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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/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 18
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  • 9
    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
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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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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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
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5 reviews 5 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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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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17 reviews 17 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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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

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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50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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