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Black Bear Diner

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€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
+1 559-684-9152
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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667 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were starving and the menu offered so many great choices that we struggled to choose. However, after it was over we were a bit disappointed. For example if you order garlic fries expect to get fries with your garlic. The garlic was tossed on top in clumps and no one likes soggy french fries. The apple pie didn't taste... More 

Thank Melaney68
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is comfort food at its best. The menu is full of yummy choices. Salad is always great and fresh. Best ranch ever! Nightly specials are always fabulous. The stuffed chicken is my fave! Super kid's meals at great prices. Real food. Scrumptious desserts...blackberry pie is outstanding.

Thank Karen M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good good we enjoyed the service. We were a group of 10 and everyone was satisfied w their food. Thanks

Thank rmendoza117
Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have been eating in this Black Bear for several years. They do breakfast the biggest best pancakes and biscuits. But of late it has been my goto location in Tulare for dinner. Great pot roast, or tri-tip dinners. I know the Chicken/Country fried steak is legendary, but my last one here was so-so with too much breading and not... More 

Thank WmDCook
Santa Clarita, California
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

While traveling US 99 I look forward to eating at least once per trip at a Black Bear Diner. Known for ample portions of good food and warm breakfasts in a comfortable atmosphere, its always an enjoyable experience. Wait, not always anymore! Being a solo traveler, I would expect a 2-person table (not a counter fan, sorry folks). I always... More 

Thank Stephen S
Porterville, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I asked for an extra tortilla with the expensive breakfast. I was charged 3 for it with out being told there was an extra charge. The next time I asked for a bowl of gravy with my breakfast. They charged me an additional 3 to the 13 breakfast! Will not return

Thank JohnG1944
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I would highly recommend this location for anyone. Huge portions. Low cost. Amazing customer service. Thank you for all the great service we received

1 Thank dndsutton
Dorset, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was told this was a good place to eat and it is. I'd say it has a laid back easy going atmosphere and would be good for family's. The food is tasty without being spectacular but the service was good and I'd eat here again.

Thank Moowell M
Fresno, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I'd grade them a C+. Food was OK but nothing to rave about. I had the corned beef hash. Hash was good, not great. 3 chunks of fat included? Hash browns were average. Eggs were cooked as ordered. Biscuit was good. Service was better than the food. My friends both had the Rueben. It looked ok but they did not... More 

Thank Michael G
Visalia, California
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413 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is still our favorite Black Bear. The service is great and so is the food. I had the shrimp and steak dinner and my wife had the turkey dinner.

Thank Carnutz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: 1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: +1 559-684-9152

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