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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home-style cooking at its best.

Great service with home-style cooking. We were a family of five on a road trip and missing real meals. This fit the bill perfectly. The server was friendly and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
britishcOlumbia007
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

2nd time--shame on me! Had a bad experience our 1st time--should've known it wouldn't change! Don't get me wrong--my husband and I love all the other Black Bear's we have been at! This one cannot get food cooked thoroughly or get food to all customers in a party (within reasonable amount of time) to enjoy together. Granted, both times they... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great service with home-style cooking. We were a family of five on a road trip and missing real meals. This fit the bill perfectly. The server was friendly and efficient.

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Willows, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The atmosphere is comfortable. Wait to be seated, often immediate/barely wait. If there's a specific area available you'd prefer to sit in, it's ok to ask. Large/small groups/individuals are all welcome. Children's, general, & senior menu available. All kid's menu meals come w/desert. Average prices for general menu are about $9.99- all meals are worth it- large portions. Great tasting... More 

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Red Bluff, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We stopped in Willows on the way driving home. We went in at lunchtime, wow this place had a long line. We decided to wait, want the food there. They have a good large platter of food. They really put the food out, and service was not bad for such a busy place.

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Geyserville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Generally BBD are really good for breakfast, this one is super good. Awesome food and very friendly people. We stop often on our way to Oregon.

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ashland OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a great pit stop off I-5 CA between Sacramento and OR. Convenient to get to off the highway at the Wilows exit this is one of a chain that focuses on comfort foods and is very popular. Lots of bear motifs and photos everywhere and log cabin like decor is fun for the kids. Dependable good service and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was crazy busy when we arrived on Sunday at 10am on our way home to Oregon. It was packed and people were waiting in line. If their hadn't been room at the counter we'd probably have left. They were busy but we got fast service Overall Fast Friendly hard woking rservers. We were greeted by everyone from the servers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our cross country trip from NY landed us in Willows CA. We had no idea where to eat so inquired and was told Black Bear was a good place and the food was great. We walked in the door and were greeted by a man who immediately made us feel like family. He chatted with us while we waited for... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First time to a Black Bear and very impressed. I had a Turkey Club sandwich and the wife a Reuben. I was quite impressed with both sandwiches and the French fries were as good as any I've ever had. The server came by often to check on us and refill our beverages, so the service was right up there. I... More 

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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very popular, good Mexican food and great atmosphere - Walking distance from Baymont hotel - no rivin gnecessary...

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Additional Information about Willows Black Bear Diner

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

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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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