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Black Bear Diner

American, Diner
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395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nevada City, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our nearby motel had a pathetic continental breakfast, so we opted for the real deal at the Black Bear. Tasty, hearty, basic fare with good service fit our needs.

Thank Bob H
Saint Helens, Oregon
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked across the parking lot from the BW (real nice, but pricey) around 9 pm for a late dinner. Adrianna was our server and she gets 5 stars. We both had the tri dip dip which turned out to be the BEST french dip sandwich we both have ever had! Go for the loaded option, with cheese, onions, and mushrooms!... More 

Thank Richard H
San Bernardino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner it was good since we were hungry service was good i would like to try there breakfast. There pies look very good next visit i will jabe pie and breakfast

Thank Cecilia M
Gilroy, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at adjacent hotel. Ordered Turkey dinner to go. Disappointed. Frozen dinner looking meal. Tasted that way as well. They probably have good food, seems like a down home place. This is not a good choice.

Thank cherokeerose2015
Ogden, Utah
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140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were immediately seated, then promptly forgotten about. After 10 minutes we asked questions. Due to a case of bad timing we arrived just ahead of a party of 20 Calfire Forestry Firefighter. Who were promptly followed by a second group of 20 firefighters. So, what should have been a decent quick meal was dragged out for... More 

Thank Walter F
County Tipperary, Ireland
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Had dinner here after a long drive. The staff were very friendly, the food was excellent and it was reasonably priced. Good choice on the menu and i would go back again

Thank Nick J
Victorville, California
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Food here is excellent. My husband and I shared a plate due to the portions here being so large. The pancakes here were amazing. Server was really good too. Great value for excellent food.

Thank Ami T
United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Great friends dropped by from Big Sur heading back home to San Jose and decided to stop by at Black Bear to bring us a pie. Absolutely delicious 1st experience for this place for us. The pie was so good that we decided to visit for food. The classic burger was outstanding in taste. Just the right everything that a... More 

Thank Sal E
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Generous salad We shared a steak - - just excellent. The desert was a bit overcooked Helpful staff - but service a bit slow at times. We would recommend it

Thank ian2020
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Being a Black Bear Diner Fan, seeing this across the street from my hotel, was great. And they did not disappoint. Had dinner(New York Steak), and then breakfast (Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs) the next morning.

Thank golfoddball

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gilroy
  • Phone Number: 408-842-9901

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