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Black Bear Diner

303 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559-4005
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Ranked #33 of 236 restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
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93% Recommend
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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Was looking on line for a breakfast place in Napa and saw this. What a pleasant surprise when I drove into their parking lot. Being from the east coast, I had never heard of a Black Bear Diner. The motif is all bears and very comfortable. The food was very good and the service excellent. I took my husband back... More

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Riverside, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Fun lively restaurant and hard working staff! We sat at the counter because they were so busy but had great service. Our food was also delicious from eggs to pancakes!

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

They food was great. Servings were huge, every member of the family left with a smile. In would recommend expecially if eating with a family something for everyone.

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Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

An absolute favorite "where to go to for breakfast" restaurant from a local gal. It's even my sister's top spot to eat when visiting. Haven't been there for lunch or dinner but assume it would deserve the same rating. Very kind waitstaff that strive to please. Fresh and flavorful food. Attentive manager directs his staff and acknowledges guests with a... More

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Edina, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was a wonderful lunch spot for a quick and healthy meal. My husband said it was the best Cobb Salad he had ever had. When we told the waitress we planned to share the salad, she asked if we wanted them to split it in the kitchen. Fortunately we had decided to share one order because it was huge... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

While vacationing in Napa, CA, we happened upon the Black Bear Diner. Located on an out property of a busy strip mall, the building itself looks very warm and inviting. There are carved statues of bears around the entrance. Upon entry, you're confronted by the host station and an assortment of pies and other sweets ready for take-out. We were... More

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Goleta, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We like going to the Black Bear Diner. They have a cozy, homey atmosphere. It's bustling and busy, but their staff are efficient and friendly. The food is tasty and they pay attention to detail if you request something special. We will definitely continue to go back to the Black Bear Diner. It is conveniently located just a mile or... More

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Mirfield, West Yorkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great food and great staff without being pretentious. Would definitely eat here again but wouldnt go here for a posh family meal!!.

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Dunedin, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The Black Bear Diner is a refreshing restaurant in an area of homogeneous food and prices. It is a throw back to real comfort American food.

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East Anglia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Spotted the diner as we were looking for our hotel and decided to give it a try. Never been to a Black Bear before so didn't know what to expect. Staff were friendly and very helpful and we had a great meal. As other reviewers have said, this is similar to a lot of other diner chains, but this is... More

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