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Grizzly Cafe

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1455 Highway 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397-2887
+1 760-249-6733
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner at Grizzly Cafe was cozy and affordable. Tip sandwich is a yummy warm chicken breast, melted mortzerella cheese, and avocado on toasted sour dough bread. Bread pudding with bourbon sauce for dessert. Friends ordered pasta dishes which lacked seasoning. We ate lunch here in October and the food was delicious. We ate in the sunny patio surrounded by pines... More 

Thank Beachbunny64
Long Beach, California
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were glad to find a good hearty place to stop for lunch after a morning of skiing at Mountain High, and we ordered the Zuber sandwich (grilled cheese with avocado and tomato--it said it came with American cheese, but they didn't object to a substitution)--melty/crispy and delicious as you'd expect. Also ordered the Vegetarian burger, which came with a... More 

Thank TrDCpr
Wrightwood, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten there several times. Great menu and specials. Home town atmosphere and consistently great service. It does get busy and requires wait time if you are there during prime time lunch or dinner time. Highly recommended!!

Thank Lori J
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

HORRIBLE... Placed my name on their 45min waiting list only to be told by their extremely rude, unprofessional staff that "I was either deaf", or "they called my name & I didn't hear". Truth be told NEITHER IS ACCURATE!! They NEVER wrote our name on the list, but rather than apologize & fix the situation, they lied & treated my... More 

Thank Renee S
Leo H, Owner at Grizzly Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Renee, Thank you for your review. We regret to learn that the wait time and miscommunication caused you to have a negative dinning experience. Please know that during this chaotic time of year, with the added business and traffic from the weather and schools being closed, our number of customers has drastically increased – for all businesses in this... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

In WW, as we call is, this is the place for a grand breakfast. Don't be surprised if you go late, you will have to wait. On Sundays by 10 there are many motorcycle clubs that drive up Highway 2 from Los Angeles who stop at the Grizzly. Note: while you wait the gift store is amazing. Decorated for the... More 

Thank Anabel-2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Warming up after a chilly snowy night watching the Christmas parade, it felt great to warm up with tortilla soup!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pomona, California, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I visited Wrightwood on Veteran's Day and had a wonderful lunch here. It was our first visit to the Grizzly Cafe but relied on many positive ratings on tripadvisor. They were very busy as we arrived after a Veteran's Day ceremony had just ended. All of the indoor tables and patio tables were full so we ended... More 

Thank Jerry P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding. Love The Griz. The atmosphere and the food are amazing. Customer service is fantastic. This place is a MUST visit when in Wrightwood.

Thank Love2GetAwayNow
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Indoor and outdoor seating great bloody marys, delicious homemade potato chips, full seating restaurant in a mountain setting, great American food. The attached gift shop called The Golden Acorn is an awesome destination gift and trinket shop with items both beautiful and intriguing. Worth the trip!

Thank Ted M
Malibu, California
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The waitress's are super friendly. What I like is that they talk motorcycles and are actually engaging and communicate about weather, motorcycles, etc. The food is perfect!! Prices are reasonable. I love going to this place. They serve cold beer too!

Thank Bill R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1455 Highway 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397-2887
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Wrightwood
  • Phone Number: +1 760-249-6733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?