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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Always a good stop

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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  • German first
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English first
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
2 reviews
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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San Diego, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The service was unfriendly. Manager was great! Check in in on the table twice and eager to please. The server however was rude to my girlfriend and just not the best customer service. The food was as expected at a diner. Neither dish wowed my girlfriend or myself but was neither inedible. Overall check this place out if you love... More 

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Tulare, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

They have pretty good food for the money. They give you a lot of food that reminds you of home cooking. Definitely recommend you stop there to eat if you are in Tulare.

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Tulare, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

my mom and I go in there and share a meal it's so much food and good to neat place for kids with the bear stuff.

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Bakersfield, Ca
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were able to walk right in and get a seat quickly. I ordered the tri tip dinner that was the less menu. There was more than enough food for me. The meal consisted of a dinner salad that was average. The dinner itself came with 3 decent sized slices of tri tip that could have been a little more... More 

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Fountain Valley
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

on our way home from a Northern California vacation we stopped at a Black Bear Diner in Suisun City (they seem to be everywhere). Service is friendly, menu is large. Hubby got a waffle combo (waffle has a bear paw imprinted on it, cute) and I got an omelette with a biscuit. Biscuit was huge and fluffy like Grandma used... More 

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Auburn, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Heading north on the 99 we should have stopped to eat in Bakersfield. But we didn't. So as we approached Tulare we were starving! There was no place to stop. But, we then saw the sign directing us to the Black Bear Diner. Located on the west side of the highway, this restaurant is conveniently located. The food was plentiful... More 

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

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

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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?