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Crystal Lake Snack Bar

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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Azusa, CA
08:00 - 17:00
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We went camping up in the SGV Nat Forest. for the Holiday weekend. BUT we forgot to bring a lighter for the camp fire. This place saved us. He had matches for us and could see how tired we were and offered us a wonderful bowl of chili. This place is all the way up HWY 39 in the SG... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Great food and a cozy, friendly place to relax for lunch or after a day in the forest. Be sure to meet the owners who have an amazing story of reopening the cafe after the road had been closed for over 10 years. Cabin rentals, too!

1 Thank DaedElvis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2014

FAB family We drove up today and had lunch at the Crystal Lake Snack Bar. The food is great. Adam was an incredibley gracious host. It was fun talking with him, He is deeply routed in the history of Crystal Lake my family and I would highly recommend driving up there and having lunch you won't regret it. The brownies... More 

1 Thank Adrienne B
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

I was there with my kids and the chocolate was delicious, same as the banana bread cooked there, hospitality was just great!!! The owner Adam is a great person, we actually drove back next day, since he was a very nice person.

2 Thank Guayo2010
Arcadia, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Hiked up to Crystal Lake with some buds, last weekend, just to see the area now that the road is open. The area has really come back from the fires a few years ago. I had read some reviews on the old trading post conversion to a snack bar and tried a bowl of chili that was recommended. It really... More 

Thank Dan T
Los Angeles
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385 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

The mountains around LA are worth exploring and you don't need a 4WD. The Crystal Lake Drive up route 39 with stops to hike is well worthwhile although Crystal Lake itself is disappointing. We planned a 4-5 hour trip from Pasadena and extended to dusk because its great wilderness and we got lunch at the snack bar. The website: http://www.crystallake.name/... More 

Thank DoesNotGetOutMuch
Long Beach, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2011

A perfect destination for a drive into the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. This wonderful, historic cafe has been recently reopened and offers a modest but adequate menu. The chili is not to be missed. This, sandwiches. and the other homemade goodies are very reasonably priced. Adam, the operator, has lived on the mountain for some time and can... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Azusa, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Azusa

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