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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Comfort Food Place

Black Bear is known for large, ample portions and it lived up to its reputation. A comfort food atmosphere with friendly, attentive wait staff. The theme of woods and bears is carried throughout. Never had room for dessert but they looked awesome. We ordered from the "dinner less" menu. Still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
travelerwmmary
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Bremerton, Washington
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Windsor, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food. Bad tasting greasy food.

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Roseburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The service was outstanding. The amount of food - I Had "a little less" meal. There was enough for two adults. Atmosphere-awesome!!!!!! Will go to every Black Bear Diner whenever possible

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Would I expect a great meal in the small town of Willows, CA ? Not really. Did we get one YES. Service was warm, friendly and efficient. Would I go back ? Not for 12 to 20 hours cause I'm too full. But next time I drive up or down I-5 corridor I will plan a meal stop in Willows.

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Corning, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We went to black bear for dinner on a friday night while staying in willows it was busy but we were sat within 5 mins. Dinner was good and fast. Waiter was very nice and efficient. They were out of the clam chowder soup my friend order which he was bummed out about. Dinner was really good tho!

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Bremerton, Washington
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144 reviews 144 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Black Bear is known for large, ample portions and it lived up to its reputation. A comfort food atmosphere with friendly, attentive wait staff. The theme of woods and bears is carried throughout. Never had room for dessert but they looked awesome. We ordered from the "dinner less" menu. Still huge portions. The slow cooked pot roast was excellent but... More 

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Willows, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Black bear has the best waitresses that make our stay enjoyable. Food is awesome and we try to stop there to eat home cooked meals.

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Willows, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This Black Bear Diner has the same type of menu as most of them, but the service & quality is hit & miss. One visit you will have a great waitperson & the next time it will take 30 minutes for a drink. Same with the food sometimes it's hot & fresh & sometimes it is cold & yucky.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food was fantastic! It had real taste and the veggies were fresh. the waitress was super nice and always there to top off your beverage.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped on our way out of CA. I had the Chicken & Waffle. The portion of chicken strips was very generous, I think there were 6 great big chicken breast strips fried perfectly, paired with one of the best waffles I've ever eaten, and a side of green beans that were delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would love... More 

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Willows, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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