Idyllwild Resources and Recommendations



FERRO Restaurant Idyllwild

FERRO is a modern Italian osteria brought to you from Frank & Lori Ferro - the former founders of Cafe Aroma in the mountain hamlet of Idyllwild, CA. Organic creations with the utmost care and precision. Live Music

Idyll Awhile Wine Shoppe Bistro

54254 North Circle Dr. #C8 • (951) 659-WINE(9463)  
Enjoy one of Idyllwild’s favorite destinations.  Idyll Awhile has become one of town’s most popular spots because of great music, fine wines, over 30+ craft beers and its friendly atmosphere.  Chili or soup, flat breads, quesadillas, and gourmet cheese and meat boards are served daily.   Enjoy music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 6:30pm.  This is the place to start or end you idyllic day in Idyllwild. Located behind Higher Grounds in Village Center Plaza.

Idyllwild Pizza Company

54391 Village Center Dr. • (951) 659-5900
Watch the game or just have a delicious craft beer with friends while the kids play in our arcade. We have it all. Gourmet pizza, paninis, pastas, salads, calzones, sports TV, free WiFi and full arcade, including Foosball. Pizza and more to go, daily starting at 11:30 a.m. The best pizza above sea level. We are gluten-free friendly too!


25875 Village Center Dr. • (951) 659-0295
Enjoy our hearty breakfast 7 days a week! Check out our daily lunch and dinner specials, plus Jo’An’s Famous Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday. Visit us in the center of town for Friday’s live music, Saturday’s Karaoke and Monday’s Open Mic Night.

Red Kettle Restaurant 
(951) 659-4063

Lumber Mill Bar & Grill

25985 Hwy. 243 • (951) 659-0315
Home of the famous Paul Bunyan (5-pound burger) Challenge! Serving lunch and dinner. Delicious hand-formed burgers, chicken, fish & chips, ribs and tacos. Beer and Wine. Live music every weekend.

Arribas Mexican Restaurant

25980 Hwy. 243 •(951) 659-4960
Loved by diners for its authentic Mexican dishes and friendly service, Arriba is also known for its delicious omelets that are served all day. Live jazz or rock musicians perform on the deck on warm Friday and Saturday evenings.


54905 North Circle Dr. • (951) 659-5962
The only creek-side restaurant in Idyllwild brings our globally inspired ambiance & food with a unique hillbilly, mountain lovin’ twist. We embrace organic, locally farmed foods and the freshest ingredients, and strive to deliver a fun and hip, relaxing, back woods experience with fervor! The menu suits the cook’s mood of the moment, changing with the seasons and is always fun! Steadfast house favorites and comfort foods will keep you coming back for more!

La Casita

54650 North Circle Dr. • (951) 659-6038
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, La Casita features great Mexican dishes, including vegetarian, and also offers American fare. Known for its home-style cooking, generous portions, good value and fast and friendly service, La Casita provides a satisfying dining experience from the first dip of a warm tortilla chip in mouth-watering homemade salsa to the last bite of dessert.

Gastrognome Restaurant

54381 Ridgeview Dr. • (951) 659-5055
Idyllwild’s own, since 1973: serving fresh fish, unique pasta dishes, steaks, lamb & nightly specials. Light-eater entrees. Homemade bread & desserts. Cocktails. Summer patios & winter fires. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Higher Grounds

54245 North Circle Dr. • (951) 659-1379
We roast Organic, Fair Trade coffee beans for that perfect cup. Tea, hot cocoa and smoothies served with fresh baked goods. Open 7 days a week 7am-7pm, 9pm Fri, Sat. Live, rockin’ music Saturday nights.