With so many great options, it's hard to recommend just a few... here are some of our favorites (in order of distance from the Inn):
Mile High Cafe Restaurant - (961) 659-2008 Serving American and Korean dishes. with life entertainment and complimentary WiFi for diners. Friendly atmosphere, pet friendly outdoor patio, and overflow parking if needed. Open for breakfast and lunch daily, and dinner throughout summer or non-summer weekends.
Fratello's Italian Ristorante — (951) 659-3900. A little more casual, with lots of outdoor seating in the heart of the village. One of our top recommendation, great for Italian dishes and artisinal Pizza.
IDYology — (951) 659-5962. A hip place to eat, drink, be, celebrate, feel, laugh, love, think & share good times. Often has music and offers a late night lounge, great food and a full dinnner. The decor is truly unique; think Persian Bordello Chic meats Wild West Cowboy.
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.
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. Much like the Strawberry Creek Inn, all of the coffee at Higher Grounds is certified organic and fair trade. We guarantee you won't miss Starbucks while you're in Idyllwild!
Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe & Bistro — (951) 659-WINE. 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, flatbreads, 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.