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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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980 N Dysart Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338-1160
+1 623-932-2968
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salina, Kansas
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice popular place. Service is good and food is great. The breakfasts choices are numerous and the biscuits are huge. Other daily specials are worth a try.

Thank Terry H
Buckeye, Arizona
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So for a Thursday night, we got to one of our local favorites. It was a constant flow of people, but I wouldn't say busy. We ended up waiting about 10 minutes to be seated which was odd for a Thursday. The food was okay tonight, but something seemed off, not really sure.

Thank Felix C
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111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had breakfast here. They were busy but the service was good and fast. The chicken fried steak and eggs were very good. My son loved the OJ and he liked the pancakes and bacon. Worth a return trip.

Thank Traveler76AZ
Puyallup, Washington
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249 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seated right away and server was right there for drink order. Service was good overall. Clam chowder was hot and tasty. Good choice. Pot roast was flavorful but not hot. Just warm and mashed potatoes were only warm due to the gravy. Needed to be heated. Green beans were flavorful and hot. Corn bread biscuit was hot and came with... More 

Thank Michael B
Marlton, New Jersey
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142 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like bears, you'll love the motif, bears everywhere. The breakfast food was excellent. It compares well to any diner in New Jersey. I was very pleasantly surprised.

Thank kkrezz
Fort Wayne, IN
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. BIG portions. Bring your appetite. Nice "kitschy" atmosphere. Recommend this for all. Friendly, efficient service.

Thank Jeanise M
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Chicken meal was good but the hamburger was over cooked to a point to no taste. I did not say anything. All else was nice and service was great.

Thank Tyrone B
Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Second time here for breakfast. Food is excellent. Lots of choices and good sized servings. Our server was excellent. Very attentive. Will definitely come back when we are in the area.

Thank JoeandKay
Tempe, Arizona
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I don't usually review chains, but we don't have Black Bear Diners close to us, so it's a treat to stop by. The decor is woodsy, and comfortable. Good selections and they serve breakfast and lunch all day. On this trip, I ordered the "small bite" patty melt and chips with side salad. They make their ranch and blue cheese... More 

Thank 204nancys
Goodyear, Arizona
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Have eaten at many Black Bears, from Oregon to CA to NV to AZ. Most have met the acceptable level. There's nothing fancy about this BB but if you want a decent meal at an acceptable price, this is the place.

Thank Ted S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 N Dysart Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338-1160
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Goodyear
  • Phone Number: +1 623-932-2968

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?