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Black Bear Diner

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€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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1790 W Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230-7303
+1 559-584-8278
06:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Black bear diner is my aunts favorite place she loves the chicken fried steak .if you ask where does she want to eat black bear...the staff is really sweet they always greet us they diffently know my aunt by name .this is a nice place to take the family

Thank krysheila99
Santa Maria, California, United States
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at other Black Bear diners in CA and was always very satisfied with our food. This one, however is definitely sub par. I usually order a hot turkey sandwich when we are there for lunch or dinner so that is what I ordered. The turkey was sliced much thinner than other Black Bears and was very dry.... More 

Thank gerrijellison
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The one thing you always do when you come to Black Bear diner is, bring an empty stomach. Their food is outstanding. Portions are huge! Save room for pie

Thank Gregory S
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and niece love this place. I thought it was just an off brand Denny's. Breakfast all day, dinners after 5, burgers and sandwiches as well. Okay food, but nothing o go out of my way to get.

Thank Tim J
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to several of these Diners in my travels and I can say they are consistent. The food is good and have s good selection.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Guam, Mariana Islands
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food was impressively good. For local diner food I though it would just be greasy crap lol no not in the least. My husband had the club and it was amazing (I may have had a few bites). I had the honey mustard sandwich and it was good probably not as good as the club. Then my husband ordered... More 

Thank Mary W
Winter Haven, Florida
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I during a visit with our Son & DIL had a great lunch here. I especially liked the Tri-Tip sandwich with everything on it. The pancakes were very flavorable. The service was very good. We will certainly return the next time we are in Hanford.

Thank Pat T
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We eat here about 4-6xs a year. I've never had a complaint since they've opened. Always clean, great atmosphere, comfy booths (&plenty of them) along with large delicious portions keep us coming back for more!! I'm love their hot Turkey sandwich but on a "house biscuit" instead of the menu bread. They have amazing fresh squeezed orange juice (don't get... More 

Thank MrsMyra V
Hanford, California
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent for breakfast. The Grizz will stuff you. Ask for the spicy sausage patty instead of the links. Best pancakes in town, hands down.

Thank ihcornbinder
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place for old fashion diner food. Large servings of biscuits and gravy, hot sandwiches and burgers/fries. Always good and friendly service. Chain is growing up and down the state.

Thank calmish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1790 W Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230-7303
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hanford
  • Phone Number: +1 559-584-8278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?