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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Seems Okay, just not recently

My husband and I were regulars, but stopped going about six months ago. I went with my daughter on Valentines Day and that was the worst service we had ever received there. We got benched, not a problem, because it was busy. Then we were ignored and passed over for two couples. After waiting... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Gee G
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Sparks, Nevada
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I were regulars, but stopped going about six months ago. I went with my daughter on Valentines Day and that was the worst service we had ever received there. We got benched, not a problem, because it was busy. Then we were ignored and passed over for two couples. After waiting for about an hour we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

as a local here in sparks,I visit black bear probably 2-3 times a month. you get good food for a reasonable price.i especially like trout dinner and all-you- can-eat fish Fridays(Pollock I think).I cant remember ever having a bad meal in the last 5 years of eating here.

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Sparks, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. They charge a bit more, but the amount of food they bring you is massive! Always had good, friendly service and nice family atmosphere.

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Large portions and just the right amount of service. They don't over-service but just make sure your coffee is filled. A wide selection of foods and you don't go away hungry.

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stopped here on the way to the airport with friends. OMG, we didn't know we needed to come in starving. The breakfasts were unbelievably large and so full of flavor. The service was outstanding. The décor was fun. Our friends bought a bear claw that had to be bigger than a grizzly bear's paw; it was at least 10... More 

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Napa, California
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70 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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