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Black Bear Diner

1161 E Tulare Ave, Tulare, CA 93274-4561
559-684-9152
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Ranked #2 of 89 Restaurants in Tulare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Minden, Nevada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We love Black Bear Diner's. We always look for one wherever we are. They are consistent and this one was no different. We had a great dinner. Excellent service. We had breakfast one day. Plenty to eat and reasonably priced. We will always look for a Black Bear Diner wherever we go.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and amazing desserts, the banana crime pie was sooooo good. Loved the baby back ribs, perfectly cooked and they just fall off the bone. The fried chicken was fantastic and they even rub seasoning under the skin, so darn good I'm gonna have to make a 4.5 hr drive again just to eat here.

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Media, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The bear theme is cute, although perhaps a bit overdone - still enjoyed it. The food was reasonably priced and very tasty. They stay open later than most other places in the area.

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Visalia, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I went this morning for breakfast after a medical appointment that I had. The ham steak and eggs is a good choice, but they have many breakfast items to choose from. The service was very good also.

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ate breakfast here and were not disappointed. The applewood smoked bacon was thick and delicious. The biscuits were fluffy, the gravy flavorful. The sweet cream pancakes were delicious. I only wish this chain was close to home so we could go more often!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was nothing really memorable. I actually prefer dennys myself. The inside has a nice charm to it but besides that the food isn't much better than another breakfast place.

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norwalk ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

we have eaten at other ones in the chain and have been happy so we keep our eyes open for if there is one nearby

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

they are within walking distance from the motel. the usual reliable menu I enjoyed in Northern c California. The food was well prepared and service was friendly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We read up on this before heading to Tulare and were not disappointed. I had the bear paw (lite) chicken fried steak (lite...hah!) My husband had the full order. The food filled the huge plates that were more like platters. Everything was great including the friendly staff. Hint...if you are staying at the Best Western in town, show your room... More

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Tulare, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This restaurant is good food & plenty of it. Good price for amount of food you get. Staff is very nice.

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