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Willows Black Bear Diner

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246 N Humboldt Ave, Willows, CA 95988-2610
530-934-3797
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Lots of food!

Good down home food, large portions, average prices, one of the best burgers, and Ruben sandwiches I've ever had. Their breakfasts are good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jbandrocket
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Willows, California
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  • Reservations
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Willows, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good down home food, large portions, average prices, one of the best burgers, and Ruben sandwiches I've ever had. Their breakfasts are good!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Chicken fried steak for my hubby and an omelet for me. Kept us going till we got to Corning. We have always stopped at Black Bear...always clean restrooms and great food. We never take a chance when we travel. Stay with your consistently great service.

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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We purposely went here for dinner because of our wonderful experience earlier in our trip at another Black Bear location. As expected, we were not disappointed. The portions are huge, but at least the menu allows you to order smaller portions for some of their menu items. We had such a nice meal that we returned the next morning for... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Saw the diner while gassing up...so we figured might as well. The place is nice and all. Gives that vintage feel of a diner with wooden furniture and what not. Almost felt like home for me. Check your silverware. Our's were dirty. I ordered the "chilli bowl" and was seriously disappointed. It was more like bean soup with fake meat... More 

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Corning, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

They have real good prices for the amount of food you get. Order the Garlic fries, they are super good, but will make vampires and everyone stay away, LOL Hamburgers are great too.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Let me preface this by saying we are Black Bear Diner fans - if we are in a town with a BBD, we've eaten there - and have the t-shirt to prove it (and the coffee mug.) So when we don't have a good experience at a BBD, we're surprised and disappointed. We walked into the BBD in Willows and... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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205 reviews 205 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There aren't many restaurants in this small town. The Black Bear is decent, inexpensive with large portions that can easily be split. My wife and I share the slow cooked pot roast that was tender, tasty with delicious gravy. Even splitting we were too full for dessert. It is a decent place to eat for an inexpensive hearty and tasty... More 

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Livermore, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

They were very busy when I visited but found me a table. My dinner was good and the food fresh. The veggies were nice - sauteed summer squash & broccoli.

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Fort Bragg, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I gave Black Bear Diner an extra "star" because they offered all veterans a free meal, including drinks, on Veterans Day.Yeah! My husband and I are not veterans but we were very impressed by this kind gesture. It was an exceptionally busy day on 11/11/2014. Very festive. Red, white, and blue everywhere..Balloons..Lots of veterans in uniform. Black Bear Diner food... More 

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Fresno, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can pretty much expect a lot of food and so far, the quality has been great and the service is always friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 N Humboldt Ave, Willows, CA 95988-2610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Willows
  • Phone Number: 530-934-3797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 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?