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Where tradition and great taste meet

Battling the competition to win is a family tradition at Big Bear Grill – and the West County eatery has remained a winner with customers since opening 17 years ago at its Wildwood Crossing location.

Big Bear Grill, designed with a wilderness lodge décor, gets its inspiration for both its frontier look and name from its past.

“Big Bear was my dad’s nick name,” said co-owner Jeff Freed. “We also have another bear story – my great, great grandfather (Edward) use to wrestle a bear for money after the Civil War.”

The menu at Big Bear Grill features the finest beef, chicken and seafood, all prepared fresh and cooked to satisfy personal taste. The steaks are hand cut and the burgers are hand-pattied using Angus beef.

Burgers are counted among Big Bear’s customer’s favorites, weighing in at either six or eight ounces. Customers can dress that burger any way they like it, or consider one of the house-created specialty burgers. They serve a collection of hot and cold sandwiches and wraps as well as soups and salads. Walleye is another menu mainstay and the Sunday special is an old-fashioned fried chicken dinner.

Customers are advised to look for the off the menu daily specials and to save a little room for dessert. Homemade from family recipes, the Cranberry Apple Crisp is a classic favorite and worth every calorie.

Big Bear also offers a catering menu that mirrors its in-house favorites from appetizers to entrees to desserts – all served up with exceptional customer service.

“We’re an old fashioned family place where you can get a fair deal and great food. Come on in and join the family,” Freed said.


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16524 Manchester Road • Wildwood

(636) 405-1100


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