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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 90 Restaurants in Tulare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Tulare, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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 via mobile

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Edmond, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We always enjoy eating at the Black Bear dinners. The food is always excellent and the service cannot be beat. This Black Bear Dinner was one of the best ever. Melanie Mendoza, the general manager went our of her way to see that we enjoyed our visit. We will always return to this Black Bear Dinner when we come through... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The dinner ordered last evening was superb! Had the bacon, lettuce, avacado, swiss cheese on toasted rye...wonderfully presented & a treat to consume! Highly recommended.

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Minden, Nevada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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