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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Black Bear Diner

Please be prepared to go there hungry! The servings are quite large! They have really good biscuits! I've also been there for lunch with work colleagues & loved their burgers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
LeeSangWoo
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California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been coming to this restaurant for approximately a year. I've always had good breakfasts here. The breakfast servings are large and well worth it's price. So I do recommend coming here for breakfast. Now their dinners are hit or miss. I decided to test their fried chicken dinner. When its done right its very good. The problem is its... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you are a bear lover. You'll love Black Bear Diner. Kids would love this place. The service was excellent from the time I walked through the door until the time I walked out. The food arrived quickly, hot and yummy. I ordered a coconut cream pie to go. Oh my heavens! It was beautiful and delicious!!! I would recommend... More 

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United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Black Bear Diner is a better version of Denny’s. Every time I have eaten at Black Bear the portions are so huge I must take it home. The prices are very very reasonable for what you get. Usually, each meal comes with a bread, salad/soup/muffin. The interior decoration is all bear related. Bring out your cell phones and take those... More 

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Milpitas, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Before we got our foods ordered, we already appreciates the service rendered to us. Mr. Bruce Tayag, was assigned in our table. With his fast service, warm smile and keeps on checking if we needs extra drinks and refilling our glass water is an excellent service that you won't find it in any restaurant you go. We're a family of... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a Diner that has worse food than Denny's and IHOP, but charges a premium for it. Food definitely wasn't satisfactory, and being a foodie, that was a disappointment.

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San Jose, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really enjoy this restaurant. They have a great breakfast steak and eggs that they serve all day. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service.

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Milpitas, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

they always give you more food than you could eat share meals and order fresh ! and share dishes unless you want leftovers

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Please be prepared to go there hungry! The servings are quite large! They have really good biscuits! I've also been there for lunch with work colleagues & loved their burgers!

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Service wasn't bad, but a little slow, and it wasn't particularly crowded. They seem to pride themselves on bounteous portions, and they do deliver there. Fresh-squeezed orange juice was delicious.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great place to sit and have a home-style meal (well, if chowder and fish and chips are ever homestyle). Very nice staff and lots of "bear related" stuff to see and possibly buy. The downside? Milpitas was in full stench while we were there. Apparently the nearby landfill and another plant keep the city pungent much of the time. The... More 

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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?