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Black Bear Diner

#52 of 742 Restaurants in Reno
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2323 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-3410
775-827-5570
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 62
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 0
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I wish I had room left for dessert.

Having driven all day, we just wanted something fast and simple. We gave Black Bear Diner a try. The menu is full of comfort food: I had a grilled cheese sandwich and my husband had chicken strips. Everything served was well-prepared and hot, and the food came quickly. The service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
eliz375
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Having driven all day, we just wanted something fast and simple. We gave Black Bear Diner a try. The menu is full of comfort food: I had a grilled cheese sandwich and my husband had chicken strips. Everything served was well-prepared and hot, and the food came quickly. The service was friendly. The desserts on display looked wonderful, but I... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Friendly, hard working staff. Cute bear motif and theme with gigantic portions. It's a diner - so automatically the menu is gigantic - and they will add or omit items to any dish to make everyone happy. The food is more than adequate, but like I said - IT'S A DINER!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So my mom and I visited this diner while in Reno. We got there just about 45 minutes before closing. There was one cook, one bus boy, and only one waiter, so it's needless to say we had to wait for everything. Food once delivered (with numerous apologies for the delays in concurrent food delivery) was very tasty. Our server... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The wait staff was very helpful and shared some of their experiences in the area. The help with the menu gave an added insight to our liking. The plates had generous portions and were quite delectable. Definite revisit to this restaurant again.

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Naperville, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We ate both lunch and dinner here. We had cheeseburgers for lunch and they were very good. Lot of fries. Dinner menu doesn't start until 4 and the pot roast sounded good so we came back and had that for dinner. Portions were large. Staff was very friendly. Prices were reasonable. Highly recommend this place.

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great service, and the food was pretty good. Atmosphere was enjoyable as well. A good economical choice and much better than Denny's.

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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I’ve visited several Black Bear Diners in California and Nevada and they are always consistent hearty meals. As so many reviewers have commented, you will not go home hungry! But it’s nice to know you can order from their “little less” menu, if you are not in the mood for gut busting plate of food. If you are a fan... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Was here for lunch, and had an amazing taco salad. Came with a choice of pulled pork instead of beef... wonderful. My favorite coffee shop in this part of the country. Don't miss it.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Black Bears are our must stop. We enjoy this type of food and the service is always attentive. We haven't had a bad meal there yet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

While we were in Reno for a week, we dined at the "Black Bear" three times. The portions are huge, so be ready to leave food on your plate or be prepared to take a 'bear bag' of it home with you. I love restaurants that offer breakfast at any hour and "BB" does. I cannot bear the thought of... More 

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

Address: 2323 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-3410
Phone Number: 775-827-5570
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2323 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502-3410
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: 775-827-5570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?