We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Adequate food and lackluster service.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
237 SW 4th St, Madras, OR 97741-1311
541-475-6632
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Madras
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Troy, Montana
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Adequate food and lackluster service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

After an eight hour drive, we were tired and just wanted something decent to eat. We were greeted and taken to a table. It was NOT busy and several servers were trying to fix something on the computer, so we waited until they got that figured out.
Our server seemed tired and worn out - as though we were an inconvenience. Our orders were taken and the food was hot and fresh - kudos to the ladies in the kitchen.
We had to get up to get ourselves more water - she had not checked on us at all. Perhaps there was something going on that we could not see? It was not horrid, I just felt a little ignored, especially as the place was nearly empty.
I would probably go again if in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

122 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    43
    27
    12
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A well lit, cheery restaurant. Large menu selection with a made at home touch. And large portions. The fried chicken had four moist pieces, salad, a small corn on the cob, mashed potatoes and a wonderful corn bread muffin. And a friendly staff. A much better experience than going to one of the large national chains.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“GREAT MENU”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Tired and hungry after a long drive from home in Coeur d'Alene, The Black Bear was a welcome experience. The decor was tasteful/rustic as the name would indicate. The waitress was delightful and the menu so expansive that it took a while to make up our minds. Settling on one of the burgers proved to be a good choice. I think we will return tomorrow for breakfast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lakeport, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The service was quick and friendly. The selection of food was very good and the food itself was lots and tasty.

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Port Angeles, Washington
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“pleasant place for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The have tons of things on the walls and bear statues, the kids loved it.

They had children menus and plenty of good food. The prices were reasonable.

Always have enjoyed Black Bear Diners

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Black Bear Diner also viewed

Madras, Central Oregon
Madras, Central Oregon
 
Madras, Central Oregon
Madras, Central Oregon
 

Been to Black Bear Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Black Bear Diner, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.