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Black Bear Diner

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1435 V St, Merced, CA
209-383-9600
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: this is a chain

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  • 23
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great wait staff

Food is ok but wait staff are very good. We had a good meal and appreciated the great service from the wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Atwater, California, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I eat at Black Bear when I need quantity and quality food. I had about 45 minutes to eat and get to work one morning this week and asked when I arrived if they could serve me that quickly. i had a waitress at my table right away and ordered a great breakfast eggs, sourdough toast, hash browns with their... More 

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Somewhere Outhere
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food is ok but wait staff are very good. We had a good meal and appreciated the great service from the wait staff.

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Auburn, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Located on the west side of the highway, this recently opened restaurant is conveniently located. The food was plentiful and delicious. The service was excellent! This restaurant is quickly becoming one of our favorites.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our meal. There was so much food we almost couldn't fit it all on the table! I had an excellent omelette with spinach.

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Bullhead City, Arizona, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We each had the Ruben sandwich and there was no problem asking the waitress to hold the sauerkraut. The portions are ample and the fries were piled high.

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

this is new to our area, but the had a great menu and the staff was very nice. mid-priced, but it's worth it the food is great.

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Turlock, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have eaten at many Black Bears. Our waiter here was very nice and really good. Food was good as always. The one difference is that we offered banana cream pie and it actually was really good. I have had a few black bears whose pies were hard and didn't taste good. This one has really good pie.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have been to several of their locations and never been disappointed. Watch what you order though because many of the portions are large. I have enjoyed the Portuguese sausage and the nut/grain pancakes. Service is always right on and plenty of coffee to get you started. I hear the biscuits/gravy is worth trying also.

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Merced, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

i gave it a three because i didn't like some of their food was not to my tasting but i have had friends that really liked it . so the saying i try it you might like it. it is very clean and comfortable

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Santa Margarita, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We (a group) ate here twice while in Merced for a business meeting. The first day there were 12 of us for breakfast, and our waitress handled our table with ease, and even managed separate checks without errors, or complaint! The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the quantity of food. There is a section for "lighter" fare, but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1435 V St, Merced, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: 209-383-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

this is a chain
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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