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Black Bear Diner - Mt. Shasta

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401 W Lake St, Mount Shasta, CA 96067-2122
530-926-4669
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 39
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average dining. Nice atmosphere and staff, but food just okay.

The diner has a cute story and history, the staff were nice, the portions HUGE, but just ordinary, Denny's style food. The kids liked all of the black bear decorations, but when you spend $60 on lunch for a family of 4, you kind of hope the food would be a little better.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I didn't like the food. It just didn't taste good to me, not a good flavor, and the salad tasted like 'refrigerator" The wait staff is very friendly. And it's value priced.

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Crestview, Florida
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163 reviews 163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We make it a priority to come here when in the area. We have always been satisfied every time we visit. Wife had the chicken pot pie and I had the cheeseburger salad. So good!

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We make a trip to climb Mt. Shasta almost every year. The night before we set out we like a big, hearty meal. Something that is going to fill you up and give you plenty of juice for the next day. We always hit the Black Bear Diner. Their portions are great, selection is huge, food tastes fantastic and the... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We always stop in this fun restaurant with friends to either have lunch together after church, or just enjoy one of their fabulous, home-made cobbles a l mode! The decor is orginal and suits the mountain-theme. We love their menu-vintage newspaper! But the food portions are Papa Bear size, unless you order Senior. Come hungry as a bear!!

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The diner has a cute story and history, the staff were nice, the portions HUGE, but just ordinary, Denny's style food. The kids liked all of the black bear decorations, but when you spend $60 on lunch for a family of 4, you kind of hope the food would be a little better.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stopped for breakfast on a busy Sunday morning. The staff handled the large volume of people very well making sure no one was missed. We sat at the counter and watched 4 people work the kitchen. They worked well together as did the wait staff, All were happy and cheerful. The breakfast was great and we did not wait long.... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I loved there homemade soup. Then there was the green beans with bacon, yummy too. I had the Chicken Fried Steak for dinner. I see they don't show the dinner menu on Trip Advisor but believe me they serve some great dinner items. I saw what looked to be a huge Taco Shell with (I believe) a Taco salad inside.... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You know, they have a lot of nice options on the menu, and they are super kid-friendly, but every time I go I regret it a couple of hours later. There are digestive consequences, shall we say.

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Redding, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Basic country cooking..always busy so food is always fresh! Interesting history review and cute black bear items for sale..

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family tried this chain twice on a Northern Calif. road trip and both times the food was disappointing. Food was lukewarm, and prices were no better than Los Angeles. The Mt. Shasta branch service was also bad -- the waitress pressured us to order right away, then she got the egg order wrong and we had to hunt her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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