Big Bear Lake’s Premier Dining Establishment

We’re happy to be offering buffet service throughout the holiday season.
Same amazing cuisine waiting for you after a day on the mountain!

Our Story

As Big Bear’s premier dining and entertainment establishment, Black Diamond Tavern is committed to maintaining a feeling of comfort and approachability reminiscent of our small town affiliation. We cater to groups of all sizes and are happy to offer a wide variety of entertainment and quality food. We are also happy to offer live music on the weekends.


“Friendly and really good! Our group had ribs, burger and fish and chips. I got a full rack and had plenty to share. The fish was light and just the way they should be with tasty sauces served on the side.”

Stacy M. – Yelp

“The food was fabulous and the entertainment was great!
We have frequented Black Diamond Tavern and will definitely be BACK!”

Traci Holoubek – Facebook

“Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The short ribs are unbelievably tender with fresh asparagus and mashed potatoes. Their burgers are huge so you may want to split with someone. The heirloom salad with burrata cheese and arugula is a meal in itself as is the wedge with huge chucks of grilled bacon”

Cynthia G. – Yelp

“Every food item we ordered was incredible. From the Crispy Calamari to the Clam Chowder, and Tavern burger. I have no complaints of any item I ate. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice place to eat with good food.”

Felipe V. – Yelp


Daniel and Jessica come to Black Diamond Tavern with a committed background in hospitality. After serving in the U.S. Army overseas for 4 years, Dan entered into restaurants as an Operations Manager for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in Rancho Mirage, CA. In 2009 took a position as Food and Beverage Manager at the Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach. Victor Sandoval joins Black Diamond Tavern with a lifetime of passion and exploration into the culinary arts. By the age of 21 Victor had already incorporated his family’s niche in fine produce and generational cooking techniques into a Sous Chef position under French Chef Alain Vardon followed by training and a Sous Chef position under Italian Chef Antonino Di La Rosa. In 2006, Victor accepted Executive Chef and Culinary Partner positions for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro followed by BJ’s Restaurants. Victor is a consummate creator and visionary of culinary concepts. His comprehensive expertise will allow the Village Inn to constantly modify and enhance our culinary offerings.



Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour at Black Diamond Tavern from 3:00-6:30 PM throughout the week. We’re happy to offer $2 off all drinks and appetizers in both the bar and dining room area.

Catering & Private Events

Black Diamond Tavern offers both on and off-site catering throughout Big Bear Lake. Our culinary team can accommodate groups of all sizes, including weddings and private events.

Live Entertainment

We’re happy to offer live music in the evenings throughout the month. Our entertainment is typically scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please view our for more info.