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Black Bear Diner

€€ - €€€American,
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
€€ - €€€
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Black Bear. The restaurant is scrouplious clean, the menu is amazing. I have yet to receive bad food. The staff is so ready to help and answer any questions you might have. Most of the emoyees have been...More

Thank gloriad193
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Looking for a comfort meal my family and I went to Black Bear Diner. Inside the restaurant the seating area was very big, but the tables were positioned awkwardly and very spread out. Upon arrival we were greeted nicely by the front counter employee. Then...More

Thank DrewmanG
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Downgraded the score from a higher rating due to absence of our wine preference. On two consecutive nights informed by waitress that chardonnay was on offer only to be then told that supply had run out. All other dining aspects were good and enjoyed our...More

Thank Traveller839
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I come here every time I visit me family in California, Jason is friendly and fast with his service, Chris the manager is very efficient at running a great crew! I can’t wait to come back again!

Thank Iminlv
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I usually try to only post positive reviews as I think every place can have an off day, but this place was really bad value. Overcooked fish, seasonal veg was inedible because it was undercooked. My husband's full size dinner portion of slow cooked meat...More

Thank WeTravelAtDawn
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I had the Hamburger Salad and it was quite good. Service was also quite good. This salad is quite filling. It has hamburger,bacon, olives, onion, tomatoes, pickle slices and lettuce. Left quite full and satisfied.

Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Just thinking of their Reuben sandwich makes my mouth water. Ditto the sweet potato fries that come with it Fun decor. Menu is printed inside newspaper with local history. Go!

Thank Maureen_of_Sarasota
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My husband and I split the big burger, they don't charge you either! Their portions are huge but it was an excellent burger! Loved the homemade chips too!

Thank HerMajestyShip
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We had a wedding rehearsal dinner there. They didn't get my order quite right, but what I had still tasted good. The waiters served us with diligence, trying to make sure we were taken care of, and that with a smile. I would go there...More

Thank terryham2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

When you go to eat out there are basic standards we've all got from how much ones waiter or waitress is paying attention, to the cleanliness of the location itself, enjoyment of the meal, quality for price and so on. This black bear was ON...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-449-1545
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