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Black Bear Diner

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174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
408-946-2327
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast with the family!

Been here a couple times already and very happy with the wide selection on the menu, the food is great and the service is exceptional, highly recommend this restaurant for family visits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
edwardkupa
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Patterson, California
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English first
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and big portions! Breakfast was served after about 15 minutes. Had waffles which where really good! Definitely going to come back when I visit the states again!

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Patterson, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been here a couple times already and very happy with the wide selection on the menu, the food is great and the service is exceptional, highly recommend this restaurant for family visits.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The menu was extensive, including vegetarian eggs benedict, my favorite. However, I had to send it back, which I rarely do, because the eggs were very hard-cooked. The server was very accommodating. The rest of the meal was not very special; the hash browns were bland. My companion's pancakes, however, were excellent.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Came here for breakfast one morning in the middle of the week and it was very good. The portions were big and affordable. Great bacon and pancakes. Coffee was awesome too. We had to wait a little longer than normal for food but they were very busy so no worries. Great place to eat. A special shout out to our... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I love this diner. The food is good and it actually has a diner feel. Staff is friendly and you get your food fast.

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I came here with friends to eat for brunch. huge line and long wait. Good food and good proportion. It's better than Denny's and IHOP.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Have eaten at a number of Black Bear Diner locations over the years, but believe this is one of the better ones. The staff is always friendly and attentative, and of course large menu selection for decent prices. This location is always clean on the inside and usually plenty of parking. However make sure you go "before" about 9:00 on... More 

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Milpitas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We ate there shortly after they opened. The service was friendly, but ineffective. The kitchen was slow and the food was mediocre. We figured it was just opened jitters. So we came back a couple of weeks later. Nothing had improved. We tried it again and even a 4th time. The service seemed to have slipped and the food didn't... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As for all the Black Bear Diners where I've eaten, the food is excellent and portions are generous. Prices have risen quite a bit since I first ate at Black Bear, but they are still quite reasonable for the quality and amount of food delivered to your table. This is a good place for families or couples. The service is... More 

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Milpitas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always good food and BIG portions! Great staff! Always "goodies" to look at in the Bear Store too-it brings out the child in you!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 174 W Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-2327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?