Running Springs Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Running Springs

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Running Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 4,862 at the 2010 census, down from 5,125 at the 2000 census. Running Springs is situated 17 miles west of Big Bear Lake, CA.
Things to do in Running Springs

1. Cedar Glen Malt Shop

29125 Hook Creek Rd, Cedar Glen, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92321-7700 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Diner Lunch, Dinner +1 909-337-6640
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Cedar Glen Malt Shop

Reviewed By ZProf - Lake Arrowhead, California

This is a wonderful family run right out of the fifties burger and malt shop. After several weeks of trying to shed a few pounds, I had a craving for a great burger. So my friend and I ended up here for lunch. When we arrived they were completely full but a table opened up within just a few minutes. The table was cleaned and wiped down promptly and within just a few minutes our server had taken our order and delivered our drinks. Within ten minutes my 57 Chevy burger, medium, with extra sauce, onion rings and ice tea and my friend’s Turkey sandwich were delivered.

The burger was cooked perfectly and very juicy. If you are not the type that is ok with having a burger dripping with juice and messy when eating, then don’t order a burger here. If, however, you want an outstanding burger perfectly cooked, dripping with juice and don’t mind a mess, then this is your place. The roll of paper towels right on the table will help keep your fingers clean. They have a burger for every taste, from the basic burger without cheese, a chili burger to a pastrami or blue cheese and bacon burger. Their onion rings are a must for any onion ring lover. My friend said his Turkey sandwich was great too. It was packed with meat. Unfortunately, neither of us had a malt on this visit, but I can tell you their malts (mocha malt is my favorite) and shakes are just as good, made with real ice cream and malt. If you want a seat right away, suggest you go mid-afternoon during the summer, otherwise you might have a short wait, but it is well worth it. Gotta go now and run a few miles. LOL.

2. The Grill at Antlers Inn

26125 Highway 189, Twin Peaks, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92391-0405 Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 909-336-2600
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 222 reviews

The Grill at Antlers Inn

The Grill is located in Twin Peaks near Lake Arrowhead it is located in a 100 year old log building. With full patio and a Sushi Bar open four nights a week.

Reviewed By LoriGrg - Carpinteria, California

Great dining at this restaurant. Menu varied from pasta to steaks. The pasta I had, Chicken Penne Gorgonzola, was delicious. Wait staff very attentive and helpful.

3. The Malt Shoppe

33249 Green Valley Lake Rd, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341-0400 American Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
56%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

The Malt Shoppe

www.runningspringschamber.com is the local chamber of commerce site. This is a lovely little restaurant that we ran across in an area that has almost no information on your site. We had terrific burgers here on a snowy day while my daughter was shooting a movie nearby. They serve breakfast lunch and dinner and offer a number of fine-dining entrees from Filet Mingon to King Crab Legs on the dinner menu. I would love to see more information on this area on Trip Advisor-it is a little hidden gem near Big Bear that might offer travellers another alternative while visiting the area. But again, there is NO information (virtually) on the area!! Their phone # is (909) 867-3895, no website listed on their menu.

Reviewed By Nate W - Upland, California

It's not like you have much choice in Green Valley for ice cream. This is a cozy little place that is always a bit hot and stuffy inside, and has nothing worthwhile playing on the TV. Service is nothing to write home about. Malts are ok, nothing great. Still, if you need some dessert, its the only place for 10 miles, so enjoy!

4. Old Country Coffee Shop

32019 Hilltop Boulevard, Running Springs, CA 92382 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 909-867-3100
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Old Country Coffee Shop

Reviewed By PRtreat - Running Springs, California

I, my family and friends, plus my business has used this restaurant for 30 years. If it was not excellent we would not be using it nearly daily for my business.

5. Mi Cocina

27961 Highland Ave, Highland, CA 92346-2773 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 909-425-0393
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Mi Cocina

Reviewed By Michael G - San Bernardino

We ate there for my Birthday. The service was great. The chips and salsa tasted really good. The food was prepared perfectly. I had the Senior carnitas plate, and it tasted great. The Strawberry Margarita was good as well. The servers were polite, helpful, friendly, and efficient.

6. The Tea & Coffee Exchange

28200 Highway 189 Ste S250, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352-9700 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 909-336-5600
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

The Tea & Coffee Exchange

Reviewed By Lisa92352

Love to stop here for a relaxing cup of Coffee or Tea, I have purchased alot of Tea to go home, they sell so many different kinds and blends. Wonderful selection! They are quick to serve and prepare your drink offering Hot and Cold selections. I can spend an hour in there just reading and looking at they vast selections of Teas you can purchase to brew at home. Great Place!

7. Rocky's Roadhouse

32150 Hilltop Blvd, Running Springs, CA Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen Lunch +1 909-939-0501
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Rocky's Roadhouse

Just opened in April 2012. It's different than a traditional deli. All of their sandwiches are on baked rolls. They're huge. But delicious.

Reviewed By Thane M

Very delicious and fast customer service and super friendly. The deli restaurant was inspired by their dog Rocky who passed away at just the age 3. Overall the experience was very inspiring and enjoyable. We will gladly be returning!

8. Loueddie's Pizza

28561 Highway 18, Skyforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92385 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 909-336-4931
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Loueddie's Pizza

Reviewed By lesnoriel - Duarte, California

It's hard to find good Pizza in the mountain communities so it was a revelation when LouEddies opened in Skyforest. During the summer/Spring months, there is plenty of outdoor seating under the trees. The open air atmosphere is fantastic and the food is great. However in the colder months, seating is limited to indoor in their small dining room. They will do take out which has been a lifesaver during the winter months. I've driven through the deep snow just to bring home a fresh hot pizza from LouEddies.

9. Stone Creek Bistro

26824 State Highway 189, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +1 909-337-3663
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Stone Creek Bistro

Reviewed By mlangh0lz - Brightwaters, New York

An interesting menu and the food was well-prepared. Kind of a rustic decor. Service was excellent. The charcuterie appetizer was bigger than expected and very good. All entrees were tasty. Call ahead for reservations, because there aren't many tables and this place is popular.

10. Cedar Glen Inn

28942 Hook Creek Rd, Cedar Glen, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92321-0400 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 909-337-8999
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Cedar Glen Inn

Reviewed By Secondavenue - Calabasas, California

I have a vacation house in Lake Arrowhead, so I have eaten here many times. The portions are HUGE, the food tastes like its truly homemade (because it is!) and breakfast, lunch and dinner are all excellent. The only downside is that it can get very crowded, so you might have to wait. But it's so worth it. What we sometimes do it order take out and eat the food at home. But I really like to sit there too and enjoy the country atmosphere. If you are looking for a GREAT meal, here is where you should go!

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.