Dining

Dining


You will be amazed by all of the different kinds of dining options in Idyllwild! Find delicious treats at any restaurant that will delight even the pickiest eater! Revel in fine dining feasts or satisfy your taste buds at a casual diner. Pick your choice of local brews and take in the atmosphere as you dine under the pines. When it comes to cuisine, Idyllwild is the place to be. 

Restaurants in Idyllwild serve Southern California and surrounding areas such as Palm Springs, La Quinta, and Banning. Discover an array of  the finest food and restaurant dining which can include American, Barbecue, Dessert, Italian, Mexican, Pizza, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian, and more. Whatever experience you are seeking out you can find it in Idyllwild.



CAFÉ AROMA | MOUNTAIN EATERY WITH A TOUCH OF SOUL
54750 N Circle Drive, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.5212 View Menu

Under new ownership since 2018, this cozy bistro surrounded by trees features an Italian-driven menu & local art in a woodsy space. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner surrounded by art and live music on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.



Our favorite: Blue Pine Nut Salad and Grassfed Ribeye
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 11am-9pm


IDYOLOGY | A FUNKY LODGE TO EAT, DRINK, AND PLAY
54905 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (Updated 11/8/19)


IDYLLWILD BAKE SHOP AND BREW | COFFEE, TEA, BEER, AND TREATS
54200 N Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.4145  View Menu

This local business is owned by Marine Corps Paul who has a keen eye for good beer, and expert baker and mom Kate. They are open early and have a delectable spread of savory and sweet options available including a limited amount of gluten free, and vegetarian choices. They also offer custom cakes for any occasion. Along with their insanely appetizing baked goods, they also offer a vast selection of grilled "sammiches", fruit cups, coffee, espresso, and over 40 California craft beers.


Our favorite: The Ernie Maxwell "Sammich", Mini Apple Pie, and Brew Rebellion Blueberry Tart Sour Ale.
Hours: Monday-Tuesday: 6:30 am - 9 pm. Wednesday-Thursday: 6:30 am - 4 pm. Friday - Saturday: 7 am - 12 am. Sunday:  7 am - 9 pm.



RESTAURANT GASTROGNOME | CALIFORNIAN CUISINE IN A FAIRYTALE LAND
54381 Ridgeview Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.5055  View Menu
 

The Gastrognome, as the locals call it, offers upscale New American cuisine in a rustic mountain cabin. Dine under the outdoor patio lights with live music and heaters make it enjoyable year-round. Their extensive menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner have something for everyone, including eggs benedict, 

Our favorite: Macadamia Coconut Halibut, Grilled Ahi, or Steak Sandwich.
Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm. 



TOMMY'S KITCHEN | BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, OR LUNCH WITH A VIEW 
54700 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549 
Phone: 951.468.4222  View Menu
 - on the patio

Tommy’s Kitchen offers high-quality dining with rustic charm. Chef Thomas Bachmann and wife Kristen opened their charming restaurant after an extensive remodel in the fall of 2014 to rave reviews.  Breakfast starts at 7am and offers something for everyone, from the hearty day-starter to the light eater. Bringing a little bit of his native Switzerland to the Hill, Tommy offers an Original Birchermüsli, with whipped cream, toast, yogurt, milk, raisins, hazelnuts, fruit, oats and honey. Signature lunch dishes include: Tommy’s Beef Burger, served with swiss, bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms and potato waffles or fresh fruit salad; or the 8 oz. Prime Top Sirloin Steak with Tommy’s famous “Café de Paris.” Or a delicious Ciabatta sandwich, served warm or cold.

Our favorite: The famous French Toast a.k.a the “Original Swiss Birchermüesli.”
Hours: Monday - Tuesday: Closed. Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Sunday:  10:00 am - 2:00 pm.



THE TOWN BAKER | A TINY BAKERY OF BIG PROPORTIONS
54385 N Circle Dr, Ste 154, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.8606 
 - on the patio

Even if you're not fond of sweets this place is the exception. Step in to the inviting atmosphere and smell the sweet smells. Fall in love with their homemade light, flakey danishes, or order some of their especially great coffee. If that's not enough for you then try a savory spinach and feta pie!

Our favorite: A Caramel Pecan Sticky Bunn as big as your head.
Hours: Monday: 6:30 am - 3:30 pm. Tuesday - Wednesday: Closed. Thursday-Saturday:  6:30 am - 3:30 pm. Sunday:  6:30 am - 5:00 pm.



FERRO | ITALIAN UNDER THE PINES
54385 N Circle Dr, Ste 154, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.0700 View Menu
  - on the patio

Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere! FERRO has a patio that dreams are made of.  Dine under the pines with a modern Italian menu that's actually in Italian which features fresh pasta, Neopolitan-style pizza cooked to order in the outdoor pizza oven, thick steaks, fresh seafood, and house-made desserts. With a full bar, a great selection of both Italian and New World wines, and rotating tap beer choices, there is something for everybody! Enjoy live music under the pines almost every night in the expansive concert area or quieter al fresco dining on the front deck. In the winter, cozy up to the beautiful fireplace in the elegant lounge and bar. 

Our favorite: The Lasagne di Verdure made with house-made ricotta, freshly brewed Iced Tea, or the La Carraia Orvieto Classico.
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. Sunday : 11:00 am - 10:00 pm.



FRATELLO'S | MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE
54385 N Circle Dr, Ste 154, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.0700 View Menu
 - on the patio

Established in 1996 by owners Bobby and Joey Madison, these authentic Italian restaurants are home to many classic family dishes. Everyone you meet there is happy you've come, We are dedicated to having you visit with us frequently. Fratello's will make your meal one to remember. Now featuring live performances weekly, they're sure to be your number one spot for date nights, birthdays, and any special occasion. Fratello's is the spot to be for delicious food, live entertainment, and an unforgettable dining experience.


Our favorite: Chicken Alfredo Pasta and their Tiramisu.
Hours: Monday: Closed. Tuesday - Thursday:  11:00 am - 9:00 pm. Friday - Saturday:    11:00 am - 11:00 pm. Sunday:  11:00 am - 9:00 pm.


MILE HIGH CAFE | DELIGHTFUL ASIAN FUSION
26600 HWY 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Phone: 951.659.2008 View Menu

- on the patio

A family owned restaurant dedicated to serving wonderful food and exceptional service! As well as having traditional American options they also offer a variety of unique fushion options that will excite your tastebuds! If that doesn't convince you, many days of the week they have a professional piano player that will send sivers down your spine while you enjoy your delicious meal! 


Our favorite: The waffle, the Soft Shell Crab Benedict or the Bulgogi Breakfast Burrito
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.