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All 36 Mount Shasta Restaurants

Black Bear Diner - Mt. Shasta

401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
530-926-4669
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Ranked #11 of 36 Restaurants in Mount Shasta
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Was driving from Seattle to San Francisco and needed to grab a bite for early morning breakfast. It was about 5:30am. While passing through Mount Shasta I saw the signs for this place and decided to stop. I love diner food and Big Bear Diner looked just like my kind of place. It was early so I wasn't sure if... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

found here was good. I had fish and salad blue cheese dressing was amazing my wife has waffle and bacon when was also very good. Good serving sizes and the staff was very good

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Hanford, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stopped in on our way home to Hanford, CA. Wanted to take a pic for Nicola at the Hanford Black Bear. It was busy, but the waitress took time to smile and keep my tea glass filled. Had the chicken tortilla soup. Just spicy enough to keep it interesting. Took my pics, bought some postcards, and hit the road. Nice... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

High energy staff make this a fun experience, with good food. If you want a San Fransico bistro dining experience you will need to, well, go to San Fransico; this is American diner menu, just plain food, well prepared and served. For dinner we shared the Bob's Big Bear Burger Delux. It is enough for 1 active teen or 2... More 

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Port Townsend, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The original Black Bear Diner is just a block off I-5 in Mt. Shasta City, CA, and is not only very convenient for those of us who frequently travel from Washington State to the Bay Area of California, but the food, service and atmosphere is great! Being the original one, it has a lot of interior charm. On the other... More 

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Rio Dell, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is busy. They serve huge portions. It and easy off and on the I 5 highway. Not only is breakfast giant so are their lunch and dinners. As for small chains go I highly recommend this particular Black Bear Dinner. I believe its the original one. They also have lots of local history posted on their walls as... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

They serve your food on huge platters , and it's so good! My son was barely able to finish his huge burger platter, and that's very unusual.We were all stuffed and wishing we had a Black Bear where we live.Probably a good thing that we don't! The service was excellent, and our bill for 4 people to eat all that... More 

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Nashville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We ate here after a long, fun day hiking on the mountain it also happened to be on Thanksgiving day, perhaps this was the problem. The waitress was less than friendly and very abrupt. The food was almost inedible. I've eaten at one other Black Bear Diner and it was fine. Unfortunately this one was awful.

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Northern California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the original Black Bear Diner and it shows with the employees. They are happy and fun and appear to love their jobs. The food....... well, what can you say? It's EXCELLENT and GIGANTIC! Especially the breakfast. It's all good. I've never had a bad meal here. Ever.

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Crescent City, California, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Grounds were cluttered with refuse. Restaurant was dirty, table was dirty, washed silverware had food clinging to it, the quality of food was worth a C minus, and the waitresses literally shouted back and forth among each other and the chefs. Extremely noisy for the duration of our stay. We are not normally "picky" about restaurants, but this place was... More 

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Address: 401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
Phone Number: 530-926-4669
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mount Shasta
Cuisine: American

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