Dining in Idyllwild includes a surprising array of choices from Mexican, Chinese, steak, seafood, and continental, to specialty sandwich and pie shops. Here are a few of our favorites.
Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe & Bistro ~ (951) 659-WINE 54245 North Circle Drive Unit C-8, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Comfortable and friendly atmosphere combine with wines and unique hand-crafted beers from around the world (including right here in Idyllwild) to create a special event during your Idyllwild visit. As if that weren't enough, Idyll Awhile also offers a tasteful pairing menu featuring hot and cold foods, including soup of the day, flat breads, artichoke dips, and cheese, meat, and fruit trays. Monthly wine and beer pairing events. A must-visit for that unique bottle of wine or beer, a tasting of a variety of wines/beers, a delicious bite, or all three.
Cafe Aroma ~ (951) 659-5212 54750 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
A little more casual, with lots of outdoor seating and (often) live music. Very interesting menu featuring LOTS of garlic. Doubles as an art gallery with rotating work from local artists. Free wireless internet access.
IDYOLOGY~ (951) 659-5962, 54905 North Circle Drive Idyllwild, CA 92549
Organic, sustainable, locally farmed foods along with vegetarian/grass fed, cage free, humanely raised meats served at Idyology. Some menu items will change, not only with the culinary crews' moods but with the seasons to keep it fun and fresh.
Higher Grounds Coffeehouse ~ (951) 659-1379 The perfect mountain hideaway to curl up with a good book and a hot cider. Specialty coffees, warm cookies, fruit, and fresh pastries are also available to keep you company. Higher Grounds is certified organic and fair trade. You won't miss Starbucks while you're in Idyllwild!
The Gastrognome ~ (951) 659-5055
The local favorite, "special occasion" restaurant. Although all the restaurants in Idyllwild are pretty casual, The Gastrognome has a more upscale, "dining room" ambiance with a large fireplace. Relatively adventurous menu that is well executed.
La Casita ~ (951) 659-6038 54650 N. Circle Drive Idyllwild, CA 92549
This is a no-nonsense Mexican restaurant that serves tasty food prepared with pride. You will find most of the dishes you would expect in a CA Mexican restaurant, but with nicer, fresher ingredients than the norm. The prices are very reasonable, and the staff accommodating. Try the .99 cent tacos on Monday and Thursday nights from 5 to 7 PM. The best way to enjoy La Casita is by eating on the patio, weather permitting.
Honey Bunns & Joe Bakery ~ (951) 659-8606 54385 N Circle Dr Idyllwild, CA 92549
Extremely tiny bakery just above the center of town. Sell cookies and huge sugary buns that taste as good as they look. The goods and atmosphere of this place hit the spot locally, since they are very busy in the mornings. Off the beaten track bakery perfect if you want to languish on the back deck reading a book with an expresso and a big, tasty, homemade cinnamon bun.
Red Kettle ~ (951) 659-4063 54220 N. Circle Dr. Idyllwild, CA 92549
This is a friendly comfortable restaurant right in the center of town. It is clean, good location, good parking, and great service. Prices are reasonable and the servings large. They have a good selection of omelets, sandwiches, soup, burgers, etc. This is a good find for breakfast and lunch. Very "friendly and homey”.
Tommy's Kitchen ~ (951) 468-4222 54700 N. Circle Dr. Idyllwild, CA 92549
Enjoy Breakfast 'In the Pines' Weekly 'Firefighter Special' The 'Only Salad Bar on the Hill'
Ferro ~ (951) 659-0700 25840 Cedar Street Idyllwild, CA 92549
FERRO offers a modern Italian menu featuring 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/bar.
Fratello's Ristorante & Pizzeria Restaurant ~ (951) 659-3900 54295 Ridgeview Drive Idyllwild, CA 92549
Authentic Italian fine dining specializing in the only wood fired pizza on the hill!
At Fratello's Ristorante & Pizzeria, we wish to provide you with a delicious dining experience in the heart of Idyllwild. Our goal is to serve authentic and fresh cuisine, alongside wood fired pizza, that will transport you straight to Italy.
Idyllwild Pizza Co ~ (951) 659-5900
Strawberry Valley Center 54391 Village Center Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Great Pizzas! What else can I say.
Have questions? Call 951-837-1556
Contact: Larry Van Liew 951-837-1556
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