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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 9
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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 old "home cooking"

Very good comfort food. The menu has a large selection of entrees at various price ranges. The serving sizes are adequate...I did not go away hungry. The staff is friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Mike P
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Anchorage, Alaska
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food was great. Service was excellent as well. The menu is different and we really enjoyed our breakfast. Good senior menu and a nice variety of items to choose from. Staff was very pleasant and we will definitely return

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Having enjoyed breakfasts at other Black Bear Diner locations in the past, we decided to try this one for a lunch break while traveling I-5. Apparently although we arrived exactly at noon, the restaurant was in the middle of a service crisis. We asked to sit at the counter so as not to wait in the lobby. The waitress warned... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good comfort food. The menu has a large selection of entrees at various price ranges. The serving sizes are adequate...I did not go away hungry. The staff is friendly.

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The service was the bare minimum if that. The food was either over cooked or under cooked. How are you going to brown scrambled eggs? under cook the potatoes? and smoother in gravy? Did you hope I wouldn't notice? Well I did! The servers were more interested in eating or talking to each other. So disappointed! Black Bear is usually... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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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 10 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 94 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 15 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?