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“Homey, comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Black Bear Diner

Black Bear Diner
1150 E Barnett Rd, Medford, OR 97504-8221
541-773-4060
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Ranked #24 of 264 Restaurants in Medford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Medford, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Homey, comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Black Bear has good wait staff, courteous, helpful, observant, even when serving single diners when they don't expect much of a tip. Food is casual, homey comfort food, heavy on fried, salty stuff, dished up in typical (obscenely) huge American portions. I will compliment their fresh salads with greens and veggies other than plain old iceberg lettuce. Menu features big breakfast platters, burgers and chili, lots of beef, not much fish. Locals eat here, which is a good sign for lots of caloric value for the money.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Liked this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Good value food and lots of it. Super attentive service as well. Menu was varied, even the children's menu and even though it was Saturday evening we only waited 10 minutes for a table. Lots of locals too which is a very good sign. Will visit again. Try the Chicken pot pie. Dead good.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Renton, Washington
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203 restaurant reviews
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219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
“Huge breakfasts and hot coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Black Bear Diner is a smaller chain that consistently provides good coffee and huge breakfasts (those biscuits must weigh a pound each) to customers. It's a busy place almost any day of the week. The homemade hash is yummy. But everything is super sized like for multiple meals or multiple eaters per dish.

Visited July 2014
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Gig Harbor
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hellish”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

DO NOT eat here. And I like Black Bear Diners. Highlights included warm beer, green salad served on hot plate, burger patty piled in pieces on bun. These challenges were beyond the courteous but clueless staff to overcome. Keep driving.

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Westminster
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Quick meal close to our hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our server was friendly. The meal was fair. The location was close to our hotel. Basic comfort food at a fair price

Visited July 2014
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