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Black Bear Diner

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American, Diner
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951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
707-448-1500
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mother in Law Birthday

Took my Mother in Law out for a birthday dinner at the Black Bear Diner. Happy that she wants to go to an inexpensive place with the entire family. The staff at this Black Bear was exceptionally nice to her and even gave her an extra container of soup to take home. Everyone seemed to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Victor L
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Vacaville, California, Usa
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Vacaville, California, Usa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Took my Mother in Law out for a birthday dinner at the Black Bear Diner. Happy that she wants to go to an inexpensive place with the entire family. The staff at this Black Bear was exceptionally nice to her and even gave her an extra container of soup to take home. Everyone seemed to be satisfied with their meals... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My grown kids and I stopped for breakfast. The service was fantastic! Our waitress was great at making sure all our needs and wants were taken care of. The food was so yummy and very filling. Everyone enjoyed the food and there was so much of it that not even my bottomless pit son could finish his plate. Thank you... More 

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Hidden Valley Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly and yummy. We had lunch but I could not resist a bear claw to go... They were close to my training and quick enough to get me back from my lunch break.

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CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was really happy to find a diner that had a good assortment of under 500 calorie meals on their menu. Especially for a hearty breakfast - they had a good variety of different options for under 500 cal since my friend and I are in training. We had to specialize our diets while we were out of town and... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Whenever I get the opportunity, I eat in a Black Bear Diner. You always get a good meal that is reasonably priced. Some of the portions might be considered outrageous, but I am not one who would think that. Good service is a given as is a clean, nice place to eat. Treat yourself.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good comfort food and lots of it I ordered just bacon and eggs not sure how they put more then I could eat but they did ,good service the day I was there they were packed we were still serviced quickly staff was friendly and helpful I would eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is down home cooking at its best. Comfort foods abound here. My favorite dinner is their pot roast. For a side you can get their green beans cooked with bacon in them. For breakfast (or anytime) I love their pancakes. Buttermilk and sweet cream mixed in the batter! My son loves their mini corn dogs. I can honestly say... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. The display case with pies of every kind made me want dessert first. I had the cheeseburger salad which was way more than I could eat, fresh and tasty. My husband ordered the taco salad which was huge too, and just as tasty as my dish. Our friend enjoyed the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Perfection! At the busiest lunch of the whole week, server still did 6 check backs. This staff truly CARES!! You can believe the size of the portions as well. I will travel many miles to come to this store. Surpasses All other restaurants I've been to in 35 yrs. Management even made sure the restrooms were perfect!

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College Station TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The plates were huge. Breakfast at night for me. Wish I had left room for the pie that was in the case in front. Looked yummy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 951 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-5315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: 707-448-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner
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?