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Black Bear Diner

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1586 State Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948-3121
530-846-3043
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Doggie Bag

The food is good. Service is exceptional. Quantity of food is a lot, usually "doggie for" leftovers. Prices are reasonable. The St. Patrick's Day corn beef was the leanest I had ever imagined and very, very good but again "doggie bag".

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Bob W
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Gridley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is awesome, and the servings are huge. Amazing prices, especially when you realize how much food you get!

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Gridley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is good. Service is exceptional. Quantity of food is a lot, usually "doggie for" leftovers. Prices are reasonable. The St. Patrick's Day corn beef was the leanest I had ever imagined and very, very good but again "doggie bag".

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Malin, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is another good place to eat in Gridley. It is located right off the highway with easy access and good parking. This is good American food, in comfortable setting, with good service. They have pies you can take home, and other souveniers from the small shopping area near front.

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Sacramento, California
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66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a meal there recently. Pleasant enough wait staff. However much of the time they spent was at the cash register talking to what seemed to be friends not employees. I watched the cook eat something that looked like chicken with his bare hand while cooking. This is a chain and I have eaten many times in my travels up... More 

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Lincoln, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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 via mobile

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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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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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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1586 State Highway 99, Gridley, CA 95948-3121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gridley
  • Phone Number: 530-846-3043

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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