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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 - 12:00 am
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Plenty to eat..

Took the family to black bear for dinner when we arrived in gilroy. We have one in tulare and its always been good. Gilroy was just the same. Good food & huge portions for the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Chris C
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Citrus Heights, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

All meals were excellent and the service was excellent! Will always return when in Gilroy. Kids get a balloon, too. :-) PS - very affordable, too!

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California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this Black Bear Diner it so cute and the food is great! Let me just tell you I ordered from the little less menu and it was still huge not that I'm complaining:) I had the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes it came with a salad and a corn bread muffin excellent:) My daughter ordered the bear... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First oof , I really like these diners . But fyi , careful when you order the spaghetti and meat balls . Not very pleased with this dish . Not much sauce at all ! Very pasty , and you can pick up sauce with a fork and nothing drips ! Now the meat balls were decent size , I... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ate around 9 pm. All three of us had different types of food. Good and lots of it. Only thing I would advise - the biscuits and gravy do not have sausage in them. But it did not say anything about sausage on the menu. Other than that good food and great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Took the family to black bear for dinner when we arrived in gilroy. We have one in tulare and its always been good. Gilroy was just the same. Good food & huge portions for the price.

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Silicon Valley
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

BBD is a chain coffee house style restaurant. Good choices for breakfast and large portions. It is sort of standard American fare for lunch and dinner. I go there a few times a year and have always been happy with my meals. Good service and a friendly counter if you are eating alone. Equally good for families and couples.

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vashon, wa
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Food was good. Friendly waitresses. Good value for your money. Quick service. Noisey atmosphere however...cute gift shop.

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Bend, Oregon
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Black Bear Diner in Gilroy should be avoided at all costs. I have dined at other BBD locations in Bend and Madras, Oregon, and have been very satisfied on all previous occasions. This BBD has some seriously poor quality meals being produced by the kitchen. First the good. The location is very good as it is nearby the freeway and... More 

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San Felipe, Baja
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great meals.....great servers.....most that have been here for years.....which says a lot about a place......always looking forward to coming back xoxoox

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a cute place. The menu was huge for a diner, and portions were big! The fresh-squeezed orange juice was a great thing for any diner to offer, and they have it there. Friendly service and family atmosphere.

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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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