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Black Bear Diner

805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
831-449-1545
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English first
Morris County, NJ
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice, varied menu, tasty food, good deserts, reasonable service. Cute bear-oriented theme. It's a chain in California, but it doesn't feel like a chain.

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Pioneer, California, Usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Black Bear Diner, always good food and lots of it, we try to stop at Black Bear Diners when we are on the road, California to Oregon. We have never been disappointed.

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent service and food, good size portions I had to bring some food home Best Place to eat. I Live in Salinas and live right down the street. Best place to go

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Monterey, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I ate here and had a burger. It was lousy. When we left, I complained to the waitress/cashier at the register, and the manager was standing next to her. Their reply was "Gee, if you want a GOOD burger, go to R G Burgers, over there." Speaks for itself.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited black bear dinner based on previous customers reviews , portion is very good they have a very good omeletes, my dad loves eating here , exellent service, it just need a nicer menu layout .

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Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Have had the pleasure of eating breakfast and dinner here--fabulous! Lots of food, home cooked, and super friendly service. The pancakes are wonderful, sandwiches are large, etc. Everything we have had is wonderful. Great family restaurant. Lots of bears all around!

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Salinas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is our weekly "no-cook" night go-to restaurant. Good food, generous portions and reasonable prices. The staff is amazing, they know our preferences as regulars and always have a friendly greeting for us. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's something for everyone to enjoy; and if you leave hungry, it's your own fault!

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Asheville, North Carolina, Usa
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146 reviews 146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wife had a huge taco salad with the best deep-fried taco bowl ever. Good salad. I had spaghetti and meatballs, which was pretty good. Breakfast the next day was good too.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

lots of choices, good food, good staff. They were very accomodating about splitting our meal. The food we saw going to other tables looked very good as well and the prices were fair

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Adelaide, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Staying at the Laurel Inn so it was very convenient. They gave us a 10% discount coupon which we forgot to use! but it was different enough place. Food was nothing special but nice, same with the service.

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

Address: 805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
Phone Number: 831-449-1545
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: American

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