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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 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 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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Bay Area
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220 helpful votes 220 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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