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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great homemade tastes and heaping helpings in Tulare!

Ate here with family of 5 when Mexican restaurant downtown was closed. The waitress was nice and attentive, while food came out with reasonable timing. From meatloaf to BBQ, mashed red potatoes and gravy, cornbread, to everything we all had was yummy. We didn't have tummy room left after our meals... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
kgray_hoosier_hayday
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New Castle, Indiana
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  • Local cuisine
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We always eat at Black Bears everywhere, we know the food is always good, but the service from our waitress, well, she needed replacing. We ate dinner early, usually do to avoid the dinner crowds, we asked for a booth, a little more room for us old people, she said we save those for parties of 3 or more...really?,about 5... More 

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Valby
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Don't really know why I expected more. Maybe it's because the place looked better than the food they served. I don't like when a place so blatantly only wanna perform on portion sizes. I am aware that this is no fancy place but I would have loved if the food was presented a little better. People next table ordered burgers... More 

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madrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First time we have been to this chain and we loved it. The food was great ( large portions) and the service excellent. I would definitely return

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New Castle, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ate here with family of 5 when Mexican restaurant downtown was closed. The waitress was nice and attentive, while food came out with reasonable timing. From meatloaf to BBQ, mashed red potatoes and gravy, cornbread, to everything we all had was yummy. We didn't have tummy room left after our meals to order dessert, but as we paid at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We love the Black Bear Diners! Of course, we stick to what they're known for: basic, solid comfort food. We mostly just have their breakfasts and, of course, some diners are better than others. This was an easy choice for breakfast after three days of camping food. We discovered Black Bear Diner at Mt. Shasta, the original one, after a... More 

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every time we've eaten at Black Bear, the food is good, plentiful, and right temperature to ingest. Last time in, noticed that the menu has had some revisions-fewer items to choose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We've eaten here a few times and always had a good meal. The meals are good sized and delicious. The service has always been terrific. The staff is friendly and fast.

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Tulare, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Inexpensive breakfast favorites. HUGE portions. It's hard to describe it beyond this, as I've only ever ordered breakfast, but every time they've definitely delivered on exactly what I expected. An overflowing plate of my breakfast favorites.

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Tigard, Oregon
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The entire dining experience is awesome. Upon entering the nicely designed outdoorsy surroundings, you are quickly greeted by a smiling friendly person who will seat you. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. The have a large selection of hardy dishes and food served piping hot. Every meal I've ordered is deliciously prepared. Try their enormous "Bearclaw" pastries. Yumm delicious... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This Restaurant was recommended from my god daughter. and i also yelp it and read a lot of good reviews. So my hubby and I always stop to eat here when we come to tulare. Staff is always super fast in taking our orders and bringing our food quickly.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?