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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 10
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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
Good solid food, Friendly staff

We first encountered this chain in Mount Shasta years ago and have eaten at a number of their restaurants while traveling and at at home in the Bay Area. The Willows franchise has consistently good food with friendly service. This is a great resting point for driving on I-5. The food and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Peter O
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We first encountered this chain in Mount Shasta years ago and have eaten at a number of their restaurants while traveling and at at home in the Bay Area. The Willows franchise has consistently good food with friendly service. This is a great resting point for driving on I-5. The food and the atmosphere won't disappoint!

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Thank Peter O
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to a Black Bear Diner and I will certainly look for others in this chain while travelling. The staff was very friendly and the food was plentiful and delicious.

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Thank Anne K
Coos Bay, Oregon
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Black Bear Diner on most every trip that we take. The staff is always friendly and the food is always good. This location is right off of the off ramp and is easily accessible. The portions are beyond imagination and you will not leave still hungry. They serve excellent desserts, I recommend the blackberry cobbler, if you... More 

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Thank Stan S
Victoria, British Columbia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always try to time our trip so we arrive in Willows for dinner. The Black Bear diner is our favorite! The kids love it and so do we. The food is excellent! Service is great! What more can I say... you have to eat here!

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Thank missc587
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, above average service. Try Joe's Hobo Omelet for breakfast, it's wonderful! For lunch or Dinner have one of their old fashioned milkshakes.

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Thank 989Jay
Portland, Oregon
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Well, for starters, this is one popular destination. The food is American Cafe. You can order breakfast all day long. They have a bear claw (two types) that will amaze and please you if you like good pastries. The pancakes are made with sweet cream so they are unbelievably good. The bacon is thick cut and excellent. This is a... More 

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Thank elgreco251
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Always eat here when in Willows. We got in too late for dinner so went for breakfast the next morning. They open early. Service and food are excellent!

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Thank Linda B
Central Oregon, Oregon
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Large helpings and good service, but we needed warm jackets zipped up because it was much too cold. The trout was excellent and with no bones. It came with veggies and a bowl of mixed fruit, also good. I also ordered a side bowl of chicken noodle soup, which was small for the price. The fish and chips was average... More 

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Thank walkalot4ever
California, United States
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149 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were seated quickly and a waitress was there promptly. The menu has a lot of choices. The food came quickly and was hot and tasty.

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Thank Reginald S
Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We normally love the Black Bear Diners, but the food is pretty "normal" - over cooked steak and canned string beans. Portions are large and our leftovers made another meal plus for two. I think I would stick to the burgers or salads and they have some great desserts. Better for lunch than dinner.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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