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395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
408-842-9901
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 59
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our "Go-To" place in Gilroy

You just can't go wrong with Black Bear Diner. It's a chain restaurant, but it's better than average. The menu offers lots of choices, the portions are almost too big, and the food is really good. We love it! The desserts are really good, but we usually don't have room for dessert because our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Santa Rosa
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Carmel, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Next door to the Best Western Forest Park. Low budget diner. Perfect for families with children. Cheap utensils, plates. Fast service. They claim everything is freshly made, but the soup was Campbell, and the green beans was canned. But the turkey dinner with baked potato was good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I ate here with my mom for a late meal. We had driven all day and it was great that this place was next to our hotel. The food was good but nothing to boast about. Our waitress was very nice and let us know that breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. The bear merchandise they have is... More 

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Hollister, California
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We love Black Bear Diner. It is pricey, but the food is good and the service is great. The staff was friendly and was more than willing to do what they could to make our visit great. Definitely will be back. You get plenty of food!! So go hungry!

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Pasadena, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Liked the delicious breakfast. We have eaten at other Black Bear Diners and they have all been good. Others have discovered this place so be prepared to wait for a seat. We ended up at the counter which was just fine. Very friendly waiters and staff!

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Santa Rosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You just can't go wrong with Black Bear Diner. It's a chain restaurant, but it's better than average. The menu offers lots of choices, the portions are almost too big, and the food is really good. We love it! The desserts are really good, but we usually don't have room for dessert because our entrees are so big. This was... More 

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Hughson, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Even though it was a Sunday morning and very crowded the wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent and a lot of it.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Familiar restaurant very near the Premium Outlets. They have good steaks and the price is reasonably.

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Woodland, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The potatoes, eggs, and sausage were cold when we got them. The English muffins were not even warm; as A matter of fact, they were cold and not even toasted at all. We could not help but hear and see that A customer in the booth next to us had the same problems withy their food. Even after the food... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We love eating at the Black Bear Diner. This is not the only one we have eaten at. The food is always consistent....consistently good! You get your monies worth and usually have enough to bring home. The waitstaff is normally friendly, and attentive. They do get very busy, even before the normal eating times so be ready and have patience... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place has a great location. There are motel and hotel all around. They are open twenty-four hours. The food is great. Walking distant to the hotels around.

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
Phone Number: 408-842-9901
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: 408-842-9901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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