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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
+1 707-448-1500
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Vacaville, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great selection of food all prepared perfectly. My wife gets the eggs Benedict which she says are among the best she's had. I eat everything and everything is delicious, with large portions. I usually take food home. This is a great place for couples and family's since it's a large restaurant with several areas for seating. The deserts are unbelievably... More 

Thank Jack T
Brisbane, Australia
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meals here. Generous food serving. Very tasty. Reasonably priced. Good for families. They have huge pies here too. Pumpkin pies. I didnt try one cause I was so full from the food. Make sure to try the parmesan cheese chips. They were yum.

Thank Desiree C
Folsom, CA
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for late breakfast (breakfast is served all day) while in the area. The wait was longer than we would have liked but we were able to find seats at the counter. Our meals were outstanding. I had chicken fried steak, which was served with two eggs, potatoes and a biscuit. Each item was perfect. The gravy was... More 

Thank Hoopsdad
Vernon, BC
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were in Vacaville for a few days and visited the Black Bear twice. Both times my husband and myself had something different and it was all delishious. It's nice to get home cooking on the road.

Thank Sookee123
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, father and mother in law and i, went there this morning for a quick breakfast, the food came out quick and hot. They are a little stingy with the gravy. They give you big biscuits and then just cover the top. So over all a good experience.

Thank Lillian5142
El Dorado Hills, CA
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240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for an early breakfast on the way to SFO. Service was fast and efficient. The food was a good - typical for a decent breakfast. Black Bears are consistent. Good solid food. Nothing special.

Thank BEN P
Berkeley, CA
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I travel a lot between Chico and the Bay Area and this is the best place to break the trip on the way back and have a meal. The food is well prepared and plentiful.

Thank paulie47
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been to this restaurant several times for breakfast. It is our number one breakfast spot!

Thank Jessica E
Vacaville, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've eaten here many times. There's often a long line that moves rather quickly for the number of people waiting. The food has always been tasty and what you'd expect. The staff is friendly.

Thank zebra394
Sacramento, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The portions are HUGE. I ordered breakfast, my friends ordered the daily special Prime Beef. It was fantastic! The beef filled the platter. My friends took the rest of the meal home. Very good service. My breakfast was very good. I will be back for the beef.

Thank Al A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-448-1500

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