The food, the atmosphere,
The food, the atmosphere, and the service is simply incredible. Everyone is really friendly and it is nice to see an independent restaurant thrive so well amongst all the franchises. What really impressed me was that they have their own beer, which by the way taste incredible. Fellow dinners, if beer is not your thing, fear not for they also have a liquor drink menu; from which I recommend the Pure Cosmo. I plan on going back real soon to have the Brie Pillow Platter which looks divine.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great beer, and
Great food, great beer, and great company - what could be bad?
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We describe this place as
We describe this place as a microbrew gastro pub. Great food and beer they brew on premises.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Big Bear never disappoints.
Big Bear never disappoints. The food is always great. The service is awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Drinks from the bar are always great. Everything is always on point at Big Bear.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss excellence & consistency
Food, service and ambiance is consistently excellent. Have been going there for years and have never been disappointed. Managment is all over everything and no detail is overlooked. Have never encountered a better dining experience and reasonable prices. The bar makes an excellent Beefeater, in-and-out martini. Drinks are always fantastic and bar area is lively and energetic yet not overwhelming. The best bartenders in the business. (No, I'm not a relative of management.)
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We hadn't been here in quite
We hadn't been here in quite a while, but the food was very good (especially the ribs and burgers) and the service was stellar. No wonder there is a line out the door!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated minutes after
We were seated minutes after our reservation time. We all found the restaurant to be quite dark, had to take a mini flashlight out to select our choices.
As always, the food and service super.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
1st time here and can't wait
1st time here and can't wait to return. From the convenience of open table to our arrival our party was extremely pleased ! The hostesses were friendly efficient and accommodated our requests. The server was friendly knowledgeable and not intrusive . The food was on point and the food runners knew exactly who got what. The quality of the food and cocktails were outstanding. I have since talked about our xperience to all my friends and coworkers and hope they go as well to enjoy what I consider to be the best dining experience I have had in years.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My only complaint is the noise!!!!
My only complaint is the noise!!!! Can't carry on a conversation.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good service, ambiance and excellent food. You can't beat this dining experience for price and quality.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with my friend's mother the day before Mother's Day since my friend was out of town and wouldn't be available. We had a wonderful lunch. The food is yummy and generous portions made for easy sharing. Prices are moderate and I'd definitely recommend it.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our date night go to restaurant
If you enjoy beer and burgers, they won't disappoint. The brie pillow appetizer is also delicious. They have a nice selection of home brewed beers and other micro brewery selections.
At times, they do get busy, crowded and noisy. If not, the low lights tend towards romantic.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met old friends for lunch and the server let us sit and talk without pushing us out. Food is great. Room temp is a bit chilly, but I will bring a sweater the next time around. Nice to see that they have outdoor dining and they now take reservations. It was a good choice.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistent Great Food
Fantastic micro-brewed beer and root beer. Food is consistently good and plentiful. Specials are great. Weekend waits for dinner usually 15-30 minutes (usually less than they tell you). Restaurant is fairly noisy. Overall a great restaurant.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Restaurant
Big Bear is always good. It is so nice to go to a restaurant that is not a chain. Restaurant has a good vibe. Mojo chicken is tasty and always a great choice. Also, terrific burgers. Outdoor patio is a nice change of pace.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad I found it
Love pretzel encrusted chicken and the Brie pillow awesome! Beer is not to be missed- banana rum cheesecake omg!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diners from neighboring Tamarac. Reservation was made using Opentable.com. Weather when arriving was terrible, but the food more than made up for Mother Nature. Had the steak sandwich and the chicken salad sandwich - both DELICIOUS - also had the Big Brew light pale beer - also very good. Table service was also very good and the food was brought out quickly, which was very much appreciated as we had a show to attend at a specific hour. Will definitely frequent again in order to try some other menu items.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Love Love this place. I have been coming to Big Bear for about 10yrs and I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the service is always great. Honestly the only thing that made this place better is the fact that now I can make a reservation!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Sunday Brunch
My daughter and I had a great meal, good service, and an overallmgoodnexperience!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food was delicious and our server was friendly. Over all we had a nice birthday celebration.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food but very busy and noisy
We enjoyed the food it was delicious. The place was packed even on a Wednesday night and VERY loud, making it difficult for conversation. Might try again for brunch.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would recommend highly!
This was our first time dining at Big Bear and we were very surprised to find fantastic fresh fish on the menu with a nice blend of American Grill type options. Everything was prepared excellent, service was very good and very attentive, atmosphere was excellent - we look forward to visiting again with and without guests.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great burgers and beer. Extremely loud, so it is better for adults rather than children although they had a good children's menu. Overpowering smell - probably due to the brick ovens - you will not be able to smell your food. The closer you are to the kitchen the more overpowering the smell, we could still smell it in our clothes after leaving, so try to stay closer to the front of the restaurant. We went with a group of 10 people plus an infant and received great service.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beer Brewer Burgers in Coral Spring
A lively place with attentive fast walking staff. Place churns out lots of food and drinks. Great burgers and sweet potato fries and an excellently cooked cod fish sandwich with enough for a take home lunch. We had pleasant red wines this time. Beers are always exceptional!
Even has TVs. Typically crowded.
7/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood restaurant!
We've been here several times!
Large variety on menu and food has always been
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made a reservation Online and was seated right away. Waitress took care of us promptly. Food was not as good this time around. And, for the price, that was pretty disappointing. Overall, a nice place to eat. They're beer selection is great, if you're a beer drinker.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
This is the place to go in Coral Springs. It's been in business for some time now and has outlasted the competition that seems to drop out and close their doors time and again. Why? Great, consistent food and exceptional service. When you go there, Chris is the best server and you need to stop by the bar and see Kimmie, Maria, Casey, and Kelley; they all are great. The management team drives this business and jumps right into the mix when it gets busy. No nonsense here; they run a great business and deliver time and again. Steaks are first rate and you need to try their mac and cheese and turkey meatloaf; all great.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time
Made me feel like inBoston once again. Nice ambiance, good food and great service.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have just had their 16th
They have just had their 16th birthday and I hope for many more. What a great place and food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming to Big Bear for years and it has only gotten better over time.
love the seasonal beers during the fall months!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Beer, Food, and Ambiance
My wife and I dined this past week to end a long hard week of work. It was a Friday night, so it was packed, with about a 50 minute wait. Luckily I made reservations so it wasn't an issue. To start I had a "Hibernation" and my wife had a cocktail (don't remember which). The hibernation IPA is just awesome and I will always order at least one. My wife had the Scottish Salmon that was on special and she loved it. I had the Prime Rib and loaded baked potato, and it was tender, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and prompt. I highly recommend this Coral Springs gem for an after work drink, a good lunch, a special occasion, or for any reason at all. I love Big Bear Brewing Company and will definitely be back soon.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal at Big
Always a great meal at Big Bear and great service!! We come often from Plantation.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Microbrew
Big Bear is great for moderate priced dining. The beer is great - Big Bear has been crafting their own beer since it opened. Even if you are not interested in the beer - this is a fantastic spot for dining. The Salads are the best I've had - try the rattlesnake with chicken or beef - you will be impressed.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
BIG CROWD'S BUT......
Great food and diverse menu! They even accommodate gluten sensitive individuals!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best all around!
We travel all around the world but there is nothing better than our home time restaurant. Your guaranteed to get a great meal every time.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it All!
We went with friends and we had time to catch up! The food was amazing. They also have the best selections in an extensive menu. The new pretzel bread is wonderful. Do not miss dessert. We had warm apple cobbler topped with ice cream and it was the BEST! Mike G and Billy are great servers!!
Loved it all and we will return soon.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Big Bear several times for dinner; this was our first brunch. It was good and offered different menu selections than typical breakfast menus. We were pleased to find that we were seated immediately. This was a welcome relief compared to the wait at dinner - even with a reservation. It did take rather long for our meal to be served; perhaps this was due to the fact that the restaurant had just opened for the day.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as Normal
My girlfriend & I are in Big Bear about once a week, and the food and service is NEVER disappointing. Everything is always top notch! Their Sunday brunch was great, and their dinners are great. Bring your appetite, the portions are generous.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
never disappoints, even after
never disappoints, even after 16 years in business. always good, always consistent. never, ever had to send anything back to the kitchen
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and beer
We've been to Big Bear on a few occasions now and haven't had anything but great food. It's heavy, and not for every day, but well thought out flavor combinations and great quality ingredients. I don't have a gluten intolerance but appreciate their separate menu and accomodations in this area. The beer is brwewed in house and offer some great options. Don't worry too much about prices as you'll have plenty of leftovers. The restaurant stays reasonably tame even when slammed, so it is easy to chat. The service is has been good, though nothing particularly notable aside from their accommodation of dietary reastrictions.
Even though we usually eat lighter meals we will keep going back for the great food, unique beers, and good experiences.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Great Sunday brunch. Friendly atmosphere.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service is always outstanding this is one of the top Restaurants within Coral Springs.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Coral Springs has to offer
Love the food, great drinks and the wait staff/bartenders are the best in the business.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our overall experience was
Our overall experience was terrific, our server Jennifer was personable and knowledgable. The service was excellent. The food especially the Beer Cheese soup was wonderful! I will go back there frequently!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic northern style bar
The Big Bear Brewery is a fantastic local restaurant. Brewing their own delicious beers only adds to the already superb menu of burgers and steaks. Starting the meal with a bread bowl of their specialty beer muenster soup you can't go wrong. If you're tired of sports bars and overpriced steakhouses this northern tavern style restaurant is for you.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been to the restaurant a number of times but it was the first time my group of girls went. Everyone had an amazing time and the food and service were excellent. Everyone can't wait to head back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Variety Of Gluten Free menu items. Good selections & specials offered on regular menu.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here several times and never disappoints. The food is always good. Their spinach dip appetiser is a great sharing dish, which our grand kids demolished in seconds! I had the ribs which are always good. The food comes hot and quick too, great if you just want to be in and out. If not your server will slow the pace for you. Highly recommended.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been here many times but decided to try it for brunch. Food was very good and had a nice choice of Chef specials. Restaurant had plenty of tables with no wait.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The gluten free menu is great!
The gluten free menu is great! Gluten free hamburgers are awesome.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM