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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Quaint Gem of a Diner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sabrina F
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Joliet, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Joliet, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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619 reviews 619 reviews
497 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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3 reviews 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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133 reviews 133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Caruthersville, Missouri
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had what I would call a French Dip sand which. That's not what it was on the menu. The au jus had no flavor. The meat, though plentiful, wasn't too great either. Chocolate pie? Awesome, but too big. We should have split it.

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GILROY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my parents here when they were here for vacation. And food is good, and large portions. Nice staff, clean place. Like this location better then others of the same chain.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?