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Black Bear Diner

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255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
530-756-4190
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 17
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Food was fresh and good quality; diner variety; friendly staff and decor; service a little slow. Location was easy to access and center town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Large portions for lunch but not especially flavorful. Service is excellent Breakfasts are outstanding and highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Food was fresh and good quality; diner variety; friendly staff and decor; service a little slow. Location was easy to access and center town.

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Davis, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I decided to have breakfast here because there was no line and it had been a while since my last visit. The interior is unique. A stuffed bear greets you at the entrance, and a colorful jukebox provides the music. I decided on coffee and the Bear’s Choice: pancakes, eggs, and bacon and sausage. The portions are very generous, and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Thankfully, I've been to the Black Bear Diner more than a couple of times because if I had to rate it for this experience alone, it would not have done well at all. The Black Bear Diner in Davis is always busy as it was today except that my son and I hit it right after the lunch rush, so... More 

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Devils Tower, Wyoming
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Black Bear Diner is located in downtown Davis. IT IS "God's Own Family Place"!!! Broad range of "American CHow" on the menu, Fine Friendly Folks working there, Good Service and VERY GENEROUS Portions !!! What more can You ask for???!!! Yes, You can "Eat Your Way Around the World" in the exotic restaurants of Davis, but if "Squid & Tofu"... More 

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chicago, il
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

When i first walked in i wasn't expecting a lot but the food was great and the service was ok. They have a large menu in what looks like a newspaper. i had the french dip which was very good. I ordered the split pea soup but they were out so they offered the chili instead and it was good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This place is better than what I was expecting... Definitely true that they have ginormous servings!!! I had the chicken fried steak which was pretty good, the hash browns were ok, and the eggs were eggs. I have had gravy that is way better than this place so I can't give it five stars, but so far, in Davis, this... More 

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Davis, California
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203 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Hadn't been here for quite awhile and decided to revise my review based on 2 recent visits. You get a lot of food for a fairly reasonable price, but I think the quality has gone down since I first started eating there (that's why I deleted by original "4-dot" review and am reducing it to 3). On my 2 most... More 

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Sacramento, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was looking for a classic breakfast—you know, the hearty kind farmers might eat. More eggs, bacon and potatoes, not so much fancy omelets and frou-frou French toast. I drove to Woodland last weekend and enjoyed the Savory Café, yet that is a ways to drive for breakfast. This Sunday in church I remembered the Black Bear Diner. It is... More 

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Sacramento
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is on our regular rotation for breakfast or lunch. Staff is very friendly but efficient. Portions are very good. They are located not far from the UC Davis campus so college students are always present during the school year. Food is consistently good and always promptly served. I've eaten at many Black Bear diners but the staff here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 530-756-4190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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