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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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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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    Very good
  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice and clean

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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San Felipe, Baja
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bend, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Bay Area
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627 reviews 627 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

3½* Black Bear Diner 395 Leavesley Gilroy, CA 95020 Part of chain of diners that specializes in breakfasts Large portions of food Taco salad was underwhelming Burgers were great; choice of regular fries or garlic fries (yum!) Good food service by Anna Nice looking desserts

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CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you go to places with a small appetite, this isn't your place. If you want your money's worth and big portions, come here. They have the best sweet cream pancakes! Everything you get is big in portion size and friendly employees.

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Yakima
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a busy, hectic Sat. night, we had good service, and all the staff remained friendly and courteous. Our dinner was of good quality and generous portions for a reasonable price. This is a chain that is a cut above.

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Tacoma, Washington, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We travel to No Calif each year and frequent many Blaxk Bear locations. Our overnite stay in Gilroy no exception. Restaurant in same complex as Best Western Forest Park so extremely convenient. Food was good and hot, nothing is worse than luke warm food in my opinion.Appreciated the smaller "A Little Less " choice option for smaller appetites. Service was... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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137 reviews 137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Black Bear Diners are a family owned chain of diners that offer a great homestyle cooked meal. Their food is good (not the greatest), but there is plenty of it! You will not leave here hungry. The food is consistent at each of their restaurants. The kids love the free jukebox and decorations.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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296 reviews 296 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A couple of years ago, I ate in a Black Bear Diner in another city and enjoyed it so I thought I would give this one a try. I was not disappointed. The serving sizes were ample, the food was good, the servers were friendly and the price was very reasonable...you definitely get your money's worth.

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San Jose, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is diner type food in a hunting lodge atmosphere....the food great, but all of the local know about it, so you might have a bit of a wait at times....Great meat loaf!

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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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