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Black Bear Diner

1586 State Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948-3121
530-846-3043
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Gridley
Cuisines: American
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Lincoln, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our bird groups stops here on return from watching the Snow Geese migration at Gray Lodge every year. I recommend the french dip sandwich. They are very good at serving large groups.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I have eaten in the restaurant and ordered out several times. The last two times, June 19 and June 24, 2014 we ordered out, got the food home and found it half cooked. We called and complaimed. They cared less.

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff and good service. Really large portions served hot and fast. Lots of options on the menu to choose from. This is a chain that does it right. Basic food done right.

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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Lots of good food served hot and fast. The portions are flat out huge so plan to take some home. Veterans discount is given which is a nice plus but the prices are already pretty reasonable. The place is clean and the staff is friendly.

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Gridley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The food is good and the service fast. They also give a discount to Veterans but you must ask for it. What I don't like is the time spent waiting for the food to arrive at the table. The cooks are slow even when not very busy. If you are in a hurry then go somewhere else. If you want... More

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Folsom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

When on the road and you're looking for a down home type of place to eat and you are near Gridley, Ca on 99 stop at the Black Bear restaurant, you won't go wrong. Great service very large portions, and everything just tastes good. Two can eat till you can't eat anymore for about $25. I'll be looking for more... More

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Gridley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Conveniently located on the highway this is a “down home” family restaurant better than Denny’s and Lumberjack by far but less than Applebee’s. I don’t understand sausage gravy on a chicken fried steak, but okay other dinners are as ordered. The portions are big, very big and the price is reasonable. The wine selection is very slim, not so good.... More

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

A great find, you'll like the service and the food is southernly good. Great value for what you get. Your coffee cup will not go empty.

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Sutter, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Feels like eating at Grandma's house! Old Fashioned Yum! Great place for a mixed group because there is something for everyone and great prices too!

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Oroville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

the food is okay here, they messed up on the order and did not make what i ordered, and when the finally brought what was ordered, my friends dinner was cold, told the manager who's remedy was to offer us 2 free meal comps on our next visit and we were not given a bill for our current bill, so... More

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