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Black Bear Diner

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American, Diner
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255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always busy on Sunday breakfasts. Service is fast and welcoming. Wide selections of choices and large portions. A leisurely & cozy place to kickoff a delicious Sunday.

Thank drKSG
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Service here was quick and efficient. We ate here twice and we're pleased with our selections each time. We would eat hear again when visiting Davis.

Thank MerMel75
Chatham, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I'm not sure this is exactly the Black Bear Diner that we stopped at for breakfast. Ours was just off I-5 N and between L.A. and Sacramento. In any case, we enjoyed the experience. The service was quick and friendly even tho they were very busy. The food was very tasty, the homemade biscuit is immense (think about sharing), the... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This lamely themed chain coffee shop is for the bears, since bears require 4000 calories a meal and usually sleep for hours after eating. This clean and friendly café serves up enormous portions of mediocre food and fair prices. Nothing was bad, but nothing was delicious or special - just HUGE. I would weigh 600 pounds if I ate here... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious, large & good value breakfast. Çalifornia bacon poached eggs were perfectly done. Service was fast, friendly, & attentive. Comfortable ambiance all around except for the clanking plates from the kitchen.

Thank drKSG
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I ate there 2 nights in a row - fell in love with the hot corn muffins. Great place at reasonable prices.

Thank Trudie J
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were there to tour the campus and had eaten at several sub-par places. Starving, we walked into Black Bear and hoped that it would be decent. We really had the best service and honestly - the best hot turkey sandwich I think I've ever had. My daughter is still raving (a week later) that it was the best waffle... More 

Thank melissa c
Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had to visit the UC Davis Campus and while there we decided to take a trip into Davis to grab a bite to eat. We chanced upon this quaint diner and found the decor, food and prices excellent! The staff were extremely nice. No detail was overlooked - the menus resemble an old-fashioned newspaper...

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Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat breakfast, we ask a person who is from the area. He sent us to the Black Bear Diner. It was a wait, but well worth it. The menu is extensive and you can order breakfast, lunch, or Dinner 24/7. It's not the healthy choice yet some are available. Portions are large and food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Davis for a couple night and found this place, love it! It is so cute and the people so friendly. They are famous because of their huge portion and they really are huge! Great foot, good prices and fast services all done in a cute and very welcome place.

Thank Nancy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 255 2nd St, Davis, CA 95616-4635
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 530-756-4190

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