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Bone-Side Down Barbecue & Grill

40465 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
+1 760-508-5669
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“family pack” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
40465 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We were craving for BBQ while vacation last weekend, and when we Yelped it, we were surprised to find a 4 1/2 stars BBQ place. When we arrived at the location, we found a roadside stand and not too outdoor seating. They only open from...More

Thank Jenn C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I hosted a family reunion at the Marina Resort BBL, Ron Arteaga did a great job! Food was yummy, generous portions, very fair pricing! I would hire him again.

Thank highexpectati0ns10
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've eaten here several times and tried many of their menu items. Top recommendation: try the pulled pork - it is excellent. The brisket and ribs are great too. Moist and with a nice smoky flavor. As this is a small "shop" or drive-in, some...More

Thank waterspit
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A nice place for BBQ in Big Bear Lake. You can't cook this good at home, but can stop here and take home some great food. Try it next time you are in Big Bear.

1  Thank Percy I
Reviewed 15 April 2017

One of my clients treats us to this when he is in town. Huge portions, great sandwiches, and packed with smoky flavors. Yum caution: when they run out of meats they'll close for the day, so get yours early!

Thank vikingfuneral
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Not a bad place to eat When they are open ? Don't count on them to be open much Food is good sides are small drinks are can only and you have to sit outside The are proud of there food with over the top...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Rolling up to the place, you could be easily fooled. But make no mistake, this BBQ is the real deal. Excellent brisket, pulled pork and those ribs are the best. The family pack easily fed five of us...generous portions and excellent quality. We liked it...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great little find in Big Bear! Always satisfied at flavor and quality! I've even purchased the large pack to feed us for the whole weekend!

Thank zoobob2
Reviewed 16 February 2016

It's a great place to eat food is great price is high but food is great They need to have reg hours but when they are open its a great place to eat

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Bone-Side Down is basically a shed with a BBQ out back. The seating is on small outdoor tables. Now for the good part. This is the best take-out BBQ period. Ron, the owner, slow cooks very early in the morning. His brisket is great. Meaty...More

2  Thank paul s
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 40465 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 760-508-5669
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