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More Information
about Arnold and
restaurant/food suggestions

Big Bear Lodge is Located in the Arnold scenic Corridor, 5.5 miles from Calaveras Big Trees state park, 32 miles from Bear Valley ski resort, 15 minutes from Murphys and 2+ hours drive to the Bay Area.

Whether you enjoy hiking, fishing, skiing, or simply immersing yourself in nature’s serenity, Arnold is a true haven for nature lovers. The area’s natural beauty is simply awe-inspiring, with towering pine trees, pristine alpine lakes, and majestic mountain peaks. Arnold offers a wealth of opportunities to explore and appreciate the great outdoors.

Dining in and around Arnold

There are many excellent dining options right here in Arnold!  Sarafina’s Italian Kitchen always draws crowds, as does Dogwood for fine dining.  More casual options include El Vaquero, Snowshoe Brewing Company and Arnold Chinese.  And for super casual (and take out), there are Subway, Giant Burger, but don’t miss out on the Chevron station deli for delicious sandwiches.  Breakfast options include Bistro Espresso and Bristol’s Ranch House Cafe. 

Our local market – Big Trees Market – is well stocked if you would prefer to eat at Big Bear Lodge.

Murphys also has fabulous dining options. Please google all of the cafes and restaurants and find your new favorite eatery.

Rossetti's at The 19th Hole

4462 CA-4, Avery, Ca 95222

Hours 3pm-8pm Friday - Sunday

Don’t let the exterior appearance fool you. Once you get inside and order dinner at the bar and have a seat, you will taste what everyone is raving about.


Snowshoe Brewing Company

2050 CA-4, Arnold, Ca 95223

Hours 12-8pm Thursday - Sunday

Relaxed brewpub with an old-timey ambiance serving house ales & traditional American fare.


Bistro espresso and cafe

1225 Oak Cir Drive, Arnold, CA 95223

Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours vary. Check website.

Great place to eat and enjoy each others company. Check website for events


Arnold Chinese Restaurant

2182 E 500 Hwy 4, Arnold, CA 95223

Tuesday -Sunday hours vary check website

You can place your order online and pickup for quick service.\

Dogwood restaurant

1224 Oak Cir suite b, Arnold, CA 95223

Thursday - Monday 4-9pm

"At Dogwood, nestled in the breathtaking Sierra Hills mountain range of Arnold, California, our mission is to create an extraordinary fine dining experience that blends culinary artistry, impeccable service, and the natural beauty of our surroundings. 

El vaquero Mexican

925 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223

Monday - Saturday 11-8pm

Great flavor! Good service!!


Taqueria Los Pinos Food Truck and restaurant

3361 CA-4 Arnold, ca 95223

In walking distance!

Food truck opens at 11am then around 4-5 the restaurant opens. Then closes around 9pm Monday - Saturday


Giant Burger

846 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223

Thursday - Tuesday 11am-7pm

These are the old-fashion delicious juicy hamburgers! A must try!!!!


Bristol's Ranch House Cafe

961 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223

Friday - Monday 6am to 2pm

Great breakfast cafe!

The Armory

This one is a bit of a drive to Sonora but you won’t be disappointed!! Great drinks and good eats!!

208 S Green St, Sonora, CA 95370

Tuesday - Sunday. Hours vary check website

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