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Black Bear Diner

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2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003
530-221-7600
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

I started my day in Redding with a visit to the Black Bear. I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, what was delivered was very large portion I couldn't finish it. The staff was very friendly . I will definitely stop by on my next trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Michael H
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  • Families with children
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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food and service were excellent. There is such a variety of food that it's hard to pick which one you want. The waitresses were friendly and you get a huge portion of food - well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I started my day in Redding with a visit to the Black Bear. I ordered the Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, what was delivered was very large portion I couldn't finish it. The staff was very friendly . I will definitely stop by on my next trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I like the family atmosphere, always crowded. They have prompt wait staff. I enjoy reading the menu excerpts from the past, and learning history of Redding. Pet peeve is no staff areas for them to take breaks while patrons eat.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Ok, for starters, DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU'RE ON A DIET !! The food is plentiful, fresh and reasonably priced. More importantly, the service is FANTASTIC. I've been to a few of these restaurants and ALL have been consistently good. The entrees are great, but the desserts are to die for!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a delightful & leisurely breakfast and received attentive service during this visit to Black Bear Diner in Redding, CA. Jon greeted us and advised us of the daily special. During our breakfast he letus know that he was scheduled to take his break and let us in the care of Ann & Sarah. Everyone was very nice making... More 

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Vancouver, Wa.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Three of us shared 2 breakfasts, as the portions are large. Eggs were a bit overcooked. Bacon was tasty, red potatoes were also good. I used to think Black Bear Diners were very good, but my last couple of times it hasn't been quite as good.

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Yucca Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

They did everything right at first but then it went downhill from their saw waitress ann once to take order never came back to check on us no other wait staff or our waitress every came back on refills of coffee or ice tea very disappointing this used to be a stop we made a couple times a year every... More 

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The breakfast has large portions and is typical for a diner experience. It's a very busy restaurant so don't expect a calm and quiet place.

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

When our family travels, we look for Black Bear Diner along the way. They have consistently good food and service, with a pleasant family atmosphere. The diner in Redding is no exception. It can be a little noisy at times when it's busy, but come on, it's a diner! Are you expecting fine linen tablecloths and a wine steward? The... More 

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Sequim Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is one of our primary eating places in Redding California. It is at the south end of Hilltop Drive so it is a little difficult to find. It is worth the stop though. Great portions, great service, at an affordable price. Never had a bad meal at this restaurant.

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

Address: 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003
Phone Number: 530-221-7600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2605 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redding
  • Phone Number: 530-221-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?