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Black Bear Diner

2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
+1 831-645-9700
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (7 reviews)
“tri tip” (4 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at the Black Bear Diner. There are lots of breakfast options. My husband had the skillet scramble, topped with sausage gravy and the biggest biscuit I have ever seen.My daughter was pleased with the cinnamon french toast. I had one of the...More

Thank Kiamom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was much better than expected! The people were very friendly and the place was very clean. This is a nice spot to full up before you hit the road.

Thank BIG1718
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcome and the comfort of the facilities add value to this experience. The expected menu is better than some diner chains and is served at table efficiently and attentively. Good value for money.

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Came across this place for breakfast yesterday during our vacation. We loved the cinnamon roll French toast, pancakes, homemade biscuits & gravy, omelettes, and steel cut oatmeal--huge portions were the only downside, we were stuffed! Great hospitality, awesome people

1  Thank BusyFamilyUSA
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My daughter and I had heard several recommendations for this restaurant before our trip to Monterey, so when we found there was one just down the road from our hotel we had to check it out. After the first delicious breakfast, we decided we loved...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Just got back from Black Bear Diner. We all really enjoyed our meals. My son's chicken and pesto pasta tasted excellent. The pasta and chicken were flavorful and the chicken was very tender. My other son has cinnamon roll French toast. It tasted very good....More

Thank bphpsu
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We came here for a later breakfast, and got a very satisfying meal. The service is good and the food is delicious.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Black Bear Diner is a "must" when we are on one of our frequent visits to Monterey. Breakfast all day! Burgers fit for a Hungry Bear! Giant sized, yummy cinnamon rolls !This California Diner franchise gets it right everytime.

Thank 1_Sweet_Daddy_P
Reviewed 7 May 2017

these are popping up everywhere but in San Diego, when will they grant us our wishes? great food, good prices, always a good meal

Thank mike m
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a great, cute, non-touristy place. Delicious, home-cooked food with huge portions, at reasonable prices.

Thank Rodney & Ja... R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2450 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-6862
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-645-9700
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