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Black Bear Diner

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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 28
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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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 food

There were 6 of us for dinner. This was the first time for all of us. Friendly staff seemed to enjoy their jobs. The food was very good with large portions. We will be back at other diners that are in Utah. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Debbieg1956
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Blanding, Utah
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Sparks, Nevada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place reminds me of the old Denny's back when they still cooked some food in ovens, from the fittings to the wait staff. I usually enjoy roast beef there as it is hard to find in fryer only places now. They have a nice variety of basic food items and easy to feel comfortable when dining.. It is kind... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Was there for breakfast and was just run of the mill. Not bad, but not anything that made it standout. It did what we needed and that was breakfast to eat, and it filled thatt bill.

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Blanding, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There were 6 of us for dinner. This was the first time for all of us. Friendly staff seemed to enjoy their jobs. The food was very good with large portions. We will be back at other diners that are in Utah. Thank you.

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Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We entered the restaurant and it went downhill from there. The seater got menus and pointed to a booth after she slapped the menus down. My husband needed a table, because he is disabled with oxygen. The young girl says "I put you over there". Then she points to a table. She seemed bothered by us being there. It was... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food is always good, great service. The portions are huge and no problem with sharing. Wonderful family restaurant.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is usually excellent. The wait staff attentive and pleasant. What's to not like? The portions are larger than I'd choose as a lighter eater, but I really wouldn't change anything as this is just a well-run business.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very family friendly and atmosphere! Food is great and they give you too much!!!! Fast and friendly service...will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great tasting food with enormous portions. (We always split a meal and leave well fed.) Their smaller portion meals have plenty of food as well. Friday nights they have all you can eat fish $9.99. Their staff has been there a long time and provide very good service.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Portions are large you can share between two if not that hungry. This place is like home cooking and dessert are cobblers.

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Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My kids and I love going to the Black Bear. They love the bears on the walls and the whip cream on the pancakes, and I love the country potatoes and the scrambles. We had another great visit last weekend. Our waitress was friendly and attentive I actually had the California Benidict which was a great mix of flavors. We... More 

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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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