - besides the fresh tasty food Jaime, Nicole and Annalea make it warm friendly place. This is going to be my go-to restaurant.

2/9/16
Nikolaus W., Cerritos, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Joe and Jamie made us feel welcome and gave some great options that led us to one of the best sandwiches I have had in a long time. The hoagie bread is baked here giving it a great fresh taste which compliments the hard work into making a quality meat that I thoroughly enjoyed.

2/7/16
Mary M., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place was GREAT!! Big big thank you to Megan who took our order today. We had our two daughters with us along with my brother and sister in law with my nephew. Megan was so friendly and welcoming! She even brought out toys to give the kids to play with! The food was delicious and you cannot beat the customer service. We are now huge fans of the hungry bear and will stop in here every time we visit the mountain!

2/7/16
GiGi F., Irvine, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Thank you Nicole & Analie for great customer service. Hubby loves the 'Eiffel Tower' sandwich.

2/5/16
Jimmy J., Granite Bay, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Food was awesome and it was a great spot to stop and relax for a few. Nicole and Tami were so friendly and welcoming! Great experience.

2/1/16
James L., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great food!! The Ruben was amazing!

2/1/16
Jesse S., Moreno Valley, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Had a great meal here after I got chased by a wolf. This place was really nice and the staff were really nice. I'd like to thank Analie and Nicole. I will definitely come with my future girlfriend

2/1/16
Ash B., Fontana, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Had a great time here. Service is amazing Analie and Nicole gave great service. Definitely gonna come back here.

1/31/16
Rejane T., Fullerton, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is awesome! Cozy little deli with great service, Delicious sandwiches and amazing coffee. You have to try the coffee volcano, it is amazing!!!

1/30/2016
Isaac B., Skyforest, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I would definitely recommend this deli, amazing food and customer service unlike what you would get in the city. I'm leaving Skyforest a very satisfied teen thanks to this amazing cafe.

1/26/16
Snowie C., Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Megan, Thanks for the smile and hospitality. We all love the volcano coffee. Highly recommend!!! We had a big party of 12 people but they served us quick.

1/26/16
Amber B., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Amazing family friendly place best service and very welcoming employees. My kids love this place.

1/24/16
Brian G., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I appreciate when business owners are responsive to customer feedback and are eager to make improvements. At the invite of the owner, Sebastian, I decided to return and give Hungry Bear another go - and I was NOT disappointed.

I had previously commented that my Italian meats hoagie was good, but could be better if the bread had more crustiness. My sandwich came toasted, which definitely helped add a nice crunchy (yet soft) texture to the bread. It also came with less mayo, which was a huge relief to moi. Meat portions on the Italian meat hoagie as well as the beef and peppers sandwich were sizable. My mom was very pleased with the quality of the beef on her sandwich. If you've got Herculean hunger pangs, these sandwiches will put you down. I was kindly provided with a glass of their Volcano espresso beverage, which was creamy and sweet - a yummy way to end my Italian meat hoagie bonanza.

I noticed that everyone at Hungry Bear was incredibly nice on my last visit, but I really got a taste of it with Sebastian and the entire crew. Foot traffic got intense, the entire staff was helpful and friendly. I was suspicious Sebastian might be trying to curry favor with me on my second visit, but was pleased to see him making the rounds at all the tables and interacting with his patrons. It's really nice to see a small business owner be so engaged with his business and his guests.

There's a VIP card that you can get that will earn you 15% off your check as well as a punch card to earn your way to a free sandwich. I will be back!

1/23/16
Thomas C., Signal Hill, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Small place on your way to Lake Arrowhead. GREAT CAPPUCCINO, really good macaroni salad and awesome sandwiches. Was greeted by Nicole and Tami who were very welcoming and helpful on decision making. The staff and food was great. Would definitely drive from running springs or lake Arrowhead village to eat. BTW... great pie as well.

1/21/16
Michael K., Running Springs, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Been looking forward to trying this place, and it was OK. The food tastes like its pre-made, high quality but still kinda tasted like chain restaurant food. However the gal working there was just about as good as you get on every level, and she let me try some onion soup she was working on, it was by far the best thing I had there. Maybe this lady should be given more culinary artistic freedom. I cook enough to know when someone puts love into what they cook and she did!

To summarize: great place all in all beautiful location, decent food, nice ambiance, amazing staff and a mountain of potential! In addition: after this review I was contacted personally by the owner explaining how the food is pre-made to accommodate the ever fluctuating crowds to ensure minimal wait times upon ordering. THIS BLEW ME AWAY!!!!! I am very impressed, he addressed my concerns and invited me back for another try!!! They get another star just for that, costumer service is a huge part of the overall dining experience! I will be back no doubt and kudos to the owner Sebastian, he gives the impression of being a very solid human being and a competent and considerate business owner!!! Much love to you and yours!

1/18/16
Ikabod Krane, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Review

Had the Pastrami sandwich delicious! Volcano coffee is awesome! Its been a while since I have experienced a level of thoughtfulness and dedication to their business. Every time I go I try something new. I have yet to be disappointed. My next target is the egg Benedict bagel. Great deserts too! If your heading down from Big bear and the 330 has way to much traffic, cut over to the 18 and drop in for a great meal. You can always take the 18 to the 210. You'll be fed, and less stressed. Yes its worth it!

1/18/16
Josh I., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

If you have never had real espresso (and I don't mean starbucks) and you love coffee, you will be pleasantly surprised by this place. Their espresso is sweet, smooth, and unlike any other espresso for miles. If you're a coffee connoisseur, you belong here.

As well, the food is great and there is a lot of variety. Customer service was flawless thanks to Ana Lee, and while I didn't get the chef's name, she was great as well. If I had one bad thing to say about this place, it would be the parking, which is a bit tricky to figure out at first. However this place deserves 5 stars and deserves recognition for its attention to quality.

1/17/16
Vince & Susie Gutierrez, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating
We went last week and had a meatball sub and a pastrami sandwich. They were to die for. Cant wait to try the other sandwiches you guys have to offer!

1/17/16
Jim G., Downey, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is great, Nicol has be best personality and makes you feel at home, this was the first time I ate here and the food was awesome, I don't know what was better, the service or the food. I will definitely come back for this amazing experience.

1/17/15
Byron R., Las Vegas, NV
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Out on a trip in California for the weekend from Vegas, one of the highlights of it was going to The Hungry Bear Cafe. I had an amazing cappuccino and chili and the service was exceptional! The staff was friendly and very proactive, thank you Nicole and Tammy I had a great time and will be coming back on some other trip.

1/15/16
Gilbert Flores, Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

WOW! Great food and friendly staff! I had the gyro and it was delicious. I can't wait to go back and try the other selections. Thank You for your quick response to FB messages too.

1/15/16
Elizabeth R., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

The best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had!!!!! Thank you!! Megan was great as well. Very good customer service.

1/14/16
Nichole R., Apple Valley, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is my favorite place to eat on the mountain!! Delicious food and great service. Thank you Megan for a great experience today!!

1/13/16
Andrea P., Agoura Hills, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Wow! Stopped in with some friends, and we were all very impressed with the food, ambiance and how friendly everyone was. Nicole rocks! She was well versed on the menu and easily recommended items that did not disappoint. I recommend anyone in the area to check this place out. I will be back... And will ask for Nicole.

1/12/16
Kristy S., Hesperia, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Absolutely love the sandwiches here and even better is the service. The potato salad is quite yummy as well! Danielle and Megan are AMAZING such nice and happy ladies and their service is unlike any other we have had on the mountain! The food was amazing and the service was fast! Thank you ladies and we look forward to our next meal at Hungry Bear Deli.

1/12/16
Mac Yakovlez, Running Springs, CA
5-Star Facebook Rating

Amazing place with great service, and their bread is really good! Best sandwiches I've had in the whole IE!

1/6/16
PQ Q., Riverside, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Funky, friendly, and fun. A local recommended this for coffee, and the coffee was pretty good (if a bit sweet), the staff terrifically friendly. I'd happily go back, just because they were so nice...not just to us, but to everyone who walked in. And the view off the Rim is phenomenal (only it was starting to snow when we got there).

No airs, but for a causal place to talk over coffee or what smelled like great homemade soup and comfort food, just the ticket.

12/31/15
Jim W., Lake Arrowhead, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

Ok sandwiches. Large with plenty of the good stuff. Side salads are not worth eating. I just waited OVER HALF AN HOUR for two sandwiches. Was about to rate 2 stars but they hooked us up with dessert. Fair enough.

12/31/15
Veronica M., Highland, CA!
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I was up the hill on business and have been wanting to try this place. It turned out to be 3 minutes from where we were. I regret getting a salad. Not because it was bad...it was good. I should have tried a sandwich on their fresh baked bread and one of the coffee drinks..next time. My co worker got a a sandwich and loved it. I tried his Mac salad...delicious! Not miracle whip. Savory...just how it should be.

12/30/15
LiviaWill Pereira, Crestline, CA
5 Star Yelp Rating

We just went there yesterday with two little kids and the service and food was great!! The serving is super big! We brought half home and had it for lunch today. After reading so many good reviews, I really wanted to try it and made sure we stopped there before coming home. I'm so happy we did it. smile emoticon Loved everything about it.

12/30/15
Alana M., Murrieta, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We stopped by just to grab a quick bite, come to find out this place is beyond amazing !! The food, and the staff are great, Nicole was super friendly and totally made us feel welcomed, we were going to take out food to go however the place is just so cozy we decided to dine in, Scott was amazing !! He made the atmosphere feel like being at home !! He was funny too! The owner was super nice as well!. I definitely would recommend this place and I plan on always making a first and last stop at every trip I make up here.

12/30/15
Sandra K., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Love, love the service here!! The food is great and hospitality is on point. Nicole is always very friendly and helpful. We always try to get her as our waitress when ever we can. Five stars from me. *****

12/29/15
Wingchunaric N., Beverly Hills, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Best food in lake Arrowhead and Skyforest!! The chef Scott is so cool and a great chef! Service is amazing so glad they are there.

12/28/15
Jorge C., Central Alameda, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Only thing I can say is that this place is absolutely amazing. 5/5 would recommend and go again. I met Scott (the cook) because I just loved the food and had to give my compliments, and my waitress Nicole was just the best. If you ever go try to get seated with her.

12/27/15
Michelle Y., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I went with my family for a brief trip to Lake Arrowhead and found the best deli. The food was excellent and the two staff members were the highlight. Scott and Nicol made our family feel so welcome and we're so kind. I will definitely go back to The hungry bear deli next time I pass through.

12/26/15
Leonor M., Los Angeles
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Nicole was such an amazing waitress she was so helpful and Scott came out from the kitchen and gave me some tips for what I should order made my trip so much better. Excellent place to come in and remember to ask for Nicole and Scott!

12/24/15
Doug W., Bakersfield, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great local eating establishment. We were on are way to Running Springs for lunch but decided to stop here instead. It was well worth it. The hoagie bread is made fresh and goes great with the Philly cheese steak. The food is delicious and the service great. Will be visiting again. Soon.

12/20/15
Mickey H., Colton, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Good food. Good people. I get nothing but love every time I walk in. Best customer service I've ever experienced. Gotta try the volcano coffee, and bread pudding whenever they have it available.

12/18/15
Sim T., Santa Ana, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great place!!! Hot pastrami, Macaroni salad and cappuccino was to die for!! And the customer service was amazing. Joseph really made us feel welcome and did a great job with the food!!

12/17/15
Kristy W., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Great food they have an assortment of yummy food. They create some really cool and amazing coffee drinks. Baked and cooked meals are delicious.

12/10/15
Katie Armendariz, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We went today for the first time! The guy made great suggestions ! He even gave my toddler some Army men little toy figures while we waited! How kind was that!! Very helpful personable & polite! We will be back again!

12/7/15
Travis H., Redlands, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

A delicious eatery! The decor is warm and welcoming. Very friendly staff. The homemade soup is a must try when offered. They bake homemade breads and put love into every sandwich that I've ever tried here. A favorite spot for my family and I. Highly recommended!

12/7/15
Joseph Kibler, Green Valley, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Great food, great company. We enjoy everything about the Hungry Bear. Literally the best Italian dinners on the mountain, all original recipes.

12/4/15
Jennifer S., Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

We had a birthday celebration lunch for a co-worker and decided to try the Hungry Bear. I had been wanting to stop by for some time and just never got around it until yesterday. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised.

Sebastian was at the register taking orders and immediately said "hello". He gave us suggestions, was funny, and went out of his way to make us feel special. He gave us some "complimentary" desserts for our celebration and turned up the music. The food was delicious and the portion sizes were huge.

All of our sandwiches had so much meat! The salad was large enough for two people to share. The gyro was perfect! We ate inside and watched Sebastian take more orders. People kept coming in and he took his time to chat with each and every person. This man knows service! I will definitely be back and will be bringing by husband and kids next time. Thank you!

11/28/15
Nichole B., Huntington Beach, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

My boyfriend and I were in Lake Arrowhead for a few days and came across this place for dinner. We both ordered the pulled pork sandwich which came with cheese & coleslaw on it... sooo good!

Pork was tender and juicy; there was the perfect amount of coleslaw and I surprisingly loved the cheese on the sandwich. I was only able to eat half the sandwich because it's so filling! It came with a side of mac salad. Can't wait to come back and eat here again!

11/26/2015
Anthony H., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

Good food, good people! Can't ask for more. Stopped by on the way down from our tour of the mountains.

11/25/15
Glenn S., Tarzana, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

You'd never expect a little deli cafe stuck on the side of a mountain road to be this good, but it is. Great service, delicious sandwiches, lovely location, and very reasonable prices.

11/20/15
Aimee W., Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This place is awesome. The workers/ owners really care about you as a customer. Been here several times just haven't stopped to write a review yet. Last two times I went in there they have gone above and beyond for me and the patrons with me. I took an order to go and forgot my wife wanted chips. The owner threw them in for free.

Then the last time we dined in and soup of the day was French onion. My wife was curios and decided she wanted some. They sold out. However, the owner went back looked at the pot and said "Ya know, what I have enough to give you a taste" Turned out to be at least a cup and he gave it to us. It was so good and flavorful.

Also the sandwiches are always good and stuffed with yummy fresh ingredients. I've never been disappointed here and plan on taking my parents here soon. Keep up the good work you guys are awesome!!

11/20/15
Brick W., Downtown, San Diego, CA
4.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is a small business that is what small business should be. They are super friendly, and the pies and desserts look AMAZING. Will have to go back there on a cheat day so I can try the pies. Only stopped for drinks this time. But I will say that this place looked good enough to make a special trip for all the way from San Diego!

11/15/15
Travis Hill, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

This place is amazing! Highly recommended. The Chef, Scott Wolf, does it right. Much of the product is home made. Fresh baked bread, home made soup, and hospitality for days. The decor is warm and friendly. Places like this restaurant are rare. A favorite amongst my family. Try the home made soup. Bombies!!!!!

11/13/15
Cee V., Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

This is some of the best food on the mountain. I wish more restaurants in Los Angeles would hold themselves up to the standard that Hungry Bear does, even tho it's a small cafe/deli on a mountain. There are like 3-5 tables inside. Everyone who works here is really nice. They have a discount for residents, veterans, seniors etc. Every sandwich I've had so far was great. Just the hoagie roll itself is quality. And lastly they have the best latte ever!! It's their signature Volcano. I would get one everyday if I lived up here full time. They have a new veggie sandwich on the menu, so I guess that's a vegetarian option, but obviously I am limited in terms of that. Nonetheless, I really can't complain!

11/6/15
Nicole Rene Allen, Orange County, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

I had the best French Onion Soup ever!! Great Service!!

11/4/2015
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Eric S., San Bernardino, CA

My wife and I live down the road from this place and have been meaning to try it for a long time. The shop is clean, decorated and plays good music. Today, I went for the Philly cheese steak and my wife had the beef dip. These sandwiches were amazing. It is absolutley obvious that the staff take pride in their work. Made to order sandwiches that are packaged perfectly. It's the little things. My 3 year old got the chicken tenders, and they were good too. Looked to me like the chicken was hand breaded with care and fried in what I consider a home made breading.

I waited maybe 10 minutes for my order with 2 people ahead of me. The chef came out to check on us, and was genuinely friendly. He also gave my some a candy necklace....which made his day. Cole slaw, potato salad and pickles were really good and tasted totally home made from scratch. Even if I tried, there is nothing I could possibly complain about. This will be a usual spot for us from now on. For the price, I got great food, great service and a great value. I love when the local mountain top businesses go the extra mile to deliver perfection. I hope....that at some time they get an alcohol license to sell beer. Some local craft beers with their food would make this place perfect.

11/4/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Jessica V., Running Springs, CA

We recently moved the mountain communities and there are not a lot of options as far as eating goes but this place turned out to have Great chili and sandwich's plus the staff is extremely welcoming making you feel like you are part of their family.

11/1/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
GiGi F., Irvine, CA

Chef Scott is incredible my dinner was deelish. Sir Sabastian emits such positivity, and is so gracious. He has lived, and is just such a Kool cat! I

LOVED my dinner: Eggplant Parm with fresh Sunday gravy, side salad, garlic bread. This is the new true 'Italian' spot on the mountain.

Sorry Lou Eddie's...You've been Replaced! This spot has amazing customer service too!

10/30/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Angel S., Big Bear, CA

I tried this place for the first time and was quite impressed!  The staff was very nice and the owner was pretty cool too. He was super funny and it was clear he wanted to make sure we enjoyed our experience there, which we did.

The chef had a new veggie sandwich on the menu so my friend and I decided to give it a try. It was delicious. The bread was fresh and all the veggies were cooked just right. I'm a huge fan of milk shakes and though I didn't order one, I had a small portion from my friend's kid. It was really good! I didn't try anything there that I didn't like.

I went back the following week and took my daughter. She is super picky and almost impossible to take anywhere to eat. She loved their Mac&Cheese (fresh not box) and garlic bread. I ordered the eggplant, also very yummy!

Good restaurants are hard to come by on the mountain. I'm very happy to have found this little gem.

10/27/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Sara L., Running Springs, CA

I absolutely love this place. What I appreciate more than anything is their dedication to their customers. They offer a 15% discount to all locals and I really appreciate that. They're super friendly and always willing to go above and beyond. I had their volcano coffee the other day and it was so good. Better than what you would expect from a deli. I also had their bagels and lox and it was very good. I had forgotten my card and they still honored my discount. You have to try this place!

10/24/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Ian C., Twin Peaks, CA

The best sandwiches on the mountain. I came here with my girlfriend a few months ago and they seemed like they had just moved into the building. The furniture was mismatched and the menu was on the smaller side. I had the roast beef sandwich and absolutely loved it as did she.

I just went here today with my family and they have since bought new furniture (matching this time), made many improvements to the overall scenery as well as menu options. I fell in love with the place back then and to see it do so well today made me smile from ear to ear. The staff are incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming.

I overheard one of the employees make a comment about how much the owner enjoys reading yelp reviews so I downloaded the app and made an account just to post this remark about their restaurant. I have told many people about this restaurant and will continue to do so confidently knowing they will be as satisfied as I have been. I look forward to eating here again.

10/23/15
4.0 Star Yelp Rating
Darren F., Yorba Linda, CA

First meal on vacation and we ran into Scott.

What a treat he was and the meal. The entire experience was wonderful. Here it is in bullet form, cuz there's too much that going right over there for sentences.

- Very clean and tidy. Even the condiment packets were organized and placed in order. (My crazy wife nods knowingly and approves)
- Salads were full of all the good stuff.
- Pastrami was great, lean and seasoned well. The bread was super soft
- Scott...he's great...makes you feel like he truly gives a shit
- Kids ate for free
- SPA WATER. Blueberries dancing on top of cucumbers.
- Overall a really great first experience up the hill.

10/23/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Shane R., Running Springs, CA

My fiancé and I stopped in here with our daughter and I just had to give a great review. The inside was pleasant and so many choices. I am a mountain resident and have been so for awhile. I remember when my family first moved up here back in the late 80's and there was not many sandwich places from what I can remember. I like to help out mountain businesses in any way i can and I think it is important for the locals to understand that, however all mountain businesses should also understand if you want the locals to come then be fair in pricing and have some kind of deals for them which Hungry Bear did, 15% off! Also we thought it was very thoughtful for the man that helped us to offer our 1 year old a side of fruit and macaroni salad at no charge. So all I can say is good food, good customer service, good music, great deals for locals and a great location. We will be back and would recommend this place to anybody.

10/20/15
5.0 Star Yelp Rating
Captain D., Lake Arrowhead, CA

Food good; prices ok; music excellent! Best on the mountain. Good luck to this business!
15 yr local mtn resident.

10/18/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Katie W., Denver, CO

I was pleasantly surprised for a few reasons, 1. They were open at 8 am on a Sunday morning (there hours are 7:30am-7:30pm, everyday). 2. They make their bagels in house and it was delicious. 3. The gentleman who was helping me had great music on and was very helpful and friendly. 4. The coffee was amazing! I tried to ask the guy that helped me what it was, but I think he was in the back. One negative, and it's minor was the coffee lid wouldn't stay on my cup and I spilled coffee in my car a couple of times (I wasn't picking it up by the lid, either). Great lil gem!

10/18/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Ryan M., Los Angeles, CA

Being a major Chicago Style food freak, I am usually reluctant to try deli's cuz I can get a sub just about anywhere. With that being said, I've quickly made a new home at The Hungry Bear Deli. It's my stop on the way down the mountain. I grab a Sweet Volcano, and a "Samich" and I hit the road.

Today I got a Ham & Cheese on sourdough with mayo and Dijon mustard. I got 20 feet down the road and I couldn't contain my vocal expression's (as most food fanatic's do) as the taste of smokey ham and sourdough covered my pallet. I was in true bliss. I love smoked ham and wasn't expecting this much meat on a ham & cheese. Oh, and my Volcano, that was gone by the time I got in the truck.

Yeah, some of the restaurants up here suck! My wife and I have tried almost every single spot. As for The Hungry Bear Deli, I'm truly sold on the quality of food and the staff's kindness even when under pressure with a line out the door. Everyone on the mountain is nice and friendly, that's why we live up here. If all restaurant owner's were like the owner of the Hungry Bear and kept up on thing's, they would never close down as much as they do up here.

Chef Scotty is a true connoisseur of the culinary arts coupled with the owner's Italian creations, which are out of this world. I can't wait to try the NEW Chicken Philly. And their Sunday Gravy? It's everything you can imagine, and more. Wait till you try their Cheesecake.. We love their food!

10/16/15
Caitlin Kanayan, Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

I've never felt the need to write a review for anything, but in this case I feel like I should. I have been there a few times now with my two young kids. Each time the staff has been overly accommodating and friendly. Unfortunately, that seems to be pretty rare on the mountain. They do a great job of making you feel welcome and like they really appreciate your business.

The food is awesome and the chef is great. The first time we went he gave my son a bag of mini skateboards and he plays with those things everyday. This last time he made sure I tried their new veggie sandwich and it was SO good. I can't say enough great things about this place. Happy I gave it a try!

10/12/15
John M., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

I had Bacon bagel with pepper Jack cheese, it was first rate. Excellent service.  Will be back.

10/10/15
Simone Foster Wood, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Excellent dinner tonight and great service! The veggie sandwich on squaw bread is to die for:). We will be back most definitely!!

10/10/15
Linda Price, Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Such a great find! Customer service and food is off the hook good. Thanks Sebastian!

10/7/15
Holland Lowe, Orange County, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Love it at Hungry Bear, the food is Excellent and the restaurant is as cute as it gets inside! Our dining experience was great there! Definitely will be coming back.

10/7/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
J N., Crestline, CA

Tried the Lobster Ravioli tonight and it was great. Sebastian, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming. Looking forward to eating there again soon!

10/6/15
Rachel Blackwood-McKay, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

One of my favorite lunch getaways. I love the mountain feeling and amazing taste

10/6/15
Rachel B., Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Yelp Rating

My favorite lunch getaway and great food. The best sandwich ever is Hungry Bears pulled pork. So amazing.

10/4/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Andy M., Santa Barbara, CA

This place is so fantastic!!! It is such a treat! We drove up from the city for the day and couldn't be happier! The staff was so so friendly! The food was amazing! Great place!

10/03/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Adelheid N., Crestline, CA

Reasonably priced but out of this world delicious! Ate there twice both times had excellent sandwiches (Turkey Club and Reuben) so big they were two meals for me, and delicious Cole slaw and potato salad sides. Save room for amazing bakery deserts like lemon heaven cake or a true chocolate èclair (or plan to take some home). They also have breakfast and really nice dinner entrees. You can order any of them anytime, so my pal who likes breakfast for dinner is happy, too! This is a favorite for locals, but visitors to the mountain should try them, too!

10/1/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Roxxanne R., Running Springs, CA

First I have to say that I am so terribly sorry that I didn't go and try this place any sooner. I was unaware that new owners took over five months ago and because I didn't care for the previous owner or the food I never went back.

Well... THANKFULLY a friend stopped by there this past weekend and told me about the new owner, Sebastian and how personable he was and that the food was fabulous and that I had to go and try it! Well let me just say when I smelled Sebastian's homemade pasta gravy I could swear I was in my Italian grandmother's kitchen again! I ordered the meatball Parmesan sandwich and it was ABSOLUTE DELICIOUSNESS!

The gentleman that waited on me, his name was Scott, is so sweet and from what I am hearing, I can't wait to meet Sebastian! I will definitely be going back again to try another, I'm sure delicious, sandwich and maybe pasta or maybe breakfast.... Yum! And of course I grabbed a take-out menu to bring to my work which is only about a mile from the restaurant to share with my co-workers!

10/1/15
Tanya Sa, Arcadia, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Such an awesome place! It's like dining in a five star restaurant.

This place isn't just a deli anymore. It is a full on breakfast, lunch, dinner restaurant. This place goes beyond your wildest imagination. They have an incredible coffee system. They bake, not microwave, all of their hot sandwiches. They make their own breads. They have awesome cream puffs and Napoleon desserts.

We watched one of the employees give away toys to some of the children. Who does this anymore? What an awesome place. Fabulous food! Awesome employees! Scotty, Megan, and Joey are all heart-at-work staff members. Our new fav place. Simply an incredible dining experience!

9/29/15
Adelheid Nichols, Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Delicious high quality sandwiches and entrees for really reasonable prices! Delicious beyond belief desserts, too! My favorite is the Reuben, but the Turkey Club and Chicken Parmesan are also close!

9/29/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Eva W., Running Springs, CA

I went in for dinner with my family. The food was delicious! The bread was amazing! And the service was delightful. Scott the cook made small talk while cooking kept the kids entertained and was a wonderful host. I can't wait to eat there again.

9/29/15
Heather C., Running Springs, CA
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating

First time tonight, very impressed!  Fantastic veggie sandwich.  Homemade sides.  Free kids meal with adult purchase.  Scott was very kind and gave the kids cookie samples. We will definitely be back!

9/27/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Lisa M., Los Angeles, CA

LOVE this place. We stopped here unexpectedly on the way to Arrowhead because the dog got carsick!  Lucky break because it would have been sad to miss it.  Super friendly owner, awesome coffee drinks ( had my first one outside before entering the restaurant while cleaning up puppy spew).  What a treat!  Had one of the most amazing grilled cheese sandwiches ever.  Saw some of the garlic bread and dishes others were having.

Was really sorry we didn't make it back on Sunday for a proper diner before they closed.  HIGHLY recommend this adorable place.

9/26/15
Gilbert Acosta, Fallbrook, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

The sandwiches and gyros are delicious.. the Volcano cappuccino is awesome ! That coupled with the amazing and friendly (family like) service make for a great must do dining experience!

9/26/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Carisa L., Riverside, CA

This place is awesome. Upon meeting the owner, it's obvious he's Italian. Which is the best. He is very welcoming and turns your dining into an experience rather then just "lunch". I will def be returning!

9/26/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Karl D., Long Beach, CA

The hungry bear cafe in sky forest is a cute little cafe. We had the meatball an mozzarella on squaw bread which was excellent. The people there are very friendly. Lots of wise sayings on the walls. YOU MUST TRY THIS PLACE!

9/25/15
Michelle Rodman, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Really enjoyed our recent visit to Hungry Bear. We took advantage of their "kids eat free" special. My hubby enjoyed the Lasagna. I had the Eggplant Parmesan-both were delicious. Did I mention the service? Incredible.

Owners introduced themselves and seemed genuinely happy to have us as new patrons. Andrew commented during our meal that he'd never felt such great customer service. That was before Sebastian brought him a little treat-a yo yo that he took the time to show Andrew how to use. We plan to return soon.

9/25/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
T.M., Lake Arrowhead, CA

We LOVE this place. It's clean, has polite, efficient workers, and really good food! And we are FOODIES. There is a plethora of bread choices for your sandwiches. Re the Italian menu: well, my husband is 100% Italian, and usually will only eat Italian food at home. But guess what? He LOVES Hungry Bear Italian food!

9/25/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Charity K., Green Valley Lake, CA

My family had a magical dining experience here! Best food and warmest staff on the mountain! I will be hitting them up again as a regular!

9/25/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Kieth D., Rancho Cucamonga, CA

First experience at Hungry Bear and must say the service is excellent and the food is great. Megan,Scott and Nancy didn't just take care of us they made us feel like family. Our kids have claimed it as their favorite place up there and our 9 yr old even said "I would hit like on that place 275 times!!" Will definitely be coming back!!

9/24/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Arlene A., Southeast Las Vegas, NV

No other place on the mountain that makes a Gyro like these guys!! I have to get one every time! They are so DELICIOUS!! Staff go above and beyond and they are so friendly to everyone! Feels like you are a member of the Familia! Great place for the whole family to enjoy!

9/22/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Jennifer C., Lake Arrowhead, CA

The owner contacted me and asked us to try the restaurant again. We went at 4:00 on a Tuesday. Plenty of parking at this time and the place is clean and well-stocked.
The owner and chef are extremely friendly and welcoming to everyone. They have a punch card for frequent visits and and 15% off free VIP card. Love the laid back classic rock music selection.

We ordered a Beef Dip and Turkey Club with macaroni salad. They have an enormous selection of drinks and over a dozen hot sauces!

The only staff was the chef, but our food took less than 10 minutes, even with other customers here.

The Turkey Club is huge, big enough to share. The ingredients are FRESH. We enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends and family.

9/22/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Gillian, Running Springs, CA

Fantastic menu, delicious dishes, friendly staff and an ambiance of rustic charm, nestled in the community of Sky Forest. I highly recommend "The Hungry Bear!"

9/21/15
Gabriella Rollins, Crestline, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Great food- I had the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich- it was delicious. The bread was wonderful! Customers feel so welcome- Scott was friendly and outgoing, and I plan to visit often and try everything on the menu!

9/21/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Cora K., Las Vegas, NV

I still could not get over how endearing our visit was in the magnificent and quiet community of Lake Arrowhead.  Just about a mile south of it is Skyforest where I, along with my son and a friend decided to stop by Hungry Bear Deli, Bakery and Cafe for dinner.

I had the Eggplant Parmagiana and it was fantastic! It was made and seasoned to perfection.  Chef Scott was great!  The salad that came with it was fresh, no doubt.  My friend had a pulled pork sandwich and totally loved it.  My son had the Mac and Cheesewich and how he enjoyed it!  I thought it was a clever idea for kids.  He was ultimately a happy boy when he had his Vanilla Milkshake.  He always likes to have a milkshake whenever we go out to eat.  When I asked him how he likes his milkshake, he said: "I love it.  This is the best milkshake I have ever had!" and I have to agree with him.  I had it myself and it was very refreshing  and delightful.

The crew was very friendly and attentive, but the owner, Sebastian was wonderful!  He stopped at our table to see how we were doing and made sure we had the best time there. He entertained us and made us feel like family.  What an amazing guy! 🙂

Everything from sandwiches to salads and baked goods are made fresh everyday.  I was very impressed.  Our next visit to the area won't be complete without stopping by and eating at Hungry Bear and saying "Hi" to some of the warmest people in California.  My son and I actually couldn't wait to go back.

9/20/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Marie T., Crestline, CA

My husband and I went to Hungry Bear yesterday evening and had a wonderful experience. We were greeted warmly by Scott when we arrived and ordered the pulled pork sandwich and an eclair. It was delicious. We were there long enough that when the eggplant parmesan came out of the oven we were brought a sample, along with coffee and chocolate cake.YUMMMY!!! Everything was amazing. Thank you to Sebastian and the wonderful staff. Best food on the mountain. We will be back. A great experience all around.

9/19/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Lauren S., Moreno Valley, CA

Adorable family place, great atmosphere, an amazing staff, and delicious food. What more could you ask for? The chili is great, the staff is friendly, and it's the perfect romantic getaway. 😉 Looking forward to spending another anniversary here!

9/19/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Heather W., San Francisco, CA

I don't usually write reviews, but this place was well deserved.  Not only was the meal delicious (I suggest the Italian Sub, with the chocolate eclairs for dessert), but the service was great!  I was helped by Megan, who was super welcoming and friendly. I got a lot of personal attention as well, even from the cook, Scott, who was also really friendly. Cute and clean atmosphere as well.  I highly suggest this place!!

9/17/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Ce La Vi., Moreno Valley, CA

I was so impressed with the food there that it has been weighing on my mind to get on here as soon as possible to write a review! During my visit this past Labor Day weekend, I was searching for a really good homemade style sandwich. So I was pleased of course to know that The Hungry Bear had just what I wanted! I ordered the Tuna Sandwich with a side of macaroni salad, and a coffee called the "Volcano." I cannot rave enough about how darn good that meal was! The sandwich was one of the best that I have had in a long time. The mac salad was tasty as well, but OMG the coffee was to die for! Five stars for this place!

9/16/16
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Daniel B., Santa Ana, CA

Steak gyro is excellent! Hungry Bear Deli has an assortment of sandwiches to choose from. The sandwiches are given generous amounts of meats and veggies. HBD also has mini cakes, cookies and other deserts to choose from.

The atmosphere at HBD is a traditional rustic cabin look surrounded by antigue like shops that you can walk to. HBD is easily accessed from highway 18 as you turn onto kuffel canyon; it's on the corner.

9/16/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Lauren A., Crestine, CA

Great experience for the second time and I can't wait to go back.  The bread is the good stuff, everything is fresh and the staff is very welcoming, helpful and friendly.  I highly recommend their macarons by the way!  They are the only ones that I like.  I always try a macaron if I come across one and every time (except here) I am disappointed, pretty AND tasty! Everything is clean, lots of beverage choices, great specials and I love the outdoor picnic area.  I may be stating the obvious, but we'll be back.

9/14/15
Michael C.
5.0 Star YELP Rating
Los Angeles, CA

Cozy, cozy, cozy. Seriously, one of our fav places to stop by on the weekends for a quick, comfort food meal. Homemade bread, amazing meatball sandwich with Grandma's original Marinara sauce! The owner is one of the nicest guys period. He gave us incredible personal service, and was beyond gracious. Don't pass up the cake pops and Parisian Macaroons also. To die for!

9/14/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Robin G., Hidden Hills, CA

WOW!!  What  an unbelievable find!  We knew there was a sandwich place on the way to Lake Arrowhead but did not know that it had new ownership.  We were in for a real treat.

First of all, as soon as we walked in we were warmly greeted by the owner Sebastian. He welcomed me and my 3 very active young kids speaking directly to the kids and helping them order.  Love the new motif - very cool wood tables and chairs, super cool signs hanging, electronic order board, flat screen video streaming, Free Wi-Fi AND then there is the food - the best ever.

Chef Wolf  known as "Scotty" is a culinary artist.  After we ordered, we were lucky to be there at super time and treated to a "tasting" of delights - a real Nespresso (my fav) machine cappuccino called the "volcano", chocolate milkshakes, crispy mac n' cheese, garlic bread and  "Sunday Gravy" (better known as spaghetti sauce.

The whole time Sebastian kept us entertained with engrossing funny stories.  Our sandwiches were amazing - the beef dip is sweet and hearty and the turkey sandwich was a full hoagie.  And did I mention they make their own bread.  This place is a gem. We are so happy they are settled in our mountain community.  You will be so pleased and delighted. I wish I could give 100 stars.

9/14/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Michael C., Los Angeles, CA

My husband and went to Hungary Bear yesterday evening and had a wonderful experience. We were greeted warmly by Scott when we arrived and ordered the pulled pork sandwich and an eclair. It was delicious. We were there long enough that when the eggplant parmesan came out of the oven we were brought a sample, along with coffee and chocolate cake.YUMMMY!!! Everything was amazing. Thank you to Sebastian and the wonderful staff. Best food on the mountain. We will be back. A great experience all around.

9/13/15
Charity F. Kibler, Green Valley, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

I am a foodie who comes from a long line of foodies. This place is my new favorite. Because their food is amazing and also... also because the people there are so warm, fun, and refreshingly sweet! Best espresso. Hip environment. Family friendly. Amazing tiramisu. Authentic Italian. Guys, this is foodie heaven.

9/13/15
Nichole Bentivegna Minaberry, Running Springs, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Ordered dinner Friday night and the food was amazing! We had the chicken and eggplant parm with enough left overs for two more dinners! Dinner came with salad as well. Had coffee there today and it was awesome as well. Can't wait to go back for more delicious food. Also... everyone is exceptionally nice and welcoming!

9/13/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Amber C.,  Yucaipa, CA

Ate there today on our way to Lake Arrowhead Village. The food is really good!! LOVED the macaroni salad! Only downfall was we wanted to try the chicken Parmesan sandwich but they didn't have any marinara. Still, we highly recommend you stop in to eat! We will be back for sure!!

9/12/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Michelle R., Running Springs, CA

Enjoyed a great dinner here tonight. We took advantage of the kids eat free special. I enjoyed the eggplant parmigiana and my hubby enjoyed their classic lasagna. Both came with salad. So great to have delicious Italian available locally. Family run and very friendly staff. We are already planning our next visit.

9/12/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Zakia N., Corona, CA

Have a second home in Lake arrowhead, and drive by this place all the time but hadn't stopped in. This time, decided to give it a try and couldn't have been more pleased. The interior and exterior of the cabin restaurant are nicely done- beautiful custom-made wooden benches and stools give it a very cozy and woodsy feel. The owner Sebastian, and our server, and the cook could not be any nicer. They were very warm, welcoming, helpful, and gracious.

I had the eggplant Parmesan dinner, and it was the right portion, very fresh and delicious-like your mom would make it. It came with a side Caesar salad and the dressing was yummy! My daughter had the Philly cheesesteak sandwich and was very happy with it and my other two kids had the mac & cheese and personal pizza- both very good! We were given a complementary piece of tiramisu and it was melting your mouth good! Overall, had a lovely and delicious experience. Nice, delicious, and family-friendly place up in the mountains that won't break the bank. We will be back!

9/12/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Amy K., Newport Beach, CA

Nestled in magnificent forest of pines and cedar is this jewel in Lake
Arrowhead...  Hungry Bear Deli & Cafe..  It's a must stop for anyone visiting the area.  I ordered the Reuben and couldn't believe the epic size of
this sandwich.   It was the perfect marriage between pastrami and corn beef.. oh and the Russian dressing should be in a bottle and available for purchase..!

Will be back soon again to try something else..

9/11/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Peter L., Fountain Valley, CA

We were vacationing near the lake with my relatives. We found them on yelp based off of other reviews. The pull pork sandwich was amazing. The grilled cheese is fantastic. I'm getting hungry again just writing about. If you are in town, come visit Sebastian and the nice staff. I highly recommend it.

9/11/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Tamara T., Lake Arrowhead, CA

My Husband and I stopped in here earlier this week after I had heard of the buy one adult entrée and receive a children's meal for free, we have two children so figured that'd be awesome to do every few weeks, we didn't have our children with us but decided to see if the food was any good. We had two great sandwiches and the best chili EVER! Guess it's time to make my way over to Yelp.com and leave a review to show just how awesome this place is and to bury those ignorant reviews left by ignorant people. Good luck and I hope the business prospers!

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Amy H., Las Vegas, NV

I have eaten here several times now at Hungry Bear Deli, Bakery & Cafe  I will continue to make them a part of our lives to show them how much we love their food, their staff, service and how they make you feel like family.  Very cheerful and sociable, clean and fun place to eat at. You can smell the food when driving up hwy 18 as you get closer to them. Tell them Amy from VegasDuSoleil com sent you and how much we brag about them !!!

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Margaret G., Long Beach, CA

What a delightful surprise to see what has happened to The Hungry Bear since it has been taken over by new owners and given new life. It was nice before but it wasn't "rave" worthy like it is now. I will be going back often for the food, the ambiance, the service and the special attention... and bringing my friends.   I would like to give it 6 Stars but I don't see a way to do that!

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
David R., Santa Ana, CA

Recently visited this place when we were in the area.  The service was outstanding and the food was even better. I had the pastrami. It was hot and juicy, and I would compare it to the hat or volcano burger which is pretty damn good. My wife had the Italian sub which she loved and my son had the meatball sandwich Bada Bing did he love it. Can't wait to come back. If you're in the area check it out. They seem to be under new management from previous posts and it's obvious new owners are making this place shine.

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Carl R., San Diego, CA

What a delightful surprise to see what has happened to The Hungry Bear since it has been taken over by new owners and given new life. It was nice before but it wasn't "rave" worthy like it is now. I will be going back often for the food, the ambiance, the service and the special attention... and bringing my friends.  I would like to give it 6 Stars but I don't see a way to do that!

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Thomas N., Paramus, NJ

While visiting relatives in California I stopped in to have
my breakfast at the Hungry Bear and was very pleased
with the great food and service. I would definitely go back.

9/10/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Rachel P., Aliso Viejo, CA

Great place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love the bagel sandwiches and fresh fruit for breakfast. The lunch sandwiches are really good. The breads are freshly baked.  We enjoyed the pastries and coffee drinks. Friendly service and great host.

9/9/15
Marilyn Roupe, Lake Gregory, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Great food, friendly staff! The marinara is slow cooked and fabulous....authentic Italian taste!

9/09/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Chris B., Costa Mesa, CA

Best chicken parm sandwich! My wife and I were in town for Labor Day weekend and stopped here for lunch. Highly recommended!

9/08/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Brian G., Los Angeles, CA

I appreciate when business owners are responsive to customer feedback and are eager to make improvements.  At the invite of the owner, Sebastian, I decided to go back and give Hungry Bear another go - and I was not disappointed.

I had previously commented that my Italian meats hoagie was good, but could be better if the bread had more crustiness.  My sandwich came toasted, which definitely helped add a nice crunchy (yet soft) texture to the bread.  It also came with less mayo, which was a huge relief to moi.  Meat portions on the Italian meat hoagie as well as the beef and peppers sandwich were sizable.  My mom was very pleased with the quality of the beef on her sandwich.  If you've got Herculean hunger pangs, these sandwiches will put you down.  I was kindly provided with a glass of the Volcano espresso beverage, which was creamy and sweet - a yummy way to end my Italian meat hoagie bonanza.

I noticed that everyone at Hungry Bear was incredibly nice on my last visit, but I really got a taste of it with Sebastian, Cody, and the entire crew.  Although it was Labor Day weekend and foot traffic got intense, these guys were helpful and friendly.  I was suspicious Sebastian might be trying to curry favor with me on my second visit, but was pleased to see him making the rounds at all the tables and interacting with his patrons. It's really nice to see a small business owner be so engaged with his business and his guests.

There's a VIP card that you can get that will earn you 15% off your check as well as a punch card to earn your way to a free sandwich.  I will be back!

9/08/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Veronica C., Santa Ana, CA

I just visited this place, it did not disappoint. The chicken parm was delish i love it when i find a place with good food good company and good atmosphere.

I am going to make it a must stop every time I am in the area.

9/08/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Sunmi H., Los Angeles, CA

I love this restaurant. Food and service, everything was just so good. I would absolutely recommend to others.

9/08/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Orapin C., Santa Clarita, CA

We have a second home in Big Bear, and we love stopping at Lake Arrowhead as a midway point for us up the mountain.

We drove past the Hungry Bear and decided to stop and check it out. Super cool place! Lots of ambiance and very cute and cozy.

My husband decided to order the pulled pork sandwich, and I went with the eggplant parmesan sandwich. We each shared. Wow, wow, wow! The food is so awesome here!

The manager greeted us the moment we walked in. There was a line about four ahead of us. We were served with our drinks immediately when we place the order. I ordered a frozen lemonade, and my husband ordered a chocolate milkshake. We loved, loved, loved their specialty drinks.

We waited about 10 minutes and our food was brought to the table. It was like being in a formal restaurant, without the formalities, because we were taken care of so well. We felt very comfortable, as if we were visiting my parent's home. It seem like everybody around us were really enjoying their food.

Classic rock music were playing and the people sitting on both sides of us are singing. It was such a friendly, happy environment.

We noticed all the people coming in and lining up and they were very busy. Some of the employees seemed to know a lot of the customers on a first name basis.

If I remember correctly, I believe  the manager's  name was Cody.

On our way out the door, we turned in our sandwich baskets, and Cody ask my husband if he likes coffee, to which my husband responded absolutely! So Cody asked us to take a look at all of their specialty pastries in their display cases, while he made my husband what Cody called a volcano. After this huge coffee machine finished making the coffee, Cody tapped the glass on the counter, and the coffee inside the glass appeared to erupt. Then Cody said, that's why we call it a volcano. It was so cool! He then poured out coffee into a to go cup  and we took the coffee, one Eclair and two mini cream puffs to go. We thought we would enjoy eating our pastries as we we're driving. I have to say that the pastries were so delicious, that we pulled over into a lookout point and enjoyed our coffee and pastries as we admired the fabulous views. The coffee tasted like something out of a gourmet coffee shop. It was simply amazing. The pastries were very tasty!

This is our new favorite spot to stop on our way up and down highway 18. We also noticed that they had a fireplace so I imagine in the winter time, the place must get even more cozy with all of the locals hanging out there.

I should also mention that we saw another gentleman who we later found out was the owner.  He was talking with some folks at their table. They had three little children. We took notice that he went into the back and returned with little gifts for each of the children. For us, we've never seen employees give so much attention two children, let alone at a restaurant. So if you have kids, you should bring them to this place because this is a very family oriented place to visit.

Just as we were walking out, the owner, we forget his name, approached us and asked if everything was perfect, to which we responded that everything was awesome. We wish we could give this place on hundred stars!

9/07/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Swarun K., Irvine, CA

My gf and I came here a year ago and I fell in love with their pulled pork sandwich. When we rented a cabin up here with a bunch of friends, I forced them to come here and they fell in love with it.

The customer service was amazing and the food was stellar. I would drive up here from LA just for their food. I have eaten many pulled pork sandwiches in the OC and LA, and haven't found any that compare.

P.S: sweet sweet love to Sebastian.

9/07/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Nancy B., Lake Arrowhead, CA

Okay, I must say that this was the best, most moving dining experience I have ever encountered! The minute I walked in, I was greeted with a hug from a total of 5 strangers, one turned out to be the new owner of the restaurant. I was overwhelmed by the warmth of his heart.  Couple with an exceptional meal and I give it a 5!

9/07/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Jane D., Los Angeles, CA

Today will be my third time going here. Every time I go to get my fix of one of their delicious sandwiches, they treat me like family. I even came here for my birthday, and all of my friends felt the same way.

Highly recommend the pulled pork or beef dip and the macaroni salad on the side!

This is the cutest local spot. Be sure to talk to everyone there they're super friendly and will make your experience something to write home about!

9/6/15
Claudia Cervantes Barbosa, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Amazing food, and amazing service! Highly recommend this place.

9/6/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Jay N., Culver City, CA

Great restaurant! Great food! Fair prices. Highly recommended! Beef dip is excellent!

9/6/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
Andrew D., San Fransisco, CA

Fantastic chicken parm! Very friendly staff as well, even when they are getting slammed.

9/6/15
Yelp 5.0 Star Rating
George M., Allendale, NJ

We were visiting friends up at Lake Arrowhead when one of them suggested that we stop by The Hungry Bear Deli.  Well let me tell you that it was a great suggestion. Our sandwiches and desserts were all delicious. Also the staff was very attentive and made sure that we were all happy. Can't wait to go back!!

9/5/15
Grace Chung, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Tried the ham & cheese sandwich, and the chicken strips, they are sooooo yummy. Can't wait to be back and try other items on the menu. The service is great and the owner is super nice A GREAT place to visit

9/5/15
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Jimmy C., Naples, FLA

I had lunch here last weekend and it was absolutely the most delicious meal I've had in a long time the desserts tasted as if they came directly from Italy themselves and the cappuccino was the best ever I rate this five stars I would give 6 stars if I could. Jimmy C

9/5/15
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Rick G., Tustin, CA

I want to say,  I travel a lot for work and I always come across diners and cafe's that the food Is USUALLY all the same.. bland or over cooked. My wife and I came up the mountain to get away on a little vacation for Labor Day and we came across this place on our way in.  Finding this place was like winning the lottery. The inside was nice and comfortable, friendly staff, and the food was off the hook.  If you are a Philly cheese steak fan like I am, you won't be disappointed.  Will be back there soon.

9/5/15
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Lana A., Granbury, TX

Visiting California for the holiday weekend. Stopped here for lunch today and I have to say, one of the best meals I've had in a long time. The restaurant was spotless, the staff were warm and friendly and the food was spectacular! 5 stars all the way around. I'd give more if I could. Thank you Hungry Bear! We will probably come back tomorrow to sample the dinner menu. Excellent!!!

9/4/15
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Dawson, J., Slate Hill, NY

Hungry Bear has certainly converted me from being a non coffee drinker to absolutely loving their special coffees! The place is clean as a whistle, the staff friendly and eager to please, and the food delicious- especially the "gravy". Am looking forward to popping in next time I'm in the area. -Judy D.

9/4/15
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Diane E., Westmoreland, TN

When visiting back home in Lake Arrowhead, I decided to stop and try a sandwich here. I've heard it was under new ownership, and have been dying to try! So glad I did! Best meatball parmigiana sandwich ever! Love this lil place! And love what they have done with it!  Kuddos to the new owner! Thank you!

9/4/15
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Joy S., Orange, CA

Had lunch here, as I'm in town for the Labor Day weekend. You know its good when locals congrigate for lunch! Had the thickest turkey sandwhich I have ever seen. Also tried the Chicken parmesan sandwich which was delicious!! The fresh bread just makes all the difference. Couldn't manage a desert but my boyfriend and I are planning on passing through to try one of them on the way back home.

9/4/15
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Teri D., Highland, CA

Yesterday morning I noticed a fabulous offer on Facebook - FREE COFFEE!!!  I immediately called my parents and asked them to meet me for a cup of coffee and pastry. I had visited this location last year but hadn't been there since the new owner took over.  We were warmly greeted by Cody the minute we walked in and made to feel very welcome.

The place looked great - fresh, clean and cozy.  We ordered cappuccino and a latte along with sweet rolls for me and Mom and a brownie for Dad. We enjoyed some tasty fruit-infused water while we waited for our order. In a few moments Cody brought our order out to the table. The drinks were FANTASTIC!  Not too sweet, not too foamy, absolutely rich, delicious and perfect. They tasted as good as they smelled - aromatherapy at it's best!   The sweet rolls were served warm and were delicious.  The brownie was a bit of a disappointment, I suspect they simply need to be stored in air-tight containers to keep them moist.

While we waited, we noticed a delectable aroma wafting about - there was a brisket simmering in a crock pot that smelled mouth watering.   We really enjoyed our visit - we spent considerable time relaxing and talking, the place just has that kind of "vibe".  Cody was attentive and friendly the entire time we were there.  We will definitely return to explore more items on the menu - everything sounds so good!

9/4/15
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Anna N, Los Angeles, CA

This place is simply great! If you want to try something delicious and filling, you should go to Hungry Bear Deli. Went there with a friend of mine. The steak sandwich blew my mind! And my friend loved the Gyros! Staff was very attentive - service with a smile! A great place for a family to go to.

9/3/15
Olivia Hollon, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

I have been here a couple times now, and regardless of what I order it's always delectable! So if you want scrumptious and savory food you won't go wrong by stopping here! nummy nummy goodness!

8/30/15
Arlene Flores Arenas, Blue Jay, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Amazing service and Food!!!  Thank you for making our Family dinner out a special one!!! The most attentive place on the mountain that we've been to in a long time! We will be back soon!!

8/23/15
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Trista O., San Marcos, CA

Went here with my boyfriend and after we ordered one of the workers set down a milkshake and told us that was ours to share! On the house, very nice atmosphere and customer service. However, it did take about 45 mins for us to get our food. The beef dip was exceptional! Would recommend this place if you're not in a rush and looking to just relax!

8/22/15
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Kelly B., Riverside, CA

I enjoyed this place a lot! The bread is baked fresh and the meat is slow cooked, so my sandwich tasted amazing. The price is actually lower than I would expect for food prepared that carefully. Their milkshakes are good too! Plus, the place is decorated quite nicely.

8/21/15
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Kathy K., San Fernando, CA

The food was fresh, delicious, and the customer service was outstanding!  We went for lunch during peak lunchtime hours, and they were prompt with our lunches.  We can't wait to go back and we're locals!  Definitely, one of the top five places to eat when eating on the mountain.

8/20/15
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Christopher L., Lake Arrowhead, CA

My wife and I went back just today the the Hungry Bear. This time we had a wonderful experience. The staff, again, was superb. Very attentive and cool. The food was much improved! Delicious actually!

My wife ordered the Philly cheese steak with coleslaw on the side. I ordered a chicken parmigiana. Tasty! I was full before I was halfway done with my sandwich but I had to finish the whole thing right there. My wife's sandwich was that good too. I had a couple bites, just to make sure of course. Yum!

The coleslaw I have to say was my favorite part of the meal though. Nice, crisp cabbage. Tangy, creamy, and sweet, but not to sweet.

Thanks again to Sebastian and Kody for a great experience. They're great guys with s top notch shop.

8/19/15
Shara Linale, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Excellent sandwiches plus great service. The portions are generous so you won't leave hungry.

8/18/15
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Brian G., Los Angeles, CA

Simply solid.  Sure you could go back to the Subway sandwich in the Village, but for some mountain pizzazz, you want to check out Hungry Bear.

It's hard to miss if you're coming up on the 189.  It's a cute little cabin on the corner of the 189 and Kuffel Canyon.  There is a small parking lot, but it can get filled up between all the eateries and antiques that have popped up on this stretch of the highway.  The interior has a cute log cabin feel while there are several picnic tables outside sitting under the shade of the pine trees.

My Italian meats hoagie was good.  A nice collection of Italian meats.  The bread didn't have enough crustiness, which one would expect with a good Italian sandwich.  And the mayo application was a bit too heavy for my taste, but that's just personal preference.  If you don't like mayo, ask them to go easy on it.  I tried a bite of the turkey sandwich and that thing was a beast.  A large pile of turkey breast sandwiched between two slices of toasted bread.  Again, a solid sandwich.  Our favorite part of the meal was the selection of deli sliced pickles and hot pepper bar.  These make all the difference in the world.

The staff could not be any nicer and friendlier.  This would be a perfect place to come by with kids and your family.  Given the ambiance, I'd recommend eating outdoors in the summers as well.

8/13/15
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Happy P., Los Angeles, CA

This sandwich joint is amazing! Make sure you save an appetite on your way to Big Bear or Lake Arrowhead, because you're going to want to stop here for lunch!

The sandwiches are made with love - you can just tell. I had the tuna salad AND the grilled cheese because they are that good. The macaroni casserole on the side was delicious and homemade.

The prices are more than fair. In fact I think they are criminal - they should charge more for such great food and service! I think the ice cream was $0.10 a scoop. WHAT YEAR IS IT? No one beats these prices.

The service is great - they are so attentive and make sure you get refills, whatever you want.

The vibe is homey and welcoming. Felt like I was hanging out in my grandma's kitchen. I'll definitely be back.

7/11/15
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Janice B., Crestine, CA

Awesome Roast beef!!!  Very friendly staff...cannot wait to try breakfast!!!

7/8/15
Mike Carrier, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Great food!!!! I love the staff!!! Sebastian is the best!

7/4/15
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Asia, Pasadena, CA

Delicious! Was everything I hoped for!

I found this place on Yelp and bookmarked it with a handful of restaurants. Was so happy when my husband and I came here for lunch.

LOCATION
The place is really easy to spot off the road, it sits on the corner of an intersection. Parking is limited, we parked across the road at a transit stop.

AMBIANCE
Ambiance is casual, the restaurant is made of wood like a winter cabin and the interior and outside seating are made of yellow logs. Very rustic. First thing I noticed was the line of people, which wasn't really a line but a clump of people trying to figure out who already ordered. My husband got the BLT, and I opted for an off-the-menu but classic turkey and avocado on wheat. Because there wasn't a huge line, we got our food in a timely manner (about 10 minutes.) There's a small area for condiments on top of the dessert display case, in case people want to load their sandwiches up with Tabasco or mayonnaise. I loaded my turkey with a chipolata mustard.

FOOD
My turkey and avocado came with lettuce and tomato on a toasted wheat hoagie roll. I wasn't impressed at my sandwich just by looking at it, but I was after first bite. The bread was fresh and the wheat made it slightly sweet. When my teeth sank into the bread, I was greeted by a crunch the outside, but the inside was soft and chewy. Turkey was sliced thin about an inch thick, and was really fresh. Avocado, lettuce, and tomato have the right creaminess, crunch, and acidity. The chipotle mustard gave the meat a little, zesty kick. Was definitely a tasty sandwich! Meal also came with a small side, which I chose macaroni salad. Macaroni salad was good, chunks of deli meats and cheese.

I ate half the sandwich, it seemed pretty filling. Wish I ate it all so I could have ordered another! Can't wait to come back!

7/1/15
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Brian B, Tustin, CA

Place RULES, best sandwich on the mountain by a mile, I drive out of my way to get lunch here daily.

6/27/15
Amy Hollon, Lake Arrowhead, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Great friendly place cozy you don't wanna go home Food coffee Wifi why would you want to leave ??? You can't drive by without smelling their food on your way to Lake Arrowhead

6/13/15
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GiGi, Irvine, CA

Awesome staff...always so cheerful and helpful, everyone loved their sandwiches, we will be back. Dig the cool rustic vibe on the patio. Win!

6/12/2015
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Emily N., Green Valley Lake, CA

This place is a new favorite. There sandwiches are good but what really impresses me is how pretty much everything is homemade. From their hoagies (which they had squaw!) to there marinara and whatever else! And my cappuccino was super tasty 🙂

6/11/15
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Kim C., Arroyo Grande, CA

Just arrived in town and we were starving and looking for a good sandwich. We found just the spot. Service for us was outstanding and the sandwiches were exactly what we were looking for. I had the beef dip and was so pleased and pleasantly surprised. And I even had it on wheat, still delicious! My better half had more of a "build your own" type sandwich and she loved it. The guy waiting on us even brought water out to our pups. If your looking for a sandwich shop with good food and good service be sure and stop here. Thank you for the food and service Hungry Bear. We'll be back!

6/6/15
Pepper Hiroe Matsuo, Los Angeles, CA
5.0 Star Facebook Rating

Superb! Truly a work of art. Don't forget to check out their giant wooden bear for good luck★★★★★ミネラル水で有名なLake Arrowheadにお友達や家族を連れて行くとくときMust try hidden gem spot

6/5/2015
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Linda P., Pacific Palisades, CA

Hungry Bear experience made our trip to Lake Arrowhead more special this time. This will be our family tradition to stop by this cute deli every 2 weeks we visit the area. We cannot wait to go back with the punch card, which was presented by the charming Italian owner, will eventually give me a free sandwich, and a 15% VIP card. Cool. Frank Sinatra was playing in the background; it was so classy. I left a huge tip because the service, and the food were THAT good. The owner told me he recently purchased the restaurant, he showed us all of the new upgrades. I make mention of this because my beef dip was prepared on bread that they bake themselves. How cool is that? You know what they say; the bread is everything when it comes to a great sandwich, and indeed it was. I hope they open a location in LA; we could certainly use a cool place like this where we live. Thanks for everything Hungry Bear. You guys (and gals) rock. I will be sure to tell all of my friends about my incredible dining experience at your restaurant. BTW... what's with that mac and cheesewich? I must try that next time I'm back!

6/3/2015
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Poy M., Marina Del Rey, CA

I visited Lake Arrowhead this weekend and someone told me about this awesome place called the Hungry Bear. Naturally I was inspired to check it out, and so I did. I was immediately greeted by two staff members, both who explained the menu to me in great detail. As I was deciding what to choose, the owner, Sebastian, greeted me and offered me a cup of their magnificent coffee.

He asked me how I liked my coffee to taste, and said that he would make it exactly as I described. I thought, yeah right. However, to my delightful surprise, the coffee that he made from the huge coffee system behind him was better than any coffee I have ever experienced in my life. He called it the volcano.

My hot beef dip arrived at my table, and it was superb! Truly a work of art. I intended to eat half, and take half to go, however, I was so amazed by all of the cool things there, like their electronic menu boards, and so many cute hanging signs, that I not only finished my entire sandwich, but I ordered another to go. And my eyes were so focused on all of their pastries, that I just had to take one of their mini strawberry shortcakes to go too!

6/3/2015
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Janie J., Crestline, CA

This place has been completely renovated. You should see their cafe system. All of their sandwiches are now prepared on their own breads, which they bake there daily. Their pastries are fit for kings and queens. WOW. I ordered one of their baked sandwiches; an eggplant parm, my favorite. It was extremely tasty, and the bread was baked to perfection. When I ordered my coffee, the tall young, handsome man at the counter asked me how I wanted it to taste! Can you believe that? Indeed the cappuccino was to die for. Okay, this is my new hang-out. I'm hooked. And the owner? Sweet as pie...

6/2/2015
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Robert D., Lake Arrowhead, CA

We stopped there for the first time. We were not disappointed. The sandwiches were great and the sides were also very good.

6/1/2015
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Cristian M., Lake Arrowhead, CA

Many locals directed us to this deli saying you would not regret the food. Might I say they were right. The pastrami and Philly cheese sandwiches were amazing. Not only that , the service and hospitality took the time away from waiting on the food. Would recommend to anyone who loves a good meal and great service.

5/31/2015
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Tom M., La Quinta, CA

Save your appetite for Hungry Bear. Dont even bother with Arrowhead. Service, quality, miles ahead of the other Joints in Arrowhead. This owner is engaged and committed to service and quality. Just a sandwich but she /they could teach the townies a thing or 2. Very hopping corner with three other restaurants 100 feet away and shops to look at. Must go! Thanks!

5/27/2015
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Nanci B., Lake Arrowhead, CA

This place ROCKS! WOW! What a change under the new ownership! Had breakfast this morning... the food was SO awesome that I went back for lunch & dinner! Okay, their Bagels & Lox was off-the-Richter scale. I love their new log tables & chairs. Their blend of music w/Sinatra was great. I bought two of their pastries to go. I returned for their beef dip sandwich. I noticed that they were baking fresh bread. It was served on their baked bread, then baked in their new turbo oven... omg. It was soooooo delish! Now that I'm living up here, I have a new fav place to go. But the best part was their coffee. They have this huge Nespresso machine that makes just the perfect blend of coffee. There are no coffee places here in Lake Arrowhead, unless one settles for Micky-D's. Yulk! I must admit... ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS coffee! With all the upgrades at this place, I was so happy to see such a selection of so many baked goodies. Now we have a new coffee place & bakery place so close to Lake Arrowhead! I'm so stoked! Tomorrow night, I'm gonna go there for dinner.

5/24/2015
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David G., Upland, CA

We stopped in this afternoon during the Sky Forrest Festival. Even though they were swamped with people placing orders the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was great and we will definitely be back.

5/23/2015
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Arial C., Rimforest, CA

Simply spectacular! What I wasn't prepared for when I walked in was the face-lift this place now has since my last visit. The ambiance is warm, refreshing, and extremely comfortable. We took a seat in front of the fireplace. It was quite cold outside, so we warmed up quickly. The new owner, Sebastian, stopped by our table to meet-n-greet and check on us after our meal arrived. He told us about some of the new upgrades like how they added a bakery and are now baking all of their breads. Their nespresso machine was so overwhelmingly beautiful that we just had to try a cup of cappuccino... WOW! AWESOME! I had their baked chicken parm... It was off the charts. My friend had their baked eggplant parm. She said it was the best chicken parm she's ever had. The employees are very family-friendly... such a warm environment. I felt like I was at my mother's house for dinner. This place will be opening for breakfast and dinner next week. Another great place to eat... and Sinatra playing in the background was icing on the cake! Dessert was... OMG!

5/23/2015
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Alycia T., Arrowhead Farms, CA

Always delicious. I usually get the daily special, which I've never been disappointed with. The other day I went in and got the pulled pork, which was amazing. I really like the potato salad, too. And the staff is always pleasant. And they just updated the seating & put a big menu up & bought an espresso machine, so it looks very nice inside. They also have fresh lemonade which I intend to try next time.

5/24/2015
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Linda P., Skyforest, CA

Okay, I must say that this was the best, most moving dining experience I have ever encountered! The minute I walked in, I was greeted with a hug from a total stranger, who turned out to be the new owner of the restaurant. I was overwhelmed by the warmth of his heart, coupled with my pleasantly surprising dining experience. They have a cappuccino, espresso, coffee cafe that is to die for. Sebastian made me a cappuccino, which he called the volcano, like I have never had in my life.

Their menu is incredible. It is nothing like what the place used to be when they served regular sandwiches. I had a baked eggplant parmesan sandwich, and I cannot possibly describe how incredibly delicious my sandwich was. Kudos to all the efforts of all of their employees. My sandwich was definitely worth the wait. Their grand opening seemed to be a huge success. The line was all the way out to the street. But inside is where everything was going on. Frank Sinatra was singing his heart out in the background while I was pounding down my eggplant parmesan sandwich.

As I was leaving, Sebastian approached my table and asked if he could sit for a moment, and explained to me that beginning tomorrow, they will be open for breakfast, and dinner, as well as lunch. For me, that was music to my ears, because now I have a really cool place to go to, and sit with my iPad while I enjoy the best cappuccino I have ever had, with a really good Napoleon or Eclair after my meal.

Congratulations to Sebastian and all of the hardest working employees at the Hungry Bear Deli, bakery and cafe.

5/16/2015
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Sandi B., Big Bear, CA

Cute tiny little sandwich place. I would not pass this place up, homemade sandwiches and soups and sooo tasty! I highly recommend that you stop and eat here. You will not be disappointed, especially the amount of food you get for the price.

2/15/2015
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Al T., Lake Arrowhead CA

All around good sandwiches and sides ,on this visit had their BLT and it was excellent and has always good service. Nice to have a good sandwich shop on the mountain.