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Black Bear Diner

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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast

Was looking for something other than fast food or Denny's Has great freshly made sausage patty. Food comes out hot and fast great service prices are fair. If you have a chance I recommend if your a breakfast lover!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
tangelique
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Pasadena, California
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143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had always seen the signs for the Big Bear Diner but had never found it......but last trip down we did see and stopped in. I wasn't so impressed, but apparently I am the only one as it was very very busy. The decor is very cute and I'm glad we stopped, but frankly Apple Annies is much better, so... More 

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Thank Ella O
Calistoga, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Best Western on Leavesley Rd; the Black Bear Diner was next door. We had seen great commercials about how good their food was! Well, not so good and the service was worse.

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Thank Judy C
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This diner is a chain which means it is always dependable to have good food, selection and at a good price.

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Thank Dollydoll57
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for something other than fast food or Denny's Has great freshly made sausage patty. Food comes out hot and fast great service prices are fair. If you have a chance I recommend if your a breakfast lover!!!!

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Thank tangelique
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

$16 cheese burger ! And it wasn't that good. I got it to go and forgot to check the bag. No ketchup , salt or napkins. Maybe their breakfast is a better value?

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Thank 5150rfl
Simi Valley
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too many places to choose from in Gilroy. This was worth the stop. Very busy location and convenient to our motel.

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Thank ericmO2726GO
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were at Black bear yesterday morning at about 10 AM the hash brown potatoes were cold and overdone my husband sausages were black The waiter was very nice but we won't be back in a long time food was very disappointing

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Thank Junell M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting this place for eight years when we come from Monterey. Breakfast was cold, the biscuit tasted burnt. The portions have gotten smaller. Was very disappointed this visit they didn't leave up to serving a great breakfast that I have experienced in the past.

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Thank Deakjones
Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Hubby had the Chicken Parm and I had the Chicken Pot Pie, we both had salads for starters and our meals were piping hot. The salad was nice and fresh. Our server Laurie did a wonderful job and when I had a minor issue with my meal it was dealt with perfectly. We were approached by the Manager MJ and... More 

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Thank dutchlaker
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The only disappointment wad they forgot to put cilantro in my Asian aalad. Mark was my server and did an excellent job.

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Thank Kathy L

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?