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Black Bear Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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980 N Dysart Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338-1160
(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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Mountainair, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we were pleasantly surprised to have such a wonderful breakfast. They make their own sausage and this was the first time I had patty sausage that was juicy and properly cooked. The red potatoes were great also. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great spot, give it a try.

Thank Ray T
Las Cruces
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place makes a bad first impression. As soon as you walk in the door you are confronted with a line. The problem is you do not know if it is the line to get in or the line to pay before leaving. There is a narrow bottleneck at the door and they use the same small counter both as... More 

Thank Emerald1125
Sun City, Arizona
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yeah! The boss paid and we all ate. Service was good but food was not always up to par. We were a group of 6 or 7 so that should not be a big deal for a short order chef to accomplish that many orders post haste. OH! and get it right!

Thank j0urneyman69
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Has great food in large portions at a good price wait staff is ok but seems to be understaffed all in all I would eat here again

Thank ken s
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Had salmon with hollandaise sauce, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, with a precursor of potato soup and corn bread ice tea was the beverage. I think everything was good, I just wasn't fond of whatever the breading was on the salmon.

Thank Heather A
Portland, Oregon
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Most of their meals are enough for two, with just enough room to split one of their giant homemade desserts. The service is friendly and speedy and the menu has something for everyone.

Thank canmarto
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Meals big enough to split with someone. Original location started at Mount Shasta CA and they grew from there. Food is Great! Must try this homespun restaurant with a unique flair. Country Fried Steak is the best. Great Chile! Perfect Pancakes. Fast and Friendly!

Thank G-Travelin-at-52
Buckeye, Arizona
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The places very popular. The food comes in abundance. We had prime rib. Though not really seasoned, it was tender and portion large. Very noisy and caters to families. Very affordable. Wait staff was friendly and eager to please.

Thank Deborah M
Surprise, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My new favorite place to eat especially for breakfast. I am not a big pancake person but theirs are to die for. My omelette was stuffed with meat. The wife's country fried steak meal fantastic. We had a short wait but very reasonable. Service so nice, friendly just a great experience!

Thank Marty R
New Braunfels, Texas
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155 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We eat at a Black Bear whenever we can because we really enjoy the food and haven't been disappointed. We even ate at the Black Bear on Thanksgiving in 2010 in Redding CA because it was the only restaurant open. Always good food, fast friendly service and reasonably priced.

Thank marksw12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Large groups, Families with children
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: (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?