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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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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Kevin and My HANH

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Kevin V
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Willows, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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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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