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42021 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
310-974-9002
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Black Bear Diner - Torrance

Good food selections and reasonably priced. Wait time can be lengthy depending upon the time of day. Dinners are mostly busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
Rose D
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Torrance, California, Usa
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Torrance, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I recently for the last time ate at the Black Bear Diner in Torrance, CA. I went in around 8 PM for dinner. I order the entree that I wanted and then I wanted to choose a vegetable with my food, I know that they no longer had baked beans which I loved. They unfortunately removed them their sides available.... More 

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Californa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great breakfast, great service. What more can one say. We really like the food there. The ingredients are very fresh. we especially like being able to order breakfast at the lunch hour, as we consider it more a brunch. Just a very friendly place to dine. We also enjoy the one in Auburn, Ca. which is near our home.

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Torrance, California
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66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Black Bear Diner replaced the Bob's Big Boy location in Torrance. The food is reasonably good; however the portions are way too big. You can make at least two meals out of what they bring to your table. Some of the food is good, some of it is fair. The prices that they charge are in my opinion are too... More 

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Southern California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love, love, love this restaurant! Their biscuits and cornbread are to die for. Their breakfasts are great and so are their lunches and dinners. I've never had a bad meal at the place. We typically go to the Signal Hill restaurant, but we were visiting someone close to the Torrance restaurant. Two of us had salads, which were both... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Staff is always really nice here. Biscuits are huge, fresh made and tasty. Breakfast is their strong suit but dinners such as meat loaf, pot pie and pot roast are also great. Desserts? well the cobblers are top notch too!

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Lawndale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Drove by this restaurant time and time again, wondering what there food and service were like. I've seen other Black Bear Diners in N CA and in OR. Finally stopped by on a Saturday morning just before noon. Service and food rocks. Decent prices, too. Servers came by on a regular basis to check on me. Had a large serving... More 

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Torrance, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good food selections and reasonably priced. Wait time can be lengthy depending upon the time of day. Dinners are mostly busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was the cleanest and real taste of Mexican food I have ever had NO CANS NO LARD all home made daily 3879 Pacific Coast hwy Torrance California if feels like Old Mexico in the place SUPER COOL

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San Diego, California, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

AfterThe first thing that wasn't good was the wait time. I was quoted 15 minutes and was seated after waiting 38 minutes. There were tables available, very few were being seated and no was informing the us why the wait was so long. After I was finally seated, my server arrived within a couple of seconds but did not introduce... More 

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Home style cooking served in a family friendly atmosphere pretty much sums it up and they always draw a crowd, which was the case on the Saturday morning we visited. They seated us quickly and I was pleased to find that the entire menu is offered all day which is a plus. Portions are generous here so consider sharing. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42021 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-974-9002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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