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Black Bear Diner

395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
+1 408-842-9901
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pies” (7 reviews)
“pot roast” (4 reviews)
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6:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Leavesley Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020-3606
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted a nice, hot breakfast at someplace other than a Denny's or Ihop. This is the place. A lodge feel and traditional menu made it a great stop. Service was excellent and the food was served hot and freshly prepared. Over medium eggs that actually...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is so so. Tried a number of dishes such as trout and chicken and they were not up to par. The steaks are flavored good but the NY steak was stringy. Salad was good

Thank Gloria R
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We specifically aimed for this diner on the way to Monterey. We wish we hadn't bothered. The food was cold, which isn't good when you have running eggs. The corned beef hash was overcooked, being dry and tough. The staff didn't seem to care. One...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Anybody that has followed my reviews, knows that I've eaten at Black Bear diners throughout the state. So all that I can say is all the Black Bear diners I have eaten at so far, maintain the highest cleanliness standards and all serve the same...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We chose this establishment because it was right next to our hotel and we didn't feel like getting back in our car. Food was okay. However, our waiter was most attentive & made sure we had everything we needed. Most likely won't be re-visiting this...More

Thank Bulld0g5
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Long wait on weekends, but consistently good food and great value. Love the meatloaf dinner and the ham steak breakfast. I like how the menus feature local stories and history from the past (one menu even had a relative, Raymond Gwinn, featured on the cover...More

Thank Kelli S
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Bring your appetite because you need to be hungry.....portions are huge. Food is delish. Be sure to choose the country potatoes with your breakfast choice, yum.

Thank plherbig
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I have been to this location several times for different meals and I try to not repeat what I have already tried. This visit I had the New York steak with all the sides. I wasn't expecting the best piece of meat ever but I...More

Thank nodakn1
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

All ways great breakfast if you go away hungry you didn't eat their. The service is great coffee is never empty.

Thank Saginaw3
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Love the Black Bear especially for breakfast! The waitstaff is especially welcoming. We go there whenever we are in Gilroy.

Thank Celia F
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April 27, 2016|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
On the dinner menu, Fried Chicken. Have not had but everything I have had has been good. Large portions too!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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: +1 408-842-9901
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