This cozy spot, situated in a Tudor Revival–style chalet overlooking Lake Arrowhead, opened for business in 1982. Now a local landmark, the husband-and-wife–owned eatery serves an expansive menu for kids and big kids alike, with sandwiches, burgers, salads, and, of course, savory and sweet waffles, including more than 15 different dessert waffles. Standouts include the Hot Apple Annie—topped with a mound of cinnamon ice cream, warm spiced apples, and whipped cream—and the Belgian S’more—a campfire-inspired concoction with chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs.
Kids (ages 12 and younger) can also choose from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, served on bread or a waffle, or the chicken in a basket with two chicken tenders served with waffle fries and fruit.
Can’t get enough of the dreamy waffles? Buy the house mix and re-create them at home.
With its inviting destinations and uncrowded wilderness, this region feels like an insider’s secret amid the bustling excitement of Southern California.
Mount San Gorgonio—nicknamed “Old Grayback”—is the tallest peak in Southern California, at 11,502 feet/3,506 metres.
Surprising alpine scenery around Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear beckons, with pine-scented trails in summer and winter sports when the snow flies. If you’re into action, get the adrenaline rush of seeing the world’s best NASCAR racers compete at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. For a dreamier escape, float in a hot-air balloon above rolling Temecula Valley wine country.
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