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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 28
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go when you are hungry

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Ron S
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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Sparks, Nevada
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5 reviews
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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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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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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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The issue with this restaurant was the country gravy and a waitress who wouldn't listen or didn't care. The gravy had way too much pepper in it. I don't know if I got there at a end of the shift or just got a person who was having a bad day. I felt like I found a person who wasn't... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It is to bad, but it is not the place it used to be. food quality is terrible, service some of the worst.

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Sparks, Nevada
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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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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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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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