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Black Bear Diner

€€ - €€€American,
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
+1 831-449-1545
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Diner
€€ - €€€
805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
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1 - 10 of 174 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Really liked the place from the time we drove up in the parking lot. Wooding carving and mural of black bears. Inside has wood and log decor with more carved wooden black beers. The menu is in the form of a newspaper gazette. The food...More

Thank RayneLa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there 3 times for breakfast during my stay at the Laurel inn. Friendly staff, good food. Dont bother with the menu if you dont want to read it. Just tell them what you want. The menu is extensive though so if you go for...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The 50’s jukebox music makes my heart smile. Large portions of all America comfort food will more than just fill your belly. I need to split or take half home for later, because the meals are so rich and big. The single portion pie cabinet...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Took a break from Christmas Shopping and had a late Breakfast. Luckily we were seated right away, this restaurant is so busy waits are to be expected. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The service was fast and frequent, never ran out of coffee. I...More

Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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
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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
Kids, Groups, 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 - 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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