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235 N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
775-356-1138
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Marilee was awesome!!

Do you ever have one of those waitresses who is just above and beyond exceptional?? This Black Bear Diner has one of those and her name is Marilee!! What a sweetheart! If we ever happen to be in the area again and want Black Bear, we will try to get seated in her section!! Quite honestly, we have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
JanieKennedy
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Napa, California
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Napa, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Do you ever have one of those waitresses who is just above and beyond exceptional?? This Black Bear Diner has one of those and her name is Marilee!! What a sweetheart! If we ever happen to be in the area again and want Black Bear, we will try to get seated in her section!! Quite honestly, we have had some... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place is good ol down home cooking. No waiting and the service was great. Great prices. Breakfast lunch and dinner.

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Sparks, Nevada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went here for the first time to eat breakfast with my wife and two friends. The restaurant was very full but we were seated very quickly. All the food was excellent with generous portions except for the two fried eggs which were the smallest I've ever been served. However I was served more than enough of their delicious bacon and... More 

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Sparks, Nevada, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The servers are great at both black bear diners, the one in Reno Nevada, and the one in Sparks NV. Be prepared to eat, or share a meal with someone. The portions are huge.

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Jessup, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We ate breakfast here after attending the Great Reno Balloon Race. The servers were very friendly and the service was quick, especially considering how busy they were. The food was very plentiful (not sure anyone at the table finished their meals) and the prices were very reasonable. Given how good breakfast was, I would like to come back for lunch... More 

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been to this dinner before for lunch and really enjoyed it. This time we went for breakfast and was not disappointed. Friendly staff and huge portions of great food. This has now become our 'go to' when we are in the Reno area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Tired after long golf day. Saw Black Bear review and stopped on way back to hotel. Had a very good basic meal at a very good price. Service was very good.

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Black Bear Diners are always a good option. Large portions at a good price are a plus. I have eaten at many of them (including the original in Mt. Shasta, Ca.) and have never had a bad meal. My husband loves the chicken fried steak- no other competes. All meals are good. Service can vary but usually ok.

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DeWitt, Michigan, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My Husband and I were visiting the Reno area and had breakfast several times at The Black Bear Diner. I liked the healthy options they offered. The service was great, coffee was hot and the bear theme was cute.

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SPARKS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

the prices overway the quality. the helpings are good but the choices of what comes with is not good i dislike bacon in greenbeans and cant get them without it little things like that

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Sparks
  • Phone Number: 775-356-1138

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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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