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Black Bear Diner

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1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
559-684-9152
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
There is much that's very good, but not all. They give large portions.

My wife and I just went there for lunch and would not order their "Little Less" pork rib and tri tip dinners again. The meats were very unappealing without much flavor. The salad and the fresh vegetables were the best things on the plates. I usually stick with the Rueben or patty melt, or just get... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Visalia, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Visalia, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just went there for lunch and would not order their "Little Less" pork rib and tri tip dinners again. The meats were very unappealing without much flavor. The salad and the fresh vegetables were the best things on the plates. I usually stick with the Rueben or patty melt, or just get a breakfast such as... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a kitschy, fun, fill-your-tummy-sort of place. If you want haute cuisine, keep going! If you want a FULL tummy, this is your place. Would highly recommend sharing portions, as I felt like a glutton and still didn't really dent the portions they provided...

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Tulare, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I have a long and happy experience with this restaurant. We are very satisfed with their food and staff. They have a varied menu with excellent home cooking style. Just remember to come hungry. Their portions are large. We usually have the meal cut in half before we are served. We eat the other half at home... More 

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Tulare, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Came for breakfast then saw the deserts. Amazing gluten free brownie. Cook made my breakfast to order in a clean pan maintaining gluten free cross contamination.

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Arroyo Grande, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Service is great, food is excellent! One of my favorite stops on the 99, easy on and off the freeway at the Tulare Ave exit.

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Tulare, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is nothing exquisite about the food here, but the menu is extensive and all of the food I've eaten here or others with me have eaten has been very good. The portions are generous and the service is good. If you live around here, you always see the place is packed when you drive by, so that means the... More 

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california
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food at this restaurant is always good. Hearty portions in a friendly atmosphere. Great selections, you won't leave hungry!

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Coarsegold, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This BBD is just one of only 60 locations found west of the Rockies. It just happens to be the one we pass by most on our way to Southern Calif. or Las Vegas. Everything said here also applies to the other 7 locations we have visited. Breakfast seems to be the specialty with huge portions of all kinds of... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After a long day in the sun we'd saved up our appetites for this place. I read the reviews posted on TA,and let me just say Black Bear Diner was Fantastic! The portions are gigantic! The service was on point and we left absolutely stuffed! Great job guys! Keep up the good work we'll definitely be returning!

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Clovis, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

No matter where I find a Black Bear I can be sure that the food, especially breakfast will be consistent and top notch. I eat at the one in Tulare most often but all are wonderful. They grind their own sausage and shred their own hash-browns. They are the best for comfort foods as you would expect them.They manage to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tulare
  • Phone Number: 559-684-9152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?