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Black Bear Diner

235 N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431-5439
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English first
Sparks, Nevada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Contributor
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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Florissant, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

First of all I thought our waitress was pretty rude as in not friendly at all. We went there for breakfast to try out the pancakes that everyone raved about. I thought they were nasty tasting. Too sweet. Their motto is that they give you a full plate. They do. But they give you this super huge pancake that fills... More 

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Glide, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Black Bear dinners have great food and huge portions. You won't walk away hungry. It was clean and the service was great for both dinner and breakfast. If you haven't been to one, make it a point to search one out on your next trip or just plan a trip to Sparks. You will enjoy it.

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Additional Information about Black Bear Diner

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