The Grizzly Cafe is conveniently located on Hwy 2 in Wrightwood, not far from the Pacific Crest Trail and other popular hiking locations. It’s a great place to go to after a hike to grab a delicious hot meal and cold beer. Not only is the food good, but the staff is friendly and they keep the place clean. Plus they have a gift shop if you are so inclined.
1455 Hwy 2
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Grizzly Cafe Is Hiker Friendly
Whether you’re by yourself or with a large hiking group, the Grizzly Cafe does a good job of getting you fed. And they don’t sweat it if you want separate checks. There’s even a counter area where you can sit if you don’t want to take up a table. And of course, there’s also an outdoor patio area.
I live in the Inland Empire empire and admittedly don’t hike in the Wrightwood area often. But when I do, you can bet I’m going to the Grizzly Cafe afterwards. I’ve dined at the Grizzly Cafe numerous times. The food is almost always excellent and the service is great. Sure they have their off days. Who doesn’t? But unlike other restaurants in town, which seem to cater to the locals and make hikers feel unwelcome, the Grizzly Cafe is definitely Hiker Friendly.
Great Service Even When They’re Crowded
My last time there, me and a couple gals arrived to the Grizzly Cafe, hot and sweaty. We had just finished a hike to Throop Peak and Mt Hawkins. We were extra thirsty. A fire somewhere below Mt Hawkins had forced us to hustle back to Dawson Saddle. We couldn’t wait to grab a cold beer at Grizzy Cafe.
We waited about 15-20 minutes to be seated because the place was jammed. The vintage car show in town probably didn’t help. Once seated, our server quickly brought us our water and drinks and took our order. Two of my friends tried the Ruben sandwich. Another friend ordered a burger. I got the Chicken sandwich. We all agreed the food was excellent and served hot. I even sampled a piece of my friend’s Ruben sandwich and it was delicious.
Next time you’re in the area, be sure to give the Grizzly Cafe a try. Even if you’re not hiking. You won’t be disappointed.