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Black Bear Diner

805 W Laurel Dr, Salinas, CA 93906-2730
831-449-1545
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Ranked #24 of 287 Restaurants in Salinas
Price range: $8 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

OUTSTANDING food at a very reasonable price. THe Menus at all the Black Bear Diners are ineresting, as they didscuss the life and culture of the area at a given time.

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MAGALIA
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Northern California chain restaurants "Black Bear Diner" spread all over the state in recent years. They are mostly near freeway exits and often not far from malls and major hotels. Their concept is traditional American food and large portions - far away from modern diet trends. The Salinas Black Bear is not very typical in its appearance (most likely... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stop often at a Black Bear Diner when we travel up and down California. Good food, good service, good values. Last night we stopped in Salinas. We were seated in a back table near a very drafty outside door. I asked to be moved to a different table and that was my mistake. I must have broken some unwritten... More 

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Morris County, NJ
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 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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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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