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Black Bear Diner

174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
408-946-2327
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Ranked #1 of 272 restaurants in Milpitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
Wokingham, Uk
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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

It's not often I write a review before I even leave the restaurant, but this place is that good. Great menu with lots of variety. Well presented good, friendly staff and immaculately clean. A great find and I will come here again. Close to Cisco, SGI etc so handy for killing time ahead of a meeting.

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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food. Worth trying.Try out some conbos. They use spice very well and I like the food there. Try out meat ribs ..those are good.

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's my first time to dine here with my family to celebrate my birthday....:-) this place is awesome... have friendly staff and large and God servings.... this place is a keeper! :-)

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was my first time to eat at this place with my family and I was pleased with the food as well as the serving...:-) Staff were friendly and always serving with a smile.... this is a keeper... :-)

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Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was expecting at least great steaks here, but I was a bit disappointed. If you want a decent piece of raw meat, Black Angus is better place. Also service could be nicer and more responsive here. My Rib eye was big, but not tender enough, and was done medium instead of medium-rare, despite my order.

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Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The breakfast was good. Portions were huge, much bigger than expected. I got the homemade sausage patties, they lived up to the description on menu (family recipe). Fresh orange juice was very expensive, $5, and coffee wasn't very good. Overall, a good place to have breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Good old fashion Amercian cooking. Massive portions, simple food. The service is prompt and comes with a smile. This is just a good classic Amercian Diner that does the basics and does then well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Service; great. Price; very reasonable. Food; breakfast was perfect. My first visit after reading reviews and was not disappointed at all!

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Palo Alto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Black Bear does not disappoint; you know what you are getting and the portions are huge. The wait staff at this location are consistently on top of service and there appears to be little staff turnover. We have only done breakfast but hear from close friends that lunch or dinner doesn't disappoint.

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Black Bear Diner has great food, and big portions. They have a little less section on their menu (which I order from), and you can ask changes to your dish without charge. The decor is very nice, with lots of stuffed bears everywhere. There is a jukebox from which you can choose music to play from for free, and a... More

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